.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Varicella vaccine now required for new Tenn. college students

    Incoming students who will begin full-time classes at Tennessee universities and colleges starting this summer and beyond will be required to show proof of having the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity to the disease.

    This policy is part of a new state law that applies to incoming new full-time students, including those in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, said a recent release from East Tennessee State University.

  • Roschli, Thew receive CCW scholarships

    The Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, has awarded scholarships of $500 each to Alex Roschli and Elizabeth Thew.

    Both are children of Blessed Sacrament parishioners.

    Roschli, a 2011 Roane County High School graduate, graduated with a 4.02 grade-point average and was ranked sixth in his class of 196 graduates.

    A participant in the Gifted Program, he was a member of the school’s Beta and Republican clubs.

  • Bridge marks Day of Prayer

    The Bridge at Rockwood participated in a coordinated prayer event on May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.

    The Bridge at Rockwood was among the Signature Healthcare facilities that had a prayer service. Some released biodegradable balloons or carried out other symbolic acts. An event at Signature’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters was transmitted via live webcast.

  • McKameys plan Hometown Singing

    The McKameys, a premier East Tennessee family gospel-singing group from Clinton, will host their annual Hometown Singing on June 10-11 in Clinton Second Baptist Church.

    The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will be the special guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday’s special guest will be the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C. at 6 p.m.

    Reserved seating is $14; general admission is $12.

    Call 800-254-3047 or 865-457-3678 for information.

  • King's Keeper
  • Walls giving back to Oliver Springs

    When people speak of great athletes in Oliver Springs, one name that always comes up is Eddie Walls. 

  • Bids awarded for construction of new elementary school

    A Knoxville company will build Roane County’s new elementary school.

    The new school will be located on Ollis Road near Oliver Springs.

    The school board plans to close Dyllis Elementary School after the new school is built.

    The Roane County Board of Education selected Rouse Construction for the project during a special-called meeting last month.

    “We’re excited,” Rouse project manager Alan Calhoun said. “It’s a big thing for Roane County, and it’s a big thing for us.”

  • Ambulance outsourcing off the table

    Roane County is no longer considering outsourcing its entire ambulance operation.  

    “Not at this juncture,” County Executive Ron Woody said. “We’re at a point in time where we think this thing can turn around.”

    Getting there has required some changes. Director Gloria Wright was demoted in April.

    She retired instead of continuing in a lesser position with the department.

  • Sheriff's office seeks to add one detective

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office will soon have another detective working the streets.

    The department’s proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year was approved by the budget committee last month. It includes funding for a new detective.   

    “That’s a dire need at the sheriff’s office because I’ve got three horses that are worn plumb out,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “It’s unbelievable.”

  • Detective's focus on crimes against children

    The problem of sexual predators keeps getting more attention, and law enforcement continue to look for ways to combat it.

    Harriman Police Department’s Detective Dan Schneider is one of the local leaders taking on the problem.

    Through his work in Internet Crimes Against Children, he’s been able to solve crimes involving sexual predators.

    His position is funded through the Knoxville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Schneider has served the Ninth Judicial District since 2008.