Today's News

  • VEC helps Operation REACH, others
  • Contract managers to meet

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon Nov. 6.
    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Jan Zeigler, South Carolina customer service director for the General Service Administration, will discuss “GSA Solutions.”
    Lunch for $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
    Those planning to
    attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-
    483-9332 by 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

  • Workshops aim to help small-business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer free workshops this week for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
    Two workshops are planned for Nov. 5. “How to Do Business With the Government” will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The Small Business Administration’s 8a Business Development Program will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Two additional workshops will be on Nov. 8. A small-business start-up seminar will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with a session on funding a business from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Skidmore to attend program

    Harriman City Clerk Angela Skidmore has been chosen to attend  the Local Government Leadership Program through the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service.
    The program aims to help government officials enhance their leadership knowledge and skills to fulfill their leadership roles more effectively.
    Those attending will participate in discussions about innovative ways to solve community problems and hear about effective leadership practices.
    Skidmore has been city clerk since 2009.

  • Big Roane County welcome for Santak Waste Services
  • Volkswagen teams up with Dunn Center

    When Volkswagen Group of America’s South East Region Distribution Center recently needed assistance assembling cardboard parts bins, Senior Manager John Kutz knew who to call.
    “When John told us about his needs and desire to help the community, I immediately thought of the Michael Dunn Center,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance.
    The Michael Dunn Center provides quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Harriman Happenings, Nov. 4

    Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of James Ed Bazel, who recently passed away.
    Memorial services were for him last Monday at Kyker Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Hale officiated.
    James was the son of the late Carrie Bel Bazel.
    Kortney Sanders and his brother Cameron from Chattanooga spent their fall breaks with their grandparents, Jill and Keith Johnson.
    Christian Sanders spent two days with Carolyn and Herbert Griffin. Christian is 2 years old and the son of Richard and Lindsay Sanders of Knoxville.

  • Special bowling for special people

    Jasmyn Stinnett stares intently, bowling ball in hand.
    “Let’s go, Jasmyn!” cheered Ericka Pesterfield, who said Jasmyn is one of her best friends.
    Jasmyn, however, wasn’t happy with her efforts.
    She snuggled on the lap of her mother, Sophia Stinnett, in the crowded seats around Tri-City Lanes in Midtown.
    “I need to work on my bowling skills,” Jasmyn said plaintively.
    “You have awesome bowling skills,” Sophia Stinnett assured her daughter.

  • Be wary of callers claiming to be IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
    Victims are told they owe money to the IRS. and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.
    If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license.
    In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

  • State veterans affairs head to speak at Rockwood BPW

    Tennessee Commissioner for Veterans Affairs Many-Bears Grinder will be the guest speaker for the Rockwood Business and Professional Women’s meeting on Nov. 19.
    The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in Victorian Square at 214 S. Chamberlain Ave.
    Dinner will be $10 per person. Reservations are required no later than Nov. 8 and many be made by calling Gladys at Victorian Square at 354-1133.