Today's News

  • Credit union gathers wooly wear to warm kids

    It was four years ago when Enrichment Federal Credit Union in Kingston began collecting gloves, scarves and hats for needy Roane County children.

    “It keeps getting bigger and bigger,” said manager Becky Woody.

    The credit union collected more than 1,200 items in 2011. And collections are well under way this year.

    Late last week, items piled along multiple tables ranged from simple mittens to handcrafted items.

    Enrichment staff members will add to the collection by purchasing additional wintery items.

  • Woodward Tech Center’s top volunteer

    Paul Woodward, center, Central City Heating and Air owner, is honored as Volunteer of the Year for 2012-13 at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman.

    Center Director Danice Turpin, left, and industrial maintenance instructor Ed Reed make the presentation.

    Reed nominated Woodward for the honor, commending him for the many donations of training materials he has provided for the class and for going into the industrial maintenance classroom to assist the students in the understanding of HVAC units.

  • Rural America has a positive impact on jobs

    By Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary
    Every day I am reminded of the many ways in which the work of rural America impacts all of us. Rural America provides us with a clean environment, opportunities to get outdoors, greater energy security, and a safe and abundant food supply that’s the envy of the world.

    From our smallest towns to our biggest cities, work ongoing today in rural America has a tremendously positive effect for the United States.

    Perhaps most important, rural America is driving job growth across our nation.

  • Property Transfers: Oct. 1-9, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 1-9:
    • From Craig R. Allen, Kenneth Roberts and Cortina Roberts to Green Tree Servicing LLC by trustee’s deed, Squairs Addition, Lot 16, $28,101.01.

    • From Lois A. Addington and Robert M. Addington Estate to George T. Rice and Judy A. Rice by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Bella Mara Estates, Tract 2 Winton Chapel, Lot 8, $20,000.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 17

    The Music Department of Roane County Schools presented Roane County High School and Cherokee Middle School bands last Sunday, Dec. 9. The sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grades and high school bands were the best. This Christmas concert was well attended. A great number of people had to stand, because all stands were full. This was my first time attending. I was guest of my friends, Nora and Mark Hightower of Oliver Springs. Their daughter Molly, played drums in the high school band. They all were great.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Dec. 17

    For December we’ve had some nice weather.

    A few showers and a wind storm Friday night blew down big trees out in the western part of Tennessee.

    The temperatures dropped to below normal after being above normal for most of December.

    Visiting me on Wednesday were Nina Swafford from Fairfield Glade and Carrie Dukes, baby Ava Claire and Owen from Crossville.

    They didn’t stay long, as baby Claire was fretful.

  • Celebrate Recovery to meet

    Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based support group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday on the third floor of Kingston First Baptist Church.

    The next meeting will be on Dec. 18.

    Call either David Bell at 696-2284 or Hope Gibson at 250-6966 for details.

  • MMS swept at Greenback

    Monday was a tough day for the Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Waves as both squad suffered defeats at Greenback.

  • HMS edges Bobcats

    While there may not have been an abundance of points, the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils managed to hold off the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats Thursday night by a 22-19 margin. 

  • MMS tops Spring City in OT, 41-40

    It took a little longer than expected, but the Midway Middle School Green Wave won at Spring City in overtime Thursday night, 41-40.