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Today's News

  • RCHS band members, alum earn kudos over the summer

    A pair of Roane County High School band members, along with a recent band alumnus, earned distinctions for themselves over the summer.

    Junior Lyric Rivera spent four weeks at Middle Tennessee Stae University participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts.

    Her fellow band member, Charlie Coen, was the first freshman in the Kingston school’s history to be named to the All-State Band.

  • General Sessions Court: April 7-9, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 7 — Charles E. Kennedy, probation violation: guilty.

    Christopher J. Clark, sexual offender registration form violation: bound over.

    • Randal Price, public intoxication: dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Crystal Suzanne Williams-Claybo, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia-attempt: dismissed.

  • Property transfers: March 31-April 1, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    March 31 — From Shawn K. Clark and Shawn Clark to Shawn K. Clark and Susie L. Clark by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Scenic Heights, Lot 10, $1.

    • From Rubin Lublin TN PLLC and James W. Tipton to Bank of America trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, Stowe Station, Lot 17R, $105,300.

    • From Brenda S. Hale and Brenda Sue Margrave Hale to Herthel C. Hale Jr. by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Newport Village, Villages of Center Farm, Lot 101, $0.

  • Two baptized during New Midway fish camp

    New Midway Baptist Church had a community outreach program with its fish camp on Aug. 2 on the Eblen farm on New Midway Road, Kingston.

    The fish camp, in conjunction with Roane County Farm Bureau, was attended by about 400 people.

    The day started at 9 a.m. with registration for a fishing contest sponsored by Anglers for Christ.

    The contest was open to ages 2-18, and club members were available to help the children during the competition.

  • Salvation 2014 to be Aug. 23 at the Princess

    Salvation 2014, a youth conference, will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The conference will include area youth, as well as those outside the county.

    Admission is dry or canned goods.

  • Goodbye, Josephine

    A longtime Rockwood columnist for the Roane County News died Tuesday.

    Josephine McKinney, 92, affectionately known as “Miss Josephine” to many, wrote “’Round Rockwood” for the Rockwood Times and later the Roane County News.

    She was a community columnist sharing the goings-on of friends and family, whether it be who came to dinner, who was sick, or who had a new bundle of joy on the way.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Amidst election shambles — signs of hope?

    Well, kind hearts, another election has come and gone, but as they say, the aroma lingers on.

    In much of the state the principal thrust of the election was in the Republican side of the general election ticket as well as in the state and federal Republican Primary elections.

  • Firefighters deal with Gallaher Road car fire pronto

    Kingston Fire Department responded to a car fire on Gallaher Road Tuesday afternoon. They didn’t have far to go — the incident was less than a mile from the city’s Station No. 2.

    Fire Chief Willie Gordon said the driver was exiting Interstate 40 when he smelled gas fumes.  

    “He was talking to his wife on the phone, and then all of a sudden he said, ‘I got to go. It’s caught on fire,’” Gordon said.

  • Goodbye, Josephine

    A longtime Rockwood columnist for the Roane County News died Tuesday.

    Josephine McKinney, 92, affectionately known as “Miss Josephine” to many, wrote “’Round Rockwood” for the Rockwood Times and later the Roane County News.

    She was a community columnist sharing the goings-on of friends and family, whether it be who came to dinner, who was sick, or who had a new bundle of joy on the way.

  • Lawbreakers in Rockwood may help police buy new computers

    People who are sent to Rockwood City Court could feel a slightly bigger pinch than before.

    Rockwood City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to tack on a $5 “technology” fee at its meeting last month.

    Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright said the department has computers, tablets and software needs that this would go toward.

    “It is our recommendation we don’t touch it the first year,” said Wright.

    He wants to see the fund build up so the city can use it to upgrade technology as needed.