Today's News

  • Property Transfers: Oct. 1-9, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 1-9:
    • From Craig R. Allen, Kenneth Roberts and Cortina Roberts to Green Tree Servicing LLC by trustee’s deed, Squairs Addition, Lot 16, $28,101.01.

    • From Lois A. Addington and Robert M. Addington Estate to George T. Rice and Judy A. Rice by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Bella Mara Estates, Tract 2 Winton Chapel, Lot 8, $20,000.

  • Harriman Happenings: Dec. 17

    The Music Department of Roane County Schools presented Roane County High School and Cherokee Middle School bands last Sunday, Dec. 9. The sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grades and high school bands were the best. This Christmas concert was well attended. A great number of people had to stand, because all stands were full. This was my first time attending. I was guest of my friends, Nora and Mark Hightower of Oliver Springs. Their daughter Molly, played drums in the high school band. They all were great.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Dec. 17

    For December we’ve had some nice weather.

    A few showers and a wind storm Friday night blew down big trees out in the western part of Tennessee.

    The temperatures dropped to below normal after being above normal for most of December.

    Visiting me on Wednesday were Nina Swafford from Fairfield Glade and Carrie Dukes, baby Ava Claire and Owen from Crossville.

    They didn’t stay long, as baby Claire was fretful.

  • Celebrate Recovery to meet

    Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based support group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday on the third floor of Kingston First Baptist Church.

    The next meeting will be on Dec. 18.

    Call either David Bell at 696-2284 or Hope Gibson at 250-6966 for details.

  • MMS swept at Greenback

    Monday was a tough day for the Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Waves as both squad suffered defeats at Greenback.

  • HMS edges Bobcats

    While there may not have been an abundance of points, the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils managed to hold off the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats Thursday night by a 22-19 margin. 

  • MMS tops Spring City in OT, 41-40

    It took a little longer than expected, but the Midway Middle School Green Wave won at Spring City in overtime Thursday night, 41-40.

  • 2012 All-District 4 A/AA Soccer Team

    All-District First Team

    Kelly Allen (Kingston)

    Jenna Bridges (Oneida)

  • School shooting renews vigor for preparedness

    After Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Roane County Office of Emergency Services Director Howie Rose said he hopes there is a renewed vigor for being as prepared as possible for those kind of events.

    “There’s so much confusion that ensues anytime something happens at a school,” he said. “You have so many outside responders that are coming in. You have so many objectives that you have to accomplish that it’s quite complicated.”

  • County jail water bill has officials sputtering

    For Tim Phillips, being chief deputy of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office is about more than finding bad guys.
    Lately it’s been about finding the reason behind the jail’s exorbitant water bills. The average bill the first nine months of this year is $14,011.
    According to a spreadsheet Phillips provided, the highest bill the jail got in 2011 was $7,244.61.
    “It just doesn’t make sense,” the chief deputy said about the increase.
    The city of Kingston is the jail’s water provider.