Today's News

  • Nekuri leads Roane Medical hospitalists

    Roane Medical Center has named Dr. Suresh K. Nekuri as medical director for the Harriman-based hospital’s evolving hospitalist program.

    As the hospitalist medical director, Nekuri will interact with other hospitalists, the medical staff and hospital leaders to provide care for the increasing number of inpatients assigned to the hospitalist services.

    “I am pleased to offer patients the personalized care that they seek during their time at Roane Medical Center,” Nekuri said.

  • Alliance gears up for Gala Nov. 19

    The Roane Alliance’s annual fund-raising Gala will be “rolling out the red carpet for a night of Hollywood stars this year,” said Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson.

    The Alliance Gala is planned for Nov. 19.

    It is one of the county’s premier social events and features a gourmet meal, a wine reception, music and entertainment, live and silent auctions and — new this year — a Hollywood theme.     

  • Wartburg downs Rockwood, 27-14

    Some nights you just don't have it.

    Friday night was one of those nights for the Rockwood Tigers as John Webb's squad were knocked off by Wartburg at Civitan Field, 27-14.

  • Midway falls at Grundy County, 35-20

    It was close but no cigar for the Midway Green Waves Friday night as Craig Moser’s squad lost on the road at Grundy County, 35-20.

  • Kingston slams McMinn Central, 42-6

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets swarmed the McMinn Central Chargers early and often on their way to a 42-6 triumph for homecoming. 

  • Second half woes doom OS

    The Oliver Springs offense looked unstoppable during the first half against rival Oneida on Friday night.

    Unfortunately, football games consist of two halves.

  • Harriman upsets unbeaten Bledsoe County, 21-13

    When Bledsoe County entered Harriman’s Wallace Black Field Friday night, they did so with an unbeaten record and a top 10 ranking in Class AAA.

  • Understanding other religions will forge bonds

    Beginning this fall, students in Jodi Ide’s class at Brighton High School will go beyond textbook discussions of world religions and engage directly with students in Pakistan, India and elsewhere who actually practice the faith traditions covered in the curriculum.
    And, yes, this is an American public school.

  • A View from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle reader, as we promised at the end of last week’s column, we will devote this column to a further discussion of Social Security.
    Some readers may have missed last week’s column, so, to bring them up to speed, let us repeat the gist of what we said then in response to the position statement of Republican Congressional candidate, Dr. Scott DesJarlais, who is running against incumbent Representative Lincoln Davis for the Fourth District seat in Congress.

  • Downtown improvement plan solidified

    Empty and deteriorating buildings that take up part of a block on Roane Street in Harriman may not be far from a facelift.
    Mayor Chris Mason said city officials are almost ready to give the Harriman Housing Authority the nod to give the property’s owner, Fikret Gencay, notice to either come up with a plan of action to remedy the buildings’ problems or the buildings will be taken and given to someone who will.