Today's News

  • Canning College
  • Budget decision expected soon

    There could be action on Roane County’s 2015-16 budget at next month’s County Commission meeting.

    After doing some research, Roane County Executive Ron Woody said he believes the commission can vote to appropriate money for the different county budgets without setting the property tax rates that will support those budgets.

  • Lifestar lessons
  • Rockwood Revitalization case delayed by absence

    The cloud hovering over Rockwood Revitalization Inc. will continue for at least a few more months.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said the TBI agent handling the probe into the organization wasn’t available for this week’s meeting of the Roane County grand jury, so the matter will be pushed over to the October grand jury meeting.

    An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found Rockwood Revitalization did not comply with the terms of a grant it received for a visitors center.

  • A look at football in Roane County for 2015

    With spring football now long over with, and June just a few days from being done, it can only mean one thing: football season is near.

    And, while many things will be different for Roane County football this year, like in all things, many have stayed the same. Let’s take a look at this year’s schedules for each team.


  • ‘It’s going to be awesome’

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in Rockwood Friday morning to announce a $437,122 transportation alternative grant for a project that includes a 10-foot-wide greenway from Dr. Tom Fuller Park on Watts Bar Lake to East Nelson Street and Hwy. 27.

    In addition to the multi-use greenway, a 600-square-foot trailhead/comfort  station will be constructed at the park. It will include restrooms, bike racks and a small parking lot.


    Casey’s Frontier is now the new face of David Clifton Chevrolet.

    They took over the dealership in May.

    “The biggest thing we are bringing to Rockwood is cars,” said Jim Sibley, general manager for Casey’s Frontier.

    Sibley said they’ve increased inventory on new and used vehicles, and hope customers stay in Roane County “and spend their money in the town and keep the tax dollars in the county.”

    “Our main thing is trying to breathe new life into the community,” said Sibley.

  • Tourism director honored

    Pam May, The Roane Alliance’s director of tourism, is the 2015 recipient of the Chuck Davis Tourism Award.

    The award is given by the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council. It was presented during the 49th annual awards banquet for the East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency.

  • UGO head state’s top retailer for ’15

    Gary Buchanan of United Grocery Outlet has been named Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s 2015 Retailer of the Year.

    The award was presented during a ceremony at TGCSA’s annual convention in Chattanooga.

    United Grocery Outlet has a store at 508 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

  • Workshop to cover accounting for small businesses

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop on accounting for small businesses.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Topics to be covered include types of financial statements, do’s and don’ts, best practices and resources available.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org to register.

    Registration is also available online at www.roanestate.edu.tsbdc.