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Today's News

  • Bobcats land 7 on all-district team

    The 2012-13 basketball season recently came to a close and seven Oliver Springs players received postseason recognition by being named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    The three highest awards came on the girls side as three Lady ‘Cats received first-team all-district status. The trio include senior Kellie Ball along with sophomore dynamos Rachel and Emily Griffith.

  • Harriman Church of God prepares for big move

    Harriman Church of God’s dream of relocating to its new facility is moving quickly.

    The church, which closed on the property that was once home to EET and Dagger Canoe in Midtown on Dec. 10, 2012, already has moved into the office space and what will be the fellowship hall and kitchen of the building.

    Church members hope to begin having services there in June.

  • Not the end for Tiger Haven battle

    Is the Tiger Haven litigation over?
     

    Attorney James “Buddy” Scott let out a resounding “no” when asked that question Thursday afternoon.

    His firm, Pemberton and Scott, represents a group of East Roane County residents who filed a $10 million lawsuit against Tiger Haven in 2011.

    Tiger Haven countersued for $2.5 million, but the lawsuit was dismissed last week because of an agreed-upon order signed by the parties.

    Scott indicated the move was part of a legal strategy.

  • Developer's property tax appeals may be dropped for failure to pay

    Developer Matt Caldwell is in danger of having his property appeals dismissed for failing to pay property taxes.
    Caldwell, who has developed high-end properties in Kingston, has appeals pending with the State Board of Equalization for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 tax years.

    Barry Cofer, a deputy assessor with the Roane County Property Assessor’s Office, filed a motion to dismiss because of Caldwell’s unpaid taxes. The issue was discussed during a status conference at the Roane County Courthouse last week.   

  • Annexation: Harriman councilman wants more of Midtown

    The Midtown interchange along Interstate 40 and Hwy. 70 was a big investment for the city of Harriman.

    Harriman’s work on the infrastructure converted the area from a once-desolate exit off a busy interstate into a major area of commerce that includes Kroger and Lowe’s. It’s now home to a state-of the-art hospital, medical offices and a couple of businesses under construction.

    Also benefiting, Harriman Councilman J.D. Sampson points out, are businesses outside the city limits who are drawing on increased traffic.

  • Cold weather no match for hot Bojangles chicken

     

    Cold temperatures aren’t preventing Roane Countians from getting a taste of the famous Bojangles chicken and biscuits. Knoxville’s Richard Turner Construction had workers on site last week working on the building on Hwy. 70 in Harriman’s Midtown area. Things appear to be shaping up nicely at the construction site, where the walls are up and giving motorists an idea of how the restaurant will look.

  • TVA donates $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets

    TVA recently donated $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets, the robotics team at Roane County High School in Kingston.

    The donation, said adviser Cynthia Holmes, goes a long way toward enabling the team to take part in the Smoky Mountain Regional competition March 28-30 in Knoxville Convention Center.

    “Our team would not have had enough money to enter” without the substantial donation, Holmes said.

  • Miller certified sports doctor

    Dr. Jude Miller has obtained a post-doctorate designation of Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

    The certification required Miller to obtain a master’s degree in sport science and sports rehabilitation.
    He was also required to attend multiple postgraduate courses relating to sports and athletic care.

    Following completion of these requirements, Miller passed a comprehensive written examination.

  • Nail tops at TVA

    The TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional Recognition Team recently recognized R.E. Nail of Kingston as 2012 Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional of the Year.

    Nail is a senior instrument mechanic foreman at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with 30 years of service.

    He was honored with a banquet in the Franklin Marriott Hotel last month.

    “R.E. is known for his professionalism, integrity, and strong work ethic while maintaining Safety as a top priority,” said Jennifer Whitton of TVA.

  • Using separation notices beneficial to employers

    Few employers in Tennessee are in compliance with a state rule requiring them to issue separation notices to all workers who become separated from their jobs for any reason, a report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed.

    Workers should expect to receive the notices within 24 hours, said Tennessee Labor Commissioner Karla Davis.

    The notices, she said, are often needed when applying for services like unemployment benefits and food stamps.