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Today's News

  • AAA Jackets still going strong

    In winning last week's Dixie Youth AAA sub district title, the Kingston Yellow Jackets ran into little opposition.

    The road hasn't been that easy in this week's Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament, but the results have been the same as Kingston has won their first two games.

    In last week's tourney, Kingston won four games by a combined 23 runs, but their two victories against Sweetwater and host Madisonville have been by a total of three runs combined. Kingston opened play Friday with an 18-16 victory over Sweetwater then the Jackets knocked off the host Tornadoes on Monday, 4-3.

  • Season ends for Rockwood A All-Stars

    The Rockwood All-Stars Dixie Youth A State Tournament trip came to an abrupt end to the Bolivar All-Stars with a 25-14 defeat Friday morning.
    Bolivar started the game with four runs in the top of the first, but Rockwood responded with four of their own in the bottom of the first inning to make the score 4-4.
    In the second inning, Bolivar took control with a seven-run out-burst compared to two runs for the Tigers to make the score 11-6.

  • Devils finish seventh in A State Tournament

    After dropping their opening game in the Dixie Youth A State Tournament on Thursday, the Harriman All-Stars rallied for a pair of wins over Houston County and Fayette County on Friday and Saturday before seeing their season come to an end later Saturday with a loss at the hands of Dickson County.

    Harriman vs.
    Houston County

    Harriman kept their state tournament aspirations alive Friday afternoon with a 7-6 squeaker over the Houston County All-Stars.

  • AA Jackets headed to World Series

    The Kingston AA All-Stars are headed to the Dixie Youth World Series.
    The 7 and 8 year-old Jackets accomplished the feat this weekend with a runner-up finish in the Dixie Youth AA State Tournament in Rockwood.

    Kingston came oh so close to winning the state championship as they entered Sunday’s final day of play with an undefeated record, but a pair of losses to eventual champion Madison Central left the Jackets tied for second place with Signal Mountain.

    All three teams qualified for the Dixie Youth AA World Series that will be played in Florence, SC beginning on Friday, July 29.

  • Thyroid uptake probes offered

    Roane Medical Center now provides thyroid uptake testing in addition to thyroid scans, offering a comprehensive testing menu for patients.
    The nuclear medicine department at the Harriman-based hospital acquired a new thyroid
    uptake probe, Biodex Atomlab 950, to assess thyroid function in patients.
    The thyroid uptake probe helps determine the presence of over- or under-active thyroid glands.

  • Cancer Institute study backs screening given to DOE workers

    The National Cancer Institute has released findings agreeing that low-dose CT scans can prevent 20 percent of deaths from lung cancer in high-risk individuals.
    The landmark study, published late last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, backs the CT scanning for early lung detection that has been given to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 and K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant nuclear workers since 2000.

  • Who's moving into Physicians Plaza?

    Midtown’s conversion as the center of Roane County’s health-care community is taking a big leap this month.
    Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson reports 10 health-care providers are taking up residence in the newly completed Physicians Plaza of Roane County.
    About $7.5 million was invested into the 45,000-square-foot medical office complex, developed by Agilitas Property Development Inc. in Nashville and owned by Physicians Plaza of Roane County LLC. Developers said the building was 90 percent leased before the first shovel of earth was turned.

  • Eye Centers of Harriman, Rockwood merge to occupy central office in new facility

    The Eye Center at Harriman and The Eye Center at Rockwood have now merged their offices into one new location, The Eye Center at Midtown.
    “We are in the new Physician’s Plaza, located near exit 350 off I-40, across from the Kroger at Pinnacle Point on Hwy. 70,” said Dr. Scott Baer, one of four optometrists serving patients in the new office.
    “The experienced and friendly staff our patients have come to know is now at The Eye Center of Midtown, too,” he explained.

  • Ready to pay more for water? Rockwood hike over first hurdle

    A proposed 30-percent increase in water rates squeaked by its first reading by the Rockwood City Council Friday.

    Mayor James Watts broke the tie in favor of the increase, casting his vote with those of Pete Wright, Jason Jolly and Jane Long.

    Mike Freeman, Vice Mayor Peggy Evans and Bill Thompson voted against it.

    “If you vote it down, you are probably going to have people say ‘I’m so glad you did that,’” Watts said.

  • County may have to borrow from itself to make payroll

    The county could have to borrow money to make payroll during the fiscal year.

    “We came within a few days last (fiscal) year of doing it,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    The biggest source of revenue for the county’s general fund is property tax. The fiscal year started July 1, but the bulk of the property tax money doesn’t come in until December and February.

    “We still have to make payroll July, August, September, October and November without a lot of revenue coming in,” Woody said.