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Today's News

  • DOE to test sirens today

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, July 6, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Program REACHes for new head

     

  • Boat ramp condition rankles residents

     

  • Roane part of Retire Tennessee program

    Roane County has met the criteria to join Retire Tennessee, the state’s retiree recruitment program.
    Roane, Maury and Warren counties were announced by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty as the newest counties in the 13 that are part of the active Retire Tennessee program.

  • Jackets, Devils win tourney openers

    After finishing first and second in sub district play, the Harriman and Kingston All-Stars picked up right where they left off Friday evening in the opening round of the Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament in Sweetwater.

  • Roane teams suffer tough Saturday in A tournament

    Despite a late rally, the Harriman A All-Stars dropped a 10-8 heartbreaker to the Sweetwater All-Stars Saturday afternoon. 

    Harriman got on the board first with a RBI single by Nick Pelfrey, but Sweetwater scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-1.

  • Tigers still alive in AA tourney

    The Rockwood AA All-Stars staved off elimination twice Saturday in the District 8 AA Tournament at Tellico Plains. 

  • Rockwood Sonic up for national games

    Rockwood’s Sonic-Drive-In crew is one of top 300 stores in the nation in the Dr Pepper Sonic Games, an annual competition recognizing the top Sonic Drive-ins in the country.
    Restaurant workers will learn soon if it is one of the top 48. Those finalists will be whittled down to the coveted top 12, which will participate in September’s Dr Pepper Sonic Games national finals.
    “They announce on a weekly basis through July. They do it zone by  zone,” said manager Dwan Garrett of the announcement of who is on the top 48.

  • Roane jobless rate down, but higher than ’10

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development statistics released last month indicate that Roane County’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in May.
    The 8.3 percent rate, however, is half a percent higher than last year, when the state reported the county’s jobless rate at 7.8 percent.
    A state ranking of the 10 counties with the lowest unemployment rates no longer includes Roane County, although both Washington and Cheatham counties, respectively in the No. 9 and 10 slots, also report an 8.3 percent May jobless rate.

  • Study ranks Tenn. 18th in business appeal

    Tennessee tied for 18th with Florida in CNBC’s latest rankings of the top states for business.
    Three states that border Tennessee — Virginia (No. 1), North Carolina (No. 3) and Georgia (No. 4) ranked in the top 5.
    “We scored all 50 states on 43 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness,” CNBC senior correspondent Scott Cohn wrote about the rankings.