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Today's News

  • Retired NYPD officer dies in Rockwood

    Richard Philip Hadorn, a Rockwood resident and retired New York City policeman, died on Thursday.

    He was 67.

    According to E-911 dispatch records, Hadorn was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday near Rockwood on Winton Chapel Road.

    The wreck happened around 3 p.m.

    Dispatch records said the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the wreck, but the agency did not provide details on what happened by press time.

    Hadorn’s obituary can be found on Page 6.

  • Boys, Girls Club opening in early 2014

    The first Boys & Girls Clubs of Roane County location will be open for business at the first of the year.

    A startup date of Jan. 13, 2014, was announced to the Harriman Rotary Club last week.

    An application drive kicks off Nov. 21 at Harriman Middle School, site of the initial club.

  • More choosing a career in nursing

    Enrollment is up — and programs are expanding in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University.

    The nursing program’s expansion is in response to the increased demand for health-care professionals across the country.

    The school admits students to its bachelor’s degree program twice a year and will increase admissions by 25 percent after the second round at the end of the fall semester.

  • Meet Ordee

     

    Sasha Benjamin introduces the public to “Ordee,” the new mascot of Oak Ridge Utility District. Ordee is a “flame-asaurus” who will visit day care centers, preschools, schools and public events to educate the public about natural gas and natural gas safety.

  • Business Brief: Seiber completes basics

    Oliver Springs Police Department Patrolman Samuel Cody Seiber is among the 43 graduates who recently completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class at Walters State Community College.

    The academy offers the eight-week training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment.

  • Deadline approaching for hazard standard training

    Dec. 1 is the OSHA deadline for all employers in Tennessee and the nation who work with hazardous chemicals to train employees on the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

    The new requirements relating to labeling and safety data sheets are being phased in through 2016; however, the first compliance deadline is rapidly approaching.

    The update will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The major changes are:

  • DYLLIS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY KIDS ON PATROL

    The drop-off line at Dyllis Springs Elementary School near Oliver Springs used to get congested each morning.
    But with the help of some spirited volunteer students, traffic flow is now a breeze.
    “We had traffic going all the way up and down the road,” said Steve Sanders, school resource officer.
    “Since we started doing this, we are able to get them in and get them out.”

  • Armes joins Judkins practice

    Nick Armes recently passed the Tennessee Bar Exam and is now practicing law with the Judkins Law Firm in Oak Ridge.

    Armes is an East Tennessee native and was born and raised in Roane and Anderson counties.

    He graduated with honors from the Appalachian School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s main law review.

    Prior to attending law school, Armes graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College, each with high honors.

  • More graduating from high school

    An improved graduation rate along with all A’s and B’s in achievement and value added.
    Those were some of the highlights of Roane County Schools 2013 state report card.
    “It’s the best we’ve ever had,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.
    In 2012, the school system got B’s in math, reading and science and an A in social studies.
    This year the school system received B’s in math and reading and A’s in science and social studies.

  • Enrichment taking glove donations

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch is embarking on the fifth year of its Gloves of Love campaign.  

    Staff members at the branch office in Kingston are collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union is making it their mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year,” said Becky Woody, Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch manager.