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Today's News

  • Dollar General building price tag too high?

    The $850,000 asking price for the building that houses the Dollar General Store in Kingston could be too high for some members of the Roane County Commission.

    “The Budget Committee recommended it with reservations, and that reservation was they felt $850,000 was too much for it,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    “I tend to agree with them. I think that’s too much for the building.”

    The building is at 218 N. Third St., Kingston.

  • Harriman Gardens sprucing up

    Harriman Gardens resident Barbara Bradshaw has taken her beautifully renovated one-bedroom apartment and made it her own.

    The cheerful building monitor loves red, and her couch, bed and décor match her vibrant personality.

    “It just seems cozy,” Bradshaw said of her new digs.

  • OS students explore the world of virtual reality

    Oliver Springs High School students and area business owners last week were lucky enough to get the opportunity to experience state of the art educational technology based on virtual reality and three dimensional computing.

    ZSpace is a personal computer-based mixed reality learning platform for the K-12 curriculum that allows students to observe and interact with three-dimensional models of machines and biological organisms including the human body.

  • Covenant demonstrates WeCare to Long family

    Roane Medical Center has been a part of Vicky Long’s family as far back as she can remember.

    “I am biased since I’m a long-time employee and my mother was a 30-year employee of Roane Medical Center and retired from there,” she said.

    “I grew up with Roane Medical Center; my kids used to go trick-o-treating there.”

  • Roane Medical provides expertise and caring support for employee’s family

    Vicky Long had just gone to bed last Oct. 1 when her cell phone rang.

    “I looked over and saw it was my son – I always answer for my kids no matter when it is,” she said.

    Long heard a tone that “a Mom knows is not a good thing” in her son’s voice.

    Her instincts were correct.

    The next words she heard from her 22-year-old son, Ryan, gripped her with fear:

    “Mom, I’m hurt,” he said. “I need you to come and take me to the hospital.”

  • What’s the SCORE? Exploit your small business strengths

    By Dana Peterka

    Small businesses often have advantages over larger companies. It’s important to recognize these strengths and make the most of them in order to grow your business and profitability.

    Here are seven characteristics that often give small businesses an edge over bigger competitors:

    • Provide a personal touch. Develop face-to-face, person-to-person relationships with prospects and clients.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SAGA CONTINUES

    Harriman High School, Roane County High School and Rockwood High School would close under a scenario approved by the Roane County Board of Education on Wednesday.

    By an 8-1 vote, the board approved a plan to build a new consolidated high school for those students. Midway High School and Oliver Springs High School will remain open under the plan.

  • OFF TO THE UNKNOWN

    A trio of Roane County veterans will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday.

    “Saturday evening me and Sgt. Gary Woolf will be laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s tomb at Arlington Cemetery,” said Bob LeTellier.

    LeTellier is a retired Army sergeant major. Woolf is a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force.

    They’ll also be recognizing those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War by placing wreaths bearing their names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Rockwood official, DA named in federal suit

    One of the people convicted in the Northington Energy LLC scam has filed a federal lawsuit against former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson and former 9th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney General Tiffany Smith.

    Lisa Horn-Brichetto accuses Johnson, Smith and Ruppe — the latter of whom is now Rockwood city administrator — of violating her First and Eighth Amendment Rights under the Constitution.

  • The community that prays together ....