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Today's News

  • Keep track of unemployment info being sent

    New federal requirements to the unemployment insurance system require in-person case management meetings and documented work searches, and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making several recommendations to help claimants.

    “We’re encouraging everyone to pay attention to the information we send in the mail and attend these case management courses,” Commissioner Karla Davis said.

  • Amedysis program aims to help patients with swallowing disorders

    The simple act of swallowing is something people take for granted.

    Yet every year, an estimated 10 million Americans are diagnosed with swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia.

    Nearly all dementia patients develop dysphagia, and swallowing disorders are associated with stroke, progressive neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, as well as respiratory and other medical conditions.

  • Leadership Roane County makes capitol visit

    Members of the current Leadership Roane County class meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, front row center left, and state Sen. Ken Yager, front row center right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee Capitol.

  • Harriman Rotary makes significant pledge to hospital

     Harriman Rotary Club has pledged $135,000 to support the “One Community. One Hospital.” campaign for Roane Medical Center.

    “The opportunity presented for our club to make a lasting impact on the lives of our community through this gift was a perfect fit for us,” said Brantley Rivers, president of the Harriman Rotary Club.

    The contribution will provide for the equipping, furnishing and ongoing support of a community education and resource center in the new hospital.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 23

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Alma Moore, who suddenly passed away in California.

    Alma was a former resident of Harriman. As of now, arrangements are incomplete. Keep this family in your prayers.

    FCE Recognition Day was held Wednesday April 18 in the Community Center in Kingston. Our theme was “Spread Your Wings and Fly.” About 40 members were present.

    Jo Ann Silvis is president. Vice president is Martha Vanodale, secretary is Susan Goodman and treasurer is Julia McCoin.

  • 'Round Rockwood: April 23

    I sure enjoy the beauty of April, especially the flowers.

    Roses are my favorite flower, and when Bonnie brought me a big bouquet of red and yellow ones from my yard along with purple larkspur and white narcissus. I was thrilled.

    I even took part of them to the dining room and put them in the middle of “our” table that I share with Jo Smith, Nancy Connor, Virginia Haga and other residents in our dining room.

    When Ada and Benny East visited me, they brought a potted plant of red gerber daisies.

  • ‘The Muse Among Us’ to include Barnes’ work

    Elaine Barnes of Harriman is among the four artists whose works will be featured during “The Muse Among Us,” a mixed-media exhibit of The Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville.

    The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 4-25, with an opening reception as part of First Friday activities from 5 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    Barnes and the other artists featured in this exhibition draw draw inspiration from nature, memories and dreams.

  • Registered sex offender runs afoul of the law

    Another Roane County registered sex offender is in trouble with the law.

    Jasper Lee Russell, 186 Poplar Creek Road, Harriman, was arrested on April 17 on weapons charges.

    His legal troubles may not end there.

    According to court records, Russell is under investigation for an alleged child rape. The court records said an investigator with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office became aware of the allegations against Russell on April 13.  

  • Hurley stands by bill to test those seeking state assistance

    State Rep. Julia Hurley is staying the course on her drug testing for welfare recipients bill, despite a Tennessee Attorney General’s opinion that questions the legality of the legislation.

    “This measure is about accountability and proper fiscal management,” Hurley, R-Lenoir City, was quoted in a press release emailed to media last Thursday.

    House Bill 2725, which is sponsored by Hurley, has been placed on a finance subcommittee calendar for Wednesday.

  • Proclamation to give posthumous honor to Rich

    A proclamation honoring Elmer Rich, the longtime Rockwood city attorney who passed away late last month, is on today’s Rockwood City Council agenda.

    Rich served in the appointed post for more than 40 years under a number of mayoral administrations until an illness forced him to step aside in the final weeks of his life.

    Council is also expected to approve on final reading a pair of ordinances affecting the city’s operations in the wake of Rich’s death.