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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 20-30:

    From Martha R. McReynolds Executor, Martha Robertson McReynolds Executor, Roberta Kay Bryson Executor, Kay Robertson Bryson Executor and James Dewitt Robertson Jr. Estate to Martha R. McReynolds and Roberta Kay Bryson by deed, Dist. 3, Fairground Townhouses Development, Lot 1124, $0.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Hedrick

    Darlita Evans and Lucas Hedrick were married on June 11 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman.

    Father Michael Sweeney officiated during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Regina Evans of Rockwood.

    Her grandparents are Jim and Louise Evans of Rockwood and Kenneth Bane and the late Vernell Martain.

    The groom is the son of Martha Hedrick of Harriman and the late Wendal Hedrick.

    His grandparents are Jane Palko of Harriman and the late Ed Palko.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 3

    25 Years Ago
    Membership in the Roane County Humane Society grew to 45 members in its first year of operation (June 1985-June 1986). After its founding that year, the organization was also chartered by the state.

    10 Years Ago

  • Tuning up for Half-Moon Music Festival

    Ed Calfee of the East Tennessee Concert Band plays a few test notes on his French horn before the ensemble’s performance in last month’s Half-Moon Music Festival.

    The lakeside festival in Ten Mile drew a large crowd. Those who arrived by vehicle were shuttled to the site; a number of boats also dropped anchor on Watts Bar Lake for a summer Sunday concert.

    Others performing during the annual event were The Streamliners and The Possum Hunters.

  • Blood drive set Aug. 9

    Medic Regional Blood Center continues to report dwindling summer supplies which lead to critical shortages of most popular blood types.

    “Community blood banks are encouraged to keep seven to nine days of blood on hand in preparation for emergencies,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    “Medic has been operating on a one- to two-day supply most days and some days back-ordered on specific types, which means not being able to fill hospital orders,” she added.

  • Norway’s crusader for Christendom is no Christian

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Within hours of the recent mass murder in Norway, headlines around the world proclaimed the accused killer, Anders Behring Breivik, a “Christian terrorist.”
     The “Christian” label apparently came from initial statements by a Norwegian police official describing Breivik as a right-wing, Christian fundamentalist – a characterization based on the official’s quick read of Breivik’s Internet postings.

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: We say ‘who,’ you say ‘that’ — so who is right?

     

  • RSCC offers contracts courses

    Roane State Community College will offer three courses this fall in contracts management, a field with strong earning potential.
    The first course, Introduction to Government Contracts, will begin Sept. 1.
    The class will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.
    Once students complete the first course, they can take two additional contracts management classes.
    • Mission Directed Contracting: Oct. 4-Nov. 8, Tuesdays, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oak Ridge campus

  • Save money on school needs

    Tennessee’s sales tax holiday  on Aug. 5-7 is a great time to save on clothing and school supplies — and not just for sudents.

    During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers.

    What’s tax-free?

    Tax-free items include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and school art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

  • Sweltering summertime farming