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Today's News

  • 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 11 CASES DISPOSED

    Jackie H. Kelley Jr., first-offense DUI, implied consent, financial responsibility law and drivers to exercise due care. Dismissed.

    Reed E. Sandifer, probation violation. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Michael A. Gaines, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 7-15:

    From Terry Vann and James Michael McCloud to Mary Edith Richardson by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, 0.96 acre, Lake Awana Valley Resort, Lot 3, $5,000.

    From Roane County to Sam Ernest Ellis Estate by quit-claim deed, Dist 3, 35.088 acres, Jones Road/Jones Island, $0.

  • Many graduate from Roane State

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated from Roane State Community College during the 2010-11 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Phillip James and Gary Waldron.

    Kingston — Stacie McNeely and Ashley Randles.

    Oliver Springs — Lana Hensley.

    Rockwood — Shelbey Jolley and Shawn Long.

  • Going for a goal, not a grade: Harriman’s Carter tackles scientific research

    Participating in Maryville College’s Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute will go on the résumés or curriculum vitas of 10 Maryville College students this summer, and the institute just might influence where those résumés end up.

    The summer experience is opening students’ eyes to new possibilities in science.

  • ‘Story That Was Never Told’ earns Conley writing honors

    Roane County High School student Chelsea Sue Conley was honored in a writing contest in conjunction with
    the 23rd annual Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference in Oak Ridge.

    Contest winners in seven categories were announced and awards presented during the conference banquet.

    Conley received third-place recognition in the Student Prose category for “The Story That Was Never Told.”

  • Aglow plans special event in September

    “Unity of the Body of Christ: Oneness of Sound Through God’s People in Roane County” is the theme of the special worship, testimony, vision and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International next month.

    The event will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood. Visit www.tennesseelandandlakes.com for driving directions.

  • Getting with the program
  • Generous donor is a real doll herself

    Adraona Green, 46, of Harriman, loves dolls.

    Green had recently donated the bulk of her huge doll collection to Mission of Hope in Knoxville.

    While cleaning up the estate after her husband died, Green’s mother, Judy Freels, suggested Green donate approximately 200 to 250 dolls and stuffed animals to “somebody that can enjoy them.” Freels’ cousin suggested the Mission of Hope.

    The donations filled the back of a pickup truck and a car.

  • Jackets, Devils look to build off dramatic finishes

    Weather delays and fantastic finishes were the highlights of last week's opening to the 2011 football season.

    All five teams will be in action again this week, and most fans, coaches and players are hoping this Friday's games will be just as exciting without the weather delays.

    The big game in Roane County this week will feature the two teams that picked up victories in dramatic fashion last week as Kingston hosts Harriman.

    Midway, Rockwood and Oliver Springs will also be in action this week and all three will be searching for their first win.

  • TVAA kicks off 2011 season

    Kingston, Harriman, and Rockwood have endured many changes in the past five years in the world of little league football and this year isn't any different.
    During the off season Rockwood Rams director Glen Cofer was determined to form a new league with all five county teams involved. Cofer succeeded in bringing Midway and Oliver Springs back into the fold plus got a bonus with Rhea County and Oak Ridge joining the league, although Oak Ridge will not participate in the playoffs this season.
    The new league will now be called the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA).