Today's News

  • Brandon tops at MMC in August

    Amber Brandon, of Kingston, a certified surgical technologist in the Surgery department at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named August’s MMCer of the Month.

    In her job, Brandon is a part of a surgical team working with physicians, surgeons, nurses and other staff.

    She helps prepare the operating room for surgery, sterilizes and supplies equipment and helps the surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile equipment.

    She has been with Methodist since August 2007.

  • SMILE! Rogers leaves retirement to open Paint Rock Dental

    South Roane County travelers winding through the curvy junction of Hwys. 72 and 322 may wonder how a quiet little community like Paint Rock has its own dental office.

    It has everything to do with a man who has chosen to be a blessing to his neighbors.

    After graduating from University of Tennessee Medical School in 1958, Dr. Frank Rogers practiced dentistry in Washington, D.C., Knoxville, Benton (in Polk County), Jellico and Pigeon Forge for four decades before he and his wife Peggy settled in for a peaceful lakefront retirement in the back end of Paint Rock.

  • What’s the SCORE? What are you going to say when you reach prospects?

    By Dana Peterka

    Several years ago, I discovered a business model that clarified something I had been doing intuitively for years.

    Business models, like the Porter 5 Forces Model, are useful tools in understanding how to effectively manage a business.

    The model I discovered is the Customer Value Map. It is a powerful way to analyze and reposition your customer offerings in order to win more sales in your target market niche(s).

    The Customer Value Map model I am referring to is different than those that are identified in a Google search.

  • Rockwood Lady Tigers blank Carter Hornets 7-0 to give new coach first victory

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer squad went to the Carter Hornets nest Tuesday for their season opener and came home with a 7-0 district victory

    Rockwood opened up play with Brittani Ridenour forcing a Carter turnover and passing to Lexie Hill, who went one-on-one with the goalkeeper scoring from the left side neatly placing the shot in the side netting less than five minutes into the match.

  • Tellico Plains defeats Harriman 8-1 in soccer opener

    Tuesday evening marked the first game for the Harriman Lady Devils soccer team at David Webb Riverfront Park.
    Things didn’t really go the way the Devils were looking for, as they suffered an 8-1 loss to the Tellico Plains Lady Bears.

    With their first game of the season in the books under the new leadership of Head Coach Christina VanMeter, the Lady Devils will move forward this season.

    The excitement around the program is growing as the Lady Devils have more girls out for the team and look for them to make gains throughout the season.

  • Rockwood golfers post victory over Kingston Tuesday

    The Rockwood golf teams hosted Kingston Monday afternoon at Rockwood Golf and Country Club after a brief rain delay.
    The RHS boys won 166-179 to remain unbeaten on the season. Leading scorers for the Tigers were Colton Nuchols (39), Trevor Delk (40), Zach Melton (43), Rickey McElhaney (44) and Eli Everhart (49).

    Sam Wicks led Kingston with a 40, followed by Jackson Taylor (43),  Luke Borum (49), Colton Haba (49) and Dawson Lane 50.

    The top four scores count in the team score.

  • Eric Gallaher moved from Roane Jail to state custody

    It took a while, but Eric Gallaher has finally been moved to a state prison for his conviction on voluntary manslaughter and drug charges.

    He reported to the Roane County Jail on July 27, 2015 to start serving a nine-year sentence.

    He remained there until Aug. 11, when he was transferred to the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

    Attorney Jedidiah McKeehan represented Gallaher. He said he was hoping Gallaher, who is from Harriman, would stay at the Roane County Jail for the duration of his prison sentence.


    Tucked away on a narrow, winding road in the eastern corner of Roane County is a cultural treasure that, despite its popularity with many musicians across the region, is not well know to the general public.

    The Bradbury Community Center is an entertainment venue, a talent incubator and a living museum preserving the legacy of folk, gospel and bluegrass music native to East Tennessee.

    Since 1982 musicians and music lovers have gathered in the rooms of the repurposed old school building on Buttermilk Road for concerts and informal jam sessions.

  • Pedestrian killed in Harriman

    A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing South Roane Street near Old Valley Road on Monday evening.

    Johhny Laymance, 52, of 309 Childs Road, Harriman, was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center by ambulance.

    He was pronounced dead when he arrived at the Knoxville hospital.

    According to Harriman Police Department reports, police were dispatched to the scene and first met with the driver, John Griffith of Tupelo, Miss. Griffith told police he was traveling northbound in his Chevrolet Silverado in the right hand lane.

  • 5 up for Council seats in Kingston, Rockwood Nov. 8

    Election petitions have been turned in for City Council races in Rockwood, Kingston and Oliver Springs, with only two of the three being contested.

    In Rockwood, three seats are up for election, and are spots currently held by Vice Mayor Jason Jolly, Mike Freeman and Jane Long.

    Freeman and Long declined to run, and Jolly has filed his petition for re-election.

    Also running are Mike Fuller, Joe Moore, Patrick Shivers and Shane Trew.