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Today's News

  • VEC officials warn against scammers calling to collect on ‘delinquent’ bills

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative officials warn customers that they have  received reports of an imposter attempting to collect money for what the caller says is “delinquent” electric bills.

    In one instance, the caller asked for a banking account number and a Social Security number before instructing the customer to purchase a pre-paid credit card and pay the bill with that card.

    The caller claimed that if payment was not received, the customer’s power would be shut off within the hour.

  • Hmmm ... Dude looks like a ‘lady’?

    The men of Harriman’s Renaissance Terrace are taking matters in their own hands to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research.

    Featured in a “Dude Looks Like an Old Lady” contest are, from left, Roger Parker, administrator; Amos O’Keefe; physician’s assistant; Jerry Malicoat, accounts receivable; Brandon Whiteside, assistant administrator; and Dr. Mancel Wakham, medical director.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 21

    25 Years Ago
    Harrell’s IGA of Harriman and Kingston was ready to answer the call of grill chefs looking to take advantage of the last days of summer. USDA choice sirloin steak was on sale for $1.89 a pound. Salad fixings were also on sale, with lettuce at 59 cents per head, large slicing tomatoes at 2 pounds for $1, and green peppers at two for 69 cents. At Goldston’s Grocery in South Harriman, a 50-pound bag of potatoes could be bought for $3.99, and JFG coffee was $1.69 per bag.

    10 Years Ago

  • Five from Roane County presented at Teen Board

    The Teen Board of Knoxville invited five Roane Countians to be presented during the 53rd annual Teen Board Presentation Dance.

    The event was Aug. 3 in Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    KINGSTON

    • Lauren Nicole Baggett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baggett.

  • GUEST OPINION: We all hold the news media accountable

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    Given that the First Amendment precludes the government from being an actual “watchdog on news media,” who else steps in to call the news media to account?

    In today’s world, increasingly it is citizen — critics or organizations outside of mainstream journalism, empowered by the Web’s ability for two-way conversations and comments, and by independence from past restraints of expensive printing presses and broadcast machinery.

  • Special guest at firing range
  • Industrial site gets special designation

    A prime parcel in the Roane County Industrial Park made the Select Tennessee program.

    The 44-acre site was not only receiving the coveted certification but also given a “plus” designation.

    “The state will personally premiere that site on the Select Tennessee website. Basically it puts our parcel out front of others because of certification. Major site selectors across the country and world will look at our site first,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance.

  • Jamboree shows off all 5 county schools

    High school fans got a chance to see all five Roane County teams in action Friday as Kingston hosted the 2013 Roane County Football Jamboree.

  • Howard to play at Roane State

    One of the top basketball players in Roane County history will be staying close to home to begin his college career, as Harriman’s Xavier Howard signed scholarship papers Friday afternoon with Roane State Community College.

  • Barger partners with Stone Strong

    Precast concrete business C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. of Roane County recently entered a partnership with Stone Strong Systems.
    A fifth-generation family operation, C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. has been in business since 1947 and is headquartered in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park in East Roane County.
    “We’re ready to be partnering with Stone Strong and are thrilled to be able to diversify our product offering and provide our customers with an efficient retaining wall solution,” said Eric Barger, vice president of C.R. Barger and Sons Inc.