State Sen. Ken Yager of Harriman and state Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville announced Thursday that they have filed legislation to disqualify elected or appointed officials from receiving judicial diversion for crimes committed during their term of office.
Judicial diversion is the process in criminal law when a person pleads guilty to a crime and can later have the charge removed (or expunged) from their record following a period of probation. It is granted by the judge, hence its name “judicial.”
25 Years Ago
Noncarbon, a high tech plant in the Roane County Industrial Park, announced plans to reduce inventory and stop total production. Product sales were to continue, but an estimated 25 employees were to be laid off. Officials would not comment on whether this was temporary or permanent situation.
By Louise Warmley
Anointed Praise and Worship’s choir anniversary was well attended, and those who made this service so great were Men of Praise, Grace, Douglass Family Singers, Rodney and Shannon, and Shaddi.
All of these singers sang with the anointing.
Kiersten Douglass is the new president for 2012. All who attended were blessed.
By Josephine McKinney
It has been a time of unpredictable weather. Plenty of showers, just cloudy Tuesday, then Wednesday a rainy day.
We enjoyed having our family together recently: all four of our children, Steven and Bonnie of Rockwood, Joe and Kathleen of Chesapeake, Va., Nina and Randy Swafford, Carrie and Matt Dukes of Crossville, David and Wanda McKinney, Jeff and Sharon McCarroll of Lenoir City, for a covered-dish dinner. Also Alta Lewis, Dannise and Roger McKinney and son Roger of Harriman.
Explore the Antarctic environment and the working life of scientists on Earth’s coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent in a special exhibition, “Antarctica: Where Science Is Cool,” on display until March 11 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Museum visitors can try on cold weather Antarctic gear, view photographs, maps and graphs, use a computer interface and visit with a museum staff member who has worked on the southernmost continent.
Surrounded by rivers, lakes and streams as we are in this part of Tennessee, it is hard for us to realize how important water — and the oasis it makes possible — is in the arid desert regions of much of the world.
Persia as far back as the seventh century was larger than present-day Iran and included Turkestan and Iraq.
Back then, a part of the Islamic faith was that the garden represented Paradise or heaven.
Water was abundant in this garden, filled with trees for shade from the merciless heat and flowers that would never fade.
In early December, when the Wreaths Across America program put wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, I flashed back to the ongoing problem of the graves errors at the cemetery: unmarked graves, headstones with no remains, broken urns with scattered remains, graves with more than one person buried in them.
The problems, it was thought at the time, could involve upward of 6,000 graves.
Congress demanded that the Army “provide an accounting” of all the gravesites at Arlington.