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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets fall in Area 4-AAA title game

    Thursday night was a good news, bad news type of night for the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets at the Area 4-AAA Tournament at Cleveland Middle School.

  • Man in trouble again at Bowers

    Staying away from Bowers Elementary School is becoming a problem for Jim Estes. The 47-year-old was arrested this week for violating an order of protection.
    According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, the order prohibits Estes from having contact with his son, a student at Bowers, except for supervised visits.
    The report said his son was sitting on the floor in the lunchroom when Estes showed up at the school on Tuesday.

  • Deputy awarded Medal of Valor

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Smith has no idea what the water temperature was at 5 a.m. on Nov. 18. 
     “I just know it was cold, very cold.” he said
    The chill didn’t stop him from entering Watts Bar Lake to help a man who drove his car into the water.
    “That was just my initial reaction,” Smith said. “Go in and try to save the guy.”
    The man was saved, and Smith was recently honored for his heroic efforts.

  • New hospital ready to open

    Roane Medical Center’s new Midtown facility is almost ready to open. The finishing touches are being put on the state-of-the-art medical complex.
    “We move patients on Feb. 17. It is on a Sunday morning bright and early,” said Gaye Jolly, Roane Medical Center administrator.
    Before then, the hospital will have a public open house on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The celebration will include remarks from Tony Spezia, Covenant Health president and chief executive officer, as well as Jolly.

  • CORRECTION

    Mark Anthony Ferguson, the man charged with domestic assault for allegedly attacking his grandmother, lived at 380 Allison Drive, Harriman. A front-page story that appeared in the Jan. 21 edition incorrectly stated his address.

  • ETSU graduates: Fall 2012

    Six East Tennessee State University  students from Roane County were among the recipients of the 1,400 degrees awarded in two fall commencement ceremonies on the Johnson City campus.

    They are:

    Harriman — Jason H. Eble, doctorate, physical therapy; and Cydnie M. Strahan, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology.

    Kingston — Kyle B. Canup, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology; and Ryan A. Mullins, master’s degree  technology.

  • Free tests, information at Feb. 18 health fair

    Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will provide access to several medical specialists and health-related service providers during its annual Presidents Day health fair.

    The health fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 20. The church is at 3401 River Road.

    The University of Tennessee Breast Health Outreach Program will perform screening mammograms for both uninsured and insured women from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its digital mammography mobile unit.

  • Bradbury church helps with Habitat need

    A group of 18 students from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., stopped in Kingston on their way down to Birmingham, Ala., to spend a week building a Habitat for Humanity home, and they received a bit of Southern hospitality that they weren’t expecting.

    Jackie Keating, team leader and Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity Chapter president, asked if Roane County Habitat for Humanity would be willing to let the students use the organization’s office as an overnight camp during its 18-hour trip to Birmingham.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: Fall 2012

    Twenty Roane County students were among the 780 Technological University graduates during fall semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Ashley Michelle Collins, Chase Allan Ray and Jacob Neil Jones.

    Kingston — Adam Douglas McBride, Barney Colt Jackson, Holli Nicole Langley, Jennifer Diane Conner, Jessica Michelle Gooch and Shaun David Tipton.

    Oak Ridge — Mary Catherine Sullivan.

  • OS, Wartburg up for cancer awareness

    Oliver Springs and Wartburg community members  have the chance to fight cancer by supporting the 2013 Cancer Awareness Game for the American Cancer Society.

    The schools have challenged each other during tonight’s basketball games at Oliver Springs to see which can raise the most donations during the week.

    Each school has raised funds throughout the week. Fans will have a last chance between games to push their team ahead.

    School representatives have agreed to take a pie in the face for the school raising the most money.