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Today's News

  • CLIFTONS HIT THE FRONTIER

    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.

  • Ridgeview opening outpatient clinic

    Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services is expanding its services to Roane County with the opening of a new outpatient clinic at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

    The clinic is adjacent to Ridgeview’s Louise Singleton Center at 221 Devonia St.

    “The Harriman clinic also offers same day accessibility to mental-health care with its walk-in clinic,” said Outpatient Facility Director Traci Golbach.

  • Harriman Happenings— June 22

    Rufus Eugene Collier of Harriman passed away Wednesday, June 17, at Tennova Health Care.

    Eugene was born April 1, 1944, in Harriman.

    He retired from K-25 plant in Oak Ridge.

    He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. and Ms. Collier.

    Survivors are his wife, Margaret Ruth Collier; two daughters, Cathy (Patrick) Johnson, Diane Johnson; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  • Lots of roadwork may make the going slow

    Motorists traveling in and through Roane County this week might want to add a few minutes to their travel time.

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is beginning a number of paving and construction projects this week.

  • BRINGING TOGETHER COMPANIES, EMPLOYEES

    KAITLIN KEANE/Roane Newspapers
    Judie Shoup a driver recruiter with Crete Carrier Corp., talks with people about job opportunities during the Roane Chamber of Commerce’s Job Fair last week. More than 30 employers took part in the fair at Roane State Community College’s Expo Center.

  • Boating safety course slated

    A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 7 and 9 in Kingston Community Center.

    The $35-per-person cost covers all course materials, final examination and certificate. Couples and/or families who share course materials may attend for $10 per additional person.

    Those younger than 18 will receive a $25 discount and comply with the Tennessee Mandatory Boater Education Law.

    A certified TWRA monitor will administer the certification test for those born after Jan. 1, 1989.

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