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Today's News

  • 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

  • Lack of growth not all bad news

    Roane County’s 4.4-percent growth in population over the last decade didn’t disappoint Sequoyah Shores resident Tony Scruggs.  

    “That’s a good thing,” he said. “We don’t need no more people here.”

    Scruggs may not be alone in his opinions.  

  • Temperance Town may relax restrictions on beer sales

    The Town that Temperance Built hasn’t been “dry” for more than a decade, and Harriman officials may be on a path toward loosening beer restrictions even further.

    The relaxed restrictions to go before Harriman City Council propose allowing for beer sales during special events for occasions such as festivals and weddings.

    “I wouldn’t have a problem at the Labor Day festival if you had a place fenced off,” said Allen Williams, chairman of the Harriman Beer Board.

  • Cleanup commences on dump site near Harriman

    What some has termed the worst dump in Roane County is getting a cleanup.

    “People have been dumping here for years and years,” said Tony Brown about the site on Ben Henry Road near Harriman. “I bet you there is over 1,000 tires on this site.”

    Brown oversees Keep Roane Beautiful as part of his job as Roane County parks director.