Today's News

  • 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.

  • School Field Trips Approved: March 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in March:
    March 14-17 — One Harriman High DECA student to compete at state convention in Franklin.

    April 13 — Roane County High anatomy, AP biology and physics classes to attend Bodies Exhibit/Titanic in Atlanta

    April 29-May 2 — Ten Roane County High DECA students to compete at National DECA Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Arrests: March 3-7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Michael Christopher Waldrop, 27, 919 Old Roane St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license and resisting arrest. Total bond $2,000; court date April 30.

    • Elker Elester Washington, 22, 1000 James Ferry Road, Apt. C62, Kingston: manufacture/delivery/sell controlled substance and two counts possession of schedule II. Bond $9,000; court dates March 12 and April 9.

  • Three years for One Faith

    Pastor Shawn Hatfield and his wife, Heather, will help One Faith Community Church, Rockwood, commemorate its third anniversary with a special celebration during the 11 a.m. worship service April 1 in Roane County Skating Center on North Gateway Avenue.

    The celebration will also commemorate Hatfield’s fifth year in the ministry.