Today's News

  • United Way campaign kickoff set

    Roane County United Way will have its 2013 campaign kickoff from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Heritage Center on the former K-25 Site.

    The kickoff event is open to all interested individuals and representatives from nonprofits and businesses that support United Way each year.

    Roane County United Way, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to maximize the impact of individual and business donations as partner agencies work together to serve all Roane Countians.  

  • Roane County United Way Partner Agencies

    • American Red Cross     

    • Boy Scouts, 588-6514

    • CASA of the Ninth Judicial District, 423- 539-5550

    • Catholic Charities     

    • Child Advocacy Center, 865-986-1505

    • Child and Family Tennessee, 524-7483

    • The Children’s Fund , 882-1185

    • Clinch River Home Health     

  • RSCC library reopens Aug. 17

    The library at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will remain closed through Aug. 16 while work continues to install a new HVAC system.

    The Oak Ridge campus library remains open on its normal schedule. The main campus library is scheduled to reopen Aug. 17.

    Those needing library help may call the Oak Ridge campus library at 865-481-2004.

  • THP to conduct August sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on Aug. 31 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Arrests: Aug. 9-10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 9 — Kelli Grace Aslinger, 30, 923 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Kingston: public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. Total bond $3,000; court date Sept. 24.

    • Branton Lee Bodine, 25, 298 Tucker Lane, Lenoir City: aggravated burglary. No bond or court date listed.

  • Property Transfers: July 18-23, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 18-23:
    From Adam Millsaps and Julia Millsaps to CMH Homes Inc. by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1 acre, Millsaps Property, Lot 1, $20,000.

    From Conley E. Orick and Sonja D. Orick to Brian N. Shelby and Wendy Neff by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Magnolia Hill Estates, Lot 4, $255,000.

    From Bettie S. Stuve, Bettie Stines Stuve and Bettie J. McDonough to Jason E. Thacker and Elizabeth C. Thacker by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 37.94 acres, Eblen Cave Road, $192,000.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Bullock

    Jamie Elizabeth Pierce and William Matthew Bullock, both of Rockwood, were married on June 23 in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile.

    Pastor Adam Barnes officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of James and Laura Pierce of Ten Mile.

    The groom is the son of William and Brenda Bullock of Oak Ridge.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Marie Nora Pierce served as her sister’s maid of honor.

    Todd Walker of Kingston was the groom’s best man.

  • Five generations of Lynch family

    Five generations of Aliene Lynch’s family recently gathered.

    The five generations include, from left, Lynch; her daughter, Cherri Birge; her great-great-grandson, Gabriel Burnett; her great-granddaughter, Tabetha Phillips; and her grandson, William “Bill” Phillips III.

  • Harriman fire hydrant flushing to start today

    Harriman Fire Department, in partnership with Harriman Utility Board, will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city starting today, Aug. 15.

    The flushing will continue until the process is complete.

    A release from Harriman Fire Department said this process is vital for making sure that the hydrants operate properly during an emergency incident and plays an important part on the city's insurance rating.

  • The Garden Gate: Want a romantic garden spot? Ruin it

    Gardens are flowers, trees, shrubs, pools, fruits, vegetables, paths, birds and weeds.

    Sometimes, they are buildings, too.

    Consider old-fashioned summerhouses, gazebos, trellises, arbors, lattices, porticos, pergolas and porches.

    Trelliswork is an old garden art that began as an openwork or fence to support climbing plants. It sometimes was used as the framework of an arbor.

    All of this conjures up a vision of Victorian gardens with climbing roses and morning glories and lemonade in the pergola.