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Today's News

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Johnny C. Feezell, driving on revoked license Sept. 8. Dismissed March 7, cost to state.

    Toby J. Townson, driving unregistered and manufacturing controlled substance Sept. 14. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • Out to Lunch: Allison’s has your number when it comes to catfish

    By Bethel Poston

  • Stricklan co-oping at John Deere

    Patricia “Allie” Stricklan, a Tennessee Tech University student from Harriman, has been selected for a one-year cooperative education, or co-op assignment, with John Deere Power Products, Greene-ville.

    During an assignment that began in May, Stricklan is providing support and basic troubleshooting for current operations.

    She will investigate, gather and analyze data for various recurring tasks.

  • Facelift for Pizza Hut

    Harriman’s Pizza Hut has a whole new look.

    The restaurant was recently closed for several days while workers performed renovations that included new paint and masonry on the exterior and an interior redesign.

    The restaurant is now open for business and offering traditional Pizza Hut fare in the newly revamped digs. 

  • Comcast now offering Xfinity in Roane County area

    Comcast is now offering Xfinity TV, phone and Internet services in Roane County.

    Xfinity gives Comcast customers more choice and more control over more entertainment.

    It’s also the new brand name for Comcast’s technology platform, products and services, though Comcast remains the name of the company.

    Xfinity expands products and services and offers area Comcast customers more high definition, speed, choice and control over their services.

  • Rockwood 2000 thanks workers with picnic

    Rockwood 2000 hosted a picnic earlier this month in appreciation of Rockwood city employees.

    This yearly event in Rockwood’s Homecoming Park is a means of recognizing the employees’ hard work throughout the year.

    “Of all the events that Rockwood 2000 is involved in, this is my favorite,” said Mary Kau, Rockwood 2000 vice president.

    Along with everything they provide the city, Rockwood city employees assist Rockwood 2000 with many projects that would be impossible without their help.  

  • Hurley secretary of energy caucus task force

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, has been appointed secretary of a newly formed Republican Caucus Energy Task Force in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

    Hurley, who represents Roane County in the state General Assembly, is among seven House members appointed to the task force by House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga.

    The task force, according to McCormick, will “explore the various ways that the energy industry can provide a positive impact on job growth and economic development in our state.”

  • Dixie Youth tourneys begin

    The 2011 Dixie Youth sub district 8 AA Tournament got off to a great start for two Roane County teams Friday night as both Harriman and Rockwood were victorious in opening round action. 

  • Kalpic signs with Campbell

    Roane State Community College men’s basketball player Antonio Kalpic signed to play with Division I Campbell University in North Carolina.

    Kalpic, a 6-9, 205-pound forward from Croatia, averaged 7.3 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game during the 2010-11 season.

  • Roane County Basketball Camp