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Today's News

  • Hotel company gives to Roane Heritage

     

    Roane County Heritage Commission recently received a $2,500 donation from Ryman Hospitality Properties of Nashville. State Sen. Ken Yager, center left, representing Ryman, presents the donation to Charlotte Branson, center right, Roane County Heritage Commission president, with board members, from left, Janice Black, Stephanie Wright, Bill Milburn, Darleen Trent, Robert Bailey and Junior Hendrickson. Yager told the group Ryman Hospitality Properties plans to make it a recurring donation.

  • Harriman Happenings

     Last week I misprinted how many people were present at the Christmas gathering given by Roland and Rosette Harkness. 

    Instead of five family and friends present, there were 50 or more. 

    Please accept my apologies. 

    Last Friday my son Marvin Ray and my daughter-in-law Anna Anderson from Knoxville spent the day with me.

    It’s a joy having your children to spend time with their parents.

  • CASA benefits from auction proceeds

     

    State Sen. Ken Yager presents a check to Becky Ruppe, board chairwoman of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District. With his check and the proceeds of a silent auction at his annual chili supper, Yager raised $3000 for CASA’s work of advocacy for abused and neglected children. On hand for the presentation are CASA volunteers and staff, from left, Sandra Weaver, Wendy Lanning, Joel Pearman, Brent Sigmon, Dane Griffith, Holley Lopater, Nancy Maynard, Jackie Rylander and Nancy Steele. Call 717-4186 for more about CASA.

  • New health care law to be discussed in Oak Ridge open house on Jan. 25

    As a part of service to the community, Oak Ridge’s Kern Memorial United Methodist Church will have an open house to provide the latest information about the new health care law.

    The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25. The church is at 451 E. Tennessee Ave.

    Anyone interested in learning about the new reforms, especially those who need to get health insurance in the new Marketplace, is encouraged to attend.

  • Review continues with Market Street Bistro, Roane Street Grill

     

    This is the second and final of my “Out to Lunch” reviews on our 2013 adventures. It is not in a rating, but places that made a strong impression for my wife, Carol, and me as we look back on 2013.

    Market Street Bistro is next door to Food City in Kingston’s Ladd Landing. Opened last April by Roy Vomfel, The Bistro’s menu consists of European-style deep-dish pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches.

  • GET FIT ANYTIME: New gym offers convenience, flexibility

     

    Making time to work out is now easier than ever.

    That’s because Anytime Fitness, a national gym chain known for offering its members 24/7 access to its fitness facilities, opened last week in Harriman.

  • Tennessee ‘State of the Year’

    Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.

    Tennessee’s top economic development projects created 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitments. 

    The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from Oct. 1, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013.

  • 2-week term breaks may be in students’ future

     

    Nine-two could become more than just numbers for Roane County students.

    School officials plan to explore a calendar where students would go to school for nine weeks and then get a two-week break.

    “It increases the time off during the year by two weeks, so that means you have to start a little earlier and maybe end a little later,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    “It has good points,” he added. “Probably the big drawback is you’re starting earlier in the year.”

  • Mission Lazarus Roane dentist committed to helping build Honduras clinic

    Each year doctors, dentists and other medical personnel donate time, equipment and more to help the less fortunate.

    Mission Lazarus is one such program, which helps individuals in Honduras and Haiti, and Raymond Holmes is one of the many Tennessee dentists who has donated time on trips and is helping to get a dental clinic formed in Honduras so they can do more than pull and clean teeth.

  • Making repairs after the thaw

     

    Shawn Clark with the Kingston Water Department works on sawing out asphalt to repair a water main break along Hwy. 70 due to below-freezing temperatures that swept over East Tennessee the week of Jan. 6. This was the fourth repair Kingston had. Oak Ridge Utility District helped locate the break.