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Today's News

  • Lives saved in accident in spite of risks

    Two lives were lost in a horrendous accident on Hwy. 58 Monday morning, but if not for the quick action of passersby, others may have met the same fate.
    We would like to commend Eric Bauer, who was on his way to work as an emergency medical technician for Air Evac when he happened on the wreck.
    He and two unnamed passersby worked quickly to free some of those who were trapped in the fiery two-car accident.
    We commend them for stopping to help people who were critically in need.
    We also would like to implore our readers to be careful drivers.

  • Here’s your opportunity to REACH out and help

    In one of his many post-game interviews Saturday afternoon Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley summed things up: “We made some special plays.”
    Indeed, something special happened at Neyland Stadium on homecoming week-end.
    The Vols literally came out of nowhere, put together their best effort of the year and waxed the University of Mississippi, 52-14.
    The 6,000 or so no-shows missed a huge opportunity to be present and hear “Rocky Top” played more than it has all season.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 17

    25 Years Ago
    After Harriman’s John “Peanut” Hill performed his “drunk act” on an unsuspecting Jerry Reed, the country music star and actor was so impressed that he told Hill that he would put Hill in one of his shows. Hill didn’t think much of it until he received a call and landed a part in Reed’s movie, “What Comes Around.” The movie opened at the Princess Theater in Harriman with much fanfare, with Hill arriving at the premiere in a limousine and receiving the key to the city.

  • Avoid the Gala auction rush by placing a virtual early bid

    The Roane Alliance’s annual fundraising Gala will have hundreds of auction items up for bid for the hundreds of attendees at the always-popular Hollywood-themed event on Nov. 19.

    For those who cannot attend, The Alliance is offering something new — virtual early bidding for Alliance supporters.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Townsend 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. John W. Townsend Jr. of Lenoir City, formerly of the Midway community in Roane County, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in Stone Crossing Subdivision Clubhouse on Hwy. 70, Lenoir City. All relatives and friends are invited to stop by at any time during the reception.

    Townsend and the former Faye Branson were married on Dec. 17, 1950.

    He is retired from Maremont Corp., and she is a nurse at Sweetwater Medical Clinic.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed Dec. 15-17 in area

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 26-31:

    From Jeff Myers to George R. Douglas Jr. and Shirley E. Douglas by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Wolf Creek Estates, Lot 15, $39,000.

    From Shellie Wallace and Christopher Randolph to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, College Grove Estates Unit 2, Lot 10, $0.

  • 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.

    Thomas M. Cundiff, failure to yield – HM Sept. 2, 2009. Bound over March 1.

    Robert B. Price, speeding Nov. 26, 2009. Guilty as charged March 1, convicted.

    Tawny Michelle Inman, speeding Dec. 15, 2009. Dismissed March 5, cost to defendant.

    Dennis E. Collett, speeding Feb. 3. Traffic ticket paid March 3.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Pair 50th

    John and Wanda Pair will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in North Rockwood Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The Pairs were married on Nov. 24, 1960, in Eagle Furnace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Farner officiating.

    The couple has a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Janet Pair; and a daughter, Patty Isham.

    There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Messy Helen property cleaned, owner to be released from jail

    Junk is no longer scattered across Helen Hayes’ property.

    Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said officials checked it out on Monday and are pleased with what’s been done.

    “When the county officials come back to me and tell me that the property is no longer in violation, that’s what I need to hear,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, the only thing left to do in this case is put it on the docket and make sure that the court costs are paid.”