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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings: Jan. 5

    Troy and Ashley Anderson took their children to Florida for Christmas.

    They went to Disney World and other places of interest.

    Troy said, “This was a great Christmas for all of us.”

    After Christmas Day, Mel and Stephanie and their children, along with Mel’s mother, Carolyn Clemmons, spent a week in Florida.

    The children love going there. They see so many things and have several friends there they go out with.

  • Credit unions launching new title company

    CU Community and Credit Union Services of East Tennessee teamed up to launch CU Community Title Company LLC, effective Jan. 2.

    The joint venture is a groundbreaking collaboration between East Tennessee’s most successful subsidiaries of ORNL Federal Credit Union and Y-12 Federal Credit Union, both headquartered in Oak Ridge.

    “Title companies are a natural extension of the mortgage business,” said Ron Honeycutt, CUSET chairman.

  • Roane jobless rate up slightly in November

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up by 0.1 percent in November, according to statistics released late last month from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate that the jobless rate for November was 6.2 percent.

    That means 24,090 workers in the county’s 25,690 labor force were employed during the month.

    Though on the rise, the county rate was substantially higher in November 2013, state statistics show.

  • Food City shoppers aid hunger relief groups

    Customers of Food City stores in Harriman and Kingston did their part recently in giving assistance to area agencies working toward helping the hungry.

    It was all part of the stores’ annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign.

    The campaign, in effect since 1992 and a partnership with Kellogg’s, benefits area hunger relief organizations.    

    “Hunger is a serious problem in America,” said Food City President and CEO Steven C. Smith.

  • Worker claims ash spill cleanup caused leukemia

    A Knox County man is suing Jacobs Engineering Group in Roane County Circuit Court, alleging the company caused him to contract leukemia by lying to him about the safety of fly ash at the TVA ash spill cleanup site.

    Bill Rose, 8120 E. Emory Road, Corryton, wants $10 million.

    Jacobs has yet to file an answer to the lawsuit.

    Rose is also suing Titan Excavating & Grading LLC and Jay H. Crippen.

    Crippen is the president of Titan, according to the lawsuit.

  • Make room on the shelf

    Every year the Tennessee Sports Writers Association compiles a list of the top football players in the state for the TSWA All-State Football Teams.

    This year’s teams feature four players from three local schools.
    Midway defensive linemen Hayden Hester, Rockwood defensive linemen Dallas Strader and Garrett Greene and John Langley — both from Harriman — we’re all named members of the Class 1A and Class 2A teams.

  • ‘Scared to shoot’

    Despite keeping it close early, the Rockwood girls fell to Oneida 34-21.

    “I felt like we played hard,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “I feel like we are getting better at what we do, and that’s what this tournament is about.”

    The Lady Tigers held with Oneida in the first quarter, only trailing 11-8, thanks in part to Lexie Hill.

  • Allow me to reintroduce myself

    For those of you who know me well, seeing my name appear in the Roane County News is no surprise. It’s a move many of you knew was coming.

    The rest of you,  however, probably have no idea who I am, but I’m taking going to take up several of today’s valuable column inches to clear that up.

    My name is Bradley Keith Stringfield, and, effective Dec . 29, I became the sports editor at the Roane County News.

    Don’t stop reading now. It gets better.

  • Kingdom Heirs concert to benefit Midtown VFD

    The Kingdom Heirs Gospel group will give a benefit concert for Midtown 1st District Volunteer Fire Department on Jan. 9 in the Princess Theatre, Harriman.

    Doors open at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7.

    The Kingdom Heirs, whose pianist is Harriman’s Andy Stringfield, has been the resident Gospel group at Dollywood for almost three decades.

    Tickets for this benefit concert are $20 for the lower level, $15 for the balcony.

  • Four Roane high schools part of ‘Scholars’ Bowl’

    Students from four Roane County public high schools are among those who will put their knowledge to the test in the 31st season of East Tennessee PBS’ “Scholars’ Bowl” program.

    Teams from Harriman, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools are among the 50 from 49 East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky schools who competed in the bracket-style trivia competition filmed over the course of several days in the fall of 2014.

    “Scholars’ Bowl” begins airing on Jan. 5 at 5:30 p.m. each weekday.