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Today's News

  • United Way sets $400,000 campaign goal this year

    Roane County United Way kicked off this year’s fundraising drive with a breakfast bash at Michael Dunn Center and recognizing some of the many partners the organization works with.

    This year’s fundraising goal is $400,000, and the campaign is until the end of November.

    “Roane County United Way takes the guessing out of giving,” director Dina Jackson told a roomful of people Thursday morning.

  • Brrrrrr ... Blue Bell stocks ice cream to the rafters in massive freezer

    The biggest part of Blue Bell Creameries Roane County expansion is its massive freezer.

    Company officials said that part of the building is around 10,000 square feet.

    “As you can see, we have ice cream that runs all the way up to the rafters,” said Chad Staten, Blue Bell’s branch manager in Nashville.

    Staten and other Blue Bell officials were in town last month to celebrate completion of the company’s new branch distribution center in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

  • On first day of third term, sheriff says he’ll run again

    The opponent was different this year, but the result was the same for Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton.

    He will start his third four-year term today – Monday – after another decisive election victory.

    “It’s an honor to serve as sheriff of this county,” Stockton said. “I hope to serve this four years the same way I served the last two terms.”

  • Midtown Elementary takes on bullying

    Midtown Elementary School is tackling the bullying issue using a well-known national program.

    They’ve implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which was developed by Dan Olweus.

    “We want the community to be aware we are doing something about bullying,” said principal Kim Inman.

    On Thursday, Sept. 4, parents will be introduced to the Olweus program, and the families will experience some of the same activities their children will take on the next day during school hours.

  • Rolex among items taken in Kingston heist last week

    A Seymour man was allegedly robbed in Kingston last Wednesday morning.

    Madison Rhea Bolden, 18, Darian Blake Julian, 22, Chad Ray Burgess, 36, and Carrie Michelle Watson, 21, have all been charged with aggravated robbery in the incident, in which property valued at $12,681 was allegedly taken from 23-year-old Asa Crawford.

    The property included Rolex and Nixon watches valued at $11,250.

  • 100-plus pills in woman’s purse

    A Rockwood woman arrested at Walmart last month had more than 100 prescription pills in her purse, according to police.

    Jessica Faith Martin, 27, was charged with manufacture, sell or delivery of a controlled substance, possession without a prescription, theft of property and criminal trespassing.

    According to the arrest warrant, police were dispatched to Walmart on Aug. 14 regarding shoplifting.

  • Rockwood’s Sherrie Hyle tops at MMC

    Sherrie Hyle, certified nursing assistant on the 5 West pulmonary unit at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, was named MMCer of the Month for July.

    “It was very unexpected,” said Hyle, who lives in Rockwood.

    “I am very thankful to my co-workers for recognizing me, but I have to say there is a lot of team work on 5 West,” she added.

    Hyle has been with Methodist Medical Center since 2012.

  • After 40 years and lots of children, Whaley calls it a career

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    For 40 years, Kay Whaley has cared for area children, starting in her home and expanding to neighboring buildings.

    “It has been rewarding through the years. There has been challenges,” said Whaley, owner and operator of Kay’s Kiddy Land near Kingston.

    Whaley is now in the latter days of her child-care career. She told parents in April that she plans to close her doors for retirement in October.

  • Free talk focuses on East Tenn. English

    “East Tennessee English,” a free brown-bag lecture by Paul Reed, will take place at noon Sept. 10 in East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    Those participating are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch for the program. Soft drinks will be available.

    Most natives of Appalachia are aware that their speech is different from that of others, but they may not understand exactly why and how.

    Reed will explain the variations and contributing factors and how their rich linguistic system is

  • Harriman Happenings Sept. 1

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Gallaher, who recently passed away in Springfield, Ohio.

    He was the brother of Judy Anderson, Jackie Gallaher, Homer Gallaher and Hattie Gallaher.

    There are other relatives here and in Ohio.

    Judy Gallaher Anderson and Spence Anderson celebrated 40 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. 24.

    They are parents of Jerome Anderson and LaToya Anderson and have five grandchildren.

    Their children made a reservation for Judy and Spence to dine.