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Today's News

  • New hospital ready to open

    Roane Medical Center’s new Midtown facility is almost ready to open. The finishing touches are being put on the state-of-the-art medical complex.
    “We move patients on Feb. 17. It is on a Sunday morning bright and early,” said Gaye Jolly, Roane Medical Center administrator.
    Before then, the hospital will have a public open house on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The celebration will include remarks from Tony Spezia, Covenant Health president and chief executive officer, as well as Jolly.

  • CORRECTION

    Mark Anthony Ferguson, the man charged with domestic assault for allegedly attacking his grandmother, lived at 380 Allison Drive, Harriman. A front-page story that appeared in the Jan. 21 edition incorrectly stated his address.

  • ETSU graduates: Fall 2012

    Six East Tennessee State University  students from Roane County were among the recipients of the 1,400 degrees awarded in two fall commencement ceremonies on the Johnson City campus.

    They are:

    Harriman — Jason H. Eble, doctorate, physical therapy; and Cydnie M. Strahan, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology.

    Kingston — Kyle B. Canup, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology; and Ryan A. Mullins, master’s degree  technology.

  • Free tests, information at Feb. 18 health fair

    Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will provide access to several medical specialists and health-related service providers during its annual Presidents Day health fair.

    The health fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 20. The church is at 3401 River Road.

    The University of Tennessee Breast Health Outreach Program will perform screening mammograms for both uninsured and insured women from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its digital mammography mobile unit.

  • Bradbury church helps with Habitat need

    A group of 18 students from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., stopped in Kingston on their way down to Birmingham, Ala., to spend a week building a Habitat for Humanity home, and they received a bit of Southern hospitality that they weren’t expecting.

    Jackie Keating, team leader and Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity Chapter president, asked if Roane County Habitat for Humanity would be willing to let the students use the organization’s office as an overnight camp during its 18-hour trip to Birmingham.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: Fall 2012

    Twenty Roane County students were among the 780 Technological University graduates during fall semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Ashley Michelle Collins, Chase Allan Ray and Jacob Neil Jones.

    Kingston — Adam Douglas McBride, Barney Colt Jackson, Holli Nicole Langley, Jennifer Diane Conner, Jessica Michelle Gooch and Shaun David Tipton.

    Oak Ridge — Mary Catherine Sullivan.

  • OS, Wartburg up for cancer awareness

    Oliver Springs and Wartburg community members  have the chance to fight cancer by supporting the 2013 Cancer Awareness Game for the American Cancer Society.

    The schools have challenged each other during tonight’s basketball games at Oliver Springs to see which can raise the most donations during the week.

    Each school has raised funds throughout the week. Fans will have a last chance between games to push their team ahead.

    School representatives have agreed to take a pie in the face for the school raising the most money.

  • 4-H county speech winners told
  • Hwys. 58, 72 improvements completed

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation has completed improvements to the intersection of Hwys. 58 and 72 south of Kingston.

    TDOT used safety grants to fund work to the intersection, which has been the site of a number of serious and fatal car crashes.

    “I am very pleased that the intersection of State Route 72 at State Route 58 has been improved,” said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    Yager was Roane County Executive when he first sought improvements to the road. He was elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2008.

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 4-8, 2013

    MONDAY, FEB. 4
    • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St. Social worker Kathy Parks will present the program on senior life plans. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal following the program.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 8