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Today's News

  • Passenger car coming back to its Southern Railway roots

    Southern Appalachia  Railway Museum has been chosen as the new owner of former Southern Railway Coach No. 829.

    The 52-seat passenger car is the generous donation from the Bluewater, Mich., chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

    The chapter considered several organizations to provide 829 a new home, and settled on museum based on its record of restoring and operating many pieces of former Southern Railway equipment.

    The transfer was completed on Aug. 1.

  • Rockwood Rotary chili supper today

    Today’s Rockwood Rotary Club annual chili supper kicks off a busy couple of months for the civic group.

    The chili supper will precede Rockwood High School football team’s first home game against South Greene.

    The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art Rockwood High School cafeteria.

    Tickets are $5 each and can be bought from any Rockwood Rotarian or Rockwood High School cheerleader.

  • Yager on state Aging, Disability Commission

    State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to serve on the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

    The commission is the designated state agency on aging to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state.

    For a number of years the commission has administered state funds providing multipurpose senior center programs, public guardianship, homemaker services, and home-delivered meals. 

  • General Sessions Court

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

    JULY 11 CASES DISPOSED

    Jackie H. Kelley Jr., first-offense DUI, implied consent, financial responsibility law and drivers to exercise due care. Dismissed.

    Reed E. Sandifer, probation violation. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Michael A. Gaines, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 7-15:

    From Terry Vann and James Michael McCloud to Mary Edith Richardson by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, 0.96 acre, Lake Awana Valley Resort, Lot 3, $5,000.

    From Roane County to Sam Ernest Ellis Estate by quit-claim deed, Dist 3, 35.088 acres, Jones Road/Jones Island, $0.

  • Many graduate from Roane State

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated from Roane State Community College during the 2010-11 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Phillip James and Gary Waldron.

    Kingston — Stacie McNeely and Ashley Randles.

    Oliver Springs — Lana Hensley.

    Rockwood — Shelbey Jolley and Shawn Long.

  • Going for a goal, not a grade: Harriman’s Carter tackles scientific research

    Participating in Maryville College’s Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute will go on the résumés or curriculum vitas of 10 Maryville College students this summer, and the institute just might influence where those résumés end up.

    The summer experience is opening students’ eyes to new possibilities in science.

  • ‘Story That Was Never Told’ earns Conley writing honors

    Roane County High School student Chelsea Sue Conley was honored in a writing contest in conjunction with
    the 23rd annual Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference in Oak Ridge.

    Contest winners in seven categories were announced and awards presented during the conference banquet.

    Conley received third-place recognition in the Student Prose category for “The Story That Was Never Told.”

  • Aglow plans special event in September

    “Unity of the Body of Christ: Oneness of Sound Through God’s People in Roane County” is the theme of the special worship, testimony, vision and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International next month.

    The event will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood. Visit www.tennesseelandandlakes.com for driving directions.

  • Getting with the program