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Today's News

  • Doughty recipient of Tech scholarship

    Adam Doughty of Rockwood was recently recognized at the Tennessee Tech University’s 37th annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

     Doughty, a junior basic business major, received the 2012 Building a Foundation for the Future Endowed Scholarship from the TTU College of Business.

     He was among a group of 129 students to be recognized in front of donors, award recipients and their families, faculty and business alumni as nearly $143,000 in scholarships was distributed.

  • Personnel gearing up for first day of school

    School in Roane County will begin Aug. 13, with a half day for students and a full day for faculty and staff.

    Parents and students are preparing for the new school year by buying school supplies and replacing outgrown clothes.

    Teachers have been participating in training sessions to keep pace with a rapidly changing curriculum and standards. Principals and maintenance staffs are scrutinizing buildings to make certain everything will be ready for students to walk through the doors.

  • Arrests: Aug. 1-4, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 1 — Michael David Buttram Jr., 34, 625 Sewanee St. D, Harriman: shoplifting theft of property. Bond $1,500; court date Sept. 17.

    • Jessica Louise Hall, 35, 2267 Ruritan Road, Harriman: TennCare Fraud. Bond $2,000; court date Oct. 1.

    • John David Langley, 36, 145 Monger Road, Rockwood: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $1,500; court date Oct. 1.

  • Property Transfers: July 11-18, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 11-18:
    From James Ascan and Leah Ascan to Michael P. Loeffler by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area J, Lot 170B, Phase 6, $115,000.

    From Nationwide Trustee Services Inc. and Helen B. Newman to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Lake Awana Valley Resorts, Lots 6, 8 and 10, $75,728.33.

  • Arrests: Aug. 4-8, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 4 — Johnny Ray Caughorn, 34, 9307 Ruggles Ferry, Knoxville: failure to appear. Bond $2,500; court date Sept. 10.

    • William Dwayne Clemons, 18, 123 Davis Drive, Harriman: violation of probation. No bond or court date listed.

  • A Red Hat cruise on the lake
  • 'Round Rockwood: Aug. 13

    Visiting me Tuesday, Aug. 7, were Joyce Ward and Jessica Humphreys.

    They came and cleaned my room for me.

    Lorene Pinkerton and her son, Trevor Walls, from Spartanburg, Fla., visited Joyce Ward for four days.

    While here they visited her daughter, Emily and Wyatt Ward in Knoxville.

    We enjoyed very much a family dinner at Junior's Restaurant in Rockwood Tuesday.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 13

    Saturday, Aug. 4, Oak Grove Baptist Church celebrated its annual choir anniversary. Curtis Anderson was master of ceremony.

    Six great choirs provided the music for this service, and Evangelist Dorothy Mitchell was guest soloist.

    All sang from their hearts and all who attended were truly blessed. This is where Paul Taylor is pastor.

    We pray that your choir will continue to sing praises in songs to God.

  • Lots of fun times, reading at Rockwood library
  • Rockwood OKs budget with tax hike; garbage rate also up $1

    After numerous meetings filled with contention over the 2013 budget, Rockwood officials finally settled on final reading of the budget last week.

    Taxpayers will now be paying property tax rates of 90 cents per $100 valuation, 15 cents higher than the previous rate of 75 cents per $100 valuation.

    Garbage customers will also pay $1 more per pickup, at $8, which is still several dollars lower than in surrounding communities.