Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH: Hot dog! Servings all good at Jacque’s Café

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure began when my wife, Carol, and I began to make plans to attend the musical production of “Ragtime” at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus.

    We first invited our longtime friends, Jerry and Micky Pease, to join us. Jerry is part of the family that operates Pease Furniture in South Knoxville. They have been included in some of my previous articles.

  • August 2012 election
  • August 2012 campaigning


    Last-minute campaigning outside the Roane County Courthouse has become an Election Day tradition. These road superintendent hopeful supporters hope their smiles and waves will give voters a last-minute pause to consider their candidate for the job.

  • Hazen joins Walmsley’s dental staff

    Dr. Lyndsey Hazen has joined Dr. James D. Walmsley’s Kingston dental practice as an associate in his office.

    Hazen has been a practicing dentist for five years. She has been active in Remote Area Medical, traveled to military bases to treat soldiers before they are deployed, worked in the Health Department with children, and in nursing homes with the elderly.

    Walmsley said he is excited to have Hazen because of her clinical skills, experience and down-to-earth, warm personality and care and attention she gives to each of her patients.

  • A year of cleaning for UCOR

    After one year as the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, URS/CH2M Oak Ridge, known as UCOR, has made tremendous progress in safely cleaning up DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The company’s most high-profile project, demolition of the K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park, has been ahead of schedule. Demolition of the east wing is nearing completion, with the exception of five process cells needing further deactivation.

    UCOR has shipped more than 10,000 loads of K-25 demolition debris for disposal.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Summitt named Food City 250 grand marshal

    Food City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway Aug. 24 with a very special guest serving as grand marshal.

  • Goins back to help Blue Devils

    In 2006, Harriman’s Julian Goins had a season to remember as the Blue Devils QB passed for 1,140 yards and 12 TDs while rushing for 648 yards and 10 TDs in leading Harriman to the TSSAA Class A quarterfinals.

  • Early voting, courthouse bad mix

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson is not a fan of having early voting at the Roane County Courthouse, where a number of elected officials have offices.
    “The current early voting situation provides what is perceived as an unfair advantage to these office holders,” Johnson said in a letter addressed to Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway.
    David Morgan, a candidate in this year’s race for property assessor, contended that incumbent Teresa Kirkham was campaigning from her office inside the courthouse during early voting.

  • Hines remains as Rockwood bldg. inspector

    Rockwood building inspector Jim Hines is safe from elimination — for now.
    Rockwood City Council voted to keep Hines, who was on the agenda to be eliminated at Vice Mayor Peggy Evans’ request.
    Mayor James Watts broke a tie vote on the issue, siding with Councilman Jason Jolly, Councilman Pete Wright and Councilwoman Jane Long.
    Cleanup was an issue brought up at the meeting, and Evans used that time to say she didn’t think Hines did enough to work with codes enforcement and dealing with overgrown lots and dilapidated buildings.