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Today's News

  • Get on the right foot by taking good care of yours

    With April designated as National Foot Health Awareness Month, the staff of Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is telling patients to keep their feet pampered this year by practicing good foot health maintenance and recognizing signs of common foot conditions.

    According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, nearly 72 percent of Americans experience foot pain that prevents them from exercising.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 20

    25 Years Ago
    Hundreds of residents attended the Roane County Commission meeting to protest their property tax appraisals. Individuals testified how property sometimes tripled or quadrupled in assessed value while little or no improvement was reportedly done since the last assessment. Nearly 5,000 property owners appealed the reappraisal.

    10 Years Ago

  • Take a springtime walk on DOE’s Oak Ridge land

    Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.

    Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.

  • Meet Little Miss Tiny Tot

    Oliver Springs Elementary School kindergarten student Heaven Branum was recently crowned 2011 Little Miss Tiny Tot Oliver Springs.

    She is the daughter of Robert and Jessie Branum.

    Grandparents are Debbie Johnson and Bob and Jan Branum.

    Heaven has two sisters, Keriana and Tabitha.

  • 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.

    Terry M. Cook, speeding Aug. 15. Traffic ticket paid Nov. 10.

    Brenda C. Condrone, seat belt law and financial responsibility Aug. 16. Guilty as charged Nov. 19, convicted. Violation of registration Aug. 16. Dismissed Nov. 19, cost to state.

    Caitlin M. Carter, speeding Aug. 17. Dismissed Nov. 19, cost to defendant.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from March 1-8:

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Camilla Michelle Frost and Toby C. Frost by warranty deed, Dist. 4, Blackberry Cove, Lot 31, Phase 1, $445,000.

    From Steven T. Nelson to Betty Nelson and Steven T. Nelson by deed, Dist. 5, 1.97 acres, adjacent Interstate 40, $0.

    From Frank Bowling and Vicky Bowling to Dennis Kinser and Donna Mead by quit-claim deed, East Hills Development, Lot 6, $2,800.

  • Marriage licenses: March 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in March:

    Benjamin Mark Cooley to Carrie Annette Nelson

    Mark Allen Walls to Amanda Leigh Marine Huling

    Eric Nathaniel Ross to Brandi Michelle Barnes

    Michael William Westover to Jennifer Marie Murphy

    Travis McKinley Clayborne to Tasha Jean Forrester

    William Adam Godsey to Marybeth Ashley Lovelace

    Gary Wayne Jackson to Heather Mae Jackson Harris

  • Divorces: Dec. 1-Feb. 4

    Divorces granted Dec. 1-Feb. 4 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Amy Jo Evans Long vs. James Michael Long

    Amanda Jones-Foster vs. Matthew Richard Foster

    William Michael Watson vs. Faith Charlene Watson

    Michael Hobert Long vs. Helen Louise Long

    Charles Edward Berkshire vs. Monica Lynn Berkshire

    Vernon Paul Law II vs. Holly Michelle Metcalf Wilkens

    Rebekah J. Taylor vs. Joshua T. Taylor

  • Births: March 1-14

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    March 1 — Brittany Long and Matthew Davis, Oliver Springs. A girl, Payton Alexis Denise, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents: Melissa Long; James Crowley; Darlene David; Dolphus Bradshaw.

    March 10 — Casey Daniels and Matthew Blalock, Oliver Springs. A girl, Angel Nevaeh Grace, 7 pounds, 11 ounces.  Grandparents: Lola and Lonnie Blalock; Debbie and Richard Daniels.

  • Roane County E-911 March dispatches