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Today's News

  • Harbacks help hospital help community

    Roane Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility has been an important resource for the community for years and generous donations have helped it continue to be so.

    Manager Steve Oran said the facility sees about 500 people a week. It wouldn’t be possible to serve them so well without  generous donations of others, such as a recent one given by Rodney and Kay Harback in memory of Rodney’s late parents, Eddie and Mary Harback.

  • Rewards system to be luncheon topic

    The design and implementation of a nonmonetary reward system will be the topic during the next Roane County Employers’ Association lunch meeting.

    The meeting will start at noon June 14 in the faculty dining room on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Lunch is free to those attending for the first time. RSVP by calling 376-1790 by June 10.   

  • June 16 seminar to focus on 30-minute business plan

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a free June 16 workshop on the 30-minute business.

    The seminar will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in The Roane Alliance building at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    It is geared toward helping those who are currently in business and needing new direction for their company.

    In addition to direction, it can provide information for business owners who need to borrow money in order to achieve desired results.

  • Groves signs with Patriots

    Football coaches always love hard-nosed players that aren’t afraid of contact.

  • Summitt inducted into women's hall of fame

  • TWRA BOW events scheduled for June

    Applications are still being accepted for two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) events to be held in June.

  • Former Harriman council member Stout dead at 62

    Sandra Stout, one of Harriman’s more vocal and memorable former leaders in recent years, lost her lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday evening. She was 62.

    Stout, a member of Harriman City Council for a number of years, was on various boards and often took a tough look at some community issues. She was particularly opinionated on the Harriman Utility Board’s rates and often butted heads with other former officials.

  • Former excavator given immunity in Pinnacle Pointe dispute

    Harriman city officials have secured legal immunity for a bankrupt contractor in their dispute with Pinnacle Pointe developers Steve Kirkham and Jerry Duncan.

    The immunity is for Brian Mullins, who was hired by Prestige Land Co. to perform earthwork on the project.

    In a letter to the editor last year, Harriman City Treasurer Charles Kerley called Pinnacle Pointe “an innovative idea that was to be a good public/private partnership.”

  • Fire at house where teen was slain

    Tragedy struck a Kingston home for the second time in less than two years on Thursday.

    Kingston fire and police departments responded to a house fire at 516 N. Third St. shortly after 10 a.m.

    “We went in and did a search of the house,” Fire Chief Willie Gordon said. “While we were attacking the fire we found a lady in the bathroom in the bathtub.”

    The woman, Sandra Webb, was in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville on Friday.

  • Shoe-in out in Oliver Springs race

    The unopposed candidate for Oliver Springs alderman in Ward 6 might have seemed like a shoe-in.

    However. officials say Deneise Terry is ineligible because she doesn’t live in the ward.

    Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway confirmed what Oliver Springs officials have said.

    Holiway said that Terry’s street, Tri County Boulevard, is a dividing line for the wards and that those lines fall in the middle of the street.