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Today's News

  • Births

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 9 — Rebecca Ausburn and Jeffery Raymond, Harriman. A girl, Addyson Kinley, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Sibling: Kabryn. Grandparents: Chris and Debbie Ausburn.

  • 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.
    Herbert L. Jones, possession of burglary tools Aug. 11, 2009. Bound over Jan. 25.
    Christopher L. Brock, driving on revoked license July 18, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 25, cost to defendant.
    David Sizemore, driving on revoked license Aug. 10, 2009. Guilty plea Jan. 25, convicted.
    Janice Tollett, assault Aug. 16, 2009. Bound over Jan. 25.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 16-25:
    From Brock & Scott PLLC, Brock and Scott PLLC, Manh Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Victor Hoang, Sam Chi and Chi Chun Su to Branch Banking & Trust Co. and Branch Banking and Trust Co. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, Lot 485, Phase 5, $40,000.
    From Nationwide Trustee Services Inc. and Stevie J. Jackson to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Riverbend Estates, Lots PT77 and PT78, $0.

  • Roane County E-911 July Dispatches
  • Mr. & Mrs. Morton 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Morton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
    They will celebrate with a reception for family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 in Kingston First Baptist Church family life center.
    Morton and the former Carolyn Christopher were married on Sept. 10, 1960, in Kingston, with Brother Rudder officiating.
    He is retired from Martin Marietta, and she is retired from the Roane County Health Department.
    The couple has three children: Karen Morton of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Ted Morton Jr. and Amy Workman, both of Kingston.

  • No sirens for Y-12 emergency drill

    Emergency personnel from the National Nuclear Security Administration and B&W Y-12, along with federal, state and local emergency management personnel, will conduct an emergency management exercise Aug. 25 at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
    The public may observe emergency personnel performing environmental monitoring or sampling. These offsite activities are part of the exercise, which will simulate a chemical release.

  • Sept. 3 blood drive set in Kingston

    Medic Regional Blood Center offices will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 6.
    That means a day of no blood collections for the community.
    “Please visit a blood drive before the holiday weekend so we can increase our inventory to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.
    One such blood drive will be on Sept. 3 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
    The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • It's Country Fair time!

    The Family and Community Education Clubs of Roane County are making plans for the annual Kingston Autumn Country Fair.

    The fair will be on Oct. 2 at Fort Southwest Point.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files

    25 Years Ago

  • UPDATE: Injured identified in salon crash

    Authorities have confirmed the identities of the 10 people injured Tuesday afternoon when a van crashed into Classic Styles salon on Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Richard L. Ward of Kingston was the driver of the van, said Kingston Police Lt. Gary Nelson. Ward was taken via helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and Nelson said Tuesday night he was in critical condition.