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  • Free program offers boost for women

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been taught they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.
    At no cost, the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea, Ky., offers those who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence.
    Applications are now being accepted for the winter 2012 session.  The session is Feb. 5-25; the deadline for application is Dec. 1.

  • Hospital cites eight physicians

    Roane Medical Center recently recognized its physicians for providing excellent patient care at the Harriman hospital.
    Several of the doctors recognized were awarded for their service at Roane Medical Center. Many have been with the hospital for 30 years and longer.
    Dr. Robert Hellmann Jr. was recognized for his 38 years of service as a general practice physician with Roane Medical Center.
    Also awarded were family practice physicians, Dr. Miriam Tedder for her 34 years of service and Dr. Dwight Willett for his 33 years.

  • Throttle Up TN may be the help you need to start up a business

    With a grant from Citi Foundation and a solid partnership with Pathway Lending, Tech 20/20’s Center for Entrepreneurial Growth is poised to help East Tennessee entrepreneurs start a company or move an existing small business to the next level.

  • Roane Medical hires Burns as new head of HR

    Elena Burns has joined the administrative staff of Roane Medical Center as the hospital’s human resource director.


    As human resource director, Burns will be responsible for providing professional human resource support for the nearly 350 employees at the Harriman hospital.


    She also will manage employee relations issues, advise and work directly with administrative staff and manage the volunteer services at the hospital.

  • Gifts help Imagination Library, ministry

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County community service organizations Roane Imagination Library Inc. and Luminary United Methodist Church's School Backpack Committee.

    VECustomers Share, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.8 million to various community-service organizations. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering the cooperative’s 17-county service area.

  • Vintage Salon now open for business in Rockwood

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce member Vintage Salon at 700 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, recently had a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    Owners Wendy and Brenda Garrett offer hairstyling for women and men, manicures and pedicures.

    Participating in the festivities are Chamber representatives, front row from left, Christie Carr, Jenny Tippens, Brenda and Wendy Garrett of Vintage Salon, Kathy Parks; and back row, Lena Bennett, Shawn Human and Tenika Colyer.

    Call Vintage Salon at 354-9050 for details.

  • Out to Lunch: Promise of New Brewery chili has him longing for fall

    By Bethel Poston

  • Smooth transition for new DOE contractor

    URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC took over the environmental cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation for the U.S. Department of Energy last Monday after a safe, three-month transition.

    The company, known as UCOR. is headquartered in Roane County at East Tennessee Technology Park (formerly K-25 Site), where most of the cleanup efforts will be centered.

  • New hospitalist now on staff at Roane Medical

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, welcomes Dr. Diane Petrilla as the newest physician to the hospital’s evolving hospitalist program.

    “Dr. Petrilla’s experience and expertise in inpatient care will help support our efforts in effectively administering quality, personalized care for each patient during their stay with us,” said Jim Gann, Roane Medical Center president and chief administrative officer.

    As a hospitalist, Petrilla specializes in inpatient care and is trained in family practice.

  • New look for Harriman Care and Rehab

     Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center recently completed a renovation designed to improve the experience of its residents.

    The building, at 240 Hannah Road, now has a new trach unit, a rehabilitation gym and private suites.

    The work included new floors, refaced cabinets, a remodeled dining room and a fresh coat of
    paint.

    Outside, the property has new landscaping and a three-hole golf putting green in the courtyard area as part of “Rehab Resort.”