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Today's News

  • Immigration issues to be lunch topic

    R. Andrew Free of Ozment Law will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 1 Lunch with the League program.

    The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge program will start at noon in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed.

    Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $8, or those attending may bring a lunch.

    Coffee and tea are provided.

  • Arrests: April 4-15, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 4 — Victoria Nicole Stover, 28, 1342 Old Deer Lodge Pike, Deer Lodge: criminal impersonation; driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $3,000; court date June 24.

    • Annie Jeannine Tinker, 29, 607 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood: four counts violation of probation. Total bond $120,000; court date June 24.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Finks 50th

    James and Joyce Finks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20.

    Their children and spouses are Karen and Allen Shope, Tommy Finks of Kingston and Robert and Erin Finks of Harriman.

    Their grandchildren are Joshua Lunsford, Amber Lemons and husband Chandler, Justin Finks, Mandy Finks, Cale Robinson, Colby Robinson, Lenna Robinson, Austin Shope and Nathan Shope.

    They have three great-granddaughters, Jaycie, Ava and Acen Lemons.

  • Arrests: March 26-April 4, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 26 — Kristy Leigh McGill, 37, 298 School St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license, DUI. Total bond $3,500; court date June 17.

    • Larry Edward Patterson, 34, 145 Caldwell Circle, Oliver Springs: two counts manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance. Total bond $3,000; court date March 27.

  • Legalities could snag cities’ ban on cold pills

    City governments will be ignoring the advice of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service if they try to institute prescription-only requirements for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.  

    Under current state and federal law, a prescription is not required to purchase products containing those substances.  

  • Marston new chief operating officer

    Matt Marston has been selected as the new chief operating officer for URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known as UCOR.

    He will fill the position vacated by Kenneth Rueter, who recently was announced as the new president and project manager at the Savannah River Remediation Project.

    UCOR is in the midst of deactivating and demolishing the final section of the vast K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly known as the Manhattan Project’s K-25 Site in Roane County.

  • Harriman Music Club kicking off 104th season with Sept. 26 picnic

    Harriman Music Club has the distinction of being the oldest continually serving club in Roane County.

    Founded on June 3, 1910, by Mellie Denton, Rose Emery and Vera Diemer, it held membership in Federated Music Clubs of America until the early 1980s and continues as an active Music Club.

    The club will begin its 104th season with a covered-dish picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the home of George and Margie Wadlington.

    Members, spouses, guests and interested prospective members are welcome to attend.

  • Different treatment irks beer permit applicant

    Roma Christopher wasn’t on the Roane County Beer Board agenda this month, but she attended the Sept. 10 meeting to see what happened with Joyce Fulsom’s application for a beer permit.

    The board approved it 4-0.

    “There was a big difference in the way they treated her and the way they treated me,” Christopher said. “They were just as friendly as could be with her.”

    Fulsom is operating under the name D&J’s out of the former Claudia’s Bar in Midtown.

  • Convicted sex offender wants to vote

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood could have a future as a spin doctor when he decides to call it quits on his legal career.

    “Twenty-year veteran denied voting rights,” was the headline on a press release Cawood issued on Thursday regarding Richard Keith McCarroll.

    “This is really a shame,” Cawood is quoted in the press release. “Here’s a person who served his country and us for 20 years to protect all of our rights, and now the local office won’t let him vote.”

  • Fishermen area's biggest catch

    Rockwood’s Tom Fuller Park is often a launch location for fishing tournaments for the scenic Watts Bar Lake.

    Tournaments like the Walmart Bass Fishing League’s Volunteer Division that wrapped up over the weekend draw in fishermen anxious to get on the water and compete for big prizes.

    But for the avid fishermen, Watts Bar Lake is a treasure all on its own.

    “It offers an abundance of different species of fish,” said Rockwood’s James Nuckols, an accomplished tournament fisherman who loves Watts Bar Lake.