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Today's News

  • ET band clinics feature several RCHS students

    Several students at Roane County High School, Kingston, were chosen to participate in the East Tennessee Band & Orchestra All East Honors Bands earlier this month.

    During tryouts at Bearden High School in Knoxville, each student was graded by a panel of East Tennessee band directors on a prepared solo, scales and the ability to sight read.

    Students chosen will be part of four bands representing all areas of East Tennessee.

    The bands will rehearse for two days and present a concert in Gatlinburg on Feb. 4.

  • Good Midway Middle students get special visits from an Angel

    Angel Thurman, an East Tennessee aspiring singer/songwriter, recently performed at Midway Middle School as an end-of-the-quarter incentive.

    As part of the School-wide Positive Behavior Support plan, students who have no office referrals and are caught up on all school work at the end of each grading period are rewarded with a school-wide incentive for following the three school rules: Be Ready, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.

  • King College honors: Fall 2011

    King College recently honored Roane County students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood were named to the president’s list.

    The president’s list recognizes students who take at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a 4.0 semester grade-point average.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design dean's list: fall 2011

    Meagan Linley of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 and higher for the quarter earn the recognition.

    The school is based in Savannah, Ga.

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 2-12, 2011

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Dec. 2 — Brandon L. Huling, failure to appear misdemeanor. Recalled capias by office.

    • Jonathan Lewis Napier, hunt/fish/trap/no license or stamp. Dismissed.

    Dec. 5 — Nelson L. Harmon, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Desiree Baird, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Arrests: Jan. 10-12

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 10 — Devin Lee Bertram, 30, 917 Sewanee St.,, Harriman: serving time.

    • Joshua Cody Fink, 18, 1134 Snow Hill Road, Oakdale: burglary. Bond $1,000; no court date listed.

    • Dewayne Lee Harkins, 33, 615 Reese St., Rockwood: Morgan County house.

  • Marriage licenses: Dec. 5, 2011-Jan. 9, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Dec. 5-Jan. 9:

    Brandon James Heichelbech to Rachel Elizabeth Wyatt

    Stanley George Allbaugh to Donna Jean Chitwood Meredith

    James Douglas Veysey to Debra Ann Wilson Ellis

    Franklin Scott Harrison to Emelia Pearl Jones Harness

    Tyler Uriah Simpson to Jessica Kyle Grosheider

    Zachary Seth Gronda to Kaylah Ann Powell

    Randy Lee Haese to Judy Elaine Haney Haese

  • Divorces: Sept. 7-Nov. 15

    Divorces granted Sept. 7-Nov. 15 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Brenda Kay Wyatt Campbell v. Robert Andrew Campbell

    Sue Ann Jones-Taylor v. John Barton Taylor II

    Jason Neil Wolfenbarger v. Lori Ann Wolfenbarger

    Kimberly K. Hutchison-Blalock v. David Junior Blalock

    Kim A. Kennedy v. Larry B. Kennedy

    Stephanie (Kelly) Ferguson v. Michael (Brandon) Ferguson

    David Lee Linney v. Chrystal Lea Linney

    Whitney Suzanne Davis v. Travis Ray Davis

  • Contaminants removed from landfill near K-25

    Contaminated debris and soil have been removed from trenches within a 60-year-old landfill adjacent to the K-25 cleanup project and a protective cover is being installed.

    The materials were removed to minimize the potential for future contamination of surface water and groundwater.

    The 6.5-acre landfill, called K-1070-B, was used from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s to dispose of items such as equipment, materials, parts, and drums.

  • School science help offered

    URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) LLC is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on science, technology, engineering and math projects. For instance, a music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.