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Today's News

  • Roane awarded funds for emergency food, shelter

    The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program recently awarded Roane County $9,366 in federal funds to be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

    The funding is to be distributed through a local board that consists of members representing the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, area churches, a recipient who has benefitted from the services and the Roane County United Way.

    Agencies interested in applying for the funds need to contact the Roane County United Way at 882-7711 to receive an application.

  • Property transfers: July 1-10, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    July 1 – From Donna Pickel Weaver, Donna Sue Pickel and Herbert Lynn Estate Pickel to Glenn Monger by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 1.43 acres, U.S. Hwy. 70, $12,500.

    • From Garvan Walls, Gail Walls and Garvin Walls to Travis Walls and Suzanne Walls by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 14.571 acres, Near Orchard View Road A, $20,000.

  • Roane County E-911: April Dispatches
  • Tennessee Scholars: 121 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized 121 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 22.

    The graduating Tennessee Scholars are from the five Roane County high schools.

    At the ceremony, the students received a Tennessee Scholars certificate and medallion from Gary Aytes, director of Roane County Schools, and Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • RSCC garden plants dreams, too

    Service is becoming an important part of Jeremiah Johnson’s education.

    “You do not really think about all the needs in the community until you serve in the community,” said Johnson, a Roane State Community College freshman. “It has opened me up to things. It has helped me as a person.”

    Johnson receives the tnAchieves scholarship, which offers two years of community college tuition-free.

    The statewide Tennessee Promise program was based on tnAchieves.

  • High School Graduations: Class of 2015
  • Dunn Center’s schools closing

    Michael Dunn Center’s Board voted to close its two school facilities Thursday, much to the disappointment of the families who rely on them.

    Closing will be the school on Michael Dunn property off Gallaher Road. Also to be closed is the Henry Center Day Care off Hwy. 27.

    Budget concerns are what forced the closures.

    The board met for about two hours and heard from concerned families who had students at the schools.

  • Persistent 911 caller got his ride

    Dennis Lowery got a ride in police car on April 29 — but not the one he wanted.

    The 34-year-old was arrested and taken to jail after he allegedly called 911 twice and asked for an officer to give him a ride to Rockwood.

    According to the warrant, Lowery called from the Super 8 Motel on Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    “The dispatcher explained to him that it was not an emergency, and he needed to stop calling 911,” the warrant said.

  • TVA auctioning Emory River Road parcels

    TVA plans to hold a public auction to sell 62 parcels it acquired along Emory River Road because of the ash spill.

    The TVA Board of Directors approved the plan during its meeting in Huntsville, Ala., on Thursday.

  • A pinch of sugar for Mother’s Day