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Today's News

  • No school policy on restraining students

    Roane County Director of Schools Toni McGriff said the incident involving Harriman High School Principal Scott Calahan and a student was investigated, but she could not comment further for legal reasons.  

    “I can’t talk to you about any kind of student discipline issue,” McGriff said.

    She also said she wasn’t aware of an official school policy on use of force or restraining students.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 28 — Heather Annette Butler, 24, 993 Poplar Springs, Kingston: violation of probation . Bond $1,500; court date Nov. 7.

    • Troy Daniel Davis, 34, 410 Patton Lane, Rockwood: public intoxication. Bond $500; court date Nov. 28.

    • Dyllis Edward Devaney, 53, 2440 Hwy. 70, Kingston: failure to appear. Bond $7,500; court date Nov. 14.

  • It takes a team to fight against breast cancer

    Dr. Kristan Lay urges a team effort when thinking about breast cancer awareness and treatment.

    “The first member on your breast cancer team is you,” said Lay, Roane Medical Center’s pathologist and laboratory director, during a recent presentation to the Roane County United Way.

    “You should be the team captain – playing an integral role in your healthcare decisions.”

  • Never too young for breast cancer awareness

     

  • Fall cattle sale set near Crossville

    The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have a fall sale of cattle from its herd starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

    The sale will feature open and bred cows, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required. The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 17. Registration documentation will also be available.

  • Tax refund taken because of debt owed by spouse?

    By MARGARITA PETROVA
    For Roane Newspapers
    Has the IRS kept your federal tax refund because your husband or wife owes money?

    If the IRS kept part of your tax refund because your spouse owes a debt, filing an Injured Spouse Claim may help you get back part or all of the federal tax refund.

  • Jobless statistics climb slightly

    Roane County experienced a slight increase in its unemployment rate for September, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures show Roane County’s jobless rate at 8.5 percent, an increase of 0.1 percent over August.

    That means 25,940 of the county’s 28,350-strong labor force was employed for the month.

    Tennessee’s unemployment rate also experienced a 0.1 percent hike to 9.7 percent in September.

  • ‘Tire boy’ still not tired of Sears

     

    Charlie Jones and his family have owned and operated the Sears in Harriman since 1991, but the tie to the store goes even further back.

    Jones was a recent high school graduate 30 years ago when he started working at the store as a lowly stock boy.

    “Actually, John Collins who works at Pattersons now, was the one that hired me,” he said. “Super guy.”

    Jones worked his way up, his first full-time job in the tire center.

  • Contract management group to discuss outsourcing

    Kate Vitasek of the University of Tennessee will discuss the university’s research on vested outsourcing during the next monthly meeting of the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.

    The membership luncheon and meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Lunch for members is $15, non-members pay $16.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Nov. 8.

  • Roane School of Isshin-ryu has multiple honorees

    At a recent Awards Banquet and tournament, the IIKA Nationals – hosted by the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association, the Roane School of Isshin-ryu Karate in Harriman had four of the school’s Black Belt Instructors recognized for outstanding achievements during the 2011season as well as one of their Brown Belts.