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Today's News

  • General Sessions Court: May 19-29, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 19
    — Lashayra M. Angel, domestic assault: dismissed.

    Travis Manis, possess unlawful drug paraphernalia -attempt: dismissed.

    • Leroy Thornton III, driving while license revoked: dismissed.

    • William Nicely, contributing to delinquency of a child: guilty. Possess firearm intent to go armed-dangerous felony: dismissed.

  • Roane County E-911: September Dispatches
  • Fall Happenings 2014

    Festivals

    • The second annual Senior Street Fair, a partnership between Rockwood Housing Authority and Mid-East Community Action Agency, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 on West Rockwood Street, Rockwood, in front of Martin Manor Apartments. Music, an Elvis impersonator, a chili and cornbread competition for seniors, vendors, marshmallow roast, cake walks and other activities are planned. A warming center will be inside Martin Manor for those needing to get in from the cold.

  • Roane teams making playoff push

     

    With two weeks left in the regular season, teams all across Tennessee are still trying to make their way into the playoffs.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Sensible folks won’t fall for GOP Ebola scare

    Gentle reader, it has been a principle of human existence that we as a species are superior to other life forms because of our intellectual superiority, our ability to analyze and think through things.

    Well, dear friend, recent days would seem to put all that principle in doubt. People who should be paragons of intellect and prowess of thought and analysis have displayed none of these characteristics.

  • Dream season ends for Lady Tigers in region tourney

     

    Rockwood's dream season came to a disappointing end Tuesday evening as the Lady Tigers were knocked off by Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), 9-1, in the Region 2 A/AA semifinals at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex.

  • Roane teams pick up wins in Eble tourney

     

    The 2014 Hollis Eble Tournament continued Tuesday at Oakdale School with five more games, including three involving Roane County teams.

  • The Garden Gate: This berry can weigh hundreds of pounds

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Oct. 24, 2012.

    Using pumpkins as jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween is an American idea — an adaption of the medieval custom of making lanterns out of hollowed-out turnips.

    Those in medieval England, Scotland and Ireland believed elves, ghosts and fairies haunted the Earth. It was customary to build huge bonfires to ward them off.

  • Newspaper digitization to be lecture focus

    Historical newspaper records once available only through long hours of research can now

    be accessed within seconds.

    In a lecture on Oct. 29, project coordinator Louisa Trott will talk about the scope of The Tennessee Digitization Project, its value to researchers and how it can be accessed.

    Trott will also give examples of the many types of information to be found in newspapers from the period.

    The lecture, free and open to the public, will begin at noon in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

  • Heritage tourism expert to speak at session to study future of OR museum

    Lee Curtis, a recognized expert on heritage tourism, will be the guest speaker during a community meeting to gather input on the future of American Museum of Science and Energy operations.

    The city of Oak Ridge and the museum Foundation invited Curtis, director of program development and legislative liaison for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, to be the featured speaker in the fourth community public meeting.

    The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.