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Today's News

  • Harriman wants to open dialogue on urban growth

    Roane County and its communities may soon meet for the first time in years to discuss their urban growth boundaries.

    Harriman Councilman Lonnie Wright made the motion to have Mayor Chris Mason request a meeting of the coordinating committee.

    The committee is a group of selected representatives from each community and the county who work together to reach agreement on changes to the urban growth boundary map.  

  • Harriman hospital going tobacco free in '11

    Roane Medical Center in Harriman will implement a tobacco-free initiative in 2011.

    As a member of Covenant Health, it is among the Knoxville area hospitals that will have a tobacco-free campus as of Jan. 1.

    The unified effort among the five major health systems in the Knoxville area is intended to provide an optimal healing environment for patients, visitors and staff at the hospitals, and to encourage healthier lifestyles for the entire community.

  • Dyllis area families get holiday food help from TVA

    Some needy students should have plenty to eat over the Christmas break, thanks to the efforts of TVA employees.

    Cynthia McCowan, a program administrator for the agency, said the workers were instrumental in helping meet a request for 22 food baskets from Dyllis Elementary School.

    The plastic containers were filled with food and delivered to the school last week.   

  • Partnership boosts business incubators

    The Appalachian Regional Commission has formed a new partnership with TVA and the National Business Incubation Association to develop a Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Review program to help business incubators more effectively nurture small, emerging enterprises.  

    There are an estimated 150 business incubators serving 4,500 emerging firms in the ARC and TVA regions.

  • Pine Ridge getting traffic light

    Dealing with a backup of traffic trying to exit Interstate 40 in Midtown may be a thing of the past.

    The Harriman City Council accepted an offer by the state to install a traffic light at the mile marker 350 westbound exit at Pine Ridge Road.

    Mayor Chris Mason said the state did a study of the interchange and offered to install a traffic light. The city would be responsible for its maintenance.

    When that light will be installed is not certain at press time.

  • RMC wants to help you get a good night's sleep

    Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, many of whom do not realize they suffer a sleep disorder.

    Roane Medical Sleep Center in Harriman provides evaluations to help those in need of sleep.

    The hospital-based sleep center offers advanced testing for sleep disorders within a comfortable and convenient facility.

  • Y-12 historical bulletins available electronically

    Life in the 1940s at Y-12 — there are those who worked there during the war years, but there are many more who didn’t and want to know what it was like then.

    Now, they can do that by checking out the recently updated Y-12 History website and reading actual Y‑12 Bulletins from the 1940s.

    Coordinated by Jennifer Dixon, B&W Y-12’s National Historic Preservation Act coordinator, and Y-12 historian Ray Smith, this project creates online scanned copies of bulletins chronicling Y‑12 history.

  • Correction

    In the Monday, Dec. 13, issue of Roane County News, Kaylee Patterson was misidentified as Sara Hamby in the Walnut Hill Elementary Christmas program photo on page 1.

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  • TWRA News

    The TWRA Region 3 Reservoir Fisheries Crew has completed its annual fall trap netting surveys on Chickamauga and Watts Bar Reservoirs.  Results of these surveys have given a good indication of what levels of crappie spawning success were achieved this past spring.