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Today's News

  • Driskill heads up Roane State campus

    Owen Driskill has been named Roane State Community College’s executive director for the Oak Ridge Campus and Community Relations.

    Driskill joined Roane State’s staff in 2007 after a 10-year career in journalism as a reporter and editor.

    He served as Roane State’s news coordinator until 2011, when he became the college’s director of marketing and public relations.

  • Ethics bill to look at licensed professions

    Legislation has been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding “guides to practice” for all licensed professions in Tennessee.

    Guides to practice include the professions’ codes of ethics, voluntary certification programs and other professional measures that establish service quality standards.

  • ROANE MEDICAL CENTER: New council works with patients, families

    In July of last year, Roane Medical Center announced a new initiative that invited former patients and family members to provide feedback and suggestions related to various aspects of a hospital experience.

    The hospital sought out applicants for volunteer members from the community, and representatives from the hospital staff for its Patient and Family Partnership Council.

  • Accreditation in nuclear medicine awarded

    Roane Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

    Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.

    The College’s gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

  • Parker new attorney at Oak Ridge Legal Aid office

    Michael Parker is the newest attorney for the Oak Ridge office of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

    Parker will focus his practice on family law and housing for Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.

    “Michael’s experience working within the juvenile courts, as well as his advocacy for the youth population, will be an asset to our firm and our clients,” said Janet Mynatt, managing attorney of Legal Aid Society’s Oak Ridge office

  • Author Mascaro to kick off series

    Knoxville area author Marilyn Mascaro will be the featured speaker at the new Arts and Lectures series at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Mascaro, an educator, writer, traveler and East Tennessee native, will discuss her latest book, “Surviving History: The Life of B.Y. Harris in East Tennessee.”

    It’s described as “creative non-fiction” and is about a relative who fought in the Civil War.

    The event will be in the Oak Ridge City Room (A111) at 3:30 p.m. March 1.

  • Park marking Girl Scout Week

    The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge and the Girl Scouts of USA to celebrate National Girl Scout Week on March 11.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Museum, individual Girl Scouts and/or troops are welcome to participate in hands-on activities until 3:30 p.m.

    Admission to CMOR will be free on that day for any Girl Scout in uniform and their families.

  • Guinn receives Daddy Jacket Award

    I watched victories in games and saw the development in character.  I saw the adversity you have gone through as a team. You are the next generation of leaders," said Wade Creswell at the Kingston football banquet on Feb. 18.
    He was the master of ceremonies for the annual banquet held at the First Baptist Church for the 4-6 Yellow Jackets.

  • Harriman loses close one to GCA

    C.J. Gettlefinger hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left in the game to give the Grace Christian Academy (GCA)Rams a 68-66 victory over the Harriman Blue Devils for the District 3A championship Wednesday at Tellico Plains High School.
    Blue Devil Hayden Bingham missed a game-tying shot at the buzzer, sending his team into the region quarterfinals against Coalfield Saturday at Harriman High School.

  • Fewer schools, more choices?

    Since the Roane County Board of Education doesn’t have the money to build a massive new high school, it will need the County Commission to pass a plan to cover the funding.

    There is no guarantee that will happen.

    “I personally do not think one high school would work,” District 1 Commissioner Darryl Meadows said. “Maybe on paper, but not necessarily reality. There’s too much travel time and too many natural barriers, such as rivers.”