Today's News

  • Midway gets to the art of the matter


    Midway High School students Patricia Howe, Isabella Hammonds, Alex James, Jennifer West and Carolyn Howe are among those who are taking advantage of an opportunity provided by Ben Ridings, who volunteers his time and supplies to instruct students who are interested in the field of art.

    He has taught the students about several mediums, including pencil, pastel, acrylic paint and watercolors.

    A new project is introduced weekly with a new model or picture.

  • 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.

    Danielle C. Daniels, speeding March 6. Traffic ticket paid June 14.

    Lisa M. Barnes, speeding March 7. Guilty as charged June 11, convicted.

    Lisa M. Barnes, violation of driver license March 7. Dismissed June 11, cost to state.

    William J. Dieter, speeding March 7. Dismissed June 11, cost to defendant.

  • Workshop to focus on DOE cleanup work

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office will have a public workshop to discuss the environmental management division’s fiscal year 2013 budget and cleanup priorities.

    The workshop with Oak Ridge’s top environmental management leadership will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Dec. 21-30:

    From Carl J. Cox and Doris K. Cox to Whitney Nichole Cox by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, $0.

    From Leonard Teal to Brenda L. Teal by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, $0.

    From Alisia Mincke, Henry Z. Clayton, Hilda J. Wall, Henry F. Clayton Estate and Mary Alice Clayton Estate to James A. Clayton by warranty deed, Dist. 3, $106,500.

  • Wilson tops at tech center

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman has selected Mary Elaine Wilson as its 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson competed against nine other students at the technology center for the title. She will compete this month against students from the seven other technology centers in East Tennessee in hopes of becoming one of three Eastern Regional finalists.  

  • Black history forum slated

    Black military veterans will share their World War II experiences during a Black History Month forum presented by Roane State Community College’s Social Science, Business and Education Division.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the City Room at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Speakers will include Leon Holley, who served in the Pacific Theater in the Marine Corps.

    Holley worked in a supply company and was stationed on various islands such as Hawaii and Saipan.

  • Knights support Michael Dunn Center

    Knights of Columbus representatives from Father Callahan Council 8273, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, present checks totaling $7,047 to the Michael Dunn Center.

    On hand for the presentation are, from left, Grand Knight Bill Copeland, Knight Joe Cochran, Michael Dunn Center Vice President and Director of Development Wade Creswell, Knights Financial Secretary Bob Capell and Michael Dunn Center board member Barbara Capell.

  • International fest slated this weekend

    The Celtic rock band Coyote Run will be featured during the all-day International Festival Feb. 19 at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    Showcasing the world’s cultures, the festival will include entertainment, food, booths, crafts and children’s activities in the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum at 461 West Outer Drive.

    Song, dance and music of the world will entertain children and adults alike at the family-friendly festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with food served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • OR sets rabies shot, microchip clinic

    The city of Oak Ridge will have a rabies shot and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Feb. 26.

    The event will be in the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter at 395 Belgrade Road from noon to 5 p.m.

    Rabies shots are required yearly of all domestic animals in Tennessee. Microchip identification products assist in the quick and efficient return of pets to their owners.

    “City staff members are trained to scan every animal that comes into the shelter as an attempt to locate a rightful owner,” said Oak Ridge Police Sgt. Shannah Newman.

  • Book sale to benefit OR campus library

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will have its 11th annual Love Your Library used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

    Paperback books will be on sale for $1, and hardback books will cost $2.

    Other items include audio tapes ($1), video tapes ($1), CDs ($5), magazines (50 cents) and pamphlets (10 cents).

    Checks should be written to the Roane State Foundation.

    Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library. Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library.