Today's News

  • DOE gives emergency public info

    Four years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office identified the need to enhance safety-related communication to its neighbors.  

    As a result, DOE collaborated with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to launch an emergency public information campaign that continues today.  

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Dec. 7-20:

    From Sharon Turner, Debbie Hamilton, Martha Veckerelli, Grace L. Turner Estate and Clayton Turner Estate to Sharon Turner, Debbie Hamilton and Martha Veckerelli by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, adjacent Deatherage/McMurray, $0.

    From Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to William J. Mashburn by warranty deed, Dist. 3, sub-area J, $69,250.

    From James D. Cofer and Traci L. Cofer to Gregory L. Rose and Ashley D. Rose by warranty deed, Dist. 3, $90,047.71.

  • 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.

    Leeanna L. Townsend, speeding March 15. Failed to appear June 21, convicted.

    Danielle E. Nash, speeding March 19. Failed to appear June 21, convicted.

    James D. Powers, capias for failure to appear Aug. 31, 2009. Dismissed June 21, cost to state.

    Wanda B. Stewart, theft Feb. 13, 2010. Guilty plea June 28, convicted.

  • 'Granny' turns 94

    Reba “Granny” McCullough of Rockwood celebrated her 94th birthday on Feb. 11.

    She celebrated the special event with her family.

    She has a son, Freddie; three grandchildren, Dani, Jeri and Teresa; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

  • 4-H'ers collecting supplies

    Roane County 4-H Club members are in the midst of collecting supplies to be given to the American Red Cross.

    The supplies will be distributed across the state to youths affected by disaster.

    Supplies the public is encouraged to contribute include 3.5-ounce bar of soap, 2-ounce bottle of shampoo, youth-size toothbrush, .85-ounce toothpaste, washcloth, 5-inch comb, small pack crayons and activity/coloring book.

  • View life in Scarboro at museum exhibition

    Glimpses of life into the African-American community of Scarboro is shown in a special exhibit on display through April at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    “When you look at the pictures, personal items and hear the oral histories told by Scarboro High School graduates, you journey back in time to relive their experiences,” said Rose Weaver of Oak Ridge, collector of Scarboro memorabilia.

  • Collins-Austin

    Danielle Collins and Thomas Kaine Austin of Tallahassee, Fla., announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. April 15 in Tallahassee.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. James D. Collins of Tallahassee.

    An office manager and commercial real estate agent for Structure Commercial Real Estate, she is a graduate of Mosley High School and Florida State University.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Milburn of Brentwood and Thomas A. Austin of Kingston.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 16

    25 Years Ago
    After much discussion — and knowing taxes would have to be raised to pay for it — the Roane County Commission voted 11-3 to give the next county executive and county attorney pay raises of $7,679 and $6,613, respectively. Reasons cited were a demand for service, progress and quality government and keeping in mind the responsibilities of each.

    10 Years Ago

  • Local artist takes to the wheel

    When Kingston resident Larry Gabbard sits down at the potter’s wheel, there’s no telling what might come of it.

    Each technique offers something different.

    Glaze, temperature and clay all play their parts in the methodical and creative process. The possibilities seem endless.

    Samples of his creativity are being featured at the Kingston Public Library through the rest of the month.

  • Ambulance charges stay where they are

    The idea of raising rates that the Roane County Ambulance Department charges for transport services didn’t have Commissioner Nick Forrester’s support.

    “I think there’s others ways that we can go about bringing in revenue, rather than raising rates of our citizens,” he said. “I just want to say that I’m opposed to it, and hope you’ll agree with me.”

    Seven others did and a motion to raise the rates failed 8-7 at Monday night’s commission meeting.