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Today's News

  • Ellis out for clerk, seeking re-election to commission seat

    Some changes took place last week in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk.

    Randy Ellis withdrew from the race, and Sarah E. Stewart turned in her petition.

    Ann Goldston, who currently works in the office as a deputy clerk, is the only other candidate to qualify for the race.

    Ron Berry, Raymond Murray and Darrell Wayne Sproles have picked up petitions, but had yet to turn them in, according to the Roane County Election Commission website.

    The filing deadline is April 3. The withdrawal deadline is April 10.

  • Loud nude lovers arrested for public intoxication

    While on routine patrol earlier this month, Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyrel Lorenz reported finding a naked man and woman having sex in a parked truck on Old Everton Road.

    Teresa Gail Andrews, 45, and Stephen Ray Ausburn, 43, were charged with public intoxication and indecent exposure in the incident.

    Lorenz said the truck was parked partially in the road.

  • Zaxby’s opening restaurant in Midtown

    From staff reports

    Zaxby’s, a restaurant chain known for its unique chicken offerings, should be open in Midtown’s Pinnacle Pointe Shopping complex this summer.

    “Our expected open date is middle July to early August,” said Jonathan Desilets of Avants Management Group.

    The chain is hiring, and Desilets said Zaxby’s will likely hire 35-40 employees in addition to one general manager and four assistant managers.

    A ground breaking will be soon.

  • Career Coach heading to OR

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    The Career Coach, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Employment Security Division, will be at the Oak Ridge Public Library parking lot once a month from April to July.

    The Career Coach will be at the library at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9, May 14, June 11 and July 9.

  • VETERANS AND ACTIVE GUARD, RESERVE IN THE WORKPLACE

    Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office Manager Larry Kelly recently signed a Statement of Support with the Department of Defense Committee for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve.

    The statement affirms DOE Oak Ridge’s support for its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

    Kelly, along with retired Major Gen. Jack D’Araujo, ESGR Tennessee Area Chair, and retired Brig. Gen. Jim Mungenast, vice chairman for Tennessee’s Department of Defense Committee for the ESGR organization, participated in the ceremonial signing.

  • Tennessee designated one of three ‘All Star Vet States’

    Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips take the state’s focus on veteran employment to a national stage.

    Tennessee, along with Iowa and Michigan, has been designated as an “All Star Vet State.”

    The pilot partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring Our Heroes initiative includes a web-portal which helps veterans and service members all over the country quickly access Volunteer State resources at www.allvet

  • Y-12 graduates third class of apprentices

    The Y-12 Apprentice Program recently celebrated its third graduating class with 27 participants gaining journeyman status.

    Each graduate spent three to four years with a journeyman and attended between 144-246 hours of classroom training each year on his own time, usually in the evenings at area union halls.

    “This program is a great way to transfer knowledge from our highly skilled workers to the new work force,” said National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office Manager Steve Erhart.

  • Harriman Happenings March 24

    Last Sunday my grandson Troy Anderson, his friend Ashley, and his children visited with me.

    We had dinner together. Troy’s daughter, Faith, was participating in a pageant that was held at the Princess Theatre that afternoon.

    The Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Williams’ granddaughter was part of the pageant too.

    The Rev. Anthony and Sybil Cannon are on a mission trip in Jamaica for a week.

    Their children, D’Naysha and Kelton, are with their grandmother Julia Harris and aunt Alicia.

  • Plan for possible lane closures on I-40 at Harriman today, Tuesday

    Motorists traveling on Interstate 40 near the 347 mile marker at Harriman on March 24-25 are asked to be alert to possible lane closures.

    The lane closures are planned between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day as crews perform traffic shifts through an ongoing bridge repair project.

    Motorists are asked to use extreme caution through this area and be alert for slowed traffic and changed conditions.

    For more on travel conditions across Tennessee, visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 511 from any land line or cellphone.

    The Tennessee Department

  • Rockwood KARM thrift store marks official opening

    Knox Area Rescue Ministries will officially open its new Rockwood KARM Store on March 28.

    A store dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. in the store at 1496 N. Gateway Ave.

    KARM Stores offer gently used clothing, furniture and other household items.

    The Rockwood store is the 15th thrift store in the chain.

    “The KARM Stores are a valuable resource for the entire community,” said Knox Area Rescue Ministries President and CEO Burt Rosen.