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Today's News

  • Going With the Flo: Many of our legislators are against the work of ICE

    Ben Carson said it right: “We’ve been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. At some point, maybe we will wake up and recognize that it was politicians who created our problems!”

    When a political party turns 100 percent of their efforts and energy into destroying a duly elected president, we’d better get informed and get involved. Are we next?

  • DAR members go to Continental Congress event

    Members of the Southwest Point Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution attended the 128th Continental Congress in Washington D.C.

    The annual Continental Congress is held at Constitution Hall located at 1776 D Street NW.  Ground was broken for DAR Constitution Hall on June 22, 1928.  The cornerstone was laid by Mrs. Calvin Coolidge on October 30, 1928, using the trowel George Washington used to lay the cornerstone at the Capitol in 1793.

  • Roane Medical Center welcomes Brenda Gray as chief nursing officer

    Roane Medical Center recently announced that Brenda Gray, RN, MSN, CHEP, has been named the new vice president and chief nursing officer at the hospital.  She will oversee all nursing operations at Roane Medical Center.

  • VECustomers Share Awards $2,500 in local grants

    VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in June.

    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Middle School-Wave Serve (Recycling) Club ($300), Midway High Athletic Support Club ($550), Midway High School Baseball Boosters ($750), and Midway Softball Club ($900).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.7 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.

  • Laura A. Conner appointed to 2019 TNCPE Board of Examiners

    Laura A. Conner, county director for the Roane and Morgan County Health Department District, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence to the 2019 Board of Examiners as a master examiner.

    As a member of the TNCPE Board of Examiners, Conner is responsible assessing and providing valuable feedback to organizations that apply to the TNCPE Award Program. TNCPE recognizes local, state, and regional organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results.

  • National conference to enhance beef reproduction scheduled to be held in Knoxville Aug. 20-21

    Beef is produced in every state in the union and accounts for approximately $67 billion in revenues annually across all aspects of cattle and calf production, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Successful bovine reproductive strategies influence the bulk of the profit involved.

  • Three factors for consumers to consider when choosing a home mortgage lender

    A home is the most significant purchase many people will ever make.

    Perhaps because of that, many buyers, particularly those purchasing a home for the first time, are understandably nervous about the home-buying process. The decision regarding which home to buy warrants ample consideration, but so, too, does the buyers’ choice of lender.

  • UT Arboretum Society presents butterfly festival

    The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its fourth annual Butterfly Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.

    The charge is $5 per carload. This is a change from previous years. The gate will be open at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine.

  • Cheers for the coming future

    The Roane State cheerleaders conducted a cheer camp at Cherokee Middle School in Kingston recently. It was an environment for youngsters interested in cheerleading to come out and learn more about the sport and competition as well as interact with the cheerleaders.

  • Always something to cheer about