Today's News

  • Bobcats seek revenge Friday night

    With only two weeks left in the regular season, all five Roane County football teams are still mathematically alive in the race for the playoffs, but two of those teams, Harriman and Midway, appear to be on life support.

  • Farmer, Ruppe pitch to Rockwood

    Three candidates well versed in local government rounded out the interviews for the city administrator position in Rockwood.
    The final interviews involved former Roane County Executive Mike Farmer, former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe and former Crossville administrator Jack Miller.
    Rockwood City Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to select a candidate from the seven interviewed.

  • LOC vote is tabled

    A resolution to dissolve the Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee has been tabled.
    The decision, made by the watchdog committee’s board of directors last week, may have come down to a simple matter of math. 
    “Mayor Tom Beehan of Oak Ridge was instructed not to vote to dissolve the LOC,” Board Chairwoman Ellen Smith said. “I think they (supporters of dissolution) were counting around the room and realized they didn’t have enough votes.”

  • Watson’s ‘Suspended License’ to be featured in Arts at the Airport exhibit

    “Suspended License,” a photograph by Travis Watson of Kingston, is among the artwork to be featured at Arts in the Airport, a new exhibition featuring selected artwork from more than 45 artists in the East Tennessee region.

    The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville assembled the exhibition to allow regional artists to compete and display work in one of the most-visited sites in the area.

  • Arrests

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

    Oct. 10 — Samual Raby, 56, 146 Cody Lane, Coalfield: public intoxication, and bail with conditions/hold 12 hours. Total bond $3,500; court date Dec. 5.

    Santiago Ramos, 25, 100M Muncey St., McMinnville: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,500; court date Dec. 5.

  • 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.


    Bruno L. Ramirez, public intoxication. Guilty. Assault attempt and disorderly conduct. Dismissed.

    Mary Anders, first-offense DUI. Guilty. Implied consent. Dismissed, cost to defendant. Open container. Dismissed.

    Rickey Powell, driving while license suspended. Dismissed.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Sept. 21:

    From Douglas N. Blackwell II, Richard Goldschmitt and Jill Goldschmitt to Peoples Bank of East Tennessee by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, 5.88 acres, Murray Darrell property, Lot 15, $25,000.

    From Robert M. Browder Jr. to Burton Cooper by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Lakeview Addition, Lot 3, $4,000.

    From Roane Holdings Limited to Green Global Resources LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 3 parcels, $287,555.

  • Births: Aug. 25-Oct. 7

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge:

    Aug. 25 — Mary and Tim Austin, Harriman. A girl, Destiny Angel, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Hayden, Joseph, Ariel and Steven. Grandparents: Wendell and Oma Morton; Pamela Austin.

    • Amanda and Josh Wright, Oliver Springs. A girl, Emma Grace, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Siblings: Annabell and Riley. Grandparents: David and Joyce Roach.

  • Bradford, The Hut’s ‘pie lady,’ to be 100 years old on Oct. 24

    Mary Lou Walsh Bradford, whose pies were revered at her brother’s Kingston restaurant, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 24.

    Bradford’s pies were a high point in the 1940s and 1950s for many customers of The Hut, which was owned by her brother, Paul Walsh, on North Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Born in Hollywood, Ala., on Oct. 24, 1911, Bradford married Gordon Bradford and moved to Kingston in 1940.

  • The Garden Gate: It’s apple season all around the world

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is almost automatic to think of apples and cider when the crisp days of fall arrive, but how about pears and perry?

    Perry is pear cider, and very good it is.

    Pears have a venerable history which goes back for about 40 centuries.

    Originating in western Asia and around the Caspian Sea, they have been known for many centuries in Europe for as far back as the Stone Age.