Today's News

  • Seniors canasta group to mark game’s 60th anniversary Nov. 18

    This year commemorates the 60th anniversary of the card game canasta.

    To celebrate, the senior citizens canasta group at Kingston Community Center will have an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.  

    Activities for the Kingston celebration will include canasta lessons and demonstrations.

    Refreshments will be served during the event, which is free and geared toward all ages.

    Call the Kingston Community Center at 376-1356 for details.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 11

    25 Years Ago
    A U.S. Air Force fighter jet made an emergency belly landing at Rockwood Municipal Airport following an onboard electrical fire which knocked out the navigational and radio equipment. The two crew members were uninjured. The runway was shut down until Tyson Air Force Base officials arrived by helicopter from Knoxville to take over.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Sept. 1-13:

    From U.S. Bank National Association to Melvin Marlow by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Eblens Shady Acres, Lot B, $44,000.

    From Jefferson E. Brantley Executor, Jeff Brantley Executor and Joel E. Brantley Estate to Kristi A. Longanecker and Kristi Mckeown by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.712 acre, Roberts Heights on the Lake, Lot 33, $118,000.

  • Can the Bobcats do it again?

    In week 9 of the regular season, the Oliver Springs Bobcats turned their season around with a 32-27 victory over No. 6 ranked Wartburg at D.J. Brittan Field.

    Now if the Bobcats want to keep their season going, Wiley Brackett’s squad must duplicate the feat on the road as Oliver Springs travels to Wartburg Friday night at 7 p.m. for the second round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs.

  • Lady Tigers win title
  • Senior Bowlers enjoy Halloween party
  • General Sessions Court

    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.
    Joy Smith, probation violation Jan. 8. Guilty plea March 8, convicted.
    Joseph S. Zeilman, capias for failure to appear Feb. 22. Dismissed March 2, capias recalled.
    Tiffany Nicole Jackson, violation of probation March 8. Dismissed March 15, cost to state.
    Sarah Elizabeth Barnes, violation of probation Jan. 26. Guilty plea March 1, convicted.

  • 'Prophet of Oak Ridge' exhibit to be open through Jan. 30

    The family life, the farm life, the mystery and the vision are revealed in “The Story of John Hendrix: Prophet of Oak Ridge” exhibition opening Nov. 9, the 145th anniversary of the birthday of John Hendrix, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Utilizing family records, oral stories passed down through generations and artifacts related to Hendrix, Jack and Myra Mansfield of Oak Ridge collaborated with the museum to develop the exhibit, which will be on display through Jan. 30, 2011, in the museum lobby.

  • Donations likely for nonprofits

    Area nonprofit organizations could soon be receiving their annual donations from Roane County Government.

    The budget committee voted last Thursday to recommend the nonprofit resolution to the full commission.

    The resolution is on the tentative agenda for tonight’s – Nov. 8 – commission meeting at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

  • New jail hits overcapacity

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said the jail was over capacity recently.

    “I knew it wouldn’t be long,” he said.

    The jail opened in September 2009. It was built for 172 inmates.

    Stockton said they had 182 prisoners on Oct. 28. A day later, the number had dropped to capacity, he said.

    “It seems like there’s been a rise in the crime rate as far as thefts and things of that nature under $500,” he said.