Today's News

  • 11-year-old shoots elk

    An 11-year-old Rockwood boy had a lot to brag about last Wednesday when he brought photos of a recent hunting trip to basketball practice to show to his coach and teammates.
    Corbin Moore had become the first youth to legally harvest an elk in Tennessee since the majestic animals were restored to the state 12 years ago.
    Moore, who goes to school in Oakdale, was drawn for one of five tags for Tennessee’s fourth managed elk hunt Oct. 15-19 on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

  • Lawyer sentenced to 10 days in jail

    A three-judge panel of the Court of Criminal Appeals found Roane County attorney Spence Bruner in contempt of court on Tuesday.
    “We just feel obligated,” Judge Joseph M. Tipton said. “There’s been such a long time of just willful neglect of your responsibility to this court.”
    Bruner was ordered to serve 10 days in jail, pay a $50 fine and court costs.
    The jail time will be suspended if he pays the fine and costs within 30 days.

  • Auction of two elementaries set to proceed

    Roane County Commission cleared the way for the school system to auction Walnut Hill and Dyllis elementary schools. A resolution passed on Oct. 15 granted the system any of the county government’s interest in the properties.
    “The Roane County Commission authorizes the Roane County executive to execute any contract or deed to insure this transfer of interest either to the Roane County Schools or a new owner, if sold by the Roane County school system,” the commission resolution said.

  • Mayor may move comment session

    Part of Rockwood City Council’s most candid moments often are heard in the council and mayor comments near the close of the regular council meetings each month.
    However, Mayor James Watts has said he would like to omit that portion of the meeting.
    “We can have most of that stuff in our council workshop,” Watts said.
    Council doesn’t have regularly scheduled workshops, but occasionally Watts has held meetings to discuss items that will be going on the agenda.

  • Claims due from Hispanic and women alleging discrimination

    Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims through March 25.  

    “Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices from the USDA must file a claim by March 25, 2013 in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • Arrests: Sept. 22-30, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Sept. 22 — James Travis Bray, 26, 878 Riggs Chapel Road, Harriman: theft $1,000 but less $10,000. Bond $2,500; court date Nov. 5.

    • Jeramie Keith Clayton, 36, 2229 Old Harriman Hwy., Oliver Springs: manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance, simple possession or casual exchange. Total bond $3,500; court dates Oct. 1 and Nov. 5.

  • Oody turns 100

    Alva Oody celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 6.

    Her family gave her a party at Riverside Baptist Church.

    Around 100 family members and friends helped her celebrate.

  • Hickman-Brown

    Marvin and Levona “Granny Belle” Hickman of Oakdale announce the forthcoming marriage of their granddaughter, Brittany Hickman of Oakdale, to Josh Brown of Harriman.

    He is the son of Tony and Stacey Brown of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 in Pine Orchard Baptist Church, Oakdale.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Marvin Jackson Hickman Jr.

  • Braygan Remington Goss

    Braygan Remington Goss was born on Oct. 12 in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

    She is the daughter of Amanda Nicole Goss and Charles Bradley Goss of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Anita and Brad Goss, Roseanna and Andy Williams, Christy Greene and David Hall.

    Braygan has a sibling, Amayah Hall.

  • 101st celebration for Bradford

    Mary Lou Bradford will celebrate her 101st birthday with family and friends at Jamestown Assisted Living in Kingston on Oct. 24.

    Born in Jackson County, Ala., she has been a resident of Kingston since 1940 and a member of Kingston United Methodist Church for 71 years.

    Bradford has three living children, Dr. Mick Bradford of Charleston, S.C., Rosemary Alexander of Kingston and Frank Bradford of Chattanooga. Her deceased son, Bob Badger, practiced law in Kingston for many years.