.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Harriman officials cast eye toward city’s future during visioning process

    Harriman residents get to let their voices be heard in what they want for the city by 2035.

    Harriman City Council began its longterm visioning process Tuesday, and the intent is to invite the members of the community to a four-hour work session one Saturday in the future to share their feedback on what they’d like to see the city like in the future.

  • $12.8 million in refunds awaiting 16,300 Tennesseans

    Refunds of more than $12.8 million may be waiting for about 16,300 Tennesseans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced this week.

    However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15.

    Nationwide, almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a tax return for 2010.

    The law requires that the return be properly addressed, mailed and postmarked by April 15.

  • Take a moment to appreciate farmers

    USDA Tennessee Farm Service Agency encourages the public to take time to appreciate the state’s farmers and ranchers on National Ag Day, March 25.

    This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”

    “USDA is proud to stand behind the producers who rise before dawn 365 days a year in order to put food on the table for 7 billion people,” said Tennessee FSA Director Gene Davidson.

  • Arrests: Jan. 2-9, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 2 — Wesley Lee Williams, 51, 402 Tedder St., Rockwood: court/hold only. No bond or court date listed.

    Jan. 3 — Karen Annette Bridges, 48, 383 Allison Drive, Harriman: domestic assault, resisting arrest. Total bond $2,000; court date Feb. 10.

    • Lisa Marie Bunch, 47, 211 Boulder Road, Wartburg: DUI. Bond $1,500; court date Feb. 13.

  • Holocaust refugee to speak at Rockwood 1st Christian

    Rockwood First Christian Church will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on April 27 with a guest speaker who survived the devastation of its tragedy.

    Henry A. Fribourg, University of Tennessee professor emeritus of crop ecology, will share his experiences as a Holocaust refugee beginning at 6 p.m. in the church at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Desserts and coffee will be provided.

    Born in Paris in 1929, Fribourg and his immediate family escaped from France and the Holocaust in January 1942.

  • Tenn. Tech tubists toot their horns at RCHS

    The Tennessee Technological University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble recently performed in the Roane County High School band room.

    The ensemble from the Cookeville-based university performed works by Berlioz, Vivaldi, and other composers for the RCHS band and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade low brass students from Cherokee Middle School.

    The ensemble is under the direction of R. Winston Morris.

    The ensemble performed in Kingston and Oak Ridge en route to its eighth Carnegie Hall appearance.

  • Boozer, Wise among All-Tennessee Academic team members

    Roane State Community College’s Georgette Boozer and Marcus Wise were among of the state’s highest-achieving college students recently celebrated at a special ceremony in Nashville.

    Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students were named to the 2014 All-Tennessee Academic Team.

    Each student, many accompanied by their state senators and representatives, were recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon starting at noon at the Doubletree Downtown Hotel in Nashville.

  • Bowers marks Read Across America Night

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, recently celebrated Read Across America Night.

    A number of students dressed in character for their chosen stories.

    The school’s hallways were lined with reading storyboards showcasing what students had learned about the elements of a story.

    Many students shared their love for reading with families as they viewed the displays.

    The celebration also included a PTO chili supper in the school cafeteria.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Many in Roane know new federal judge Reeves

    Gentle reader, we have several items we hope to mention in this column, although, as the Roman writer opined: Ars longa, vita breva, tempus tugit, roughly translated, art is long, life is short, and time is fleeting, so it is sometimes with a column, so we don’t have time or space to cover all we would like to.

  • Chattanooga gains from Kingston man’s leadership

    The Chattanooga area has gained from the leadership of a Kingston man.

    Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District was recently named district of the year after traffic fatalities dropped significantly last year — despite high-volume traffic and lots of road construction.

    THP Chattanooga District Captain Jessie Brooks, who took over last year but still lives in Kingston, praised his employees for their work ethic.