Today's News

  • HUB renovation of Regions ongoing

    Harriman Utility Board is renovating the former Regions Bank building at 200 North Roane Street, with plans to relocate to the building in the spring.

    The utility’s current headquarters, directly next door, was built in 1950.

    While it has a memorable history, age, expansion of services and increased maintenance cost prompted the need for renovation or relocation.

  • Topwater time for Tennessee bass fishing

    Chilly autumn mornings and vibrant foliage mark a magical season for sports enthusiasts across the Valley.

    And for a Tennessee River angler, a school of shallow-running shad can be as exhilarating as a throwing a Hail Mary pass into an end zone. In each case, there’s a potential for a big score.

    Yes, it’s topwater time on the Tennessee — the wonderful fish-slamming window where amateur and professional anglers can dance topwater lures across the surface to take advantage of bass feeding frenzies.

  • Roane State holds trunk or treat, haunted house

    Roane State Community College will have a number of Halloween events on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for the young and young at heart.

    The college’s annual trunk or treat event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the student parking lot at the Roane County campus.

    It is open to children ages 12 and under.

    The Roane State Community College Music Department is also joining in on the fun with a haunted house.

    It will also be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the O’Brien Theatre, also on the Roane County campus.

  • RPD identifies Walmart thief

    Rockwood police have identified a man who allegedly stole nearly $4,000 worth of electronics from Walmart last month.

    According to the initial report, the suspect entered the store around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 15.

    While in the electronics department, he reportedly broke the lock on the security cabinet that contained the Bluetooth speakers, headphones and computers.

  • Veteran honored with flag to fly at Jamestowne Assisted Living

    The family of veteran Ed Collins will dedicate a flagpole in honor of their father, a current resident at Jamestowne Assisted Living in Kingston during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

    James E Collins served in the army from April 24, 1943, until Feb. 1, 1945.

    He served in the 36th Infantry Division, 143 Infantry Regiment, H Company.

    He was a combat veteran in the European Theater and was wounded in Italy in 1944.

    He spent nine months in several different military hospitals.

  • Walmsley offering free dental care to needy vets

    LakeView Dental Arts and dentist James D. Walmsley will be providing free dental care to help veterans on Friday Nov. 16.

    It’s the second year that Walmsley and the office have offered this service to veterans.

    Smiles For FREEdom is an opportunity to provide free dental services for an entire day to veterans and members of our armed services.

    Last year, over 25 veterans were served by the doctors and staff at LakeView Dental Arts.

    This is the first year LakeView Dental Arts has used the Smiles For FREEdom format to assist veterans.

  • Roane County’s Armes joining Jason Hines & Associates firm

    The Law Office of Jason R. Hines & Associates announce the addition to its staff of Nick Armes, a general practice attorney from Oak Ridge.

    Armes will provide clients throughout Roane, Morgan, Anderson, Knox and surrounding counties with representation and a variety of legal services.

    Nick brings more than five years of legal experience to the firm as well as strong knowledge in the legal practice areas of family law, estate planning, divorce and separation, child custody and support, adoption, civil and criminal law.

  • While Sears struggles, locally owned store is planning for the long haul

    The decision by Sears Holding Group to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week will not affect the Sears Hometown Store in Harriman.

    A sign on the door of the Sears store on South Roane St. said

    “Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. is not part of the bankruptcy filing by Sears Holdings Corporation.”

    The sign on the door said the store is a national retailer focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware.

  • Roane, others see decrease in unemployment rates for Sept.

    Newly released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates in September 2018, when compared to the previous month.

    Rates decreased in 70 counties across Tennessee, remained the same in 15 counties, and 10 counties experienced a slight increase in unemployment.

    Roane County tracked with the majority of counties, with unemployment dropping slightly from 4.4 percent in August to 4.3 percent in September.