Today's News

  • Arrests: June 14-19, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 14 — Timothy Adam Dopel, 25, 214 Pine Ridge Road, Clinton: contempt of court. Bond $1,300; court date June 14.

    • Tameria Jean Edwards, 24, 371 Batley Road, Clinton: failure to appear, criminal trespassing, forgery. Total bond $3,000; court dates July 6 and 9.

  • Honor Guard needs a few good men and women

    The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard is in need of new members.

    The unit provides a final military tribute to honor the service of United States Armed Forces veterans in Roane, Morgan and part of Anderson counties.

    Graveside or funeral home services are provided at no cost to families upon proof of honorable discharge from any branch of service.

    To become a member of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, an individual must be honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • 'Round Rockwood: July 2

    We've had several visitors recently: Steven and Bonnie McKinney of Rockwood, and Sharon, Jeff and Kayla McCarroll of Lenoir City.

    We extend get-well wishes to Linda Gamble of Harriman, Jo Smith and Nancy Chavas of Rockwood.

    Jeff McCarroll and David McKinney have returned from a trip to Sacramento, Calif. They  also went up the coast to Washington and Oregon and back through Nevada and Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dako-ta.

  • Harriman Happenings: July 2

    Sunday First Christian Community Church had its annual Family and Friends Day.

    Guest church for the afternoon service was St. Mary's Baptist Church. The preached word was done by Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr. Music was by the Gospel Chorus and the devotion was done by the Deacons. Upon our arrival a delicious lunch was prepared for us.

    The service was enjoyed by all.

    This is where the Rev. Charles Johnson is pastor. Charles is formerly of Harriman.

  • Stay safe from heat at work

    Tennessee OSHA wants workers to be aware of the symptoms of heat illness and heat stroke this summer.

    Every year, thousands of workers are affected by exposure to heat. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Rockwood Hot-N-Ready for Little Caesars


    Little Caesars, known for its $5 “Hot-N-Ready” pizzas, will be opening soon on Gateway Avenue in Rockwood. Mayor James Watts said the restaurant chain will open in the next couple of weeks if everything goes right with permits. It’s the latest chain to express interest in locating in Rockwood. McDonald’s plans to build a restaurant on a corner lot in front of Walmart Supercenter. Construction scheduled for June was delayed briefly and should be commencing soon.

  • RSI top women owned business

    The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Oak Ridge-based Restoration Services, Inc. as its Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year.

    RSI is an integrated team subcontractor to URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) and has supported the DOE Environmental Management cleanup mission in Oak Ridge, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Ky.

    This award recognizes the exceptional performance throughout DOE sites of a woman-owned small business directly contributing to the accomplishments of core DOE mission objectives and requirements.

  • Pro2Serve goes over challenge for books

    The Pro2Serve Challenge for Roane Imagination Library has reached and exceeded its goal after just one month.

    Pro2Serve, a Roane County-based technical and engineering services company, established a challenge grant to match dollar-for-dollar the first $5,000 from new contributors and increased contributions from previous contributors.  

    More than $8,700 was donated by 70 contributors.

    Individuals, families and organizations recognized the value of the Roane Imagination Library’s literacy program to the education of local children.  

  • Rockwood cuts administrator funds

    Rockwood City Council still can’t agree on a new city budget, but council members did see eye-to-eye last week on one thing.

    They removed funding for the city administrator position in the 2012 continuing budget they approved to allow the city to operate beyond the state’s July 1 budget deadline.

    Both Vice Mayor Peggy Evans and Councilman Mike Freeman have been City Administrator Jack Miller’s staunchest supporters.

  • NSBC urges holiday safety

    The 4th of July celebration is right around the corner and is a popular time for boaters to get out and enjoy being on the water with family and friends. But with approximately 500 people drowning each year from recreational boating accidents, it is imperative to always boat responsibly, including wearing a life jacket, being alert and aware while on the water, and obeying navigation rules.