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Today's News

  • Arrests: June 25-July 1, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 25 — Kerry Duane Langley, 43, 235 Sycamore Drive, Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $1,000; court date July 28.

    June 26 — Nakeeia Andrea Braithwaite, 27, 404 Necher Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.: simple possession or casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia, identity theft, counterfeiting. Total bond $25,000; court date Aug. 18.

  • Property transfers: Feb. 18-24, 2014

    Feb. 18 ― From Gerald R. Hamilton and Kim Hamilton to Gerald R. Hamilton by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Ponderosa subdivision, Lot 6, $0.

    • From Robert Dogul and Sharon Dogul to Chester Douglas by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Rarity Ridge, Lot 324, Phase 5, $4,000.

    • From Joel E. Jordan, Georgia K. Gruszka and Joseph W. Branham to Green Tree Servicing LLC by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, 0.36 acres, Happy Top Road, $37,503.89.

  • Fowler new to Rockwood Methodist

    Rockwood United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. Bill Fowler to its pulpit.

    Appointed to the church by the Bishop and Cabinet of the Holston Annual Conference, Fowler assumed pastoral, preaching and administrative duties on July 1.

    Fowler will emphasize preaching, teaching, pastoring and church administration.

    “Hopefully, all of us will follow the Lord’s leadership as the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to possibilities for witness and service in the Kingdom of God through Rockwood UMC,” he said.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Alaska

    The Roane County News made its first foray to The Last Frontier when it went to Juneau, Alaska, in May with, from left, Billy White of Kingston, Stanley Leffew of Harriman and Edward Johnson of Oakdale.

    The East Tennesseans pose in front of Mendenhall Glacier, a mountain glacier about 12 miles long in Mendenhall Valley.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

  • Babahatchie concert to close out holiday weekend

    Babahatchie Community Band will close out the holiday weekend with a free concert at 7 p.m. July 6 at David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    The national anthem will be followed by “The Liberty Bell March” by John Philip Sousa.

    “This fun march was written for Sousa’s unfinished operetta, ‘The Devil’s Deputy,’” said Alison Westrich of Babahatchie Community Band. “It wasn’t originally named ‘The Liberty Bell,’ but his wife and band manager suggested the title, and it stuck.”

  • Kingston knocked out of AA tourney

     

    Kingston’s hopes of winning the Dixie Youth AA State Tournament came to an end Friday morning as the Jackets dropped a 12-6 decision against Crockett County.

    The loss was Kingston’s second of the tourney as they dropped a 17-12 decision against Signal Mountain during opening round play on Thursday.

  • Area teams fall in Dixie Youth A state tourney

     The Harriman All-Stars and Rockwood All-Stars both competed in last week’s Dixie Youth A State Tournament in Rockwood, but neither would come away with the tournament’s championship.

  • Enrichment growing into Midtown

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union began serving members in Roane County in January 1978.

    In 2012, Enrichment made a new commitment to providing exceptional service to its membership and designed a Service Guarantee.

    The credit union’s goal is to help members save money on their financial services and assist them in using products that will make their lives easier.

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Extraordinary Service Guarantee states:

  • Out to Lunch: Chandler’s is good for lunch, or coffee and dessert

    In June five years ago, I wrote, “It’s time to again go ‘Out to Lunch’ on the water. We even traveled by water on our visit to Papa Joe’s On the Water restaurant, at Euchee Marina.”

    In June three years ago, we traveled by car to go “Out to Lunch” at Euchee Marina, but the restaurant was now Land’s End Southern Seafood and Steak.

  • $2,500 in grants awarded

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations.

    Groups collecting grants in May include South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3, which received a $1,500 grant; Roane County Youth Leadership was awarded a $500 grant; and Roane County Imagination Library/Mid-East Community Action Agency collected a $500 grant.