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Today's News

  • Efforts expanded to uncover employer fraud

    The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has put into place new procedures to identify employers who engage in payroll fraud.

    These types of fraud include intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, failing to report all wages paid, misrepresenting the kind of work performed, or paying workers “under the table.”

    These practices are typically used to avoid paying workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums.

  • Project deemed ‘excellent’ by nuclear society

    The successful demolition of a former gaseous diffusion facility has been honored by the American Nuclear Society.

    The American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning and Environmental Services Division selected the K-25 demolition project to receive its Project Excellence Award.

    The K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park was built as part of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s. As the massive, mile-long building began deteriorating, its demolition was considered one of the highest priorities for the environmental cleanup program in Oak Ridge.

  • Professionalism takes another turn in clerk race

    Professionalism has again become an issue in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk.

    “Customer service has got to be addressed,” candidate Marty Miles said during a forum last week.

    He wasn’t the only candidate who took aim at the issue.

    “I will also position this office to operate by utilizing the utmost in professionalism,” Sarah Stewart said. “From personal appearance to proper phone etiquette.”

    Miles, Stewart and Ann Goldston are running for circuit court clerk.

  • Harriman Happenings-July 28

    The celebration of life of Mrs. Clyo E. Keene was last Wednesday, July 16, at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home.

    She was a member of West Street African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Carlisle, Pa.

    She was the widow of the late Thomas L. Keene.

    During their marriage, they enjoyed traveling, with some of her favorite places being Australia, Italy and Germany.

    She enjoyed being in the company of her church and family and sharing the love of God.

    She was born and raised in Harriman and passed at 102 years of age.

  • General Sessions Court: March 3-7

    GENERAL SESSIONS COURT
    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Nathaniel E. Pate, simple possession/casual exchange, driving without license, seat belt 18 and older: dismissed. Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt: guilty.
    • Angela V. Cochran, driving while license suspended: guilty, amended to driving without license.
    • Steven J. Williams, theft up to $500, guilty.

  • Rampage finish second in ISA World Series
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • ACAC competes in Louisville

     

    By CHIP FISCHER

    Special to the News

    The Atomic City Aquatic Club took wing in its first long course meet of the season in Louisville, K.  

  • Area coaches hoping for hotter weather

     

    The weather in July has been unseasonably cool. Some days have felt more like October than the middle of summer.

    While most people have enjoyed the cooler, less humid weather, area high school football coaches are worried this will actually hurt their teams as they prepare for season opening games, most coming on Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Kingston woman quietly shares garden’s bounty

    If you travel on Third Street near the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston, chances are you know Pat Ward.

    You just may not know you know her.

    Ward lives in a modest house that might escape your notice; it’s her garden that draws your attention.

    Sunflowers and and corn rise tall.

    Billowing black-eyed Susans nod at squash and beans. Elegant resurrection lilies stand in a group on the side of the house, while, in front, zinnias in primary colors sway gregariously at passing cars.