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  • Amedysis program aims to help patients with swallowing disorders

    The simple act of swallowing is something people take for granted.

    Yet every year, an estimated 10 million Americans are diagnosed with swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia.

    Nearly all dementia patients develop dysphagia, and swallowing disorders are associated with stroke, progressive neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, as well as respiratory and other medical conditions.

  • Leadership Roane County makes capitol visit

    Members of the current Leadership Roane County class meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, front row center left, and state Sen. Ken Yager, front row center right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee Capitol.

  • Harriman Rotary makes significant pledge to hospital

     Harriman Rotary Club has pledged $135,000 to support the “One Community. One Hospital.” campaign for Roane Medical Center.

    “The opportunity presented for our club to make a lasting impact on the lives of our community through this gift was a perfect fit for us,” said Brantley Rivers, president of the Harriman Rotary Club.

    The contribution will provide for the equipping, furnishing and ongoing support of a community education and resource center in the new hospital.

  • Reddick new RMC pharmacist

    Ryan Reddick has joined the Roane Medical Center staff and pharmacy department.

    As a clinical pharmacist, Reddick will work closely with Roane Medical Center physicians, advising them on the prescription of correct drug dosages and possible side effects.

    In addition, he also will assist patients with any concerns regarding drugs prescribed.

    Reddick also will work with the medical staff in choosing the safest, most efficacious and most cost-effective medications to ensure positive patient outcomes.

  • UCOR, tech park get green kudos

    Most people in the area are aware of the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up legacy contamination, much of it dating back to World War II and the Cold War.

    DOE wants the work done in an environmentally friendly way, such as by using products and materials that use less energy and that can be recycled, thus generating less waste.

    The DOE Office of Sustainability Support helps DOE sites such as East Tennessee Technology Park set goals and recognizes sites and contractors that achieve them.

  • Workshop to help with starting up new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Wells Fargo open for business in Kingston

    Helping welcome Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to Kingston during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration last week are, front row from left, Darrell Williams of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce; Kingston Mayor Troy Beets; Wells Fargo employees Fred Washington, Brenda Sullivan, LeAnne Grigsby, and Cindy Greene; Johnny Griffin, Jan Treadway, Brenda Murphy; and back row, Mike Barkley and Kent Calfee.

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is at 900 N. Kentucky St. Call 376-4235 for details.

  • Out to Lunch: Jacob Myers has picturesque scenery, good food

    Our first trip to the Strawberry Festival in Dayton was a fun adventure. As Kingston Jaycee president (1959-60), along with my wife, Carol, we chauffeured Nancy Henry, our candidate for Strawberry Queen, to the Festival.

    Harriman Ford let us borrow a new convertible for Nancy’s ride in the Strawberry Festival’s parade.

    Nancy is the sister of Kingston’s Jim Henry, former Tennessee state representative and currently Tennessee’s Commissioner for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

  • Home & Garden Show 2012
  • Unemployment extended benefits to end April 12

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making preparations to suspend unemployment benefits for claimants in the Extended Benefit program.

    More than 10,000 claimants who are in the last 20 of 99 weeks available will receive their last benefit
    payment the week of April 12.

    The Extended Benefit program is triggered on and off by the health of Tennessee’s unemployment rate. The trigger rate is based on a “look-back” provision of three years.