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Today's News

  • Squirrel season opens Saturday

     

    All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, Aug. 23 is the 2014 Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. 

  • Rough start for Rockwood

     

    The 2014 season got off to a rough start for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers Thursday evening as Scott Harvey's squad dropped a 24-0 decision at Rhea Middle.

    The Golden Eagles used a decisive size advantage on both sides of the ball to wear down the Tigers in the opener.

  • Bobcats roll past Coalfield, 40-0

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    Approximately 5.4 miles separate Coalfield School from Oliver Springs Middle School.  

  • Devils dominate ’Dogs in opener, 46-22

    The final score and stats were no real indicator of how dominating of a performance that the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils turned in on Thursday evening in a 46-22 romping that sent Wartburg Bulldogs back to the “dog house” without the victory. 

  • Zaxby’s open in Roane

    Zaxby’s, a Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings and one of the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, celebrated the grand opening of its first Roane County location last week.

    The restaurant in Pinnacle Pointe in Harriman’s Midtown area celebrated by giving away a year of free meals to the first 100 guests.

    Harriman Zaxby’s restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

    It is the fourth Zaxby’s in Tennessee for licensees Gary and Mary Stuart.

  • Alliance Gala in Roane Nov. 8

    The Roane Alliance is making plans for its annual Gala — this year in Volkswagen Group of America in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    “Be a part of bringing The Roane Alliance’s biggest celebration home to Roane County,” said an Alliance email about this year’s event on Nov. 8.

    The park is in East Roane County off Interstate 40 exit 362.

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur, a top five finalist on “American Idol” in 2013, will perform during the event.

  • Aroma Café a diamond in the rough in nearby Maryville

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure is about Aroma Café ­— Cuban Food & Sandwiches, in Maryville.

    The destination was prompted by a movie, memories and recommendations by our son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Faye Poston.

    My wife, Carol, and I recently saw the movie Chef.

    The enjoyable comedy is about a professional chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and returns to his hometown of Miami.

  • Green development grants offered to city, county gov’t

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is once again partnering with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer a grant program designed to help local governments fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects.

    A total of $103,080 in grant funds will be available for allocation this year.

  • Watch for phone scammers claiming to be IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

    Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, approximately 1,100 victims have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

    “There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • RSCC extends hours to assist in registration

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes.

    Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

    Extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:

    • Monday, Aug. 18-Thursday, Aug. 21 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, Aug. 23 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 28 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.