Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from July 16-31:

    From Jimmy Payne and Steve Byerly to State of Tennessee by warranty deed, Dist. 1, State Route 29, $0.

    From Sharon Frankenberg, Christopher Thompson and Jessica Thompson to First National Bank by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Lake Awana Valley Resort, Lots 30 and PT31, $185,000.

    From James E. Bondurant Jr., Ghassan Yaldo and Sawsan Yaldo to Farm Credit Services of Mid America and FLCA by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, Grande Vista Bay East, Lot 208, $0.

  • Kaldenbach awarded ETSU scholarship

    Katrina Kaldenbach of Kingston is among the recipients of East Tennessee State University’s Challenge 2000 Scholarships.

    The $2,000 scholarships are endowed by alumni and friends of the university.

    Kaldenbach recently graduated as salutatorian of Roane County High School.

    She played oboe in the school band, was a color guard and cheerleader, was elected senior class treasurer, and served as chair of the Beta Club’s community service council.

  • Great Pumpkin Patch offering decorations, fun group activities

    Rockwood First Christian Church’s Great Pumpkin Patch will open on Oct. 2 to offer the community a venue for fall-decorating supplies and activities.

    The church’s children and youth ministries will benefit from the sales of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn throughout the month.

    Attractions for groups visiting the Great Pumpkin Patch include pumpkin painting, treats and a children’s story corner. Families are also welcome to bring a camera to take pictures.

    Call 354-1753 to schedule a group visit.

  • YouTube-savvy students can win up to $500 for law history video

    The Tennessee Bar Association is planning its first-ever YouTube video contest to encourage middle and high school students to explore the state’s rich legal history.

    Titled “Tennessee’s Unique History of Law and Liberty,” the contest challenges students to create a three-minute video that tells the story of an event, circumstance or person that illustrates a way in which the Tennessee constitution or legal system has played an important part in the state’s history.

  • Tigers take third in district

    After winning last week's sub district tournament, the Rockwood Tigers golf team finished third Tuesday in the District 4 A/AA Tournament held at Willow Creek Golf Course.

  • 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.

    Paul E. Clower, safety belt Oct. 6, 2009. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Paul E. Clower, violation of registration Oct. 6, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 22, cost to state.

    Paul E. Clower, financial responsibility Oct. 6, 2009. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Paul E. Clower, violation of registration Oct. 6, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 22, cost to state.

  • Roane students excel in university studies

    East Tennessee State University
    Ciera L. Smith of Kingston is among the East Tennessee State University students who earned placement on the dean’s list for summer session.

    To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Lady Jackets blast Scott

    Things may have started off a bit shaky for the Kingston Lady Jackets, but a strong second half with five goals in the span of 20 minutes gave the Lady Jackets a 6-0 win over the Scott High Lady Highlanders. 

  • Busy week for youth football

    All five teams in the Tennessee Valley League saw some action Saturday and Monday. The two Oak Ridge teams made the most of the Saturday games winning all three games against Kingston and two of three at Harriman.

  • Week 5 Preview

    The 2010 high school football season reaches its midway point Friday night, but a lot is still unsettled as far as Roane County teams are concerned.