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Today's News

  • New clinic opening on Devonia Street

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Harriman’s Devonia Street was once bustling with health-care providers who wanted their practices close to the hospital.

    That all changed when Covenant Health built a new facility for Roane Medical Center. While others abandoned offices to again be near the hospital, a pair of Harriman women are taking advantage of one of the empty buildings to realize a longtime dream.

  • Maker Space Incubator’s latest add-on

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on Roane State Community College’s Cumberland County campus will have a grand opening for its new Maker Space from 10 a.m. to noon CDT April 8.

    The campus and Incubator are at 2569 Cook Road, Crossville.

    A Maker Space provides the equipment and tools entrepreneurs need to develop prototype products.

    The incubator received a $50,000 prize last fall to create the space. The prize was awarded through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition.

  • Simply Sweet Bakery a dandy way to spend a lunch hour

    The name – Simply Sweet Bakery – doesn’t sound like a place I would normally go to write an “Out To Lunch” article.

    Several folks have told me recently they enjoyed eating sandwiches, soups and salads (in addition to bakery items) at Simply Sweet Bakery’s new location in Harriman.

    Owners Mike Borman and Brad Jones moved their bakery-eatery to the 431 N. Roane St. last November. The previous location was in Rockwood’s Gateway Center, near the driver’s license office.

  • Dollar General open on Gallaher Road

    Dollar General Store has opened its newest Roane County location at 764 Gallaher Road in Kingston.

    “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.

    “We hope our Kingston customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

  • Preserving graves of Revolutionary War vets to be group’s discussion

    Retired Anderson County teacher Fred Eiler will discuss preserving the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. April 9 in Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road.

    Eiler has spent his entire life in Oak Ridge. His parents came to the “Secret City” in the summer of 1943.

    His father, Joseph David Eiler, worked as a machinist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and his mother, Anna Mae Johnson Eiler, was a housewife.

  • Knoxville tributes mark East Tenn. role in Civil War

    The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Series will conclude April 30-May 3 in Knoxville.

    A highlight of this year’s event, an annual series that began in 2010, is the Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee.

    East Tennessee and Knoxville played pivotal roles at the end of the Civil War as Union and Confederate struggled to reconstruct and find reconciliation after the war.

    The Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee will have four days of programming focused on reconstruction, reconciliation and rebirth of a nation.

  • Illnesses thought rooted at Fort Mac

    By FREDDY GROVES

    King Features Syndicate

    We have another Camp LeJeune on our hands.

    Veterans who served at the U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina have been getting sick for decades. So have their children.

    Now we have Fort McClellan, the Army chemical school in Alabama, and the stories are coming out: PCBs, radiation, depleted uranium, mustard gas and more ... leading to cancer, arthritis, autoimmune disease, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia and multiple miscarriages.

  • Keep eyes, mind on the road when driving

    In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is warning drivers to avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

    Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians.

  • Harriman softball squeaks by Rockwood

    The Lady Devils of Harriman looked to defend their home clay against Rockwood after losing to the Lady Tigers earlier in the week.

    Neither pitcher, Marilyn Franklin of Harriman or Baylee Young of Rockwood, could find their groove as they were both pulled from the game. Neither of their reliefs could keep runs off the board either, as the game ended with Harriman squeaking by Rockwood, 10-9.

    Rockwood got its offense going in a hurry as its first two batters reached base and eventually came around to score.

  • Midway baseball picks up wins over Cosby

    After a postponement Monday at Cosby, the Eagles were invited to play a doubleheader Tuesday at Midway. Now, they may wish they had declined on the invite.

    The Green Waves won both ends of the double header, 10-3 in the first game and 11-1 in the second.

    Midway improved to 6-3 with the five inning wins.

    The Eagles showed up with their bats ready in the first game. Midway’s top pitcher Zach Edwards walked the first two batters and then allowed a double to score the two runs. A single scored the third Cosby run before Edwards settled down.