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Patients move into new Roane County hospital

Patients moved into the new state of the art hospital in Roane County Sunday.

The new $76 million dollar facility is in Midtown, which is just a few miles south from the old Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

10News got a sneak peak at the new hospital last week.  The new facility contains 54 beds, 15 emergency suits and more space for doctors, nurses and patients.  Each patient room also has sofas that turn into sleeper beds for loved ones. 

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Beer license suspended for Roane Co. bar

Roane County leaders voted to suspend a permit for a bar where a man was beaten to death in 2011.

The beer board met Tuesday evening and voted five to nothing to suspend the beer license for the Big Orange Bar and Grill. The suspension will last one year.

The Harriman bar was the scene of a fatal beating back in July 2011. Officials said at the time that the bar was a source of problems, including fighting and drugs.

Roane State choir hosts masquerade fundraiser

The Roane State Community College choir is headed to Carnegie Hall, and is fundraising to get them there.

Tuesday, along with the Rockwood Event Center, the choir hosted a Mardi Gras masquerade. Tickets were $15 for one, $25 for two, and featured jazz singers, masks, jazz music and a silent auction.

The students are thrilled to be performing in such a historic venue.

Last of controversial signs torn down on former Houston estate

Controversial signs that once sat on property belonging to Rocky and Leon Houston were completely removed Saturday.

In August, the two brothers put up posters that showed graphic crime scene photos of their 2006 shootout with a Roane County deputy near their home in Ten Mile.

The deputy and his friend were killed, but the Houstons were never convicted.

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Teacher writes new lyrics to classic tune

How would you like to learn about your state through an original song?

That's what's happening at one East Tennessee school where a teacher has copyrighted the lyrics to a classic tune.

This fall, Linda Lloyd was teaching these music students at Kingston Elementary about the musician George M. Cohan.

"He wrote Yankee Doodle Dandy and Over There and You're a Grand Old Flag and they're catchy tunes. His music is wonderful," Linda Lloyd said.

She especially likes one of his tunes called Harrigan and decided to write alternate lyrics focusing on Kingston.

Roane Co. bar may soon lose beer permit

A troubled Roane County bar could soon lose its beer permit.

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton says he will recommend that the beer permit for the Grill and Pub be revoked. The bar is also known as the Big Orange Bar and Grill.

That recommendation comes after an employee at the bar was cited for serving alcohol to a minor. The bar was also the scene of a beating death back in 2011.

The next meeting of the beer board is set for February 11.

Brutal photos removed from Houston brothers' estate

Some brutal and controversial crime scene photos on the Houston brothers' land are no longer standing.

The posters, which appeared in August, showed graphic crime scene photos of a 2006 shootout between Rocky and Leon Houston and a Roane County deputy. The deputy and his friend died in the shootout, but brothers Rocky and Leon were never convicted.