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Today's News

  • Roane Medical bustling with activity

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, welcomes five leaders to expand services and enhance patient care at the hospital.
    Crystal Barnett, a registered nurse, is risk and regulatory compliance manager.
    She evaluates hospital systems and processes to enhance patient safety at Roane Medical Center.
    Barnett also works with administrators and staff, along with outside quality consultants to ensure safe, quality health care in accordance with standards set forth by Joint Commission.      

  • State hospital group honors Gann

    Jim Gann, president and chief administrative officer of Roane Medical Center, was awarded the the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Meritorious Service Award for Chief Executive Officer.
    Gann received the honor during the 72nd annual meeting last month.
    The Meritorious Service Award recognizes leadership and service by individuals in support of their hospitals and health systems.
    Gann was honored for his patient advocacy, dedication to quality patient care and employee satisfaction.

  • IRS reminds tax preparers to renew their ID numbers

    The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their preparer tax identification numbers if they are still paid preparers.
    Use of the numbers will be required on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return preparers starting Jan. 1, 2011.
     Tax return preparers can register immediately using a new sign-up system available through www.IRS.gov/taxpros.
    Preparers will need to create an account, complete the PTIN application and pay a $64.25 fee before receiving their ID numbers.

  • Expo Center may close in July

    Roane State Community College President Gary Goff said he doesn’t want to see the school’s Henry/Stafford Exposition Center closed.

    However, Goff vows that’s exactly what will happen if he doesn’t receive any financial help.

    “I will close the Expo Center come July 1 if I don’t have any support to cover the gap of about $75,000 to $100,000,” Goff said.

  • Some Harriman leaders want another go at negotiations over Pinnacle Pointe

    Negotiations failed the first time around between developers and Harriman over who owes whom in a disagreement over a project involving public and private work.

    Two Harriman City Council members, however, were ready last week to give it another go.

    Harriman Councilman J.D. Sampson’s motion to have himself, Councilman Kenyon Mee and City Attorney Harold Balcom meet with the opposing was quickly voted down.

    Sampson said he had been contacted by Steve Kirkham about reopening negotiations.

  • Rockwood OKs settlement; King out

    The controversial twists surrounding three of Rockwood’s public utilities took an Election Day turn that had nothing to do with what was happening at the polls.

    But even this turn — the settlement of a lawsuit that included releasing Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas General Manager Rod King from his contract of employment — wasn’t without its bumps.

  • Utilities controversy holding on

    Rockwood officials may have thought the tumult in recent months over ongoing changes at the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Board were over now that former manager Rod King has vacated his position.

    They thought wrong.

    Since then there has been a police report filed naming a number of utility employees, and it appears not everyone is happy assistant manager Willard Mead was named interim manager.

  • Jackets end season at CAK

    Much like their first encounter, the Kingston Yellow Jackets hung tough with the Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors, but the Warriors pulled away in the second half to score a 34-6 win, ending the Yellow Jackets season. 

  • Raiders set for season

    Roane State Community College men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit has high expectations for his 2010-11 team. 

    “We want to be in the hunt for the league title, which we were last year,” said Nesbit, whose team finished 17-10 last season.

  • Turnovers lead to Harriman's demise

    The Harriman Blue Devils had their opportunities Friday night to upset No. 6 ranked Copper Basin in the first round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs, but a pair of red zone fumbles that turned into long TD returns for the Cougars led to the Blue Devils season coming to an end following a 32-13 loss.

    Harriman would hold a 7-0 lead after one period of play.