Today's News

  • Eskridge 1st grant recipient

    Joseph Eskridge of Harriman is the first of six Roane County residents to receive an entrepreneurial grant to start a new business.

    Eskridge’s $1,000 grant will enable him to work toward opening a recording studio and eventually a radio station.

    The grant was presented by Mel Clemmons during a Roane County entrepreneur workshop and motivational seminar at the Princess Theatre in Harriman.

    Clemmons led the free workshop and launched his Superheroes Foundation, which is giving out the six business grants.

  • Class to help you get cooking

    Individuals who use a domestic kitchen to prepare, manufacture and sell food to the public can ensure their facilities meet Tennessee Department of Agriculture regulations through one of two upcoming courses presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Food Science and Technology and UT Extension.

    UT will present Domestic Kitchen: Tennessee Food Safety Certification in Knoxville this fall.

  • Unemployment premiums down for first time in three years

    Tennessee employers will pay unemployment insurance premiums at a lower rate for the first time in more than three years.

    Unemployment insurance premium rates for state employers decreased because the balance of Tennessee’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund on June 30 was more than $568 million, triggering new premium rates.

  • Big plays led Bulldogs past Blue Devils

    The Wartburg Bulldogs used a strong performance by senior quarterback Austin Langley to pick up their second straight win last Friday, 39-21, over the Harriman Blue Devils.

  • Bowling wins FLW Watts Bar event

    Harriman’s Jonathan Bowling weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division super tournament recently held on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood. For his victory, Bowling earned $4,540.

  • Jackets suffer first loss of season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets came to Lenoir City Friday night with a lot of positive “buzz” about their 5-0 start, only to get swatted by the Lenoir City Panthers by a 42-14 tally.

  • Tigers ground game grinds up Upperman, 30-24

    After the Rockwood Tigers lost some heartbreakers in the first few weeks to Kingston and Grace Christian, they got the benefit of a bye week, due to the forfeit win of Taft Youth Center. The bye gave the Tigers plenty of time to get set in their offensive and defensive scheme and prepare for the Upperman Bees.  Rockwood fought a hard game with the Bees, and came out on top by a final score of 30-24.

  • Midway dumps Jellico on homecoming, 29-6

    It’s always fun to win on homecoming, and the Midway Green Wave had a lot of fun Friday night as Joe Campbell’s squad downed Jellico, 29-6.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Vrooom, vrooom ... I’m a new road warrior

    There’s an ugly knot on my right shin and a bruise the size of Texas on my calf.
    I earned those injuries over two days of noise, fumes, heat — and fear — at a Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding class at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.
    And as a result, I now have an “M” for motorcycle operator on my driver’s license.
    For a while now, I’ve been thinking of learning to operate a motorcycle.
    I do a great job as a motorcycle passenger, but, recently, I decided I wanted more.

  • Governor presents grants in OS

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam stopped in Oliver Springs Tuesday afternoon bearing gifts — including two grants for improvements to the small city’s water system and two parks.
    “We’re here actually presenting a total of $960,000 in funds to different entities throughout Anderson County. We are proud to do that,” Haslam said.
    Oliver Springs, which straddles Roane, Anderson and Morgan counties, received a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for its water system.
    The grant requires a match by the city of $37,700 in local funds.