Today's News

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Steven R. Murphy

    U.S. Army Pvt. Steven R. Murphy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Son of  Sherry Tipton of Harriman, he was a 2002 graduate of Oakdale High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, Murphy studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • 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.

    David A. Anderson, violation of probation June 1, 2009. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

    Brenda J. Perkins, probation violation Jan. 25, 2010. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

    Daniel F. Close, two counts probation violation Nov. 15, 2009, violation of probation May 10. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Dustin L. Heidle

    U.S. Army Pvt. Dustin L. Heidle recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    The private, who earned distinction as an honor graduate, is the son of Shelia Bunch and Michael Heidle, both of Kingston, Tenn.

    He graduated in 2008 from Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, Heidle studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Jan. 7-19:

    From Edwin Robinson to Regina Walker by warranty deed, Dist. 2/3, Holiday Shores Resort, Lot 26, $30,000.

    From Debra Lively to Jeremy Poland and Savannah Poland by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Brazel Road/Lee Street, $83,000.

    From Jay Alan Pierce to J&CP Properties I LLC, and J and CP Properties I LLC by quit-
    claim deed, Dist. 3, Victoria Drive, $0.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Andrew W. Beatty

    U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew W. Beatty recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Son of Timothy Beatty of Kingston, the airman is a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

    He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Elijah Lee Brock

    Elijah Lee Brock turned 2 years old on Jan. 30.

    He celebrated on Jan. 29 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Philip and Lori Brock of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Shirley Bullard of Harriman and Bob and Emily Brock of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparent is Ada Nelson of Harriman.

    Elijah has a brother, Adam Brock.

  • THP to conduct license checks in March

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County this month.

    The first checkpoint will be from 5 to 6 p.m. March 4 on Hwy. 29 (Pine Ridge Road).

    Another one is planned from 9 to 10 a.m. March 11 on Fisk Heights Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • The Garden Gate: Nutrients in ashes can help us, too

    By Ellen Probert Williamson


    U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman and Lisa K. Goodman of Devonia, he is a 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    Field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

  • Rain pounds region

    Heavy rains wreaked havoc across Roane County Monday, leaving flooded roads and homes, mudslides and accidents throughout the day.

    Emergency crews were dispatched to a wreck on Lawnville Road around 4:30 p.m.

    Dispatch said there was a vehicle wrapped around a tree with people inside.  

    Emergency personnel were kept busy assisting people out of their homes as rising flood waters trapped them inside.

    An emergency shelter was opened at Roane State Community College for people who evacuated.