Today's News

  • ‘It is a good way just to give back’ Kingston Walmsley plans Dentistry From the Heart clinic

    Kingston dentist James Walmsley recognizes the serious need for dental care in Roane County, and he and his staff are excited to work with others to help.

    It’s why they are doing the Dentistry from the Heart event on July 21.

    Registration begins at 7 a.m. and services begin at 7:30. It’s first-come, first-served until around 3 p.m.

    “We’re offering extractions, fillings and cleanings. They can only choose one service,” said hygienist Jessica Swanger.

    Patients can expect a wait.

  • Mom accused of leaving baby to go on beer run pleads to neglect

    The case against the Kingston woman who reportedly left her infant child home alone to go on a beer run was resolved last month.

    Cassie Oglesby, 25, pleaded guilty to child neglect in Roane County General Sessions Court. She was fined $50 and given the opportunity to attend Roane County Recovery Court, which is designed to help people recover from drug and alcohol problems.   

  • Man believed to overdose revived with Narcan

    Narcan may have again proved helpful in a Rockwood overdose. According to an incident report, police responded to an overdose at 400 E. Dunn St., on June 7 around noon.

    When they arrived, Deputy Chief John Mayes said Robert McArthur was unconscious and barely breathing. Mayes asked the people in the house what drugs McArthur may have taken and someone said Opana and heroin.

    “Knowing that both of these are opiates from my training as a drug recognition expert as well as my medical background, I made the decision to administer Narcan,” the report said.

  • Harriman selling fire truck to Roane County

    Harriman may have surplused a fire truck, but it isn’t going far and may still benefit the city today.

    Harriman City Council approved a proposal from Roane County to purchase fire engine three after the city voted to surplus it rather than pay for costly repairs.

    “Roane County EMA is here whenever we call. They come on scene with us. They are here fighting fires with us, whatever we need. So that engine will still be used a lot inside our city,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • DeBeauclair new deputy DOE Oak Ridge chief

    Geoffrey “Geoff” G. deBeauclair is the new deputy manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office/Integrated Support Center.

    As deputy manager, deBeauclair will help Oak Ridge Office Manager Ken Tarcza manage the Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center.

    The center provides critical mission support services both regionally and nationally in personnel, finance, budget, procurement, legal, security and emergency management and employee health and safety.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Are meetings a waste of time?

    Unfortunately, much of the time we spend in meetings is wasted.

    Meetings are often poorly designed, lack facilitation, don’t bring closure to issues and fail to let participants know what is expected of them.

    I am certain that you could add many more concerns to this list. The reality is properly designed and effectively conducted meetings can be time savers.

    Since this topic is so vast and the space in this column is limited, I will offer some basic concepts for your consideration.

  • Roane State courses to aid in manager certification

    Two courses to help managers prepare for the Project Management Professional certification will soon take place on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, said Sonya Parker, a workforce development and continuing education specialist for the college.

    Completion of the 35-hour PMP Exam Prep course shows that managers have the “experience, education and competency to lead and direct project teams,” according to an announcement of the upcoming training.

  • FULL CIRCLE: Williams brings Frontier back to the Outdoors

    Kingston businessman Brant Williams loves water sports, and 20 years ago he thought about opening a business selling canoes.

    “I always had an interest and love for kayaks and canoes,” Williams said. “In 1999, I said I would sell canoes. I really didn’t think about kayaks because at that time all they really had were sit inside kayaks, whitewater stuff and long, unstable touring boats.

  • Browder’s Ace tops in June


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  • Jonesing for sports: Parents, stay in your lane

    LaVar Ball is a monster with an oversized ego, much like the “Cash Me Ousside” girl America inexplicably made famous for no coherent reason.