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Today's News

  • Early literacy workshop slated at Harriman library

    A early literacy workshop, “Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library,” will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the children’s department of Harriman Public Library at 601 Walden Ave.
    The free workshop, presented by Harriman and Kingston public libraries, will provide information on how to help babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn to read.
    It is open to parents, grandparents, teachers and daycare providers.
    The workshop is expected to last 45 minutes.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Happenings- Sept. 9

    Our condolences to relatives and friends of Vida Ooten Kilby, who recently passed away in Detroit.
    Vida was the wife of the late Thomas Kilby Jr.
    The couple was former residents of Harriman. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Last Monday, the Rev. Henry and Pat Cleveland from Oak Ridge spent Monday afternoon with me.
    Henry grew up in Harriman and is the son of the late Rev. Nep and Emma Cleveland.
    He has been the pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville for 36  years. He is retiring from this church.

  • Monetary, school supplies donations lagging for Teachers Supply Closet

    With less than a month until the Roane Chamber’s annual Teachers Supply Closet, school supplies and monetary donations are lagging from previous years.
    The Chamber’s 2013 Teachers Supply Closet will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
    “We still have time to make this year’s Supply Closet successful,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance. “The supplies and donations really do make a difference for the teachers and students.”

  • Harriman hydrant testing now underway

    Harriman Fire Department and Harriman Utility Board is presently flow testing fire hydrant within the city limits.
    This process could cause water to become muddy or cloudy.
    Water customers are advised  to let water run for a short period until it clears if these conditions occur.
    The testing is vital to make sure that Harriman has an operating water source when an emer-
    gency incident occurs
    and is an annual requirement for insurance ratings.
     

  • School supplies from Harriman Care
  • Walking trail grant decision on this week

    Harriman City Council will decide this week whether to proceed with a grant to make a walking trail in the downtown area or turn the grant back over so someone else can receive it.
    The Council will meet briefly in a workshop at 6 p.m.
    The meeting will precede the 6:30 p.m. police board meeting and the regular 7 p.m. Council meeting.
    Bob Tidwell, who has been working on the grants, asked if the city wanted to spend the money.
    He estimates the cost to the city to be $169,174, with $447,776 in federal funds.

  • Another beleaguered tavern up for beer permit

    The Roane County Beer Board will not consider a permit for the Grill & Pub on Tuesday, but another spot that is well known to law enforcement is on the agenda.  
    Joyce Fulsom is seeking a beer permit for Claudia’s Bar on Roane State Hwy.
    Beer board secretary Bobbie Tipton said the previous permit holder, Claudia Norman, passed away last month.
    Fulsom plans to operate as D&J’s.     
    “The establishment is safe,” Fulsom said.
    E-911 dispatch records for the establishment date back to 2001.

  • Roane County jail certified by TCI last week

    The Tennessee Corrections Institute certified the Roane County Jail at its meeting in Nashville last Wednesday.
    The jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues this year, and some county officials had expressed concerns that might lead to decertification.
    “TCI, they’re really good to work with,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. “Basically, they just want to help us get into compliance.”

  • Rockwood sewer improvements progressing

    Work is coming along on the  oxidation ditch at Rockwood, Water, Sewer and Natural Gas wastewater plant.
    The oxidation ditch is part of the utilities’ requirements under the Tennessee Environment and Conservation director’s order.
    “We are on schedule, and we haven’t lost any days to rain, believe it or not,” said utilities manager Kim Ramsey.
    The 330-day contract with J. Cumby Construction should be completed by June 13, 2014, but officials are optimistic it will be completed sooner.

  • Free workshops aim to assist business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering three free workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshops will be in  Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Two workshops are planned for Sept. 17. The first, from 9 a.m. to noon, focuses on how to do business with the government.

    Women-owned small business certifications will be later, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.