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  • Miller honored as year’s rising chiropractor

    The Tennessee Chiropractic Association honored Dr. Jude A. Miller of Kingston as Rising Chiropractor of the Year at its recent annual convention in Murfreesboro.

    Presented to a Tennessee chiropractor within his first 10 years of practice, the Rising Chiropractor of the Year is an individual who has contributed time and talent to the TCA, the chiropractic profession and his community.

    “Our association is excited to present this award to Dr. Miller,” said Tiffany Stevens, executive director of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.

  • Renaissance Festival site officially opened
  • ORNL Credit Union unveils new app

    ORNL Federal Credit Union has launched Focus Money Manager, a highly integrated personal finance application, available on desktop and mobile devices.

    The app offers a tool for its more than 160,000 members across East Tennessee to view and manage their finances all in one place.

    “We are focused on helping our members realize a healthy relationship with their money,” said Tommy Smith, chief marketing officer at ORNL Federal Credit Union.

  • State road projects back on track

    Scheduled improvements for Hwy. 27 in Roane and Morgan counties from State Route 61 in Harriman to south of Whetstone Road in Morgan County are still scheduled, said state Sen. Ken Yager.

    The four-laning work is back on track after a delay in the project.

    The delay was due to the expiration of federal funds under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, which governs federal surface transportation spending.

  • Fifty years of royalty at Roane County High
  • Harriman manager ‘historic’ move

    Kevin Helms, the former city manager of Oak Hill near Nashville, has been offered the same job for Harriman.

    Harriman City Council voted to approve a contract for Helms to be its first city manager at its special-called meeting Tuesday.

    “I’m excited about moving forward,” said Councilman Chris Ahler.

    “It is a historic moment for the city of Harriman, and I think it is the right way to go ...” said Councilman Ken Mynatt.

    Some council members did squabble with the price of bringing Helms there.

  • New director for county’s ambulance department

    Timothy W. Suter, a paramedic with Rural/Metro in Knox County, has been hired to serve as Roane County’s ambulance director.

    “We’ve just kind of been limping along here for a while, so we were ready to make this decision,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Roane County hasn’t had someone whose sole responsibility has been to serve as ambulance director since Gloria Wright was removed from the position three years ago. Howie Rose and Scott Stout each oversaw the service, but had other duties for Roane County.

  • Kingston expects tight belts at TDOT

    Kingston City Council signed off on the state’s Roane County Major Thoroughfare proposal at its October council session.

    But what the plan will mean for Kingston is still an open question.

    Kingston Mayor Troy Beets said the Tennessee Department of Transportation has been looking at long-term road issues for counties all over the state. TDOT representatives recently made a 30-minute presentation to local officials, based on a “very detailed study.”

  • Physician’s assistant faces drug charges

    A Knox County physician’s assistant was arrested following a traffic stop in Roane County last week.

    Joe M. Braden is charged with manufacturing/possession of a controlled substance for resale, possession of marijuana and DUI.

    His address was listed 7701 Corryton Road in Corryton — also the address for Braden Family Medicine.

    According to the warrant, Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John Mayes received a call about a possible drunk driver on Interstate 40. Mayes said the vehicle was driving in the middle of the road.