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Today's News

  • Arrests: Jan. 29-Feb. 8

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 29 — Michael Barry Vanhoose, 49, 1005 Winton Chapel Road, Rockwood: 24 hours with credit.

    Jan. 30 — Coty Rusty Barnwell, 22, 757 Emory Heights Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $4,500; no court date listed.

    • David Elmer Bell,, 19, 331 Morgan Ave., Harriman: three counts violation of probation. Total bond $22,500; court date April 2.

  • 'Live from Antarctica' today at museum

    The public is welcome to participate in “Live from Antarctica” in Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, as PolarTREC researcher Alex Eilers performs the tagging of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea in Antarctica and discusses her research project.

    The program will be in the museum’s auditorium.

  • Master Gardeners to study ‘Orchard Skills’

    “Orchard Skills: From Planting to Pruning” is the topic of the Roane County Master Gardener’s  sixth winter workshop, planned for Feb. 25.

    The Master Gardeners are teaming up with Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Bradbury United Methodist Church to provide both classroom training and active, hands-on experience in an orchard.

    The classroom experience will include lunch, a discussion of soil prepara-
    tion, plant selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and opportunities for

  • March 31 deadline for stewardship nominations

    The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

  • Roane Medical aims to mend broken hearts

    Patients recovering from serious cardiac health conditions can take heart at Roane Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program in Harriman.

    With personalized rehabilitation and exercise plans and educational courses on healthy heart maintenance, the Take Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides patients a place to mend and strengthen their hearts.

    “Patients have been participating in this program for the past 18 years,” explained Steve Oran, manager of the Roane Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department.

  • Alliance applauds Volunteer Energy’s informative bill

    The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recently recognized Volunteer Energy Cooperative for its efforts in keeping its customers well informed with a detailed monthly bill and newsletter that help customers conserve energy and use energy more efficiently.

  • Active Family & Sports Chiropractor now open

     

  • Input sought in school director search

    The Roane County Board of Education has approved a timeline for hiring a new director of schools.

    The job will be posted from Feb. 14-March 15.

    Wayne Qualls, who the board hired to help with the search, will recommend 10 people for the board to interview.

    “You’re going to have a qualified person and a certified person,” Qualls told the board on Thursday. “Whether or not they’re going to be capable in your mind to do what you want them to do here will be the question you guys will have to answer.”

  • Never Too Old To Learn: Seniors on high-tech path in Mid-East’s computer classes

    Don’t be upset if Spencer Forbes hasn’t acknowledged your friend request on Facebook.

    The Roane County retiree is quick to admit he’s not social network savvy.

    “Well, I’ve got a Facebook account, and I have no idea how to use it,” he said. “My sister set it up for me, so I’m just wanting to get more knowledge ... I just feel like a dinosaur right now.”

  • TVA pulls funding for OES worker

    TVA no longer plans to cover the salary for one of the workers in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services.  
    TVA started paying Cheryl Nunley’s salary following the Dec. 22, 2008 fly ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant.   

    “We understand Ms. Nunley had responsibility for disaster training following the ... ash spill, and that TVA covered her wages for that purpose,” TVA said in a letter to County Executive Ron Woody. “Beginning, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, TVA will not continue to pay her salary.”