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Today's News

  • 3 remain in search for new Rockwood utility director

    Rockwood officials will choose between a civil engineer, a Rockwood High School graduate and a retired wastewater operations manager to fill the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas general manager’s position.

    The three candidates — Karen Ruffner, Brian Fowler and Norman Bowman — were selected Monday by Rockwood City Council, who sat as the city’s water, sewer and gas board for the interviews involving six applicants.

  • The Garden Gate: Some weeds are dandy food, and that's no lyin'

    Native Americans for uncounted generations have enjoyed the first wild plants of spring foraging.

    Although the dandelion was first introduced from Europe, many Indian tribes quickly learned to enjoy eating it.

    Dandelions may be eaten in salads or cooked like spinach, which minimizes the slightly bitter taste. (The Iroquois preferred it boiled with meat.)

    Deer love dandelion leaves, and pheasants and grouse like the seeds.

  • Mr & Mrs. Byerly 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. James L. Byerly Sr. will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the atrium of Kingston First Baptist Church, where they are members.

    The public is invited to attend the reception. The couple requests no gifts.

    Byerly and the former Virginia Louise Harbin were married on March 17, 1951, at her parents’ house, with the Rev. Bruce Dozier officiating.

    He is retired from Orgill Brothers Inc. in Knoxville, and she is retired from K-25 in Oak Ridge.

  • 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.

    Levi Harris Comer, simple possession April 13. Guilty plea July 19, convicted.

    Mike Nance, domestic animal at large April 27. Guilty plea July 12, convicted.

    Billie M. Daniels, driving on suspended license June 10. Dismissed July 12, cost to defendant.

    James Taylor, capias for failure to appear June 7. Dismissed July 16, capias recalled.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Feb. 18-23:

    From Francis Garland Anderson, Danielle M. Steimel and Danielle M. Anderson to Tara Humphrey by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Oak Hills, Lot 13, $134,000.

    From Carl Clifford Smith, Carl Clifford Smith II and Glenda Mae Smith to Carl Clifford Smith II and Glenda Mae Smith by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Emory Heights Road, $0.

    From Travis S. Harmon and Amy C. Harmon to Michael H. Long by warranty deed, Dist. 1/3, Midtown Heights, Lots 17 and 18, $138,400.

  • Rockwood High embraces Pi
  • House fire in Blair community
  • Jackets blank Devils in opener, 2-0

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets duo of Jared McGill and Ben Redden combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday night as Bruce Robinette’s squad opened the season with a 2-0 victory at Harriman.

  • Bad inning costs Lady Tigers in loss

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers had one big inning on offense and one bad inning on defense Monday in their 2011 season opener at McMinn Central.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Tigers, the bad outweighed the good as Rockwood dropped a 5-3 decision to the Lady Chargers.

  • Yellow Jackets sweep Tigers in tennis action

    The Rockwood and Kingston tennis teams opened the season Monday afternoon and it would be the Jackets and Lady Jackets coming away with a sweep.