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Today's News

  • Residents cope during cold snap

    Cold weather lulled Roane County and surrounding communities into stillness as temperatures began dropping over the weekend.
    Rockwood Electric Utility manager Kendall Bear said probably 1,500 customers were out of power on Saturday, but the cause wasn’t weather related.
    Customers were in Kingston in areas including Centers Farm, parts of Brentwood, Paint Rock Ferry, behind Cherokee Middle and up around Kingston Elementary, Bear said.
    “A piece of wire that burned on a circuit knocked two breakers out,” he added.

  • Firefighters face extremes during cold-weather blazes

    Rockwood firefighters fought off bitter cold as they battled two blazes in freezing temperatures, including one in which they rescued an injured woman and several pets.
    Inez Newman was rescued from a fire at 624 Trinity Avenue around 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz.
    Wertz said she was rescued from an upstairs bedroom by Capt. Tim Robinson and firefighters Jimmy Pelfrey and Matt Crabtree.
    “She apparently was down on smoke; she couldn’t get out,” Wertz said.

  • 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.