Today's News

  • Ridgeview opening outpatient clinic

    Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services is expanding its services to Roane County with the opening of a new outpatient clinic at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

    The clinic is adjacent to Ridgeview’s Louise Singleton Center at 221 Devonia St.

    “The Harriman clinic also offers same day accessibility to mental-health care with its walk-in clinic,” said Outpatient Facility Director Traci Golbach.

  • Harriman Happenings— June 22

    Rufus Eugene Collier of Harriman passed away Wednesday, June 17, at Tennova Health Care.

    Eugene was born April 1, 1944, in Harriman.

    He retired from K-25 plant in Oak Ridge.

    He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. and Ms. Collier.

    Survivors are his wife, Margaret Ruth Collier; two daughters, Cathy (Patrick) Johnson, Diane Johnson; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  • Lots of roadwork may make the going slow

    Motorists traveling in and through Roane County this week might want to add a few minutes to their travel time.

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is beginning a number of paving and construction projects this week.


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    Judie Shoup a driver recruiter with Crete Carrier Corp., talks with people about job opportunities during the Roane Chamber of Commerce’s Job Fair last week. More than 30 employers took part in the fair at Roane State Community College’s Expo Center.

  • Boating safety course slated

    A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 7 and 9 in Kingston Community Center.

    The $35-per-person cost covers all course materials, final examination and certificate. Couples and/or families who share course materials may attend for $10 per additional person.

    Those younger than 18 will receive a $25 discount and comply with the Tennessee Mandatory Boater Education Law.

    A certified TWRA monitor will administer the certification test for those born after Jan. 1, 1989.

  • ‘It’s going to be awesome’

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in Rockwood Friday morning to announce a $437,122 transportation alternative grant for a project that includes a 10-foot-wide greenway from Dr. Tom Fuller Park on Watts Bar Lake to East Nelson Street and Hwy. 27.

    In addition to the multi-use greenway, a 600-square-foot trailhead/comfort station will be constructed at the park. It will include restrooms, bike racks and a small parking lot.

  • Historic Rockwood home burns

    Smoke rose over Rockwood Friday morning and centered in the Kingston Avenue historic district, where firefighters worked to control a blaze at a two-story structure at 120 N. Kingston Ave.

    Rockwood Fire Department had been dispatched to the scene where a utility pole had fallen and pulled down power lines.

    “We arrived for it and noticed we had smoke coming out of this structure, so we knew we had an obvious structure fire at that point,” Rockwood Fire Chief Matt Crabtree said.

  • Higher costs for higher education in Tennessee

    Roane County students at Roane State Community College and other institutions of higher learning in Tennessee can expect to pay more next year.

    The Tennessee Board of Regents approved tuition increases in the system on Friday that mean students at community colleges will pay 3.4 percent more for maintenance fees/tuition.

    The total price increase for an in-state student taking a full-time course load of 12 credit hours will be $120 per year.

  • Tyler Farmer’s Meigs case continued to July 16

    The case against William Tyler Farmer in Meigs County General Sessions Court got continued last week.

    Farmer, of 156 Greystone Way in Kingston, is charged with manufacturing, delivery, sale and possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a weapon, DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

    According to the warrant filed in the case, Decatur Police Officer Billy Long stopped Farmer on Hwy. 58 on June 12.

    Long reported finding pills, steroids, firearms and ammunition in Farmer’s vehicle.