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Today's News

  • Traffic light at high school up for repair

    The traffic light at Harriman High School isn’t quite the problem it’s been in the past.

    Using parts of other traffic lights, Harriman Utility Board was able to get enough  spare parts to make the signal at Roane and Georgia streets easier to see.

    In the past, bright sunlight made it difficult for drivers to tell whether the fading traffic signal was red or green.

    City officials wanted to improve the signal, especially now that school is in session.

  • Commission honors former officials

    Former elected officials Frank Mee, Teresa Kirkham and Tom Hamby were recognized at the Sept. 10 Roane County Commission meeting.

    A resolution was read in each former official’s honor.

    “I’m humbled and honored very much, and I appreciate this commission’s vote that they’ve just given me,” Mee said.

    “I am honored and humbled, as well,” Kirkham said.

    Mee, according to the resolution, served 36 years as a school board member.

  • Chamber campaign kicks off

    Decked out in a Big Orange football tailgate theme, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2012 membership drive on the morning of Sept. 11.

    By 1:30 p.m., the Chamber was well on its way to reaching its goal with 32 new signees.

    “Our goal is 50 for the month of September, and we might make it today,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance.

    “Our membership has teamed up for this,” Williams said.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Bush’s proves it knows beans about good food

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure is filled with scenic countryside travel, a museum visit, educational films, shopping at an “old time” general store and, of course, outstanding food.

    You might even enjoy getting to know more about TV personality Duke the dog, famous for being denied his attempts to sell the secret family recipe for Bush’s Baked Beans.

  • Love means living healthy

    The latest store to open under the cheerful red awning on Rockwood’s South Front Avenue carries an array of products for health and well being.

    Ross and Linda Cole, of Cole's Health Essentials at 119 S. Front Ave., have a variety of health foods and other products. They range from gluten-free foods, protein and energy bars, vitamins and minerals to soy candles.

    The focus is particularly on alternative medicine.  

  • Food City company gets kudos from state

    K-VA-T Food Stores, parent company of Food City, is the recipient of one of Tennessee’s 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The Abington, Va.-based company, which operates Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs, was cited for Excellence in Sustainable Performances.

    The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.

  • Harriman Happenings-September 17

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Williams family on the passing of Lene Kennedy in Gary, Ind.

    Lene was the sister of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr., James and Johnnie Williams and Doris.

    The family in Knoxville left Friday to go to Gary to attend the service of their sister that was held Saturday.

    Our sincere sympathy to the Stone and Hamilton families in the recent passing of Charles A. Stone. He recently passed away in Johnson City. His service was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.

  • ’Round Rockwood-September 17

    We enjoyed very much a nice visit from Raymond and Faye Eblen on Thursday, Sept. 14.

    They live in Kingston on a farm. Raymond has been president of the Roane County Farm Bureau for several years since my late husband served as Roane County Farm Bureau president for 40 years.

    Faye brought me a pink Farm Bureau cap to wear for Cancer Awareness Week. Also several Farm Bureau leaflets to hand out to my friends.

  • Teachers Supply Closet donation deadline Thurs.

    Sept. 20 is the deadline for supply and monetary donations for the 2012 Teachers Supply Closet.
    In its 10th year, the Roane County Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce or the Roane County United Way; note “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo line.

  • Bales leads Lady Jackets past Rockwood, 2-0

    After battling district rival Loudon to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday, the Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team rebounded well on Thursday with a 2-0 victory at Rockwood in another District 4 A/AA contest.