Today's News

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a  sobriety checkpoint from 10 to 11 p.m. Jan. 20 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.
    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.
    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Soup’s On! for center that aids Roane

    The seventh annual Soup’s On! for the Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District will be on Jan. 25 in Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian life center.

    Lunch and dinner will be served during the event to raise funds for the nonprofit agency that serves severely abused children and their nonoffending family members in Roane, Loudon, Morgan and Meigs counties.

    Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Colbert

    Julie Anne Kirkham of Rockwood and Richard Logan Colbert of Brentwood were married on Oct. 22 beside the Evins Mill Pond on the south lawn of the Inn at Evins Mill in Smithville.

    The Honorable David Durham officiated during the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Philip and Lucy Kirkham of Rockwood. Her grandparents include David Kirkham of Rockwood and the late Mary Kirkham and the late James and Mary Elizabeth Frazier.

  • Look Back: A little something from our files

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman City Council unanimously passed a resolution to borrow $3.1 million for a new wastewater treatment facility. The state ordered the city to have a new facility operating by July 1988 in order to meet new clean water regulations. The amount of the Harriman Utility Board sewer rate increases would depend on the price of the bids and how many grants the city could obtain. Initial estimates ranged from 35- to 80-percent rate increases.

    10 Years Ago


    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 13-28:

    From Donald Gallaher and Kelly Gallaher to Steven G. Douglas and Kathryn A. Douglas by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 20.24 acres, near Lawnville Road, $50,000.

    From Ferd Armstrong and Brenda Armstrong to Glenn Daugherty and Evelyn Daugherty by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Edwards Erwin C, Lot 1B, $25,000.

    From Fred E. Goldberg and Bobbie Goldberg to Fred E. Goldberg, Bobbie Goldberg and Randy Brett Goldberg by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, 0.6 acre, Dusty Lane, $0.

  • Arrests: Jan. 2-5

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

  • Births: Dec. 22-29

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Dec. 22 — Margaret Elizabeth McGhee and Charles Edward Dotson, Oliver Springs. A girl, Charli Elizabeth, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents: David and Sherrie McGhee.

    Dec. 26 — Kayla Suzanne Gentry and Matthew Caleb Dagley, Harriman. A boy, Colton Matthew Elijah, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents: Teresa Ellis; Tommy Gentry; Jerry Books; Tonya Freels; Chuck Freels.

  • TWRC meeting begins Thursday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will hold its first meeting of 2012 when it gathers in Chattanooga on Jan. 12-13. The meeting will be held at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

  • Rockwood takes broom to Harriman

    The Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils renewed their rivalry Friday night at Harriman’s Richard Pickell Gymnasium, but home court advantage didn’t matter on this night as the Tigers and Lady Tigers went back with a District 3-A sweep.

  • Oliver Springs splits with Sunbright

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers found out Friday evening that the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were all "Ball". Kellie Ball, that is, as she used a 13-point performance and had six of the Lady 'Cats 17 team steals to lead Oliver Springs to a convincing 52-27 win in girls hardwood action.