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Today's News

  • Arrests: May 9-22, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 9 — Shona Shawnee Ray, 32, 803 Clinch Ave., Harriman: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date May 20.

    • Tina Marie Shelton, 27, 717 N. Trinity Ave., Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,500; court date May 20.

    • Rusty Bryan White Colyer, 35, 406 Ellen St., Rockwood: second offense. Bond $2,000; court date June 10.

  • Property transfers: Dec. 4-12, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 4-12:
    • From Wilson & Associates PLLC, Wilson and Associates PLLC and David B. Brooks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Housing and Urban Development by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, East Hills Unit 2, Lot 6, $0.

    • From Thomas H. Dickenson, Dixie Moffatt and Robert Mof-
    fatt Jr. to ORNL Federal Credit Union by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, Crystal Cove, Lot 504, Phase II, $0.

  • Music galore slated at Roane County Band Fest on Oct. 7

    Marching bands representing all five of Roane County’s public high schools will perform in exhibition concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The annual Roane County Band Festival concert is a project of the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

    Kingston Rotary Club is hosting this year’s event, which showcases the halftime shows of the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools in a non-competitive atmosphere.

  • Run for Your Health to help area students

     Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fifth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 2.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • Big day for area educators at Teachers Supply Closet

    More than 60 public school teachers from all across Roane County recently went on “free shopping sprees” for their classrooms recently, compliments of Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet and businesses and individuals who donated and/or volunteered.

    Crowds of teachers left the 11th annual Teachers Supply Closet carrying bags overflowing with such supplies such as pencils, pens, writing paper, graph paper, markers, scissors, construction paper and poster board.

  • Uselton on provost’s list

    Anna Uselton of Kingston has been honored at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for academic achievement during spring semester.

    Uselton, a Roane County High School graduate and English major, earned placement on the university’s provost’s list.

    Only students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list.

  • OSHS student recognized

    Oliver Springs High School student Christine Taylor of Harriman was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

    Founded in 2002 by Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, the organization recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

  • Thomas honored at Tenn. Tech

    Sonya Jean Thomas of Harriman is the recipient of the Terry Rector scholarship from Tennessee Technological University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Thomas is a junior interdisciplinary studies major at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

    She is the daughter of Carol Malicoat and the late Eugene Daniels.

    She is the mother of Ashley Thomas.

  • St. Anthony's to dedicate sanctuary, altar

    It took about 30 months and a few bumps in the road but St. Anthony’s Anglican Church is poised to dedicate its sanctuary and altar on Oct. 6 with a Celebration of a New Ministry service.

    The church, in Crab Orchard, includes parishioners from Roane County.

    “The altar, altar rail and main cross have been installed,” said John Moore, junior warden. “Our new priest, Father James Gibson, is on board, so all the pieces of the puzzle are now in place and ready to be dedicated.”

  • Free legal services to be offered as part of Celebrate Pro Bono initiative

    Tennessee lawyers will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout October as part of the Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

    Activities kicked off earlier this week with four legal clinics, the first of more than 60 events planned across the state.

    A pro bono clinic is planned beginning at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Legal Ais Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Oak Ridge office.

    The office is at 226B Broadway, Jackson Square. Call 865-483-8454 or toll free at 1-800-483-8457.