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Today's News

  • TWRC establishes hunting seasons

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the 2011-12 hunting seasons during its May meeting that concluded Friday, May 20 at the Ray Bell Region II Office Building.

  • Midway players take 3-A honors

    The 20011 baseball and softball seasons went well in Midway and the Green Waves were recently rewarded with 10 selections to the 2011 All District 3-A teams, including winning or sharing the three top awards.

  • Roane slips from elite jobless rate showing

    What a difference a month makes.
    Roane County’s unemployment rate has consistently been among Tennessee’s five lowest for more than a year.
    That all changed in April, according to statistics released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Roane County, which held the state’s fourth-lowest jobless rate at 7.7 percent in March, slipped to ninth place last month with an increase of 0.7 to 8.4 percent, the state reported.
    That increase, in fact, is somewhat higher than in April 2010, when the county registered an 8.2 unemployment rate.

  • Summer’s the perfect time to think about taxes

    The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to know that certain summertime activities may qualify them for tax benefits.
    Some tax issues, however, must be handled correctly now to avoid problems later, said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
    Boone offers tips from the IRS to help lower taxes and avoid tax problems:

  • Leadership class plans symposium

    The Leadership Roane County class of 2011 will present the fourth annual Symposium on Powerful Teaching in June.
    The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.
    The event is for educators from all grade levels.
    A continental breakfast and lunch are included with the $15 registra-tion.
    The registration deadline is June 10.
    The symposium is titled “On the Cutting Edge.” Topics will include innovations in the classroom, technology in education and creative teaching on a budget.

  • State to restore extended benefits

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making preparations to reinstate unemployment benefits for claimants in the Extended Benefit program.
    Tennessee triggered off of the federal extension of benefits in mid-April.
    The General Assembly passed legislation on May 21 to retroactively reinstate the Extended Benefit program back to April 16.
    The bill will become law upon signing by Gov. Bill Haslam.
    The passage of the bill allows those who were in the last 20 of 99 weeks available to resume benefits while looking for work.

  • Y-12 finishes final Recovery Act demolition

    Y-12 National Security Complex’s final Recovery Act-funded demolition project recently completed three months ahead of schedule when the final truckload of debris left the site of the former Biology Complex.
    The $26.5 million project removed four of the seven buildings from the complex and helped modernize the site through much-needed footprint reduction.
    The deactivation and decommissioning project eliminated 135,812 square feet of deteriorated facilities that will improve on-site safety, reduce environmental risk, and lower the site’s annual maintenance and security costs.

  • 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.

    Ryan P. Burton, fail to exercise due caution Jan. 13. Dismissed Feb. 11, cost to defendant.

    Kenneth L. Allred III, fail to exercise due caution Jan.19. Dismissed Feb. 11, cost to state.

    David M. Johnson, financial responsibility Nov. 18. Dismissed Feb. 11, cost to state.

    Edwin M. Setteher, speeding Dec. 31. Traffic ticket paid Feb. 11.

  • Tractor Supply Co. celebrates grand opening

    Tractor Supply Co. in Rockwood officially opened its doors with a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration on May 21.

    Manager Susan Brown thanked the city of Rockwood, Interstate Properties and the Roane County Chamber of Commerce for all of their help in getting Tractor Supply to Rockwood and Roane County.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts thanked Brown and all employees for coming to Rockwood, and Roane Chamber Director of Business Development Darrell Williams thanked everyone with Tractor Supply and all of those gathered for the celebration. 

  • Memory Lane Antiquities opens with ribbon cutting

    Memory Lane Antiquities at 507 N. Roane St., Harriman, had a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration May 14, courtesy of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

    Attending are Pat Mynatt, Harriman City Council member Ken Mynatt, Jimbo Duncan, Harriman Mayor Chris Mason, owners Steffany and Ronnie Gilmore, Harriman City Council members Chase Tedder and Kenyon Mee, Philip Kelly and Heather Williams.