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Today's News

  • Roane wants in interlocal group

    Roane County decided it wanted a seat at the table when counties get together to discuss how they plan to move forward following the dissolution of the Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee.

    So instead of postponing another vote on a new interlocal agreement, the Roane County Commission approved a resolution on Jan. 9 agreeing to be part of the process.  

    “Roane County is one of the major stakeholders in this,” Commissioner Randy Ellis said. “We need somebody there at the table from day one.”

  • Harriman passes on annexing Child's Memorial, Emory Gap

    The communities of Emory Gap and Childs Memorial may be surrounded by the Harriman city limits but they’ll remain outside them — at least for now.

    Harriman City Council failed to approve a motion to move forward in the annexation proposed by Councilman J.D. Sampson, who has been advocating filling in those holes in their limits.

    “I would like to at least start with these two neighborhoods and get them in the city, and then we can work on looking at other properties to be annexed,” Sampson said.

  • Mediator Janis Stone moves to Roane with business of PRACTICING PEACE

    Mediator Janis Stone is in the business of practicing peace in the courtroom.

    Stone’s business, Practicing Peace Mediation Services is located above Tom McFarland’s office on 100 E. Race St. in Kingston. Through the business, she offers affordable mediation to her client base.

    Mediators can come into legal matters as a way of cutting costs in a drawn-out situation, whether it be for domestic or substance abuse, divorce or custody arrangements.

  • Grants focus on dodging layoffs

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce has $500,000 in incumbent worker grants is still available to Tennessee employers looking to avoid layoffs.

    The grants are designed to assist employers with the expenses associated with skills upgrade training for the company’s employees or process improvement training of the company, thereby keeping the business competitive.

  • Y-12 site manager retires amid much fanfare

     

  • Harriman Happenings

    By Louise Warmley
    Anointed Praise and Worship’s choir anniversary was well attended, and those who made this service so great were Men of Praise, Grace, Douglass Family Singers, Rodney and Shannon, and Shaddi.

    All of these singers sang with the anointing.

    Kiersten Douglass is the new president for 2012. All who attended were blessed.

  • ’Round Rockwood

    By Josephine McKinney
    It has been a time of unpredictable weather. Plenty of showers, just cloudy Tuesday, then Wednesday a rainy day.

    We enjoyed having our family together recently: all four of our children, Steven and Bonnie of Rockwood, Joe and Kathleen of Chesapeake, Va., Nina and Randy Swafford, Carrie and Matt Dukes of Crossville, David and Wanda McKinney, Jeff and Sharon McCarroll of Lenoir City, for a covered-dish dinner. Also Alta Lewis, Dannise and Roger McKinney and son Roger of Harriman.

  • Explore Antarctica here in East Tenn.

    Explore the Antarctic environment and the working life of scientists on Earth’s coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent in a special exhibition, “Antarctica: Where Science Is Cool,” on display until March 11 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Museum visitors can try on cold weather Antarctic gear, view photographs, maps and graphs, use a computer interface and visit with a museum staff member who has worked on the southernmost continent.

  • There's no business like snow business!
  • Habitat looking to make dreams come true