Today's News

  • Low on umps, show goes on

    It’s a problem not just in Roane County it’s across Tennessee and the nation.

    The sharp decline in officials at high school sporting events has been a problem for some time now, but it’s just a step from becoming noticeable.

    That’s the problem facing the Oak Ridge and Clinch Mountain Baseball Association, the organization responsible for staffing the various baseball and softball games not just in Roane County, but also throughout the area.

  • Tennessee Coalition for Open Government: Government business is not a trade secret

    By Deborah Fisher

    Government officials have found an effective way to keep secrets, especially when they don’t want taxpayers and voters to know about sweetheart deals with favored businesses.

    It works something like this.

    First, the government officials sign a non-disclosure agreement with the business that says that anything in an upcoming government contract with the business could be considered proprietary, a trade secret or otherwise confidential information of the business, and not disclosable under Tennessee Public Records law.

  • Workshop gives small biz finance tips

    On Saturday, April 6, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE will host a free workshop on financial assistance options for small businesses.

    Come learn about SBA and USDA loan programs to assist in starting, operating, maintaining, or expanding a small business.

    The workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at The Roane Alliance.

    For more information and to register, please access: http://ow.ly/w1rx30nYgL6

  • Y-12 shows engineering is for girls

    The Y-12 National Security Complex is helping to open doors and close the gender gap in engineering fields.

    Y-12 recently hosted its eighth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering (IGTE) at the site’s New Hope Center.

    The one-day event, held in conjunction with Engineers Week, gave young female students an opportunity to discover and explore science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) careers alongside Y-12 and Uranium Processing Facility Project scientists and engineers.


    A recent study shows the most successful women surround themselves with other women, and a program coordinated by the Roane Chamber is doing just that.

    The Chamber held its first session of the 2019 Women’s Executive Program at Greenwood School last week.

    The first speaker to present a talk was Danice Turpin, director of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman, who spoke on the importance of mentors and mentoring others.

  • Mobile food pantry coming to Midtown

    The Second Harvest Food Bank will have its mobile foods pantry at Midtown Elementary beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30.

    Food is distributed to first come, first served and the pantry will remain at the location until all the food is gone.

    Midtown Elementary is at 2830 Roane State Hwy.

    This food pantry is sponsored by TVA and coordinated by Compassion Ministries and Family Resource Center of Roane County Schools.

    For information contact Nancy Chrisman 882-3700 ext. 1908 or Craig Freeman at 466-0481.

  • Harriman makes plans for the future with strategic plan

    By Richard Evans

    The Harriman City Council adopted a new strategic plan last Tuesday.

    “The strategic plan allows you the opportunity to come together as a group and take a look at the strengths within your community, which you can build upon,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

    “It also gives you an opportunity to look at where you may be lacking and be able to focus on those areas.”

    Having all the players together is a vital part of the planning meeting.

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  • Going With the Flo: Religion, morality needed in our country

    By Flo Charles

    Have you noticed that a group of accused liars in our Congress are asking a convicted liar if he’s telling the truth as they attempt to set the stage for Trump’s destruction, which is their goal?

    The partisan ideology blocks contradicting evidence, revealing the heart. The heart of the problem is the problem in the heart. We have forgotten God!

    In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court stated, “Religion, morality and knowledge are necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty and the happiness of mankind.”