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Today's News

  • Blaze strikes two-story home in Rockwood

    A Rockwood two-story house was heavily damaged in a fire early Monday morning.

    Rockwood firefighters responded to the structure at 121 N. Douglas Ave. around 2 a.m. Monday.

    Nobody lived in the house, but a couple and their children were preparing to move in.

    “Heavy smoke and fire showed pretty much all over the building (when the first engine arrived),” Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz said.

  • The eyes have it, and here's how they work

    Dr. Silvia Mende discusses functions of the eye during a recent visit to two of Vivian Harris’ after-school science classes at Midway Elementary School.

    She explained the parts of the eye, showed replicas of eyes and talked about the most common objects that injure eyes.

    Afterward, the students dissected the eyes of cows and looked at the different parts.

  • 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.

    Matthew Todd Miller, aggravated robbery April 4. Guilty plea July 12 to assault, convicted.

    Jaret Shonn Axell, aggravated robbery April 4. Guilty plea July 12 to assault, convicted.

    Matthew T. Miller, introduction of drugs April 6. Guilty plea July 12, convicted.

    Bobby Robinette, theft March 31, 2010. Dismissed July 12, not guilty.

  • Ten from Roane get ready to spell in regional bee

    Roane County will be well represented at the Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday.

    The bee starts at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Building.

    The Roane students participating are Carly Brown, Harriman Middle; Nathan Byers, Ridge View Elementary; Henry B. Coen, Kingston Elementary; Matthew Charles, Dyllis Elementary.

  • Roane State Community College dean's list

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County made the fall dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    They include:

  • Harriman Lenten services kick off March 16

    The 16th annual Harriman Ministerial Association weekly Lenten services will start on March 16 in Harriman United Methodist Church.

    These services began in 1996, when the Rev. Alton Johnson of Harriman United Methodist Church suggested that the church cooperate with the Harriman Ministerial Association to expand their annual Lenten services.  

    Since then, the Lenten services have been an opportunity for Christians to join together for worship and fellowship as they prepare for Easter celebra-
    tions.  

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Feb. 8-17:

    From Algia Nichols and R.L. Lawson to Crawford May and Tanya May by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Cedar Street, $60,000.

    From Industrial Development Board of the City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board to RRP LLC by warranty deed, East Tennessee Technology Park, Lots 1.01 and 1.02, $239,775.

  • A time for spiritual reflection
  • 2011 Roane County Baseball Schedules
  • Raiders split with powerful Senators

    The Roane State Raiders ran their season record to 6-3 last Friday with a doubleheader split with the nation’s No. 4 ranked team, Walters State, at Roane State.