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Today's News

  • Red Cross going to one military contact number

    As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the military community, the American Red Cross is moving to a single telephone number for its emergency communication services.

    Beginning at 8 a.m. June 13, service members and their families can use one toll-free number — 877-272-7337 — to send an urgent message to a service member.

    “The Red Cross has always been there for us,” Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, said.

  • Midway High class of 1951 reunites

    Midway High School’s class of 1951 recently had their 60-year reunion in Whitestone Country Inn.

    Classmates attending are, front row from left, Ada Frank Woody Thompson, Mary Johnson Kimbell, John Kimbell; middle row, Nola Hall Francis, Christine Raley Matthews, Marie Mitchell White, Tiny Rose Creasman, Stella Huston Massey; and back row, Darrell Townsend, Joe Deatherage and Willie Rose Green.

  • Chamber members toast of the town

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on June 2 for its long-standing Chamber members.

    “It’s our way of saying thanks for your loyalty to the Chamber,” said Diana Knobloch, Chamber board chairwoman, during the event in The Roane Alliance building in Kingston.

    The reception honored those who have been Chamber members for more than 10 years with special certificates, cake and champagne.

  • Harbacks help hospital help community

    Roane Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility has been an important resource for the community for years and generous donations have helped it continue to be so.

    Manager Steve Oran said the facility sees about 500 people a week. It wouldn’t be possible to serve them so well without  generous donations of others, such as a recent one given by Rodney and Kay Harback in memory of Rodney’s late parents, Eddie and Mary Harback.

  • Rewards system to be luncheon topic

    The design and implementation of a nonmonetary reward system will be the topic during the next Roane County Employers’ Association lunch meeting.

    The meeting will start at noon June 14 in the faculty dining room on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Lunch is free to those attending for the first time. RSVP by calling 376-1790 by June 10.   

  • June 16 seminar to focus on 30-minute business plan

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a free June 16 workshop on the 30-minute business.

    The seminar will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in The Roane Alliance building at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    It is geared toward helping those who are currently in business and needing new direction for their company.

    In addition to direction, it can provide information for business owners who need to borrow money in order to achieve desired results.

  • Groves signs with Patriots

    Football coaches always love hard-nosed players that aren’t afraid of contact.

  • Summitt inducted into women's hall of fame

  • TWRA BOW events scheduled for June

    Applications are still being accepted for two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) events to be held in June.

  • Former Harriman council member Stout dead at 62

    Sandra Stout, one of Harriman’s more vocal and memorable former leaders in recent years, lost her lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday evening. She was 62.

    Stout, a member of Harriman City Council for a number of years, was on various boards and often took a tough look at some community issues. She was particularly opinionated on the Harriman Utility Board’s rates and often butted heads with other former officials.