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Today's News

  • Harriman Care therapists use VirtuSense to help patients

    Routines are insignificant for most, but for those recovering after a surgery or a fall, returning to everyday life is a milestone to celebrate.

    New health-care technology is bringing those everyday milestones closer to reach for many residents at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation.

    This technology, called VirtuSense, is new to the health-care marketplace. It empowers physical therapists to pinpoint metrics down to the centimeter and to help patients return to their everyday lives faster.

  • FROMSTARTTOFINISH

    The Kingston McDonald’s was demolished last week to make way for a new building that is expected to open over the summer.

    Owner John Faris said employees won’t be out of a job during construction.

    “The employees we have here have been designated in other locations,” he said. “The Lenoir City location, the Love’s (travel stop) location, Harriman and Rockwood. All the current employees have got a place to work, management and crew.”

  • Nashville attorney takes over as head of Legal Aid Society

    Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has named attorney DarKenya W. Waller as its new executive director.

    Waller, who previously served as managing attorney of the firm’s Nashville office, replaces Gary Housepian, who served as executive director for the last decade.

    Legal Aid Society serves 48 counties, including Roane, from offices in Oak Ridge, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Tullahoma.

  • ExacCare Chamber’s top April business
  • Kingston blanks Rockwood

    Tuesday was great weather for a soccer match, and that’s exactly what happened at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field in Kington as the Tigers of Rockwood travelled the short trip to Kingston to face the Yellow Jackets.

  • Lady Devils stay unbeaten in district

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It’s been a good week Harriman Lady Devil softball as they defeated inner county rivals Midway and Rockwood to stay undefeated in the district.

    Harriman traveled to Midway on last Thursday and easily defeated the Lady Waves by a final score of 16-1.

  • Slump continues for Yellow Jackets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets had trouble at the plate for the second game in a row, losing to Alcoa, 4-0, Tuesday night at Legion Field at Fort Southwest Point.

    “We’re just not hitting it at all right now,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said.

    The Jackets had trouble from the beginning.

    Alcoa’s Ty Boyd doubled to begin the game for the Tornadoes. He was eventually brought home to make the score 1-0 in Alcoa’s favor.

  • Bobcats and Coalfield split

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Game one of a double header between Coalfield and Oliver Springs took extra innings with the tying and winning runs scored courtesy of two straight walks as the Cats defeated the Jackets by a final score of 6-5.

    After two and half scoreless innings, Ryan Jones singled followed by Bryson Alcorn who was hit by a pitch and both runners scored on a single by Joey York that was misplayed by the Coalfield outfielder and OS took a 2-0 lead.

  • OS can’t stop Jacket offense

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    District leading Coalfield brought their bats to Oliver Springs on Tuesday evening and hammered out multiple extra base hits to defeat the Lady Cats by a final score of 10-2.

    “Coalfield is a good team and you have to bring your A team to compete with them and we didn’t bring or play our A game and they made us pay for it”, says Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden.

  • Trio of signings at Kingston