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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ahlborg

    Stacey Michelle Stout and Glenn Richard Ahlborg were married on Oct. 16 in Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown, R.I.

    Peter Rosendale officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Howard and Sandra Stout of Kingston.

    A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a senior account manager for Amica Mutual Insurance.

    The groom is the son of John and Sandra Ginsbury of Warwick, R.I.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Sept. 16-22:

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Bruce K. Easley by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, Lots 489 and 490, $49,500.

    From J.W. Gibson, J.W. Gibson Co. and Edna E. Gibson to Michael J. Dresner and Robin M. Dresner by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Southwood, Lot 17, $325,000.

    From Julie R. Hill to Roger S. Hill by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 5 acres, near U.S. Hwy. 70, $10.

  • Raiderettes pick up road sweep

    After opening conference play with a tough loss at Walters State, the Roane State Raiderettes rebounded in fine fashion over the weekend as Monica Boles’ squad picked up a pair of victories at Dyersburg State and Southwest Tennessee.

  • Finks records hole-in-one
  • Sewer plant expansion in Midtown

    Roane County is moving forward with plans to expand sewer service in the Midtown area.
    Earlier this month the County Commission voted to move $70,000 out of the wastewater treatment fund and into a capital projects fund for the expansion project.
    “What we’re doing here is just transferring out $70,000 from operations to put it in capital, so we can capture all our capital cost in one place,” County Executive Ron Woody explained.

  • IMPRESSIONS: Having 30 years of marriage to be thankful for

    I read recently that a national poll revealed a disturbing trend — at least to me. Apparently, nearly 40 percent of Americans say marriage is “obsolete.”
    Say what?
    For decades nearly half of all marriages have ended in divorce.
    But for an almost equal number of respondents to say the state of holy matri-mony is dead on arrival.
    I can’t imagine ever not being married.
    I met the love of my life when I was 19. I’m 51 now.

  • Pilot winging it for more than 50 years

    Legend has it that Dave Stevenson learned to fly around the same time he learned to drive.

    The truth is even more interesting.

    “Actually, I had a student pilot’s license before I had a driver’s license,” he said.

    At 83, that gives Stevenson more than 50 years of piloting experience.

    His longevity in aviation hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  • Dunn Center gets perfect score

    Michael Dunn Center is known for its outstanding service to those in the community who need it most — people with physical and developmental handicaps.

    A state agency’s recent review of the program supports the center’s reputation with a perfect score of 54 points.

    “Getting a perfect score is something we’re truly proud of,” said Wade Creswell, vice president  of Development and Public Relations.

  • Harriman merchants chart course to prosperity

    A group of Harriman businesses wants to take action to ensure the city thrives.

    The Harriman Merchants Association was formed a little over three months ago with the idea of being a resource for the community’s businesses.

    “What can this association do to help your businesses? We talk about utilities, push each other, but we’ve got to have a plan on how to help each other,” said Wayne Best, one of the members. “By the first of the year, we need to have a short- term and long-term goal.”

  • Roane man convicted of sexual battery

    A Roane County man couldn’t convince a jury of his innocence during a two-day trial in criminal court last week.

    Roger A. Beu Jr. was found guilty of sexual battery by an authority figure.

    The jury returned the verdict on Friday.   

    Court documents listed Beu’s address as 211 West Cliff Drive.

    Beu, 50, was indicted by the Roane County grand gury in February 2009.

    The crime he was convicted of occurred in May 2008.