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Today's News

  • Bobcats put up big numbers in scrimmage

    It wasn’t perfect, but Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett was for the most part happy Friday night following his team’s 30-21 scrimmage victory at Stone Memorial High School.

  • Pigeon Forge downs Rockwood in scrimmage

    In a battle of the "Tigers", it was the Pigeon Forge Tigers prevailing over the Rockwood Tigers in a scrimmage Friday night, 37-19. 

  • Midway hosts scrimmage
  • Out to Lunch: Promise of New Brewery chili has him longing for fall

    By Bethel Poston

  • Smooth transition for new DOE contractor

    URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC took over the environmental cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation for the U.S. Department of Energy last Monday after a safe, three-month transition.

    The company, known as UCOR. is headquartered in Roane County at East Tennessee Technology Park (formerly K-25 Site), where most of the cleanup efforts will be centered.

  • New hospitalist now on staff at Roane Medical

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, welcomes Dr. Diane Petrilla as the newest physician to the hospital’s evolving hospitalist program.

    “Dr. Petrilla’s experience and expertise in inpatient care will help support our efforts in effectively administering quality, personalized care for each patient during their stay with us,” said Jim Gann, Roane Medical Center president and chief administrative officer.

    As a hospitalist, Petrilla specializes in inpatient care and is trained in family practice.

  • New look for Harriman Care and Rehab

     Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center recently completed a renovation designed to improve the experience of its residents.

    The building, at 240 Hannah Road, now has a new trach unit, a rehabilitation gym and private suites.

    The work included new floors, refaced cabinets, a remodeled dining room and a fresh coat of
    paint.

    Outside, the property has new landscaping and a three-hole golf putting green in the courtyard area as part of “Rehab Resort.”

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    MAY 20 CASES DISPOSED

    Amanda E. Ford, financial responsibility law. Guilty.

     Jamie Rosalee Smith, registration certificate must be carried, second-offense child restraint children ages 9-15 and seat belt 18 and older, Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

    Jeremy C. Hester, financial responsibility and seat belt 18 and older, Dismissed. Speeding.

  • Cost of greenway up over $2.5 million

    By Mike Gibson

    It seems that neither cost overruns nor bad bidding nor special requests from businesses will keep a series of Kingston improvement projects from moving forward.

    A Thursday work session saw Kingston City Council members place on the agenda for Tuesday’s full council meeting three items concerning three big projects — the Ladd Greenway, the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant, and the sewer extension on Gallaher Road.

  • Back to school

    Mary “Cricket” Lewis picks up her No. 94 bus at Roane County Schools’ bus garage Friday afternoon in anticipation of today’s first day of school for the 2011-12 year.

    If things kicked off according to schedule, Lewis began her route at about 6:55 a.m. near the Harriman Police Department on Russell Street.

    Motorists are reminded to exercise caution around school areas and in school parking lots as excited children enter and depart from the premises.