Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Armes 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Armes will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 12 in Liberty Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    Armes and the former Iva Sue Gallaher were married on March 11, 1961, in Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. L.D. Nolan officiating.

    They live in the Lawnville community and are members of Liberty Baptist Church. He is retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Clinton, and she is retired from K-25, Oak Ridge. They enjoy retirement and spending time with their granddaughter.

  • Kingston library making plans for Read Across America celebration

    Kingston Public Library is planning a Read Across America celebration this weekend.

    The celebration, in partnership with the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 15 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Craft activities for children and reading tips and materials for parents will be available.

    Additionally, the community will have the opportunity to hear more about the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 9

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston attorney Gene Banker launched a personal campaign and introduced a bill before the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill, though changed to a degree, provided for a legal document called a living will.

    10 Years Ago

  • Cold War Crisis exhibit to open

    The story of civilian pilot Francis Gary Powers is revealed through photographs and memorabilia in “Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident” at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit will be open March 12-Sept. 11 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave.

    Powers was flying for the Central Intelligence Agency when he was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, during Operation Overflight.

  • Marriage licenses: February 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in February:

    Lawrence Lee Stricklan to Sharon Annette Hammonds

    Charles Oscar Noe to Nola Mae King Douglas

    Paul Butler Sivik II to Lindsay Nichole Forrester

    John Vernon Rowe Jr. to Laryssa Nell Freeman Rowe

    Klint Michael McCallie to Cassie Alice Marie Farris

    Ricky Lee Weaver to Tonja Coranne Widick

    Sterlin Howard Winterberg to Tracy Ann Lowe Lyles

  • Births: Jan. 24-Feb. 15

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Jan. 24 — Kara Pelfrey, Kingston. A boy, Austin, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Jack Pelfrey; Mechelle Epling; Jeremy Epling.

    • Becky Cranford and Randy Pass, Roane County. A boy, Aaron, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings: Amanda, Amber and Adam. Grandparents: Doris and Billy Gladden.

  • Property Transfers

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

    From Shannon Conley Clerk and Master, Randall S. Patton and Julia D. Dalton to Samuel B. Thornton by deed, Dist. 3, Map 1000 Group D, $344.68.

    From Shannon Conley Clerk and Master, Weston Tucker Estate and Mary Louise Tucker Estate to Samuel B. Thornton by deed, Dist. 4, Map 105 Control Map 105, $600.

    From Marion J. Day and Anna Mae Day to Melissa Kear by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 1.16 acres, Little Johnson Valley Road, $0.

  • 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.

    Jared T. Jordan, disorderly conduct Nov. 6, 2004. Dismissed July 14, capias recalled.

    Jason B. Scott, no insurance on file June 19, 2005. Dismissed July 12, cost to state.

    Jason Brent Scott, no insurance on file Aug. 13, 2005. Dismissed July 12, cost to state.

    Jason E. Poland, probation violation June 7. Guilty plea July 26, convicted.

  • Roane County E-911 February dispatches
  • County could get TVA campground

    Roane County could be taking over some TVA land.
    County Executive Ron Woody said the quasi-federal agency has approached the county about operating the Riley Creek campground.
    “Roane County will need to apply, and we still must approve, but we have said we are willing to consider and we think it is a good idea,” TVA spokesman Travis Brickey said.
    The campground is south of Kingston behind Anglers Cove subdivision.