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Today's News

  • Covenant demonstrates WeCare to Long family

    Roane Medical Center has been a part of Vicky Long’s family as far back as she can remember.

    “I am biased since I’m a long-time employee and my mother was a 30-year employee of Roane Medical Center and retired from there,” she said.

    “I grew up with Roane Medical Center; my kids used to go trick-o-treating there.”

  • Roane Medical provides expertise and caring support for employee’s family

    Vicky Long had just gone to bed last Oct. 1 when her cell phone rang.

    “I looked over and saw it was my son – I always answer for my kids no matter when it is,” she said.

    Long heard a tone that “a Mom knows is not a good thing” in her son’s voice.

    Her instincts were correct.

    The next words she heard from her 22-year-old son, Ryan, gripped her with fear:

    “Mom, I’m hurt,” he said. “I need you to come and take me to the hospital.”

  • What’s the SCORE? Exploit your small business strengths

    By Dana Peterka

    Small businesses often have advantages over larger companies. It’s important to recognize these strengths and make the most of them in order to grow your business and profitability.

    Here are seven characteristics that often give small businesses an edge over bigger competitors:

    • Provide a personal touch. Develop face-to-face, person-to-person relationships with prospects and clients.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SAGA CONTINUES

    Harriman High School, Roane County High School and Rockwood High School would close under a scenario approved by the Roane County Board of Education on Wednesday.

    By an 8-1 vote, the board approved a plan to build a new consolidated high school for those students. Midway High School and Oliver Springs High School will remain open under the plan.

  • OFF TO THE UNKNOWN

    A trio of Roane County veterans will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday.

    “Saturday evening me and Sgt. Gary Woolf will be laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s tomb at Arlington Cemetery,” said Bob LeTellier.

    LeTellier is a retired Army sergeant major. Woolf is a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force.

    They’ll also be recognizing those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War by placing wreaths bearing their names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Rockwood official, DA named in federal suit

    One of the people convicted in the Northington Energy LLC scam has filed a federal lawsuit against former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson and former 9th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney General Tiffany Smith.

    Lisa Horn-Brichetto accuses Johnson, Smith and Ruppe — the latter of whom is now Rockwood city administrator — of violating her First and Eighth Amendment Rights under the Constitution.

  • The community that prays together ....
  • Rockwood police seek info on shooting

    From staff reports

    Rockwood police have released more information about the May 2 shooting incident that left two men injured.

    Police responded to the area of Douglas Avenue and Wheeler Street on a report of a possible shooting.

    Detective Josh Rymer responded and found a male subject, identified as Michael William Hale of Rockwood, lying on the ground stating he had been shot.

  • Quilters meeting today in Kingston Community Center

    First Friday Quilters/Sewing Group will meet in monthly session at 10 a.m. May 5 in Kingston Community Center.

    Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a project to work on and a lunch.

  • ‘World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast’ helps community

    Harriman Lions Club will have its annual “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” from 7 to 11 a.m. May 6 in Roane Street Grill at 812 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    Tickets are $8 each or two for $15 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and younger, and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk.

    Proceeds will go toward funding the organization’s various community charities.

    Call President Jerry Turbyville for more about the Harriman Lions Club or assistance with vision care.