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Today's News

  • Motto not questioned in city building

    A simple suggestion was behind the Kingston Police Department’s decision to post the national motto “In God We Trust” at its office in the new city hall building.

    “We put that here when we moved in,” Chief Jim Washam said.

    “(Councilman) Norm (Sugarman) had the idea. We asked around, and everybody was for it and thought it would be a good thing for our new building.”

  • The Garden GATE: Gardeners try to fool Mother Nature

    Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

     

  • Harriman Happenings: June 2 edition

    Pastor Jesse Sr. and Elfredia Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 27.

    Pastor Williams was in the Air Force stationed in Alaska. Elfredia was a student at the University of Tennessee.

    When he was on leave, he and Elfredia were married by the late Rev. C.W. Matthew in Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

    Afterward, Pastor Williams was stationed in California. After his discharge from the Air Force, they made their home in Knoxville.

    They are parents of two children, Lourenda Pryor and Jesse Jr.

  • Government contracting to be workshop topic

    A free workshop addressing U.S. General Services Administration schedule contract training will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

    The Oak Ridge Chamber is at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The workshop will be presented by The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the GSA.

    GSA purchases a broad range of  goods and services for the federal government.

  • Silver Angels opens to fanfare in Rockwood

     

  • Proton Power Roane’s Industry of the Year

    Proton Power is the 2014 Industry of the Year for Roane County.

    The Roane County Industrial Development Board presented the award last week during the annual Roane County Industry Appreciation Breakfast on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    “I have been amazed at just what is being accomplished right here [in Roane County] that is having an enormous impact on the world around us,” said The Roane Alliance President and CEO Wade Creswell.

  • RSCC athletes killed when train hits car

    Two young people are dead —  and at least two more were hospitalized as of press time from injuries sustained after their car was struck by a train Friday evening in north Harriman.

    Roane State Community College Raiderette basketball player Jadah Gallaher, 18, of Harriman and Raider team member Roderick Patrick Drummond, 22, of Greenville, S.C., died in the crash at the railroad tracks on Tanglewood Drive.

  • Rockwood park head reinstated, but on leave

    Rockwood City Attorney Greg Leffew recommended ousted Rockwood Park and Recreation Director Jody Mioduski remain on administrative leave and the resolution to take him out of office be revisited at a future City Council meeting.

    Mayor James Watts agreed, and Mioduski — who was terminated by majority Council vote on May 22 without discussion or explanation ­— will remain on the city’s payroll until Council members can again meet to discuss the issue.

    “We are going to follow what the law says,” Watts said Friday.

  • RISING FROM THE ASHES

    Outdoor enthusiasts have something to enjoy in the shadows of the Kingston Fossil Plant with the opening of Lakeshore Park.

    “We have over two miles of paved walking trails,” TVA Senior Vice President of Projects Bob Deacy said. “Kayak/canoe launches, fishing piers, boat dock and ramp, pedestrian bridge and picnic area.”

    Officials marked the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.