Today's News

  • Arrests: Aug. 21-25, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 21 — Matthew Benjamin Abston, 20, 741 Montview Road, Kingston: DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $3,000; court date Oct. 29.

    • Darrell Norman Burnette, 32, 115 Renfro Hollow Road, Ten Mile: violation of probation (criminal). No bond; court date Oct. 22.

  • Roane County E-911 August dispatches
  • Tennessee Tech applauds Griffin, Kelley

    Two area Tennessee Technological University students have recently received prestigious honors.

    The students honored are Robert Griffin of Ten Mile and Jacob Kelley of Rockwood.

    Griffin is among 200 students nationwide to be named a Tau Beta Pi Scholar.

    He is the first Tennessee Tech student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship to help fund his education.

  • Leading Rockwood Middle Interact
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville dean's list: spring 2012

    Fifty-nine University of Tennessee at Knoxville students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, a UT undergraduate student must earn a term grade-point average of 3.80-4.0 to attain summa cum laude status.

    Students with a GPA of 3.65-3.79 earn magna cum laude honors, and those with a GPA of 3.5-3.64 are named cum laude.

    Students must complete at least 12 hours, not counting work taken on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis, to be eligible.

  • Field trips: Approved August 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in August:
    Oct. 13-17 — About 50 Roane County High students to tour New York City.

    March 23-31, 2013 — About 20 Rockwood High students to tour Europe and Mediterranean coast.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21.

  • Midway alum mark 50 years since graduation

    Members of the Midway High School class of 1962 who recently gathered for the class’ 50-year reunion are, front row from left, Linda Brewer Neal, Malcolm Myers, Norma Moore Craig, Reva Kyle Clark, Margaret Woods Evans, Janice Hodges Moore, Ann Deatherage Au, Allen Jett, Lynn Roach Raby, Eula Sitzler Kile, Elbert R. “Bug” Gamble, Polly Fain Murphy; and back row, Alvin Kasior, Lynda Townsend Huffman, Carol Shaw Bullard, Carolyn Howard Turbyfill and James “Junior” Nunley.

    The group met in Paint Rock Church fellowship hall and had a potluck lunch.

  • Moonlight for Sight run to help Lions

    Kingston Lions Club will have its annual Moonlight for Sight 5k run on Oct. 6.

    The route begins at Fort Southwest Point, proceeds along the waterfront to Kingston City Park’s Gravel Pit and back.

    The event will begin at 9 p.m.

    Walkers are also encouraged to participate, with their route on the sidewalk along the waterfront.

    Moonlight for Sight is one of two principal fundraising events to help Kingston Lions Club carry out their service to the community.

  • SNAP distribution changing in October

    Effective Oct. 1, the day on which Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants receive benefits may change, depending on the last two digits of their Social Security number.

    The Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association has requested that SNAP benefits issuance dates be extended to help accommodate demand on grocers and provide all Tennesseans more access to a complete selection of food items.