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Today's News

  • ATHLETES STORM THE FORT

    Hundreds of triathletes from across the state and the Southeast gathered under cloudy skies at 58 Landing on the banks of the Clinch River in Kingston Saturday to tackle the Storm The Fort Iron Man triathlon.

    In its fifth year, the combined swimming, biking and running endurance event saw a great turnout, according to Rick Ross, Kingston Parks and Recreation Director.

    About 245 athletes and 10 relay teams had preregistered registered by Thursday night.

    About 300 athletes were participating by the start of the event early Saturday morning, Ross said.

  • Y-12 Credit Union reaches $1 billion in assets

    Y-12 Federal Credit Union has achieved a significant milestone.

    The credit union recently reached $1 billion in assets.

    The credit union was formed in 1950 by a group of five employees at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge.

    In its first month of operation, it claimed 200 members and collected $5,000 in assets.

    Achieving its milestone 67 years later, Y-12 Federal Credit Union now has more than 107,200 members.

    From 1950-61, the credit union operated out of spare space within the Y-12 Plant.

  • Hedrick new to Roane County Family Practice

    Teena Hedrick, a certified nurse practitioner, has joined Roane County Family Practice and is accepting new patients.

    Her clinical interests include women’s health care, pediatric and adult health care.

    Hedrick received both her certification as a family nurse practitioner and master’s degree in nursing from Lincoln Memorial University.

    Roane County Family Practice is at 1855 Tanner Way, Suite 200, in Harriman.

  • Brandon tops at MMC in August

    Amber Brandon, of Kingston, a certified surgical technologist in the Surgery department at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named August’s MMCer of the Month.

    In her job, Brandon is a part of a surgical team working with physicians, surgeons, nurses and other staff.

    She helps prepare the operating room for surgery, sterilizes and supplies equipment and helps the surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile equipment.

    She has been with Methodist since August 2007.

  • SMILE! Rogers leaves retirement to open Paint Rock Dental

    South Roane County travelers winding through the curvy junction of Hwys. 72 and 322 may wonder how a quiet little community like Paint Rock has its own dental office.

    It has everything to do with a man who has chosen to be a blessing to his neighbors.

    After graduating from University of Tennessee Medical School in 1958, Dr. Frank Rogers practiced dentistry in Washington, D.C., Knoxville, Benton (in Polk County), Jellico and Pigeon Forge for four decades before he and his wife Peggy settled in for a peaceful lakefront retirement in the back end of Paint Rock.

  • What’s the SCORE? What are you going to say when you reach prospects?

    By Dana Peterka

    Several years ago, I discovered a business model that clarified something I had been doing intuitively for years.

    Business models, like the Porter 5 Forces Model, are useful tools in understanding how to effectively manage a business.

    The model I discovered is the Customer Value Map. It is a powerful way to analyze and reposition your customer offerings in order to win more sales in your target market niche(s).

    The Customer Value Map model I am referring to is different than those that are identified in a Google search.

  • Rockwood Lady Tigers blank Carter Hornets 7-0 to give new coach first victory

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer squad went to the Carter Hornets nest Tuesday for their season opener and came home with a 7-0 district victory

    Rockwood opened up play with Brittani Ridenour forcing a Carter turnover and passing to Lexie Hill, who went one-on-one with the goalkeeper scoring from the left side neatly placing the shot in the side netting less than five minutes into the match.

  • Tellico Plains defeats Harriman 8-1 in soccer opener

    Tuesday evening marked the first game for the Harriman Lady Devils soccer team at David Webb Riverfront Park.
    Things didn’t really go the way the Devils were looking for, as they suffered an 8-1 loss to the Tellico Plains Lady Bears.

    With their first game of the season in the books under the new leadership of Head Coach Christina VanMeter, the Lady Devils will move forward this season.

    The excitement around the program is growing as the Lady Devils have more girls out for the team and look for them to make gains throughout the season.

  • Rockwood golfers post victory over Kingston Tuesday

    The Rockwood golf teams hosted Kingston Monday afternoon at Rockwood Golf and Country Club after a brief rain delay.
    The RHS boys won 166-179 to remain unbeaten on the season. Leading scorers for the Tigers were Colton Nuchols (39), Trevor Delk (40), Zach Melton (43), Rickey McElhaney (44) and Eli Everhart (49).

    Sam Wicks led Kingston with a 40, followed by Jackson Taylor (43),  Luke Borum (49), Colton Haba (49) and Dawson Lane 50.

    The top four scores count in the team score.

  • Eric Gallaher moved from Roane Jail to state custody

    It took a while, but Eric Gallaher has finally been moved to a state prison for his conviction on voluntary manslaughter and drug charges.

    He reported to the Roane County Jail on July 27, 2015 to start serving a nine-year sentence.

    He remained there until Aug. 11, when he was transferred to the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

    Attorney Jedidiah McKeehan represented Gallaher. He said he was hoping Gallaher, who is from Harriman, would stay at the Roane County Jail for the duration of his prison sentence.