Today's News

  • OS’s Jordan tops at MMC for February

    Michelle Jordan, licensed physical therapist assistant in the outpatient physical therapy department at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for February.

    Jordan works to rehabilitate patients with orthopedic or neurological conditions. She also educates and treats cancer patients of all types and provides lymphedema treatments and education to breast cancer patients.

  • Herman signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball player Jill Herman has signed to play for the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Harriman duo signs with Maryville

    Harriman seniors Cole McAbee and Hunter Crass are living out a dream as both signed scholarship papers with Maryville College last week.

  • Roane County under tornado warning until 1 p.m. EST
  • Roane County under tornado watch until 11 p.m. EST
  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint today, March 2, at Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    The checkpoints will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Sousa’s ‘Liberty Bell March’ to kick off Babahatchie concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will honor “March King” John Philip Sousa with the opening number at its March 4 concert.

    The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Harriman High School auditorium. Admission is free.

    Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March was originally written for his unfinished operetta the Devil’s Deputy but financing for the production fell through, said band member Alison Westrich.

  • Welk singer to be in Kingston

    Ava Barber, a featured performer on “The Lawrence Welk Show,” will be the guest performer next week during the meeting of Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart.

    The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 5 in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    The program is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal afterward.

  • School Field Trips Approved: January-February 2012

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in January and February:

    Jan. 27-28 — Ten Harriman High Band students to attend TSSBDA Senior Clinic at Cocke County High School, Newport.

    Feb. 2-4 — Four Harriman High Band students to attend ETSBOA Senior Clinic in Gatlinburg.

    Feb. 10-11 — Roane County High wrestling team to compete in regional tournament at Bradley County High

  • Juniors can win for college by attending Career Day ’12

    More than 550 Roane County high school juniors annually attend Career Exploration Day, and it’s paid off in more ways than one for select students over the past two years.

    “Students can receive more than career information from the Roane County High Schools Career Exploration Day,” said Allen Lutz, The Roane Alliance’s education and workforce specialist. “They can receive a $250 scholarship awarded by Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services.”