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Today's News

  • Chilhowee Street apartment fire
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: U.S. mustn’t meddle in Moslem muddle

    Erudite reader, you have no doubt read or heard at some length of the outrage recently perpetrated in the African nation of Nigeria where hundreds of schoolgirls were forcibly abducted from their schools by the armed Islamist terrorist group called Boko Haram.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 7-10, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 7 — Larry L. Worley, seat belt 18 and older: dismissed.

    • Garry J. Turpin, registration expired, financial responsibility law: dismissed.

    • Michael J. Albin, speeding: dismissed on cost and traffic school.

    • Thomas L. Carter, drivers to exercise due care: dismissed on cost and traffic school. Failure to yield right of way: dismissed.

  • Property transfers: Feb. 10-14, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Feb. 10 ― From Gwendolyn J. Smith to Gwendolyn J. Smith and Freeman Smith by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Kingston, Lot 1, $0.

    • From Gwen Hyder Smith and Gwendolyn J. Smith to Gwen Hyder Smith, Gwendolyn J. Smith and Freeman Smith by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, 2 tracts, $0.

    • From Arnold M. Weiss and Charles W. Ratledge to Bank of America by trustee’s deed, 2 tracts, $50,700.

  • Bowers kids working hard at Biz Town

    Bowers Elementary School students, from left, Josh Gilmore, Dalton Sargent and Timmy Walker are part of a construction crew during a day students from the Harriman school spent at Biz Town.

    “The students said that the best thing about Biz Town was being able to be grown-up for a day,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood said.

    “We feel that this experience will instill in our students a desire to set goals for their future and develop in them a dream for a successful future.”

  • Roane State president’s list, dean’s list: spring 2014

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s and dean’s lists during spring semester.

    Students named to the president’s list attained a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses.

    They include:

  • Roberts awarded CCW scholarship

    The Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, recently presented a $1,000 scholarchip to Cynthia Roberts.

    Roberts, a 2014 Roane County High School graduate, finished with a 3.85 grade-point average.

    She was president of both the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America.

    She was also secretary of both DECA and the Beta Club, and she served as a woodwind section leader in the Roane County High School Band.

  • Oral Baptist plans patriotic program

    Oral Baptist Church, Roane County, will have a special patriotic program on July 2.

    The free community event begins at 7 p.m. and features the Whitestone Singers.

    Under the direction of Eugene Hattaway, the group is a favorite at Whitestone Country Inn during the Christmas and Fourth of July seasons.

    The Whitestone Singers perform

    annually for candlelight tours at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., and participate in the chorus for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

  • Farm Hands Quartet to give free concert at Midtown church

    The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will give a free gospel concert at 5 p.m. July 13 in Midtown Valley United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 1625 Roane State Hwy. A love offering will be taken, and a potluck supper will follow the concert.

    Call Diane at 376-6877 for information.

    The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet performs more than 150 dates per year.

    The quartet’s album, “In a Country Town,” is the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s 2014 Album of the Year.

  • Rockwood 2000 sets candidate forum

    Rockwood 2000 will have a public candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in Rockwood City Hall.

    The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running in the Aug. 7 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, Roane County Commission District 1, Roane County Board of Education District 1, circuit court judge and sheriff in the August 7th Election.

    The public forum objective is informing as many people as possible the positions of each candidate.

    Candidates will be grouped according to the position for which they are running.