Today's News

  • Some Harriman residents to have outage June 22

    By Richard Evans

    Some Harriman Utility Board customers will experience a planned power outage Saturday, June 22.

    The outage, which should last about six hours, is scheduled to start between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, said Candace Vannasdale, general manager of HUB.

    “It’s going to affect a large portion of our electric system,” she said.

    Vannasdale said the outage is necessary to allow crews to replace part of the system.

  • Harriman revisits cleanup around city

    On Tuesday evening, the Harriman City Council revisited an oft-discussed topic in recent meetings, cleaning up dilapidated properties in city.

    “I’ve been getting quite a few complaints lately about overgrowth, here in town … Mostly high yards and overhanging branches,” said Councilman Sam Russell.

    City Manager Kevin Helms said the street department is working on clearing overhanging branches on public property.

  • Hats off to Dr. Tedder
  • McElhinney says goodbye to Michael Dunn Center

    Retiring Michael Dunn Center president Mike McElhinney believes the people and leaders of Roane County are the reason he has been successful during his 15 year tenure.

    “I want to say thank you to Roane County, both the leaders and the citizens,” McElhinney said.

    Since 2005 he has led the effort by Michael Dunn Center to provide educational and employment opportunities to people with developmental disabilities. He said his job was made easier with the help of local leaders.

  • Shoplifters busted by IGA owner

    A 63-year-old woman and a 76-year-old woman were arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to steal tomatoes and cheese at the IGA grocery store in Rockwood. According to the report, both had more than enough money to pay for the items.

    Officer Rick Thomas responded to the store on June 3 around 7 p.m. to investigate.

    He spoke with store owner Roger Sharp and the two suspects, Carolyn Cooper and Kathy Shirley, when he arrived.

  • Oak Ridge to host East Tennessee Workforce Summit

    On Thursday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the East Tennessee Workforce Summit.

  • Vista Radiology brings the first AI application to Roane Medical Center

    Vista Radiology, P.C. is the first and only radiology practice in Tennessee to bring artificial intelligence to synchronize stroke care.

    Artificial intelligence is not just in the movies — it’s an innovative way of using technology to transform stroke care. Utilizing an app called Viz.ai, neuro-interventional radiologists are able to quickly coordinate stroke care, reduce systemic delays and offer life-saving treatments.

  • Yager calls for reform in wage index

    Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has called for adoption of a proposed rule pending before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help Tennessee’s rural hospitals receive fairer reimbursement rates for healthcare services by changing the Area Wage Index formula. 

  • New brands to launch in fall 2019

    First Horizon National Corporation announced Thursday that it will bring together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo. In the fall, Capital Bank, First Tennessee Bank, FTB Advisors and FTN Financial will become First Horizon Bank, First Horizon Advisors and FHN Financial, respectively. The unification of First Horizon’s banking, wealth management and fixed income businesses under a common First Horizon brand represents an important step in the company’s transformation strategy, introduced at its 2018 Investor Day.