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Today's News

  • Barnes-Fink

    David and Melinda Barnes of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Barnes, to Tim Fink.

    He is the son of Jerry and Wilma Black of Rockwood and Jeff Fink of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in Lee Village Baptist Church in Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • William Micah Moore

    William Micah Moore was born Aug. 23 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    He is the son of Morgan and Andy Moore of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Bill and Bernice Koprince of Knoxville and Curtis and Debbie Moore of Kingston.

  • 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.

    AUG. 3 CASES DISPOSED

    Marsha D. Tuggle, theft of merchandise-shoplifting. Dismissed.

    AUG. 4 CASES DISPOSED

    Jordan P. Williams, financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    Lillian H. Winchester, speeding. Dismissed, traffic school. Financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    AUG. 5 CASES DISPOSED

  • Arrests

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

    Aug. 23 — Billy John Beeler, 49, 510 1/2 Margrave St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $975; court date Sept. 19.

    • Joshua Ray Clark, 25, 719 Morgan Street, Harriman: violation of probation (GS). Bond $15,000; court date Nov. 14.

    • Melanie McKenzie Cofer, 38, 515 Skyline View Lane, Harriman: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Oct. 3.

  • Marriage licenses: August 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in August:

    Terry Wayne Barger to Monique Noel Dorrough

    Steve Allen Westberry to Nancy Elizabeth Comunale

    Justin Andrew Stout to Stephanie Ann Truax

    Robert Eugene Thomas to Margaret Elizabeth Woods

    Charles Alan Cofer to Michelle Nicole Jenkins

    Elbert Royce Porter to Betty Jane Collins Jensen

    Stacy Lamar Hickman to Terri Ann Cowgill Miles

    Jason Scott Stafford to Candace Ann Mayton

  • Births: July 14-Aug. 25

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    July 14 — Nicole and Brandon Steelman, Oliver Springs. A girl, Katherine Alexis, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents: Katherine Scheibel; Regina Steelman.

    July 20 — Jessica Shay Reynolds and Gene David Gary, Harriman. A girl,, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents: Gene and Lola Gary; David Gary; Tresa
    Binkley; Gail King; Gladys Lynn.

  • Roane County E-911 August dispatches
  • Men of Tomorrow to kick off 22nd program year this weekend

    The Men of Tomorrow program kickoff meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in B&W Y-12 New Hope Center at 601 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    This meeting marks the 22nd year of the program, which aims to encourage grades 6-12 in growth of self-image, academic achievement and cultural development.

    Participation is open to any student, regardless of race, color, or creed. The program is a 501(c)3 organization under the Men of Tomorrow Foundation and is free to all participants.

  • Rockwood summer reading draws to an end

    Rockwood Public Library recently celebrated the end of its summer reading program.

  • 9/11 effort was in vain, but they tried

    By CLIFF SEGAR
    Like all of us, I recall where I was and what I was doing 10 years ago.

    Sept. 11, 2001, will be forever etched into our memories. And, like the rest, I wondered what I could do to help.

    At that time, I was living in the Atlanta  area. I was a field engineer for the Mobitex wireless data network. That was the first carrier for the BlackBerry system.

    By 10 in the morning, my manager had sent out a message to all of us field engineers to leave any downtown areas.