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Today's News

  • MaddieLynn Mae Vann

    MaddieLynn Mae Vann was born at 11:35 p.m. April 18 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Allen and Candace “Casay” Vann of Loudon.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Matt Smith of Loudon, Dean Hillsberry of Tulsa, Okla., and Darrell and Cissy Vann of Loudon.

  • Six presented at Dogwood Ball

    Six young women from Roane County are among the 59 debutantes who were presented during the 49th annual Dogwood Ball last weekend.

    The debutantes, all college sophomores, are:

    • Alexis Caroline Cunningham, daughter of Amy Adcox Jenkins, Harriman. She attends University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

    • Ellen Christine Dailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Dailey, Kingston. She attends University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • 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.

    Coty R. Barnwell, violation of probation Nov. 22. Guilty as charged Nov. 29, convicted.

    Crystal L. Jones, domestic assault July 13. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to state.

    Yvonne Wagner, domestic assault July 24. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to defendant.

    Debbi Lawson, probation violation Aug. 9. Dismissed Nov. 29, cost to state.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from March 17-25:

    From Phillip E. Isham Executor, Jerry A. Isham Executor, Frances Isham Johnson Estate and Frances I. Johnson Estate to Frances Isham Johnson Revocable Living Trust by deed, Dist. 1, 0.6112, Barnett Street, $0.

    From Phillip E. Isham Trustee, Jerry A. Isham Trustee and Frances Isham Johnson Revocable Living Trust to Lonnie McKinney and Stacy McKinney by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.6112 acre, Barnett Street, $3,500.

  • Freedom going viral is potential trouble for dictators

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    More than 2 billion people across the globe have Internet access and there are some 5 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, according to the 2010 Human Rights Report released this month by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Impressions: Survey says ... well, just read on to find out

    “Gasoline prices are nearing the point where Americans are beginning to cut back.”
    That was a headline I saw many times last week during my morning media sweeps.
    Big surprise, huh?
    We all feel the pinch when we pull up in front of the pump.
    Talking heads on television tell us there really isn’t a supply problem or massive demand.
    Even the unrest in North Africa and the Middle East are only blips on the world-market radar.
    Rather, we are told those infamous “speculators” keep pushing up the price of crude oil.
    Whatever the case, it’s cutting into all of our budgets.

  • Kingston church shakes up how vacation Bible school is handled

    Morrison Hill Christian Church will shake things up for vacation Bible school season this summer.
    Rather than simply have a week-long vacation Bible school, Morrison Hill will host four different day camps, giving others more options to fit more schedules.
    They believe the new options will serve both vacation Bible school newbies and seasoned veterans.

  • 8-year-old raises substantial money for Relay for Life

    Kingston Elementary School third-grader MyKenzie Price, has already raised more than $1,200 for Relay for Life.
    It’s a very personal mission.
    The 8-year-old will be keeping her great-grandfather in her thoughts as she walks in the Lenoir City relay May 6.
    MyKenzie was very close to her “Pa Paw,” former Kingston fire chief Bobby Scruggs.
    “He would take me fishing, and he would push me on the swing,” she said.
    Scruggs died after struggling with cancer for four years, and Price will recognize him for her third year at the relay.

  • Iris in bloom
  • Bobcats rally comes up short

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats rallied from five runs down twice to force extra innings Monday evening in their District 4-A showdown with Wartburg, but the rally went for naught as the Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the ninth inning and held on for a 9-8 victory.