Today's News

  • Unemployment claimants must show proof of work searches

    Beginning in April, significant changes to the unemployment insurance system will require in-person case management and documented work searches for nearly 56,000 claimants.

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said the state received word last week from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining new requirements for select claimants to continue receiving unemployment benefits.

  • Chamber banquet set for April 20

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 66th year and considered by many the spring social event for Chamber members, will be on April 20 in Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course gourmét meal.

    That will be followed by the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards: the Athena Award, Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.

  • Roane Medical Center launches new mobile website

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center has launched a mobile website to ensure important health care information is easily accessible to consumers accessing the Internet from their mobile devices.

    The new mobile site, m.roanemedical.com, will make it easier for patients and visitors to
    find the information they need quickly, such as phone numbers, maps and driving directions.

    Designed specifically for mobile use, the website has been designed to be simple to navigate with easy-to-read text and pages that load quickly.

  • Harriman Care and Rehab given five stars

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, a Signature HealthCARE facility, has climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

    The facility, at 240 Hannah Road, is the latest and 13th to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awards the rating to only the top 10 percent of nursing homes.

  • Fadnek too much for Rockwood

    Coalfield’s Lindsey Fadnek is considered one of the best if not the best pitcher in the state of Tennessee and the Marshall University signee showed why Thursday evening as she tossed five innings of no-hit softball in leading the Lady Jackets to a 4-1 victory at Rockwood.

  • Tigers bats catch fire in 17-4 victory

    Monday evening, the Rockwood Tigers swept Tellico Plains in a doubleheader, but Tiger head coach Jake Witter wasn’t happy with his offense and decided to make some changes entering Thursday’s non district contest with Sweetwater.

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  • Radford University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    She is a sophomore dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Alaina M. Jordan of Harriman is among the Coastal Carolina University students who earned dean’s list status for fall semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade-point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA.

    All students must be enrolled full time.

    Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, S.C.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Two King College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s list for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood earned the honors, which recognizes students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade-point average of 4.0.

    Five students were honored for earning dean’s list placement.