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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cold pills? You’ll need a prescription in Harriman

    Customers shopping for pseudoephedrine and ephedrine products in Harriman now need a prescription.
    Harriman City Council approved second and final reading of an ordinance making the restrictions earlier this month, and Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said he talked to area pharmacists and doctors about it after first reading.
    “There wasn’t any opposition to it,” Heidle said. “Everybody I talked to ... they are welcoming it.”

  • Kingston man dies in crash

    From staff reports
    Patrick E. Fly, a 22-year-old Kingston man, was killed in an early Friday morning car wreck.
    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fly was driving on Swan Pond Road in a 2005 Nissan Altima when he failed to negotiate a curve.
    “The vehicle skidded and exited the right side of the roadway,” the THP report said. “The vehicle flipped several times, and the driver was ejected.”

  • County buying Cawood law office near courthouse

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood has found a buyer for his law office.
    “We’re in the process of closing,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody confirmed.
    The appraised value of the office is $99,000. That’s what the county is paying for the property.
    “We decided to go with the appraised value,” Cawood said about the purchase price.
    The law office on Cumberland Street is a stone’s throw from the county courthouse and jail.
    “They may decide to tear it down and use it for parking,” Cawood said.

  • Devils bomb Braves

     

    While it wasn't the most stylish win, it was a win nonetheless for the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils over Fort Loudon by a 27-22 tally on Thursday night.

    Fort Loudon scored the first two points of the contest, but Harriman closed the opening period on a 7-0 surge with Christina Pack (5 points) serving as the lead scorer.