Today's News

  • Joint Commission gives Ridgeview accreditation for behavioral health

    Ridgeview has earned Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission.

    The reaccreditation demonstrates Ridgeview’s commitment to the coordination of behavioral health care services through a rigorous process of external validation by a recognized expert in the field.

  • Volunteer Electric awards $2,000 to Roane County organizations

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,000 grants to Roane County organizations in January.

    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Quarterback Club ($300), Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization ($300), Midway High School Baseball Booster ($300), Salem Baptist Church- Food Pantry ($500), and Midway Music Club ($600).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.5 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.

  • State sees growth in new businesses

    New business filings increased more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

    This marked the fourth consecutive quarter of new business increases in excess of 10 percent in Tennessee.

  • Food City recognizes employees who give back

    Food City recognized its employees recently for giving back to their communities, including three members from stores in Kingston, Harriman and Oliver Springs.

    Cherlyn Brown, front end manager of the Food City in Harriman, volunteers with First Christian Church; Kaitlyn Stephens, a cashier at the Kingston Food City volunteers with Midway Schools; and Teresa Hall, a bakery deli helper at Oliver Springs Food City, volunteers with the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

    “It is always a blessing to help everybody,” said Brown.

  • Pioneering dual enrollment and career and technical education opportunities

    By Dr. Sara Morrison,

    Executive Director, State Board of Education

    As the state’s policy-making body for K-12 education, we make it a priority to regularly travel across Tennessee, listening and learning about what works and what remains challenging in providing an excellent education for all students.

    During these visits, we often seek out areas of our state where we know great work is happening.

  • Calhoun man arrested for sex crime enters guilty plea

    A Calhoun man arrested last June on a sex crime has pleaded guilty in Roane County Criminal Court.

    According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to a residence in East Roane County on June 6, 2018, on a report about a suspicious vehicle.

    They made contact with Wayne Cory Marcereau.

    “During the investigation, it was discovered that Marcereau was making contact with a 14-year-old female,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

  • Winter weather brings increased risk of fire deaths

    With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

  • Roane adds grand jury session

    The grand jury calendar in the Ninth Judicial District is changing.

    The four counties that make up the district are Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan.

    The grand jury meets in Roane County in February, June and October.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said last week that Roane County will add a fourth session in July.

    Loudon County will also add a fourth session in May.

    Roane and Loudon are the biggest counties in the district.

  • Free Medical Clinic looks to grow at Harriman office

    By Richard Evans

    A segment of uninsured people in Roane, Morgan and Anderson counties have access to healthcare through the Free Medical Clinic in Harriman.

    The clinic, located at 521 Devonia St., opened its doors in October 2016 as a satellite of the Oak Ridge office.

    They are currently open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays but are hoping to add Mondays as well.