Today's News

  • Hospital joins with ACS on new push for mammograms

    Volunteers are needed for a new community education program to fight breast cancer in Roane County.

    The program, a joint effort between Roane Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, seeks to increase the number of women who get breast cancer screenings.

    “Volunteers have been crucially important in enabling the American Cancer Society to help make progress in the fight against cancer for nearly 100 years,” said Sarah Hooks, health initiatives representative for the American Cancer Society in Roane County.

  • TVA gives to Michael Dunn Center

    TVA recently made a $1,500 donation to Michael Dunn Center to support people with intellectual disabilities who are served in and around Roane County.

    TVA Valley Relations Manager Bert Robinson visited the Michael Dunn Center campus and toured some of the programs provided by Michael Dunn Center to people with disabilities.

    “The work being done by Michael Dunn Center to support people with disabilities is amazing,” he said.

  • DOE’s Oak Ridge manager to speak at heritage meeting

    Larry Kelly, manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office, will be the guest speaker for this week’s joint meeting of two Oak Ridge preservation groups.

    The meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association and the Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation will be on Jan. 10 in Midtown Community Center, Oak Ridge.

    The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

    Kelly will discuss managing resources on the Oak Ridge Reservation in a changing environment.

  • Harriman Happenings: Jan. 7

    Kwayu Graham, a former coach at Austin East High School in Knoxville, left there to take a head coaching job in Lexington, N.C.

    The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players’ high school and community.

    Kwayu, head coach at Lexington Senior High School, was selected as this season’s second 2012 Coach of the Week.

  • Federal jobless benefits continue through end of ’13

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act, which became law last week, extends the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program through Jan. 1, 2014.

    The federal benefits were slated to expire at the end of 2012 with claimants receiving their last payment the first week of January.

    The benefits, or EUC08, is a federally funded program providing unemployment benefits to about 30,000 Tennesseans who have exhausted the first 26 weeks of state benefits (maximum).

  • VECustomers Share gives to Roane agencies

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $3,000 in grants to Roane County agencies.

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $4.3 million to various community-service organizations.

    Roane County groups receiving recent grants include Operation REACH, $2,000; Midway High School’s Spanish Club, $500; John Knox Center, $250; and Midway High School Clothes Closet, $250.

  • Pearman to speak to Contract Management Association

    Former Roane County attorney Joel Pearman will be the guest speaker for the Jan. 9 meeting of The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.

    Pearman, a principal in Acquisition Strategies of Tennessee, will disucss contractor purchasing system review during the meeting, which begins at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel.

    Lunch for members is $15, non-members pay $20.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 10 a.m. Jan 8.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Family outing a treat at La Parrilla Mexican Grill

    I listen to music when working in my office. Maybe hearing Jose Feliciano singing “Feliz Navidad” several times during the Christmas season influenced my decision to choose Knoxville’s La Parrilla Mexican Grill as my latest “Out To Lunch” adventure.

    It also could have been wanting a change from being overstuffed with the holiday fare of turkey, dressing, dumplings and cranberry sauce; or ham, sweet potatoes and green beans.

  • Cherokee, Midway Middle open 2013 with split

    Cherokee and Midway Middle School met for the second time this season Thursday night at Midway. 

    Cherokee’s girls picked up a sweep after a 29-7 victory, but Midway’s boys earned a split when they held off the Yellow Jackets for a 33-28 win. 

  • Devils net one win in Cordell Classic

    The Harriman Blue Devils recently hosted the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, but playing three games in three days didn’t go as well as the host team would have liked as Harriman picked up just one win against two losses.