Today's News

  • RSCC receives grant

    Roane State Community College has received a $194,505 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will help the college upgrade equipment for its dental hygiene program.

    Roane State’s dental hygiene program is based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    It prepares students to become registered dental hygienists.

    The campus also offers continuing education for registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists.

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  • Band festival at Roane County High next week

    The Rotary Clubs’ ninth annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Roane County High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in a non-competitive atmosphere.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    The event is an annual community project shared by the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

  • Harriman First Christian anticipating new minister

    Harriman First Christian Church is undergoing some changes.

    Member Becky Ells said it is an exciting period for the church. Randy Tucker has been filling the pulpit as senior minister until Josh Head assumes his duties on Oct. 17.  

    Head comes to Harriman from Decatur, Ala., Christian Church, where he served as senior minister for more than six years.  

    “If you are in the process of finding a church, come visit and worship with us,” Ells said.

  • 'You've got you a monster': Rockwood council seizes control of water board

    Rockwood City Council officially wrested control of three city-owned utilities Tuesday by disbanding the board that governs them.

    By a 4-2 vote, council members approved an ordinance on second and final reading that puts the council and mayor over the operations of Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas. The ordinance overwrites the city’s municipal code and allows all six council members and the mayor to sit as the board.

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  • First Operation REACH roadblock planned Saturday

    Fundraising efforts have begun for Operation REACH.

    A road block is planned for Saturday.

    Additional road blocks and other fundraising events are planned in the coming weeks, REACH president Bobby Collier said.

    REACH is an acronym for Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday. The program, in its 35th year, gives less-fortunate children the chance to go Christmas shopping.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Tim Russert and I thank you ...

    This summer, for the first time in about 20 years, I had a kitten in the house again.

    It was an unplanned acquisition — the little guy was rescued with his siblings after someone dumped them.

    The one I took was physically the most unusual of the bunch. He is polydactyl — with seven toes on each front foot. I confess that it was this strange trait that convinced me to take him, because I was not in the market for an additional pet.

  • THP to conduct license check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Oct. 15 on Pansy Hill Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.