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Today's News

  • Utilities maintain city holding on to TVA funding

    Rockwood Water Sewer and Natural Gas officials recently said the city still owes the utilities a substantial amount of money for water and sewer projects funded through TVA Foundation monies.

    The utilities have paid $48,843.50 on sewer lift stations, according to a spreadsheet presented by Kim Ramsey, utilities manager.

    The spreadsheet shows the city had paid $356,610.10.

    In total, the project was $405,453.60, slightly more than the $400,000 allotted for it.

  • 'I miss my mom': Son says prison saved Ray’s life

    For Melissa Ray, “Meth Destroys” is not just a slogan. It’s a painful reality.

    “I spent my life trying to build a family, a home and a decent life until one day I became a meth addict,” she said.

    “It consumed my life. I slowly watched my children and everything I worked for being taken away from me.”

    Freedom was one of the final things she lost.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 5

    By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    Last Saturday, the sanctuary was filled with people who attended the Black History Program at Anointed Praise and Worship Church.

    Lots of youth from different churches took part in this service. Mary Alice Douglas was the best; she played the part of an old lady who grew up in Tupelo, Miss., and she told how things were then and how they are now. She encouraged the youth to get all the education they can and make the best of it.

  • Bingham new chief of staff

    The 2012-13 medical staff officers have been elected for Roane Medical Center, with Dr. Terry Bingham leading the team.

    Bingham is the new chief of staff of the Harriman hospital. He has practiced as a general surgeon at Roane Medical Center since July 1981.

    As chief of staff, Bingham serves as the principal elected official and will provide oversight and direction for all members of the medical staff.

    He acquires the position from past chief of staff Dr. Rodney McMillin, who fulfilled the role for nearly four years.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Don’t forget the bread pudding at all-new Junior’s

    Four years ago, in March 2008, I wrote my first “Out to Lunch” article on Junior’s Restaurant in Rockwood.

    “Junior’s in Rockwood has been sold, although the name is the same,” wrote Ray Collett, my friend and former Rockwood City Council member, in an email he sent me last November.

    “The new owners are Sam and Anne Seat. They have changed the menu and hours, which offers a delicious pork tenderloin, and pulled pork, cooked behind the restaurant on a large barbecue smoker grill.”

  • OS’s Jordan tops at MMC for February

    Michelle Jordan, licensed physical therapist assistant in the outpatient physical therapy department at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for February.

    Jordan works to rehabilitate patients with orthopedic or neurological conditions. She also educates and treats cancer patients of all types and provides lymphedema treatments and education to breast cancer patients.

  • Herman signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball player Jill Herman has signed to play for the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Harriman duo signs with Maryville

    Harriman seniors Cole McAbee and Hunter Crass are living out a dream as both signed scholarship papers with Maryville College last week.

  • Roane County under tornado warning until 1 p.m. EST
  • Roane County under tornado watch until 11 p.m. EST