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Today's News

  • VA clinic committed to Roane

    Officials said talk about the VA Outpatient Clinic in Rockwood leaving town is unfounded.

    “By no means is that a correct statement,” said Chris Alexander, a public affairs officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

    “The clinic is there, and we’re committed to keeping it open and working with the contractors who have that same commitment that we do,” he added.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts is under that same impression.

  • Marker to honor memory of Wayne 'Cotton' Morgan

    A memorial marker will be placed outside the Morgan County Correctional Complex in honor of Wayne “Cotton” Morgan.

    The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the complex, 541 Wayne Cotton Morgan Drive, Wartburg.

    Morgan was a 28-year-employee of the Tennessee Department of Correction when he was shot and killed outside the Roane County Courthouse by Jennifer Hyatte during a brazen escape on Aug. 9, 2005.

    Morgan and partner Larry “Porky” Harris were escorting her hus-

  • Save money on school items during Sales Tax Holiday

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue reminds Tennesseans that the seventh annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Aug. 3-5.

    During these three days, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases.

    “The annual Sales Tax Holiday was designed with Tennessee families in mind, providing savings for families, especially as students start the new school year,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 6

    Sunday, July 29, 25 youth from Cedine Camp in Spring City took part in the morning worship at St. Mary's Baptist Church.

    Every fifth Sunday is Mission Day. Two ladies, Gloria Ward and Sharon McElhane from Cedine, along with Carolyn Clemmons, had a great devotion.

    Cedine Youth provided the music, they sang a cappella, and we were blessed by their songs.

    Carolyn Griffin did the Children's Hour. Angie Childress gave the missionary message. She spoke on “Being a True Friend.”

  • Give these therapists a hand

    RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Centers in Roane County are proud to offer advanced rehabilitation and therapy services to patients suffering vestibular disorders, neck or spine injuries and acute hand pain.

    Certified therapists at RMC Patricia Neal offer advanced clinical practice in vestibular therapy, McKenzie spine therapy and hand therapy.

  • Roane, state jobless rates up in June

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up just shy of a point in June, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the county’s rate for the month was 8.2 percent, an increase of 0.8 over May’s 7.4 percent.

    That means 26,090 workers in the county’s 28,430 labor force were employed during June.

    Though on the rise, the county rate in June 2011 was lower, at 8.8 percent, state statistics show.

  • Gov’t contracting seminar series to start in August

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the city of Knoxville-Equal Business Opportunity Program presenting three advanced government contracting seminars starting in August.

    The first workshop, on Aug. 28-29, will be “Proposal Preparation and Government Contract Negotiations.”

    A Sept. 26 seminar focuses on “Governmental Price Proposal Basics.”

  • Arrests: July 7-16, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 7 — Alan Lee Schneider, 44, 134 Bayside Drive, Ten Mile: two counts reckless endangerment. Total bond $1,500; court date Sept. 17.

    • Courtney Marie Thomas, 18, 244 White Road, Harriman: violation drinking age law, three counts contributing to delinquency of a minor. Total bond $2,000; court date Aug. 20.

  • McNeal still chasing hoops dream

    When Laura Hall McNeal was growing up in Oliver Springs, she would stay up late every night shooting baskets with the hopes of one day playing in college and on the professional level.

  • Avery Trace golf tourney