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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kingston hosts table tennis tournament

    It took eight years, but the second Kingston City Open Table Tennis Tournament was held last month. Organizer Tony Capozzi called the event, which was held at the community center, a success. 

  • Raiderettes run streak to 7

    The Roane State Raiderettes remained red-hot over the weekend as Monica Boles' squad ran their winning streak to seven straight with wins over Motlow State on Friday and Volunteer State on Saturday.

  • Harriman stuns Rockwood in overtime, 60-58

    Normally a 21-point halftime deficit would be a little too much for a team to overcome, but that wasn’t the case Friday night for Jeff King’s Harriman Blue Devils. Trailing 30-9 at the half, the Blue Devils came roaring back and then used a pair of big late shots to come away with a 60-58 victory over Rockwood.

    Things weren’t quite as tough on the Lady Devils as Jim Cordell’s squad picked up a 56-47 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    Girls Game