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Today's News

  • Will Hurley show today?

    State Rep. Julia Hurley has yet to appear before the Roane County Commission to explain why she didn’t file a bill on its behalf.

    The request has been pending for nearly three months.

    When asked if she planned to attend the May 9 commission meeting, Hurley responded, “No. I am in session.”

    The General Assembly session ended on May 21.

    The commission meets again today – June 13 – at the Roane County Courthouse.

  • Rockwood charter gives no provisions for vice mayor title

    Rockwood doesn’t have a new vice mayor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t.

    The Roane County News mistakenly reported that the top vote-getter in Rockwood City Council elections is named vice mayor. In the June 7 city race, Jason Jolly polled the highest number of votes.

    However, it was later clarified that Rockwood’s tradition is for the top vote-getter on election years with a mayoral race will be nominated as vice mayor.

  • Heat moving ice-cream social to Kingston center

    The extreme heat wave of the past few weeks has forced ElderWatch to change the location of Wednesday’s ice-cream social.

    The gathering, an observation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, will be in Kingston Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

    The program will include entertainment by Tommy Harding, ice cream and vendor booths with information of interest to seniors and their caregivers. Details will be provided about fraud, abuse and neglect.

  • Crossville man charged with attempting to rob Rite Aid

    A Crossville man was arrested June 8 after he allegedly tried to hold up the Rite Aid Pharmacy on West Race Street in Kingston.

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said officers entered the business with weapons drawn and were able to take down the suspect, Anthony Michael Cordaro, without incident.

    “The officers did a very good job of maneuvering through the store without being detected by the suspect,” Washam said.

  • Health care facilities on the grow

    While finishing touches are being added to the new Physicians Plaza in Midtown, which will open July 22, Covenant Health is in the process of starting construction on a new facility for Roane Medical Center.

    Covenant representatives plan to officially break ground later this year in anticipation of the new hospital complex.

    The 64-acre site will be home to a Covenant campus that includes a state-of-the-art hospital, larger and more accessible parking areas and new patient and family amenities with private patient rooms.

  • Old Glory down before Flag Day
  • New paint job for Old Courthouse
  • Peachy produce pickings
  • Having a ball at Cedar Grove VBS
  • OHS Booster Club selling bricks to improve facilities

    The Oakdale High School Athletic Booster Club has kicked off a campaign for the Oakdale High School Athletics Facility Fund offering engraved bricks to individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses to help build new facilities and upgrade existing facilities at Oakdale High School. Brick sales began today and will continue until December 31, 2011.