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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 19-25:

    From Roberta L. Dennis to Lillian E. Michel by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 1, Lot 22, $12,500.

    From David E. White and Betty White to Terry K. Cothron and Heather M. Cothron by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 4.62 acres, Oak Hills Estate, Lot 3, $318,000.

    From Janna Gonzalez and Jana Walker to William Y. Warren IV by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 4, Lot 22 and 39, $20,000.

  • Raiderettes ready for season

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles knows her team is young, but she is not worried about inexperience.

  • Defense leads Lady Tigers to Eble crown

    The best offense is sometimes a good defense.

    That was the case for the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers over the past two weeks as Jeff Allen’s squad gave up just 62 points in three games in winning the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • Rockwood opens season with Eble title

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers started off basketball season the same way they finished football season, with a championship as Saturday afternoon Bryan Powers' squad defeated York 58-48 to capture the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament title at Oakdale.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 3

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman Paperboard Corp. closed operations, leaving 150 employees jobless. Close to 100 people whose livelihoods indirectly depended on the plant were also unemployed. Harriman and HUB officials were caught off-
    guard by the closure and left to wonder about the likelihood of getting back close to $3 million the company owed them.

    10 Years Ago
    Students in four Roane County schools chose George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 presidential race.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Nathan E. Shaw

    U.S. Army Pfc. Nathan E. Shaw has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    He is married to Crystal Jones Shaw, daughter of Terry J. and Debra S. Jones of Oliver Springs.

    The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked recovery vehicle.  

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Scott W. Collins

    Scott W. Collins has been promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Collins, son of Ray and Shirley Collins of Oakdale, is a weapons systems branch superintendent assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  

    The sergeant has served in the military for 24 years.

    His sisters are Vicki McCullough of Harriman and Ginger Mitchell of Knoxville.

    His wife, Christine, is the daughter of Gregory and Maryellen Pelkey of Leesburg, Fla.

  • Deanna Nicole Stooksbury

    Deanna Nicole Stooksbury was born on Sept. 29 in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    She weighed 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Freddy and Terry Stooksbury of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Don and Donna Fickey and Tim and Wanda Martin.

  • Committee seeks detonation plan

    Officials would like to see a policy for detonating explosives found in Roane County.

    The solid waste committee voted last week to have County Executive Ron Woody coordinate with the emergency management department and the Knox County bomb squad to come up with a plan.   

    “Then, I guess it will come back to the solid waste committee for us to make a recommendation on,” Commissioner Randy Ellis said.

    Ellis and Commissioner Benny East said the policy should be for explosives found in Roane County only.

  • Man charged with rape of 3-year-old

    A Roane County man faces a felony charge for an alleged sex crime against a toddler.

    William H. Waters of 213 Paint Rock Road is charged with one count of child rape.

    Waters, 31, was indicted by the Roane County Grand Jury last month.

    According to the indictment, the alleged crime happened in January when the victim was 3 years old.

    Waters allegedly sexually penetrated the victim.  

    Several other men were indicted on sex charges by the grand jury.