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Today's News

  • Memorial Day 2015: Harriman, Kingston plan special services

    Veterans in Harriman and Kingston are planning to honor their fallen comrades this weekend.

    A military ceremony in Harriman will begin at 11 a.m. May 23 at the war memorial fountain of David Webb Riverfront Park.

    In Kingston, the annual Memorial Day ceremony will start at 10 a.m. May 25 at Bethel Cemetery.

    Veterans’ organizations in both cities are organizing the services.

    In Harriman, the ceremony is planned by American Legion Posts 3, 232 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6598.

  • Property transfers: July 28-Aug. 6, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    July 28
    – From Beech Park Baptist Church and Beech Park Missionary Baptist Church to Kelsey Thornton by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 0.259 acres Beech Park Baptist Church, Lot 2, $20,000.

    • From Bob L. Reed to Simon Borja by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Hart Ed property subdivision, Lots PT4 and PT5, $85,000.

    • From John David Sims and Rebecca E Sims to Joshua R. Baker and Kathryn R. Baker by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, Lot 385, Phase 5, $32,000.

  • A little more on Roane as a park

    We had a caller who was concerned about a story in last week’s newspaper about a group — The Roane Alliance Green Team — seeking a declaration that Roane County be a park.

    The caller was concerned about potential rules and regulations that would come with such a declaration.

    We assured her that any such designation would be of an honorary nature — just something to give residents a sense of bragging rights.

    Nothing else would change.

  • Y-12 Credit Union’s Coppinger honored

    Financial adviser Ellen Coppinger, a Certified Financial Planner at Y-12 Federal Credit Union, registered through CUNA Brokerage Services Inc., has received the 2015 Women of Distinction Award.

    Coppinger received the honor in recognition of her superior performance, value and overall contribution to the financial services industry.

    Women of Distinction is an award presented by CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.

    It recognizes the top female financial advisers throughout the nation within their broker/dealer operation.

  • Out to Lunch: Take your palate international with a short drive to Le Noir

    Readers of my “Out to Lunch” articles know that I always refer to them as adventures.

    “Le Noir – A Southern Belgian Bistro, With an American Touch” in Lenoir City was certainly an enjoyable adventure.

    My wife, Carol, and I invited our Midtown Heights “down-the-road” neighbors, Leroy and Louise Turbyville Shipwash, to enjoy this adventure with us.

  • J.C. Bowen, Alex Patterson sign with Martin Methodist College

    With most high schools in the area finally finished, most student-athletes who had planned on continuing their playing careers into college have already signed.

    On Friday, two more names were added to that list when Rockwood’s J.C. Bowen and Alex Patterson signed bowling scholarships to play for Martin Methodist College.

    “It’s a dream come true for me,” Bowen said.

    Bowen, who started bowling at the age of three, moved to Tennessee last year, but has been bowling competitively for some time.

  • SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AT KINGSTON FAIR
  • HUB to pave Devonia

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    With Harriman officials eyeing what most would call a long-overdue paving schedule, it’s likely smooth driving for at least one bumpy road.

    The repairs won’t be on the city’s dime: Devonia Street will likely be paved by Harriman Utility Board.

    “We are replacing several old water lines in our system,” HUB Manager Bill Young said. “Devonia Street is one of those areas. We are utilizing funds we already have from the state Revolving Loan program.”

  • No charges in Kingston pedestrian fatality

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Police Department has finished its report on the Curtis Moore accident.

    On May 7, Moore was walking across North Kentucky Street around 9 p.m. when he was struck by a 2015 Hyundai driven by 78-year-old Peggy Sheppard.

    Police have not filed any charges against Sheppard.

  • Janelle comes home to raise money for schools

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur takes the Princess Theatre stage earlier this month in a benefit concert for Roane County Schools’ Education Foundation. Arthur finished in the top 5 during the 2013 season of “American Idol,” a longtime talent show on FOX-TV.