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Today's News

  • Rising higher — but why?
  • Labyrinth dedicated to City of Kingston
  • ‘Struggling’ student wins spot in nationals

    Roane County High School senior Cynthia Cole, 19, will compete in the National Health Occupational Students of America competition in Anaheim, Calif., in June.
    Cole placed third in the First Responders Rescue Breathing course at the state competition in Nashville Feb. 28-March 2.
    She is the only student from Roane County competing at the national level.
    “It’s a surprise,” Cole said. “I never really thought I would do something like this, but I am, so it’s very exciting.”

  • Pickering honored by TSWBA
  • Old West shootout coming to Oak Ridge

    An old west shooting match will draw steely-eyed cowboys and cowgirls from some 20 states to Oak Ridge, April 7–9, to compete in the annual “Smoky Mountain Shoot-Out” at the Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association.

  • Saturday baseball no fun for Midway

    The Coalfield Yellow Jackets put the runs on the board early and often en route to a 12-2 win Saturday afternoon under ominous skies at Coalfield. 

    Midway had the bases juiced in the top of the first inning, but was unable to capitalize. 

  • Roane Medical launches digital mammography unit

    The Women’s Center at Roane Medical Center has gone digital with the debut of its new, advanced mammography screening unit.
    “We are thrilled to offer patients digital mammograms, as we know mammograms continue to be one of the most important tools for early detection of breast cancer,” said Wanda Diden, lead mammography technologist for the Harriman-based hospital.
    “The new technology is going to provide great benefits for not only our patients, but for our physicians and staff as well,” Diden added.
    The new digital unit will provide enhanced comfort and quicker services for patients.

  • Chamber plans 65th annual banquet

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 65th year, is scheduled for April 29 in Whitestone Country Inn on Roane County’s Watts Bar Lake.
    The annual banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction. A four-course gourmet meal and the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards will follow.
    “This is the premier Chamber event of the year,” said Chamber board Chairwoman Diana Knobloch.

  • Harriman’s Monroe top MMC employee in March

    Melanie Monroe has been named March’s MMCer of the Month at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.
    Monroe is a certified nursing assistant who works with patients in the hospital’s flex pool.
    “She is a hard worker and tries to put the patient’s needs first,” said Carolyn Shipley, director of Acute Care Services.
    Monroe assists patients, family members and visitors with their needs and is responsible for taking and recording patients’ vital signs, assisting with meals, bathing and transportation.
    She also provides assistance to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses on staff.

  • The Garden Gate: It's beginning to look and smell like spring

    By Ellen Probert Williamson