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Today's News

  • Tech center to be TCAT on July 1

    The days are numbered for referring to Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman by that name.

    Effective July 1, the Harriman center and the 26 others in the Tennessee Board of Regents system will officially become Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

    “These various new programs reflect strong partnerships between our colleges and universities and the workforce needs of their surrounding communities,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the board’s meeting last week.

  • Make nominations to FSA county committee

    The nomination period is open for Farm Service Agency county committees.

    “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

    “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide an opportunity to farmers and ranchers for their opinions and ideas to be heard,” he added.

  • Kid to use chicken savvy in missions

    John Vermillion hopes his chicken-raising experience with 4-H will pay off when he goes on a family mission trip with Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Kingston.

    New youth leader Drew Stockton has been focusing on mission trips, and Vermillion is joining one of those trips to Nicaragua in July.

    Vermillion said some of the projects include building chicken coops, something he has experience in.

    “Actually this is going to be my first one (out of the country),” Vermillion said.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News — in Paris!

    It’s vacation time — and while the Roane County News staff is hard at work producing the newspaper, a recent issue hit the road to Paris, where it poses at the Eiffel Tower with, from left, Barbara Feezell, Marie and David Swenson and Linda Mitchell.

    The four — and the newspaper —were on a 15-day, seven-country European tour when they paused for a photo opportunity.

  • Approved Field Trips: June 2013

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in June:
    June 11-13 — Oliver Springs Middle girls basketball team at basketball camp in Sevierville.

    June 17-19 — Oliver Springs High girls basketball team at basketball camp at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

    June 19-21 — Oliver Springs High boys basketball team at basketball camp at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

  • Harriman police looking for a few good reservists

    For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Loden completes pharmacy schooling

    Rebekah Leane Loden of Rockwood recently earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with cum laude honors from East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

    A 2003 graduate of Rockwood High School, she completed a year of the prepharmacy curriculum at Roane State Community College before transferring to the University of Tennessee to earn a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.

    Loden began her pharmacy training in 2003 as a student technician at Live and Let Live Drugstore in Rockwood.

  • GUEST OPINION: County could have prevented school mess

    By JAMES “DUB” HARMON
    Former District 2 County Commissioner
    As a former Roane County commissioner representing District 2, I attended a joint meeting of the school board and county commission.

    I asked then-director-of-schools Toni McGriff why the board was intending to build a new school for Dyllis near Oliver Springs instead of building it at DeArmond Crossing for Walnut Hills Elementary and Dyllis.

  • A View from Lick Skillet: Closure of Airport Road brings memories

    It appears from reports emanating from South Africa that the life of Nelson Mandela is probably nearing its end.

    Considering the awful mistreatment to which he was subjected in his younger years, including imprisonment on Robin Island for over two decades, it is a wonder that he has survived into his nineties, but this shows that the strength of his body is almost as great as the strength of his mind, his spirit, and his integrity.

  • Important Temperance fixes made

    By CINDY SIMPSON
    csimpson@roanecounty.com
    Improvements to preserve the historic Temperance Building in downtown Harriman are happening; it’s just not the kind of work that can be seen from the street.

    Structural improvements include bracing sagging floors from the basement.

    “It was a lot of work to get it to here,” said Bill Milburn, project manager.