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Today's News

  • Looking for a weekend hike? Try Rugby

    National Park Service rangers from Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are offering weekend hikes in Rugby through the end of September.

    The Meeting of the Waters hike each Saturday is a moderately difficult 2.3-mile loop.

    The trail begins by descending into the Clear Fork River gorge to the historic Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole.

    It continues along the Clear Fork River to the Meeting of the Waters where the Clear Fork is joined by White Oak Creek.

  • Wrestling, gospel music back for Labor Day fest

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    This year’s Hooray for Harriman will have all the ingredients that have people returning to Roane Street each year for Labor Day fun.

    Those ingredients include wrestling, and Tennessee Mountain Wrestling will be back at the Labor Day Festival on Monday, Sept. 1.

    Organizer Randy Ellis said the lineup for the wrestling, which begins at 4 p.m. includes K-Town Daddy Terry Landell; WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Bob Orton, father of current WWE wrestler Randy Orton; and former WCW champion Jimmy Golden.

  • Zaxby’s open in Roane

    Zaxby’s, a Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings and one of the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, celebrated the grand opening of its first Roane County location last week.

    The restaurant in Pinnacle Pointe in Harriman’s Midtown area celebrated by giving away a year of free meals to the first 100 guests.

    Harriman Zaxby’s restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

    It is the fourth Zaxby’s in Tennessee for licensees Gary and Mary Stuart.

  • Alliance Gala in Roane Nov. 8

    The Roane Alliance is making plans for its annual Gala — this year in Volkswagen Group of America in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    “Be a part of bringing The Roane Alliance’s biggest celebration home to Roane County,” said an Alliance email about this year’s event on Nov. 8.

    The park is in East Roane County off Interstate 40 exit 362.

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur, a top five finalist on “American Idol” in 2013, will perform during the event.

  • Aroma Café a diamond in the rough in nearby Maryville

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure is about Aroma Café ­— Cuban Food & Sandwiches, in Maryville.

    The destination was prompted by a movie, memories and recommendations by our son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Faye Poston.

    My wife, Carol, and I recently saw the movie Chef.

    The enjoyable comedy is about a professional chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and returns to his hometown of Miami.

  • Harriman Care gives back
  • Green development grants offered to city, county gov’t

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is once again partnering with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer a grant program designed to help local governments fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects.

    A total of $103,080 in grant funds will be available for allocation this year.

  • Watch for phone scammers claiming to be IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

    Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, approximately 1,100 victims have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

    “There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • RSCC extends hours to assist in registration

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes.

    Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

    Extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:

    • Monday, Aug. 18-Thursday, Aug. 21 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, Aug. 23 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 28 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Meet Rotary’s Academic Award winners

    Kingston Rotary Club recently honored its 2014 Academic Award winners from Cherokee Middle School, Midway Middle School, Midway High School and Roane County High School.

    Taking part in the presentation are, front row from left, Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, Emily Workman and Matthew Spellman, both of Cherokee Middle School; and back row, Aaron Woody of Midway High School and Kingston Rotarian Dave Reichle.