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Today's News

  • Birthday lunch helps mark Milhorn’s 90th

    Julia Milhorn celebrated her 90th birthday on July 29 with a lunch at Shoney’s in Harriman.

    Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Tom Milhorn, Wylie Milhorn, R.H. Milhorn, Angie Milhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Milhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Milhorn and Tony and Carolyn Jones.

    Her family includes daughters and sons-in-law,  Janie and Van Hughes and Cathy and Curtis Griffis; and grandsons Adam Griffis, Eric and wife Christy Hughes, and Shane Hughes.

  • Friday’s deadline for student vaccinations

    Students enrolled in Roane County Schools who need the required immunizations to attend school have until Sept. 2 to fulfill the requirements.

    Tennessee Department of Health requires all pre-school, pre-K, kindergarten, seventh-grade and new enrollees to the system to receive proper immunizations before entering school for the this year.  

    Due to a shortage of vaccine medications, the deadline for Roane County students was extended to Sept. 2.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 31

    25 Years Ago
    Roane State Community College’s cheerleading squad brought back a trophy from a national competition. Brewster the Rooster, the Raiders’ 7-foot mascot, won Most Improved Mascot. That trophy represented besting 60 other cheerleading mascots from across the country. The cheerleaders made it to the finals competition.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 15-20:

    From LPP Mortgage Ltd. to Kelley Collins and Robby L. Hawkins by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 2.203 acres, Dogwood Heights Mini Farms, Lot 17, $77,500.

    From Karen C. Crabtree and Jeffrey Lynn Crabtree to Curtis Manuel and Janet Manuel by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 42.706 acres, Abels Valley Road, $135,000.

    From Christopher Lee Batchelor to Barbara Michelle Batchelor by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, J.C. Queener, Lot 4, $0.

  • 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 18 CASES DISPOSED

    JC C. Coleman, vandalism up to $500. Bound over.

    Brandon N. Baney, aggravated burglary. Guilty.

    Gail Strickland, reckless endangerment no weapon involved. Dismissed.

    Roy E. Gilliam, simple possession/casual exchange. Guilty.

  • CONTACT now has helpline to aid Roane folks

    Samuel was about as low as he had ever been. His wife of 60 years had died the month before, and their only daughter lived across the country and had many health problems.

    Samuel’s wife had taken care of all the little details of their lives: shopping, meals and bill paying.

    Samuel was grief stricken and trying to carry on. His one consolation was his wife’s little dog, Suzy, now 14 years old.

  • Roane Choral group sings, ready for new season

    A Roane Choral Society ensemble recently presented “A Gospel and More” concert at Oral Baptist Church.

    Singers include, front row from left, Ranell Lane, Carol Brown, Louanne Bennett; second row, Peggy Sheppard, Karen Seiber, Margie Wadlington, Pat Estes, accompanist Amy Lane; third row, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Julianne Bailey, Debi Foley, Paul Crawford, George Wadlington, Director Eugene Hattaway; and back row, Marilyn Gaffin, Wendell Jones and Tim Stout.

  • Midway alums reunite after 50 years

    Members of Midway High School’s class of 1961 recently gathered at Woodlawn Cove Bed and Breakfast for their 50-year  class reunion.

    Attending the special event are, front row from left,  retired teachers Janice Eberhart and Boyd Woody; second row,  classmates Mary Moore Renfro, Susan Shipwash Townsend, Betty Clower Thompson, Shirley Raby Gourley; third row, Bobby  Collier, Jackie Longmire, Jimmy Jett; fourth row, Eddie Viar, Stephen Williams, Richard Heatherly; and back row, Ronald Ramsey, Danny Walker and Dillard Moore.

  • Wreck on Hwy. 70
  • A good day for a stroll