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Today's News

  • Up, up ... and away!

    Sky lanterns released at the Memorial Lights Celebration at Victorian Square Assisted Living to help raise awareness towards Alzheimer's Disease.

     

  • ORION to meet on June 5

    Projects that connect the public to the natural world, especially the heavens, will be discussed at the upcoming ORION astronomy club meeting.
    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge.
    Bearden Council of Neighborhoods President Terry Faulkner will join Tennessee State Parks naturalist Michael E. Hodge and ranger Monique Hodge for the program, that will include efforts toward designating Frozen Head and Pickett State Parks as Tennessee's first Dark Sky Parks.

  • Duff Subaru Stellar among dealerships

    Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman, has been recognized for excellence in customer service with the prestigious Subaru Stellar Care Award.
    The award, presented by Subaru of America Inc., honors an elite group of dealerships for exemplary customer care and relationships.
    “The Subaru Stellar Care Award is given to top-ranking Subaru dealers who deliver an exceptional ownership experience to our customers,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales for Subaru of America.

  • 100,000+ using Jobs4TN

    More than 108,500 job seekers have registered with Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam last May.
    More than 1 million job searches have been tallied in the year the service has been live, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Employers and job seekers may visit https://www.jobs4TN.gov to register, post jobs and apply for jobs.

  • OUT TO LUNCH: ’Tis the season for tastebud-tempting Tellico Village eateries

    Today’s article highlights two experiences in Tellico Village.
    From Roane County, we traveled east on Interstate 40 and exited on Hwy. 421, going through Lenoir City. After crossing Fort Loudoun Dam, we hung a right on Hwy. 444 going toward Tellico Village.
    My wife, Carol, and I enjoyed an “Out To Lunch” visit last August at the Tellico Village Yacht Club.
    When you get on Hwy. 444 (Tellico Parkway), go about 6.5 miles and turn left, going to the Yacht Club at 100 Sequoyah Road.

  • Lady ’Cats finish 4th at state

    The 2013 season came to a close Thursday afternoon for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but not before Matt Headden’s squad left Murfreesboro with a fourth place finish in the TSSAA Class A State Tournament.
    The Lady ’Cats, making their first-ever appearance at the Spring Fling, played like seasoned veterans over three days, including their final two games on Thursday.

  • Down on the farm

    All Roane County third graders experience farm life at Roane State Expo Center last month.

  • Lane changes

    The sound of balls crashing into pins and the chatter of friends and rivals fills the air at Tri-City Lanes in Midtown.
    “Who are you going to find down here?” said Allen Slaughter, who works at Tri-City. “Doctors, lawyers, school teachers, you name it.”
    “We are just one big extended happy family because everyone gets so close to each other,” said Loretta Carrington. She recently participated in the coffee league, one of the leagues that have been around since the bowling leagues started in 1964.

  • Harriman site on Superfund

    The Clinch River Corp. site, once a paper mill on the Emory River in Harriman, has been named to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    That means federal help with cleaning up hazardous wastes left behind.
    The site had been recommended previously, but not officially placed on the list.
    An EPA news release said Superfund is a federal program “that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.”

  • Probation violators fill jail

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said last week he isn’t ready to soften his stance on probation violators.
    The Roane County Jail faces the prospect of decertification due to overcrowding. Many people are in jail for violating probation.
    “A lot of it is they’re testing positive on drug tests, or they’re picking up new charges,” Johnson said. “That just goes to show why those folks need to be in there longer if they’re not conforming to the rules and re-offending.”