Today's News

  • City & County Meetings

    • Roane County Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    • Roane County Commission’s committee on committees will meet at 6 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston. Agenda items include the appointment of the county’s redistricting committee.
    • Harriman Golf Board will meet in regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    MONDAY, AUG. 15

  • Jayden Thomas Mittleider

    Infant Jayden Thomas Mittleider, 6 days, of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.
    He was born Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 14 on U.S. Hwy. 27 North at the Morgan County line in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Tilley-Jones

    Tom and Brenda Tilley of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Tilley of Cincinnati, to Cody Jones of Johnson City.

    He is the son of Doug Jones of Cincinnati and Donna Wilburn of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 27 at Castleton Farms, Loudon.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • 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.


    Jesse Shane Walker, speeding. Dismissed. Capias for failure to appear court date-misdemeanor. Dismissed, cost to defendant. Financial responsibility law. Guilty. Driving while license suspended. Dismissed-safety class.

  • Teen Board presentees

    Eight young women from Roane County were presented by the Teen Board of Knoxville during the 51st annual Teen Board Presentation Dance last weekend.

    They were among the rising high school seniors from East Tennessee presented during the black-tie event for
    completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Teen Board members gave more than 12,000 hours to area charities last year.

  • Marriage licenses: July 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in July:

    Jared Jackson Stout to Tabbatha Leeann Beeler Smith

    Richard Sullivan to Freda Kaye Hill Stricklan

    William Trent Surles IV to Courtney Denise Kolski

    Mark Sheldon Buchanan to Taryn Amber Chumley

    Billy Trent McCullough to Betty Carole Merhoff Barre

    John Fairley Hooks to Doris Ann True Duncan

    Jody Louis Will to Cynthia Lynn Franklin

  • Births: June 21-July 14

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    June 21 — Tiffany Danielle and Jonah David Stout, Kingston. A boy, Ashton Kane, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Sibling: Autumn. Grandparents: Marlene and Harold Hutchins; Pamela and Nathan Edmonds.

    • Jessie D. Moore and David L. Holmes, Kingston. A girl, Abigail Lee. Sibling: Natalie. Grandparents: Mary Moore; Mike Moore; Dan and Laura Holmes.

  • Roane County E-911 July dispatches
  • Look Back: A Little Something from our Files for the week of Aug. 10

    25 Years Ago
    Scattered showers did little to relieve drought conditions or help crops. A 30-inch deficit in rainfall totals across the state severely damaged crops. Area agriculture officials estimated 100 percent of the
    area’s soybean crop had been lost; the corn crop was projected to suffer a 70 percent loss; and tobacco would only be at 30-40 percent of normal crop levels. Lack of hay and pasture caused beef cattlemen to send record numbers of cattle early to auction.

    10 Years Ago