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DA, anti-drug head rap new pain drug approval

The Roane County District Attorney General and the head of an anti-drug group in Roane County on Friday expressed “grave concerns” about the approval by the FDA of a powerful new drug described as five to 10 times more potent than traditional painkillers. DA Russell Johnson said the medication, Zohydro ER, is the first hydrocodone-only…
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November 14, 2013 0

December opening eyed for Boys and Girls Club

A Boys and Girls Club opening in Roane County may be as close as mid-December, but organizers need community support. The Roane County Boys and Girls Club Unit Advisory Board is kicking off a Founders’ Campaign at the Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Festival. However, anyone can donate now or in the future. “All funds…
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September 30, 2013 0

School Stress: 7 Tips to Help Your College Student Manage Anxiety

If you have a son or daughter starting college, you’ve probably procured dorm room bedding, textbooks and a meal plan. But have you prepared your student to handle anxiety and stress? College students today often feel overwhelming academic and social pressure. A survey conducted by The JED Foundation, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Partnership…
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September 5, 2013 0

Boys and Girls Club Nears Start, Rockwood, Harriman Middle Schoolers Targeted

By Cindy Simpson, Roane County News Advocates of a Boys and Girls Club in Roane County are still passionate about their cause. They hope to see the beginnings of a club soon, too. “Our goal is to have a club in either Rockwood Middle School or Harriman Middle School by the middle of December,” said…
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July 10, 2013 0

Oak Ridge Mom Pleads in Case of Drinking Game with Juveniles

KINGSTON — An Oak Ridge woman with an extensive criminal record has pleaded guilty to two counts of violation of the state’s Social Host Law by allegedly playing “beer pong,” a drinking game, with her underage son and three other juveniles. Misti Dawn Butler, 38, told the juveniles she was serving them “child’s alcohol” when…
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June 26, 2013 0

Officials Discuss New Ways to Battle the Spread of Meth Labs

By Bob Fowler Published: June 11, 2013 KINGSTON — Tennessee has jumped back into the top spot in the nation in what prosecutors and police officers say is a loathsome category: the number of methamphetamine labs found by law enforcement agencies. That dubious distinction, and how to address it, was the subject of the annual…
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June 12, 2013 0

Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Alcohol

The Chance That Children Will Use Alcohol Increases as They Get Older. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds say they have tried alcohol, but by age 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. The sooner you talk to your children about alcohol, the greater chance you have of influencing their decisions about drinking. Parents Play a…
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June 11, 2013 0

2nd Annual Positive Peer Pressure (P3), CAN Underage Drinking Campaign

2nd Annual Positive Peer Pressure (P3) “CAN” Underage Drinking Campaign April is Alcohol Awareness Month- a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families and their communities. Throughout the month of April, P3 Clubs across Roane County will be competing to collect…
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April 1, 2013 0

License revocation urged for troubled Roane County tavern

By: Bob Fowler KINGSTON — A notorious tavern that reportedly cleaned up its act now finds its beer license on the line again following an undercover operation where a bartender sold a brew to an underage patron. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton has recommended to the county Beer Board that the license for the Grill…
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February 6, 2013 0