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  • Woman found hours after she fell in home

    A 96-year-old Rockwood woman was found hours after she had fallen when a Good Samaritan who thought she heard a faint cry for help notified Rockwood police.

    The helpful woman was at Tom Fuller Park (also known as Rockwood Beach) when she thought she heard the cry for help.

    Unsure of what she was hearing, she notified police.

    Rockwood Officer Kendall Mitchell responded and was able to locate the origin of the sound.

  • BIG Transformation

    Rockwood’s Animal Shelter remains closed, but it’s a far cry from the small, dark block building it once was.

    When it reopens, visitors will see a transformed facility.

    “I’m hoping by the middle or end of July (to be open),” said Mark Neeley, the city’s animal control and codes enforcement officer.

    He’s been instrumental in many of the improvements at the shelter, and city officials and community members have noticed.

  • Proposals sought for Healthy Living grants

    Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is accepting proposals for its Community Contribution Program, which will award funds for healthy living initiatives in East Tennessee.

    The deadline for the proposals is Aug. 1.

    Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and regional government entities that are considered nonprofit and serve Roane, Knox, Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Sevier and Union counties.

  • Emergency notification sign-ups start

    The Roane County Office of Emergency Services is kicking off its new community emergency notification program that will help authorities contact individual community members personally in the case of a community emergency, such as severe weather or an active shooter.

    Visit www.Hyper-Reach.com/tnroanesignup.html to register.

  • Kiwanis dissolves Roane County club, gives Michael Dunn remaining funds

    Michael Dunn Center was selected as the recipient of a large gift from the Kiwanis Club of Roane County.
    The chapter, presided over by Fran Puckett, made the decision to donate any remaining funds to the Michael Dunn Center upon the club’s dissolution.

    “We wanted this money to make a difference in our community. That is why we thought of Michael Dunn Center” said Danice Turpin, director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman, and a Kiwanis member.

  • Harriman Fire, HUB in midst of flushing, testing fire hydrants

    Harriman Fire Department, in partnership with Harriman Utility Board, is presently conducting its annual flushing and hydrant water pressure testing.
    The flushing and testing may cause water to appear cloudy or rusty looking.
    Water customers are asked to refrain from using water for a short time when the testing is in progress.
    Letting water run for a short time should clear it up. The testing is a vital process.
     

  • DEALS & WHEELS
  • Harriman Police Chief on paid leave after accusations

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle has been placed on paid administrative leave as an investigation into anonymous allegations is conducted. 

    Check out Monday's Roane County News for more on this ongoing story.

  • Business Is Berry Good

    When Terry and Vickey Skeen married in 2001, they began looking for a way to supplement their income when they retired.

    They came up with Honeys Blueberry Farm, a farm on Kingston Highway between Kingston and Loudon where customers can pick their own blueberries.

    “In 2003, we started looking for a farm,” Vickey Skeen said. “We were looking for a farm and a place where he could hunt. That was his dream. We looked all around. Some places were too expensive and some were not in a good location. We found this place in a real estate book.

  • Business Is Berry Good

    When Terry and Vickey Skeen married in 2001, they began looking for a way to supplement their income when they retired.

    They came up with Honeys Blueberry Farm, a farm on Kingston Highway between Kingston and Loudon where customers can pick their own blueberries.

    “In 2003, we started looking for a farm,” Vickey Skeen said. “We were looking for a farm and a place where he could hunt. That was his dream. We looked all around. Some places were too expensive and some were not in a good location. We found this place in a real estate book.