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Today's News

  • Investing in us will help county, cities

    By Ron Woody • For Roane Newspapers
    Back in February, I wrote a draft paper titled Community Investment Fund (CIF), an “Initiative to Grow” program.

    I sat on the article for a number of weeks, and then started pitching the concept to our city and county leaders to see if they would be receptive to further study and consideration of the initiative.

    Input was received from city mayors and managers as we met in our semi-monthly meeting.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 4

    Condolences to Carolyn Clemmons in the loss of her sister-in-law Barbara Gaines Worthy.

    She passed away on April 9 at a rehab hospital in Trenton, N.J.

    Left to mourn her passing is her husband of 40 years, Leon Worthy; daughters, Carla and Sonya; son, Phillip; and five grandchildren.

    Barbara was raised in Jasper, Tenn., and moved to New Jersey in 1970.

    She was a quiet, sweet person. She will be missed by the family.

    Carolyn Clemmons met her siblings Virginia and Paul and his wife Donna on April 24-28 in Las Vegas.

  • Out to Lunch: Lakeside Tavern offers delicious food and beautiful view

    Some time ago Kingston First Baptist Sunday school class member Ray Padgett told me he and his wife Marie enjoyed eating at the Lakeside Tavern, on the lake at Concord Park in Knoxville.

    “You should write about an “Out to Lunch” adventure there,” he told me.

    With days getting warmer and having eaten on Lakeside’s outdoor patio previously, we made plans to meet our son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Faye, at Lakeside for lunch.

  • Dianna loves glass and Roane County too

    Brightly colored fragments of glass adorn the windows and fill the shelves of a new store in Midtown.

    Dianna Love’s Glass, a stained glass maker, supply store and studio on Ruritan Road, opens today, Monday, May 4.

    “We sell hobby supplies so if you need some glass for a project we have that. We have all the foils, lead came ―everything you need to do a project,” said Diana Love.

    Love has been doing stained glass projects for 16 years professionally for different studios.

  • Property transfers: June 12-17, 2015

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    June 2 ― From Donald G. Morris and Drema Lee Morris to Douglas E. Warwick by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 2 tracts, $50,000.

    • From Carol Walden and Joseph F. Sce III to Carol A. Walden, Joseph F. Sce and Elizabeth A. Mancha by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Grande Vista Bay West, Lot 515, $0.

    • From Jason R. Smith to Jason R. Smith and Rebecca L. Smith by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 3 acres, Pine Grove Road/Cave Creek Road, $0.

  • Births: Jan. 3-March 24, 2015

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Jan. 3 — Amber Leasure and Mitchell Butler, Oliver Springs. A boy, Chayce Wayne, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Grandparents: James and Beth Haney; Mike and Joy Jackson.

    • Bethany Dykes and David Redwine, Rockwood. A girl, Aubrianna Elaine, 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Sibling: Caden. Grandparents: Jeff Redwine and Tracy Redwine.

  • Making a mock-ary: One day late version of NFL mock draft

    In Wednesday’s edition of my column, I touched on what I thought the Tennessee Titans might do with the number two overall selection in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

    By the time you’re reading today’s column, you and I will both already know. However, it’s still Wednesday for me.

    Every year since I started covering sports way back when at UT Martin, I release my mock draft for the this upcoming Draft. This year, however, I decided to wait. Look on the bright side, at least you can read through this and see how wrong I was.

  • Midway’s Brookshire signs with Hiwassee

    Yet another Midway High School has signed a National Letter of Intent.

    On Thursday morning, it was Katy Brookshire who joined the growing list of Midway athletes to make the commitment to college athletics by signing to play softball at Hiwassee College.

    “I’m very excited,” Brookshire said. “I really loved their campus, and the coaches are really nice.”

    Brookshire is the second Midway student to commit to Hiwassee College this semester.

  • Lady Cats hold Oakdale scoreless

    It turned out to be a short senior night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday.

    After a 4-0 in the first inning, the Lady Cats ripped off 11 more runs to run-rule Oakdale in the bottom of the third, 15-0.

    “We’re glad to start wrapping things up to get ready for the post-season,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said.

    “I’m proud of the girls, the way they came out and just stayed focused and got the job done.

  • RSCC’s Mainord signs with Cumberlands

    High school athletes aren’t the only ones in Roane County signing with colleges to continue their acamedic and athletic careers.

    Amber Mainord, a sophomore at Roane State Community College, has officially signed to play softball at University of the Cumberlands.

    Mainord chose to attend Roane State out of high school to make the transition to a four-year university easier.