Today's News

  • 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.

    April 25 cases disposed

    James R. Simpson, registration certificate must be carried, light law-motor vehicle, financial responsibility law and time restrictions of transport-enforcement  by ele. Dismissed, cost to state.

    Stephanie N. Skinner, disorderly conduct. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 16:

    From Brenda S. Gordon and Victor E. Lee Gordon Estate to James Walter Akins by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Scenic Hills Estates, Lots 14 and 15, $150,000.

    From Terry M. Goddard and Helen Ann Goddard to John W. Standridge and Rita Standridge by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 2.62 acres, US Hwy. 70, $75,000.

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Atish Kala and Nisha Kala by warranty deed, Fifth Street, $110,000.

  • Kingston champions in Dixie Youth play


  • Kingston AAA All-Stars champs of Harriman tourney


  • Disappointing loss ends Rockwood’s season

    The Dixie Youth Baseball Season ended on a sour note for the Rockwood Tigers as they fell 17-0 to Pigeon Forge Monday night at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.
    Pigeon Forge started off with three runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Mason Brown and a 2-run single by Nick Clabo.
    After holding Rockwood hitless in the bottom of the first inning, Pigeon Forge took total command of the game in the second inning. The visitors scored eight runs in the frame to take an 11-0 lead.

  • Riding out the heat
  • Life and limb
  • State Rep. Hurley gets in the wrong groove on desk

    State Rep. Julia Hurley decided to make her mark in the House chamber during this year’s session of the General Assembly.     
    “I did carve my initials into my desk on the floor the last night of session,” she said by email.
    Hurley, R-Lenoir City, said such things are not uncommon. 
    “It was really more of a nostalgic gesture that many of us do,” she said. “I suppose I made mine quite visible and too large.”
    Hurley, 29, is in her first term as a state representative.

  • County gives city dwellers property tax hike

    The Roane County Commission approved a budget and set the property tax rates for the 2011-12 fiscal year during its regular meeting on Monday.

    The rates will rise for city property owners while rural taxpayers get a slight reduction.

  • Rumors in error on Mason tax debt

    Sometimes things are not what they seem.

    The Roane County News recently received a tip saying Harriman Mayor Chris Mason owes delinquent 2010 property taxes on his former home at 510 Margrave Drive.

    And while records seem to indicate that he does, county officials say that is not the case — and it is the buyer who actually owes on the taxes.

    The distinction is important because the Harriman City Charter requires that elected municipal officials not be indebted to the city, county or state when taking their oath of office.