Today's News

  • Foundation to name award as Parsons tribute

    The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees has named its newest scholarship the Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship in memory of Catherine Parsons.

    Parsons, of Rockwood, died Oct. 4 in Chattanooga. She was 55.

    The ASRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the world’s largest radiologic science organization.

    The society represents more than 147,000 medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals.
    Parsons was active in the radiologic technology community.

  • Manufacturing council forming

    Tech 20/20, a regional not-for-profit organization in Oak Ridge, is planning to form a council for additive manufacturing.

    The council will focus on bringing together companies throughout the value chain of additive manufacturing.

    Those include equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers and parts manufacturers to address opportunities in a number of industries, including aerospace, vehicles, defense and biomedical.

  • Time for coffee and networking at credit union


    A Roane County Chamber of Commerce coffee at Y-12 Federal Credit Union recently had a big showing of folks representing Chamber members. They include Carrie Fickey, Amber Price, Janie Flick, Michelle Byrd, Jenny Grant, Jane Lavender, Amber Wyrick, Kayla Gunter, Gerry Raines, state Rep.-elect Kent Calfee, state Sen. Ken Yager, Roane County Executive Ron Woody, Stephanie Ferguson, Brenda Murphy, Phillip Kelly, Kim Harris, Amy Rector, Ann Davis, Andras Bartha, Melissa Jarfi and Rose Meza.

  • Lending to be emphasis of workshop

    Small-business owners have an opportunity this month to take advantage of a free workshop that teaches about business lending.

    “Getting Ready to Go to the Bank” will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Jutta Bangs, director and senior business specialist with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, will lead the workshop.

  • Rockwood dominates Loudon

    The Loudon Braves came to town Thursday night to battle the Rockwood Tigers, but did not get the outcome they were looking for.  

  • Wartburg downs HMS in thriller, 52-50

    It was one of those games that the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Wartburg Bulldogs had circled, and it lived up to the hype as Wartburg (6-0) handed Harriman (5-1) their first loss of the season in a thrilling 52-50 contest at Wartburg.

  • Kingston team wins tourney
  • Midway splits with Fort Loudon

    It was a long night for the Midway Middle School Lady Waves, but a short night for the Green Wave when they split a pair of district games with Fort Loudon last week.

  • No one fights alone: Cherokee team dedicates season to Amy Workman

    The school mascot is a yellow jacket, but lately the Cherokee Middle girls basketball team has been sporting some zebra stripe.

    That’s because the team has dedicated its season to Amy Workman.

    “It was awesome,” she said of the team’s gesture. “I had no idea they were going to do it.”

    Workman is battling neuroendocrine carcinoma. The ribbon for her type of cancer is zebra stripe. The slogan is “No one fights alone.”

  • Rockwood says no to ex-official for bldg. duties

    A former Rockwood City Council member will not be taking over part-time building inspector duties.

    Vice Mayor Peggy Evans passed on a vote to hire Harold Ishman for $30 an hour.

    “To pay what could be paid out on this is an enormous amount of money,” Evans said, “and we’re trying to save money every way that we can.”

    Council members Mike Freeman and Bill Thompson voted against the motion, while council members Jason Jolly, Pete Wright and Jane Long voted in favor of it.