• Tractor Supply Co. managers 'can't wait to get it open'

    Enthusiasm was contagious during last month’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show, and nowhere was it more evident than at the vast Tractor Supply Co. exhibit.
    An array of lawn and gardening tools and supplies, bird feeders and decorative items interspersed through the area gave Roane Countians a preview of what they can expect to see and buy when the retailer moves into its new home in Rockwood.

  • Want to help at hospital?

    Roane Medical Center is looking for some eager volunteers to help provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for patients and visitors at the Harriman-based hospital.
    A volunteer recruitment day will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. April 8 in the RMC Annex.
    “Volunteering is such a rewarding experience, and I would recommend it to anyone,” volunteer Peggy Young said. “Helping others opens a window of opportunity that, in turn, shows you how blessed you are.”

  • Roane Medical launches digital mammography unit

    The Women’s Center at Roane Medical Center has gone digital with the debut of its new, advanced mammography screening unit.
    “We are thrilled to offer patients digital mammograms, as we know mammograms continue to be one of the most important tools for early detection of breast cancer,” said Wanda Diden, lead mammography technologist for the Harriman-based hospital.
    “The new technology is going to provide great benefits for not only our patients, but for our physicians and staff as well,” Diden added.
    The new digital unit will provide enhanced comfort and quicker services for patients.

  • Chamber plans 65th annual banquet

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 65th year, is scheduled for April 29 in Whitestone Country Inn on Roane County’s Watts Bar Lake.
    The annual banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction. A four-course gourmet meal and the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards will follow.
    “This is the premier Chamber event of the year,” said Chamber board Chairwoman Diana Knobloch.

  • Harriman’s Monroe top MMC employee in March

    Melanie Monroe has been named March’s MMCer of the Month at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.
    Monroe is a certified nursing assistant who works with patients in the hospital’s flex pool.
    “She is a hard worker and tries to put the patient’s needs first,” said Carolyn Shipley, director of Acute Care Services.
    Monroe assists patients, family members and visitors with their needs and is responsible for taking and recording patients’ vital signs, assisting with meals, bathing and transportation.
    She also provides assistance to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses on staff.

  • Patrick a new chiropractor

    Ronald Patrick of Harriman earned his chiropractic doctorate degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.
    He will practice at The Back Pain Institute in Knoxville.
    Patrick is the son of Richard and Ronda Patrick of Harriman.
    At Logan College, he completed a 10-trimester program of study. His program is the equivalent of five two-semester academic years.
    Logan’s curriculum encompasses basic and clinical (diagnostic) sciences, chiropractic science, research and patient care.

  • Out to Lunch: Connie’s Naturally Gourmet almost like covered-dish meal

    By Bethel Poston

  • VECustomers Share with Midway groups

    Alton Lingerfelt, center, board member with Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share Program, presents a $2,000 grant check to Midway High School Chorus members, from left, April Viar, Brianne Reynolds, Rachel Burgess and Jessica Johnson.

    The chorus is the recipient of the grant VECustomers Share awarded to Midway’s PTO. The Midway High School Cheerleader Booster Club also received a $500 grant.

  • DOE cleanup at Oak Ridge moves forward

    Cleanup at the Oak Ridge Reservation took a major leap forward in 2010, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management completing numerous projects that reduced risks, decreased the site’s footprint and paved the way for new development for DOE missions.

    Major accomplishments were completed across the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and the East Tennessee Technology Park using baseline and Recovery Act funds.

  • Old habits die hard for scammers

    By David Uffington
    King Features Syndicate
    The Better Business Bureau has named the top 10 scams for 2010. Some are surprising, especially since they’ve been around for so long and people are still falling for them.
    Here are a few highlights:
    • Job-hunting scams. What the scammers really want is your Social Security number and personal information such as your bank account number.