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Today's Features

  • USDA Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency reminds producers that enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program  begins Jan. 23 and runs through June 1.

    “Farmers in Roane or Loudon County who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must-do’ jobs,” said Jane Rhinehart of the Roane/Loudon FSA. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”

  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is accepting applications for Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants to help communities create and expand parks and recreation services.

    The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability and will host a series of workshops throughout the state on Feb. 13 to help communities understand the application process.  

    The application deadline is June 29.

  • Taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns this year.

    The IRS has made a number of improvements to help make this tax season easy for taxpayers. This includes new navigation features and helpful information on IRS.gov and a new pilot to allow taxpayers to use interactive video to get help with tax issues.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Dec. 5-Jan. 9:

    Brandon James Heichelbech to Rachel Elizabeth Wyatt

    Stanley George Allbaugh to Donna Jean Chitwood Meredith

    James Douglas Veysey to Debra Ann Wilson Ellis

    Franklin Scott Harrison to Emelia Pearl Jones Harness

    Tyler Uriah Simpson to Jessica Kyle Grosheider

    Zachary Seth Gronda to Kaylah Ann Powell

    Randy Lee Haese to Judy Elaine Haney Haese

  • Divorces granted Sept. 7-Nov. 15 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Brenda Kay Wyatt Campbell v. Robert Andrew Campbell

    Sue Ann Jones-Taylor v. John Barton Taylor II

    Jason Neil Wolfenbarger v. Lori Ann Wolfenbarger

    Kimberly K. Hutchison-Blalock v. David Junior Blalock

    Kim A. Kennedy v. Larry B. Kennedy

    Stephanie (Kelly) Ferguson v. Michael (Brandon) Ferguson

    David Lee Linney v. Chrystal Lea Linney

    Whitney Suzanne Davis v. Travis Ray Davis

  • 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.”

  • AARP Tax-Aide is offering free income-tax assistance and preparation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 7-April 10 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

    Seven counselors will be available on site to offer assistance this tax season, the 21st year AARP Tax-Aide will serve Roane County.

    AARP Tax-Aide is one of the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low- and middle-income.

    Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.

  • Savannah Grant, 2011 Rockwood High School homecoming queen, was among the homecoming queens around the nation invited to the 53rd AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

    Grant was among the Tennessee representatives participating asked to go to Memphis to partici-
    pate in the pre-game and half time show with headliners KC & the Sunshine Band.

    The Cincinnati Bearcats are this year’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl champions after toppling the Van-
    derbilt Commodores 31-24.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Parsley is a small green plant native to Southern Europe. There are more than 30 varieties of it.

    We usually think of it as merely a garnish for other foods, but there is much more to it than you might think.

    The parsley family is a large one. It includes many herbs, some spices and common vegetables, such as carrots and celery.

    Some of its relatives are anise, dill, angelica, chervil, coriander and caraway, cumin, fennel, lovage, and sweet cicely.

  • 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.

    10 Years Ago