http://www.roanecounty.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en How to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey http://www.roanecounty.com/content/how-cook-your-thanksgiving-turkey-0 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2017-11-21_at_8.39.17_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> Editor&rsquo;s note: While we&rsquo;re all making our Thanksgiving menu preparations, we thought we&rsquo;d ask some experts for new and unique ways to prepare the centerpiece of Thursday&rsquo;s meal. You are, of course, welcome to stick to traditional methods of preparing your turkey. A special thanks to Midtown Elementary Principal Kendra Inman, first-grade teachers Anthony Normile and Kayla Wadlington and their students for helping with this project. Happy Thanksgiving!</p> Schools next to counter opioids http://www.roanecounty.com/content/schools-next-counter-opioids <p> The opioid epidemic is so dire that the Roane County Board of Education is looking at establishing a policy to govern the use of Intranasal Naloxone, a nasal spray that can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re not doing it yet, but basically if a student is in danger due to drug use or something that&rsquo;s life threatening, this would make available something to potentially save a child&rsquo;s life,&rdquo; Roane County Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said.</p> Free Thanksgiving dinner at Ruby’s http://www.roanecounty.com/content/free-thanksgiving-dinner-ruby%E2%80%99s <p> Ruby&rsquo;s restaurant in downtown Oliver Springs will be offering free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone who stops by on Thursday between noon and 3 p.m.</p> <p> &ldquo;Thanksgiving is about community,&rdquo; said Clyde Young, who opened Ruby&rsquo;s with his wife Joanne and sister Joanne Hackler in March.</p> <p> Young said everybody in the community who would like to sit down to a good, old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner is welcome to eat with friends and members of the community.</p> Five from Roane complete regional Leadership program http://www.roanecounty.com/content/five-roane-complete-regional-leadership-program <p> Five Roane Countians recently completed the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association training.</p> <p> Saundra Bandy, Chris Barton, Michaele Butler, Dina Jackson and Jason Pilant were among those in the largest class in the history of the organization that hales almost 500 alumni from the 16 county East Tennessee region.</p> <p> They were among those honored by the Association&rsquo;s board of directors during a graduation ceremony on Nov. 14 in Knoxville.</p> <p> Joan Cronan, inaugural recipient of the NCAA President&rsquo;s Pat Summitt Award, was the keynote speaker.</p> DON’T BURN THE BIRD — OR THE HOUSE http://www.roanecounty.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-burn-bird-%E2%80%94-or-house <p> While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another&rsquo;s company, it&rsquo;s also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires.</p> Roane Academy sold http://www.roanecounty.com/content/roane-academy-sold <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roane_academy_1_0.jpg" alt="Roane Academy, the teen boys home in Roane County Industrial Park, is in the hands of new owners. The facility, which has experienced numerous escapes and violent incidents, was built and owned by Omni Visions. " title="Roane Academy, the teen boys home in Roane County Industrial Park, is in the hands of new owners. The facility, which has experienced numerous escapes and violent incidents, was built and owned by Omni Visions. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> From staff reports</p> <p> Omni Visions no longer owns Roane Academy.</p> <p> &ldquo;Roane Academy has been sold,&rdquo; Omni Visions spokeswoman Jennifer Wigal said Friday. &ldquo;I can send you a statement regarding that.&rdquo;</p> <p> Wigal did not provide that statement and she also didn&rsquo;t respond to questions about who purchased Roane Academy.</p> <p> &ldquo;Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a statement at this time,&rdquo; she said later via email.</p> NEXT STOP: TIGER TOWN http://www.roanecounty.com/content/next-stop-tiger-town <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/defensive.jpg" alt="The Rockwood defense takes down the Meigs County ball carrier, above, during last week’s Class 2A TSSAA third round playoff victory. The Tigers have the home-field advantage Friday, when they return to Civitan Field to take on Tyner. Kickoff is at 7 p.m." title="The Rockwood defense takes down the Meigs County ball carrier, above, during last week’s Class 2A TSSAA third round playoff victory. The Tigers have the home-field advantage Friday, when they return to Civitan Field to take on Tyner. Kickoff is at 7 p.m." align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /> Man says wiring scam cleaned out account http://www.roanecounty.com/content/man-says-wiring-scam-cleaned-out-account <p> A Rockwood man reported being scammed out of some money last week.</p> <p> Bossie Davidson met with Detective Josh Rymer at the police station on Nov. 13 to discuss how he got swindled.</p> <p> &ldquo;Davidson stated that a woman, Theresa Chalker Brown, whom he has known for about a year, asked him to help her,&rdquo; the report said.</p> <p> &ldquo;Brown wanted to deposit checks in Davidson&rsquo;s bank account and then have him send the money to her via wire transfer.&rdquo;</p> <p> The report said Davidson agreed and provided Brown his bank account information.</p>