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Today's News

  • Indiana company acquires Rockwood’s Capstan

    Netshape Technologies of Floyds Knobs, Ind., has acquired Rockwood’s Capstan Tennessee Inc. and expects only growth in the future.

    Don Leonard, chief marketing officer for NetShape Technologies Inc., said employees at the Rockwood facility should not be concerned about their future.

    “We really don’t see any significant changes — especially in the short term,” Leonard said.

    “The only thing we’ll see in the long term is growth.”

  • Group wants to help Rockwood shelter

    Rockwood Animal Shelter is in need of a makeover, and some Rockwood residents are gearing up to help make it a reality.

    In fact, One Stop Pet Shop owner Joseph Clapp is starting an organization not only geared at helping with volunteer manpower but funds to help make needed repairs at the shelter, but once that is complete to help needy pet owners in the area.

    “If we can fix that place up down there, we’ll do it,” said Clapp.

  • Westcare Foundation to assist with substance abuse, mental health issues

    Westcare Foundation will have an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Monday.

    The organization focuses on providing assistance with substance abuse and mental health issues.

    It is opening outpatient services at 229 Carter Ave., Harriman, former site of Courts of Praise Church.

    For more information about the program visit www.westcare.com or call Jenny Tippens at 306-3746 or Lori Rodgers at 394-1356.

    Refreshments will be provided.

  • Caney Creek Road fire under investigation

    A one-story wooden frame structure at 321 Caney Creek Road, Rockwood caught fire Thursday evening.

    West Roane Fire Chief Charlie Redwine said no one was injured or living in the structure.

    “Right now, it is suspicious in nature and is under investigation,” Redwine said.

    East Roane, Blair and Midtown Volunteer Fire Departments assisted in getting the blaze extinguished.

  • Y-12 aids in fuel creation for NASA long-range missions

    The Y-12 National Security Complex staff members are taking their uranium expertise to the next level — outer

    space.

    The National Nuclear Safety Administration Production Office at Y-12 struck an agreement earlier this year with

    NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, to support the design of a small nuclear-powered reactor with potential to lead to small fission power reactors for future space exploration missions.

  • Out to Lunch: Applewood Restaurant’s fritters, soup a meal by itself

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure is part of a Christmas gift my wife, Carol, and I are giving each other.

    “I’d like to go see the ‘Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry’ production in Pigeon Forge,” Carol told me.

    The production of singers, comedians, dancers, ice skaters and animals includes many traditional facets of the holiday season, including sugar plum fairies, angels, elves, Santa Claus and, most importantly, the celebration of the birth of Christ in a living nativity.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 15

    Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Lillian Alberta Mitchell, who recently passed away at her home.

    She was married to the late Eugene Mitchell Jr.

    She was the mother of several children.

    There are 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    She was a cousin to the Douglass family, and she was a good friend of mine.

    She also had a host of other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church.

    Pastor Joseph Tolbert officiated her service.

  • Trojans hitting the hardwood again: Rockwood team to honor Campbell by donning uniforms

    The shorts are much longer than what they used to wear, but the former Campbell High School players have no problems with the uniforms the Rockwood High School boys basketball team plan to wear in their honor.

    “I think it’s a great thing for the community considering the history of Campbell High School and the history of Rockwood,” former player Frank Linson said.

    Campbell, which was located in Rockwood, taught black students during segregation, the time when blacks and whites weren’t allowed to attend school together.

  • Harriman teams take wins against King’s Academy

    Girls Game

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils never trailed in a 57-26 win over the King’s Academy Lady Lions on Thursday.

    Harriman was in control from the start and led 19-3 at the end of the first quarter. Jada Johnson had 10 points in the period.

    The score was 22-9 in the second when Harriman went on another run. The Lady Devils led 36-11 at halftime. It was more of the same in the second half, with Harriman taking a 47-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

  • More victories for Harriman teams

    By Jace Greene

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils traveled to Greenback Tuesday night, and both teams left victorious.

    The Lady Devils won 36-32. The Devils won 71-57.

    Girls Game

    The Lady Devils spread it around in the first period with Autumn Monkhouse, Jada Johnson, Haley Goldston, Taylor Sells and Marilyn Franklin all making baskets. The score was tied 10-10 in the first period.

    The score was 24-20 heading into the fourth quarter. Harriman kept Greenback at bay for the victory.