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Today's News

  • 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.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

  • Knox manufacturer supporting Camp Buck Toms shotgun range

    SportDOG Brand of Knoxville has extended its support of youth outdoor activities with a $50,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountain Council.

    The funds will be used for the construction of a shotgun range at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood.

    Camp Buck Toms is host to 6,500 annual visitors who go to the 750-acre property for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting and other family and scouting activities.

  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College dean's list

    A number of Pellissippi State Technical Community College students from Roane County earned dean’s list placement during fall semester.

    Students from Roane County earning the academic honor include:

    Kingston — Lindsey Meagan Cagley, Jon-Gavin Maxwell Harris, Rachelle Quigley, Tessie Elaine Rockwell and Douglas Ricardo Silvera.

    Oliver Springs — Seth Giles and Vincent Paul Jones.

  • Church Calendar

    SUNDAY, FEB. 13
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a special veterans celebration during the 11 a.m. service. Veterans will be honored; Col. Mike Charles will be the guest speaker. Special music is planned. A lunch will be served after the program. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    MONDAY, FEB. 14

  • Harriman Memorial Day parade slated

    The city of Harriman will have a 2011 Memorial Day parade on May 28.

    The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect U.S. It will extend the gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting United States citizens.

    The parade will begin near Harriman High School on Roane Street, and extend to Harriman Riverfront Park along the banks of the Emory River.

    In case of rain, the parade will be postponed until May 29.

  • County logs first highway fatality of year

    A Roane County man died after his car crashed on Tuesday.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Timothy A. Bailes was traveling on Hwy. 61 in a 1994 Saturn.

    Bailes, 59, of Harriman, veered off the roadway and struck a tree in the afternoon wreck, the fatality report said.
    Tuesday’s accident, which was near Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, was the first traffic fatality to occur in Roane County this year.

  • TVA to close outreach center

    The TVA Outreach Center on Kentucky Street in Kingston will close next month.

    TVA opened the center in January 2009 to give residents a place to report concerns about the fly ash catastrophe at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

    “The outreach center staff has served more than 1,700 families and has received hundreds of inquiries,” TVA said in an e-mail to the Roane County Community Advisory Group.

    However, from October 2010 through Monday, TVA said, 17 calls or visits were made to the center. Six of those were unrelated to the disaster cleanup.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Desert love story is one for the romantics

    With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d take my column in a different direction this week.
    Thanks for sharing, Donna.
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    Dirt, grit, sweat, heat — and showers in short supply. That was the recipe for lasting romance for one Roane County couple.
    It was August 1978 and still in the early days of Roane State Community College and its annual Southwestern field trip.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Desert love story is one for the romantics

    With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d take my column in a different direction this week.
    Thanks for sharing, Donna.
    ******
    Dirt, grit, sweat, heat — and showers in short supply. That was the recipe for lasting romance for one Roane County couple.
    It was August 1978 and still in the early days of Roane State Community College and its annual Southwestern field trip.

  • Gallaher Road fire erupts

    The old Rogers Southeastern Lubricants building on Gallaher Road in Kingston caught fire Wednesday night. Flames could be seen from Interstate 40. Kingston Fire Department Chief Willie Gordon said the cause of the fire was still unknown Thursday morning.  
    “The renter had stated that they had some electrical problems that they reported to the owner of the building,” he said.    
    The blaze was reported to E-911 dispatch around 8:20 p.m. Multiple crews responded.