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Today's News

  • County faces slip-and-fall suit

    Roane County officials realized there was a problem with the courthouse steps and had them remodeled over the summer.
    Geraldine Seiber said that came too late for her.
    She is suing Roane County for $300,000 for a fall she had on the steps on Sept. 14, 2009.

  • Isabella Shae Turner

    Isabella Shae Turner turned 5 years old on Nov. 3.

    She celebrated on Oct. 30 with a Tinkerbell skating party with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Ethan and Patricia Turner.

    Grandparents are Gladys and Paul Powers of Harriman, Susan Turner of Kingston and Ralph Turner of Squamish, British Columbia.

    Great-grandparents are the late Clarence and Betty Nielsen and the late Paul and Annie Tate.

    Isabella has a 7-year-old sister, Blaklee.

  • Laymance-Chrestman

    Dean and Renee Laymance of Mossy Grove announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanna Audette Laymance, to Bradley Kyle Chrestman.

    He is the son of Lee and Sherry Chrestman of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Grande Vista Bay in Rockwood.

  • Logan Conner Clark

    Logan Conner Clark turned 6 years old on Dec. 1.

    He celebrated on Nov. 27 with a bowling party and a deer-hunting cake.

    He is the son of Dusty and Aleta Clark of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Hubert and Clara Clark, Mary Harris and the late Lee Harris.

    Great-grandparents are Sis Trew and the late Willie and Ruth Clark.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 15

    25 Years Ago
    Carolyn Wilson, director of pharmacy for Rockwood’s Chamberlain Memorial Hospital, was part of a delegation of hospital pharmacists from throughout the United States who visited the People’s Republic of China for two weeks. The delegation visited at the invitation of the Chinese Medical Association. Wilson was one of only two pharmacists from Tennessee chosen.

    10 Years Ago

  • Correction

    Based on information obtained from Roane County General Sessions Court, Roane County News incorrectly reported in the Monday, Dec. 6, issue that John F. Stout entered a guilty plea and was convicted on March 15 for a Feb. 17 probation violation.

    Courthouse records show that Stout has not been charged with probation violation, nor are there any such charges against him.

  • Swindle-Houston

    Glenda Hawkins Swindle of Kingston announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Amanda Joy Swindle, to Philip Todd Houston.

    He is the son of Lyle F. Houston of Crossville and Bobbi E. Houston of Powell.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in Karns Church of Christ in Karns. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

    Invitations have been sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • 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.

    Travis L. McCloskey, speeding March 4. Traffic ticket paid March 19.

    Melanie A. Davidson, capias for failure to appear March 8. Dismissed March 12, capias recalled.

    Timothy Long, open container law March 23, 2009. Guilty plea March 1, convicted.

    Natosha M. Underwood, public intoxication July 17, 2009. Dismissed March 15, cost to defendant.

  • Kind-stranger killing has Roane links

    A man who should have been grateful instead killed — or helped kill — a kind stranger who picked him up, fed him and gave him shelter.

    That’s what the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department is saying about Michael Dane Arrowood, a man with  Roane County ties who has been arrested after authorities reopened a cold case file in the ’91 slaying.

  • State says Rockwood must up water rates

    Illegal loans made between the water and gas departments of Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Gas Utilities will be reviewed by a state board and officials.

    They will also have to hike water rates 10 to 12 percent.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts, interim utility manager Ron Berry, City Attorney Elmer Rich and City Recorder Jim Hines learned about the developments at a recent meeting with Dennis Dycus, director of the Tennessee Division of Municipal Audit.