Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings: April 28

    Tri-County Ministerial Association’s Good Friday worship was at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.

    Tri-County president is the Rev. Willie Gallaher.

    This service was at 6:30 a.m. Speaker for the Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross were the Rev. James Guthrie, the Rev. Paul Taylor, the Rev. Willie Gallaher, the Rev. Jesse Williams, Elder Leander Blackmore, Elder James Knaff and the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Reader for the Word was the Rev. Brady Springs.

  • Lowe’s deal to protect from lead pollution

    Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

    The U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency reported the company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of the RRP Rule.

  • Employment outlook continues to brighten

    The job front continues to look better in Roane County and the state.
    Both posted a 7 percent unemployment rate in March, a decrease of 0.3 points, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    In Roane County, that means 24,070 workers in the county’s 25,900 labor force were employed during the month.

    Things were bleaker last March. In 2013, both the county and state had jobless rates of 8.4 percent.

    The U.S. unemployment rate in March was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percent.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Chomp on gator, other Cajun goodies at Bayou Bay

    I called to ask our Pease Furniture friends to join us for an “Out to Lunch” adventure at Bayou Bay Seafood House.

    “That’s one of Jerry’s favorite South Knoxville places to eat,” Mickey Pease said. “He really like their gumbo.”

    Bayou Bay is at 7117 Chapman Hwy. in a colorful blue building.

    Gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. It’s made with strongly flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener and seasoning vegetables.

  • Henry’s big day leads Jackets past Meigs County, 10-8


    Kingston’s Dakota Henry hit two doubles and smashed a home run in leading the Yellow Jackets to a high-scoring 10-8 victory over Meigs County Thursday evening at Southwest Point’s Legion Field.

  • Jackets pull away from Devils



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  • Tigers roll past Bobcats, 7-0


    The Rockwood Tigers soccer team put together a solid performance Thursday evening in rolling to a 7-0 victory at Oliver Springs’ D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Goldston fires perfect game past Greenback


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to Greenback Thursday evening and hammered the Lady Cherokees in a doubleheader by scores of 11-0 and 16-0.

    Lady Devil pitcher Haley Goldston put on a show Thursday as she tossed a perfect game in game one and followed that with a one-hitter in game two.

  • Jackets ease by Oliver Springs, 2-1


    The Kingston Yellow Jackets had to rally from a 1-0 deficit Wednesday evening to pick up a 2-1 victory at Oliver Springs’ D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Lady Waves struggle against Grace Christian pitching


    After being no-hit eight days earlier at Grace Christian, the Midway Lady Green Waves still could not figure out Grace Christian pitcher Jessica Webb as Webb struck out 15 Lady Waves and the Lady Rams swept the season series with a 5-0 win Wednesday at Midway.