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Today's News

  • Harriman survives Coalfield's upset bid, 74-67

    For three quarters Saturday night it looked like Harriman’s dreams of a return trip to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament would end at the hands of Coalfield in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Lots of work involved in new catering venture

    Hungarian chef Andras Bartha lays the foundation for his new Kingston business, Caramella Catering.

    The business will be in the former Blue Moon Café near Kingston City Park.

    Bartha plans to set up cooking classes and different events each month.

    He also plans on having a sidewalk bistro during the summer with premade lunches for Watts Bar Lake visitors and a European-style market at Christmas.

    “I think I’m making something really good for the community,” he said.

  • OR plant workers part of cancer scanning

    Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge are among the 10,000 who have received low-dose CT scans to detect early-stage lung cancer.
    The scans are part of the Worker Health Protection Program, a medical surveillance program for U.S. Department of Energy workers.
    A recent national study confirmed that low-dose CT scans can prevent death from lung cancer in high-risk individuals.
    Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge’s K-25 Site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 facilities continue to be offered this medical screening technology at no cost.

  • Course to certify sellers of food in domestic kitchen

    Individuals who use a domestic kitchen to prepare, manufacture and sell food to the public can ensure their facilities meet Tennessee Department of Agriculture regulations through an upcoming course presented by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Food Science Technology and UT Extension faculty.
    Domestic Kitchen: Tennessee Food Safety Certification will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 in the Ed Jones Auditorium of Ellington Agricultural Center at 440 Hogan Road, Nashville.

  • DOE to test sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested March 2 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.

  • Residents and city officials grumble about condition of county property

    Overgrown conditions at a residential county-owned property in Harriman has one neighbor miffed.

    The resident complained last week to Harriman City Council that he finds it hypocritical for the county to not maintain its property at 420 Clifty St. while arresting others for the same thing.

    Helen Hayes was jailed by the county in recent months for failing to clean up her Bluff Road property.

    According to information at www.assessment.state.tn.us, Roane County owns four properties on the street, including 420 Clifty St.

  • Rockwood may redo water board

    Could Rockwood leaders appoint a new Water, Natural Gas and Sewer Board merely months after disbanding one?

    That’s among the hot-button topics on the Rockwood City Council agenda today.

    Also up for discussion is the evaluation of applications to fill the general manager’s position for the three city-operated utilities.

  • 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.

    Joshua L. Donalson, violation of driver license, light law and financial responsibility May 5. Dismissed June 25, cost to state.

    Paul W. Fortener, violation of driver license May 5. Dismissed June 25, cost to state.

    Myra K. Ingram, financial responsibility May 8. Guilty as charged June 25, convicted.

  • Meth lab cleanup could be going up

    The cost to clean up meth labs could fall on local governments.

    “There’s no more grant money,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said last week.

    Tommy Farmer, director of the Tennessee Meth Task Force, said the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had been providing state and local law enforcement agencies with the funding to clean up methamphetamine labs.

    Farmer said that money has now gone away.  

  • Congressman takes tour of Y-12 facilities

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, toured the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge earlier this month with Tom D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Taking part in the congressman’s first visit to the facilities are, from left, Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12 LLC; Fleischmann; D’Agostino; and Ted Sherry, manager of NNSA’s Y-12 Site Office.

    Y-12 is operated for NNSA by B&W Y-12, a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel National.