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Today's News

  • THP to conduct license checks week of July 22

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 22 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 18 cases disposed

    Tristan J. Davidson, driving while license suspended and capias for failure to appear court date. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Lori M. Davis, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    Charles Day, simple possession/casual exchange and possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt. Guilty as charged.

  • Births: June 1-15

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    June 1 — Rebecca and Daniel McLean, Harriman. A girl, Addison Jane, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Sibling: Isabella. Grandparents: Charles and Reba Ferguson; Lisa McLean.

    June 8 — Restie and Douglas Dagley, Harriman. A boy, Adriel Jayden, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents: Vernon “Gene” Dagley; Bonnie Dagley.

  • Marriage licenses: June 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in June:

    Aaron Seth Helton to Chelsea Lynn Wendland

    Michael Dustin Perrin to Stephanie Lynn Gorman

    Jose Agenor Lopez to Jennette Reynolds Jones

    John William Isham to Angela Kaye Burnette Isham

    Michael Harrison Thompson to Ramona Dawn Humphreys

    Jeffrey Reed Abbott to Christy Annette Gipson Stanley

    Jeffrey Clay Hampton to Retha Nyoka Breazeale Ward

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 1-16:

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Keith D. Robinson and Barbara J. Robinson by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Country Club Estates, Lot 16, $109,000.

    From Crystal D. Gronda to Zachary S. Gronda by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, McCuiston Glenn property, Lot 9 , $0.

    From Joe Tejeda and Amy Tejeda to Daniel F. Russell and Tamaria Russell by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.77 acre, Meadow Gate Farm Unit II, Lot 19, $340,000.

  • The Garden Gate: Our founders wouldn’t gobble up Ben’s idea

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    With this year’s Fourth of July fresh in our memories, it is intriguing to know of the great controversy which developed when a national bird to symbolize American characteristics was being chosen soon after the original Independence Day.

    Many patriotic citizens voted for the great wild turkey, which was far more common to colonials than the more rare bald eagle.

  • Dixie Youth state tourneys coming to town

    Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex will be a busy place later this week as 32 of the best Dixie Youth baseball teams in the state of Tennessee will be in Roane County for the 2011 Dixie Youth A and AA State Tournaments.

    “We’re real excited to have the Dixie Youth State Tournaments in Rockwood,” Rockwood Mayor James Watts said. “A lot of people have worked really hard to bring the event here and we’re real pleased to be hosting it.”

  • Kingston hands loss to Greenback

    Armed with timely hitting and exceptional pitching, the Kingston Yellow Jackets buzzed past the Greenback Cherokees in 11- to 12-year-old Dixie Youth League state tournament action.

    Both teams left runners on second base in the first inning. Kingston scored its first run at the bottom of the second on a balk by the Greenback pitcher, followed by RBI singles by Benji Headrick and Jadon Hensley and an RBI off an error to take a 4-0 advantage.

  • Jackets drop one to Tellico

    In just one day’s time, the Kingston Yellow Jackets went from the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat.

    The Jackets left 11 men on base as they dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to the Tellico Plains Bears in Dixie Youth Baseball 11- to 12-year-old action.

    Neither team put runs on the board for the first inning.

    Kingston left runners on the corners in the top of the second inning as Tellico Plains scored on an RBI single by Cody Swanson, but left the bases juiced to take a 1-0 lead.

  • Tigers downed by Madisonville dominance

    Domination would describe the matchup between Rockwood and Madisonville.

    The Tornadoes ripped through Rockwood 13-0 Friday night.

    Madisonville scored in the top of the first off a Tanner Moser blast that went a good 275 feet.

    It was all downhill from there for the Tigers.

    Austin Ford and Josh Sloan batted in Tornado singles at the top of the second, with J.D. Wiggins hitting in a double and Nick Herrill stealing home for a 5-0 lead.