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Today's News

  • Tigers split with Meigs County in tennis action

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers tennis team traveled to Meigs County last week and picked up an impressive 7-2 victory over the Lady Tigers from Decatur.

    Rockwood won five of the six matches on the day in doubles while winning two out of three matches in doubles.

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  • ‘Heart of Caring’ offers pampering to caregivers

    Carolyn Moore gets a well-deserved break, visiting with other caregivers like herself while bright hues are painted on their fingernails.

    For years, she cared for her husband Billy, who suffers from dementia, at home before she had to put him in a nursing home.

    “I had him at home I guess four years,” Moore said.

    “Last year, he fell and broke his pelvis. He couldn’t stand up, so I had to go take him to the nursing home.

    “I’m down there pretty regular.”

  • Director of accounts didn’t receive full salary budgeted in first year

    Kaley Walker started her job as Roane County director of accounts and budgets on Oct. 1, 2010.

    The salary budgeted for the position that fiscal year was $69,461.

    Walker, however, was only paid $41,344, which included $1,220 for board and committee meetings.

    “We hired her at the total budget amount, but we did not pay her at that rate immediately,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said he wanted to give Walker some incentive to prove herself worthy of the job.

  • Police stun combative man

    Joel Glenn Willis, a 55-year-old Kingston man, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass last week.

    Kingston Police Officer Brian Luttrell said he was traveling on North Third Street when he saw Willis standing in the road, yelling at cars.

    “When Mr. Willis saw me, he started walking toward the United Community Bank located at 223 N. Third St.,” the report said. “Mr. Willis made entry into the bank.”

    Luttrell said Willis became combative while inside the bank.

  • Hair donation drive part of Relay for Life events

    One of the most dramatic experiences cancer patients have during treatment is losing their hair.

    Locks of Love is a charity that helps collect natural hair to make wigs for ill children, including those impacted by cancer treatment.

    A Locks of Love donation drive will be part of this year’s Roane County Relay for Life event April 25.

    Those who wish to donate 10 inches of hair to make wigs for those who lost their hair while undergoing cancer treatment can go to the event to have their hair cut by a licensed beautician at 8 p.m.

  • Dunn Center job a joy to Butler

    Micheale Butler is passionate about the work at Michael Dunn Center to serve people with intellectual disabilities.

    “I’ve never found so much joy in a job,” she said.

    She is looking forward to sharing and spreading that passion through her new role as vice president of development, public relations and quality assurance.

    “When this position became available, I immediately wanted to work at Michael Dunn Center in this capacity,” Butler said.

  • Chamber awards banquet set April 25

    Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes one of Roane County’s most-anticipated social events – the Roane County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

    The banquet, set for April 25 in Whitestone Country Inn, is now in its 68th year and still one of the more popular events for Roane County businesses and community leaders.

    Tickets are now available, as well as opportunities to donate items to the silent auction.

  • Vogel to address ORNL Friends

    Friends of Oak Ridge Natioanl Laboratory’s luncheon lecture will begin at 11 a.m. April 8 in the UT Resource Center, Oak Ridge

    Hans Vogel, speaker for the session, will discuss heating, fueling and cooling the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project at ORNL.

    This will be the second in a series of three talks on the U.S. ITER project.

  • Women focus of computer careers gathering

    Pellissippi State Community College is offering a computer careers open house for Knoxville-area women today, April 7.

    The event is from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

    The open house is open to female rising eighth-grade and high school students, their parents, Pellissippi State and other college students, and other women in the community interested in learning more about careers in computing.