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Today's News

  • Kimble Chase pulls for a cause

    Rockwood’s Kimble Chase collected about 1,400 pounds of food for local food banks.

    The effort was part of Kimble Chase’s participation in parent company Gerresheimer’s Week.

    In addition to the local food collection, the company will be making a monetary donation to Second Harvest Food Bank.

    “We wanted something all inclusive that everyone could participate in,” said Heather Hagensee, human resource manager at Kimble Chase.

  • GUEST OPINION: Outsiders and insiders needed in Congress

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    Insiders in Congress put in long, tedious hours on the minutiae of developing legislation. Outsiders mostly use Congress as a platform to build a following beyond their own constituency. Both types are needed to make the system work.

    Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.

  • New drug laws start July 1

    By State Sen. KEN YAGER

    Prescription drug abuse in Tennessee is a serious health epidemic, but our state legislature has continued to make progress in our efforts to curb it. As of July 1, three new laws will be enacted to tackle the problem, including one bill that I sponsored which tightens the requirements for medical directors and owners of pain management clinics.

  • Jim Henry named governor's chief of staff

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Jim Henry of Kingston as his new chief of staff.

    Henry currently serves as commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services and replaces Mark Cate who announced his departure last month.

  • Harriman Happenings: June 29

    Happy birthday wishes to Minnie Love, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.

    Ms. Love is a special lady and loved by all who know her.

    We love you, Ms. Minnie. Stay young and be blessed.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bernetta Fouse, who passed away Wednesday, June 17.

    She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas Fouse, of Rockwood.; one daughter, Angela M. Smith of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two aunts, Ebbie Marie Frazier and Barbara Chatman, both of Rockwood; and one brother, Charles Edward Siler Jr.

  • SMOKIN’ THE WATER 2015: Schedules for Kingston’s Fourth of July Celebration

    Thursday, July 2
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Friday, July 3
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Noon
    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens

    6 p.m.
    Parade line up

    Saturday, July 4
    10 a.m.
    Gates open
    APBA boat racing begins
    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens
    Car Show registration

    11 a.m.
    Car Show judging begins

    Noon
    Sand volleyball tournament

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Spring 2015

    Eleven students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for spring semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kaitlyn Byrd, Leigha Carter, Shawn Childress, Tyler Goldberg, Kiley Gunter, Spencer Klein, Kristen Kyker, Cree Moore, Mary Palko and Robyn Par-ten.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • University of the Cumberlands graduates: Spring 2015

    Troy Stickler of Rockwood recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands.

    Stickler, who participated in spring commencement, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in fitness and sport management.

    University of the Cumberlands is in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Tusculum College graduates: Spring 2015

    Wendy A. Cox and Charlene B. Rizzo are among 272 students who were awarded degrees during Tusculum College’s spring commencement.

    Cox, of Kingston, earned a Master of Arts degree in education, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction and an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

    Rizzo, of Oliver Springs, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies, elementary K-6, education.

    Tusculum College is in Greeneville.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: Spring 2015

    Katelyn Harvey of Oliver Springs earned placement on Tennessee Wesleyan College’s honors list during spring semester.

    To be eligible for the honor’s list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70 with no grade below B.

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is in Athens.