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Today's News

  • Ten from Roane to be presented at annual Teen Board dance in Sept.

    The Teen Board of Knoxville has invited 10 Roane Countians to be presented during the 54th annual Teen Board Presentation Dance on Sept. 27.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    HARRIMAN

    • Carly Brown, a student at Harriman High School. Her parents are Levie and Misty Brown.

  • Roane guardsman retires after 37 years’ service

    After more than 37 years of service, Staff Sgt. Thomas Greene retired from 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, (Tennessee Army National Guard) at the end of June.

    The Roane County native began his military career in October 1977, when he joined the old Company D in Oak Ridge as a ground surveillance radar operator.

    “I was 23 when I joined,” said Greene, who lives in Dyllis near Harriman with his wife, the former Sandi Bright of Loudon.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lawson 50th

    Richard and Sarah Lawson of Oliver Springs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week.

    The couple was married on Aug. 1, 1964.

    The Lawsons’ family includes Michael, Tina, Chris, John, Jared, Summer, Anna, Josh, Rusty “Lil’ Man” and five cats.

    “We love you and celebrate these wonderful 50 years with you,” family members said. “You are very very important to each and every one of us.”

  • General Sessions Court: March 7, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 7 — Matthew S. Metcalf, speeding: dismissed, safety class. Financial responsibility law: dismissed.

    • Kristen M. Alcorn, speeding: dismissed, safety class.

    • Wyatt S. Gibson, financial responsibility law: dismissed. Speeding: dismissed, safety class.

  • Property transfers: Feb. 27-March 7, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Feb. 27 ― From Arnold M. Weiss and Francis X. Guldin to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, city of Harriman, Lots 901, 905 and 909, $0.

    • From Shannon Conley Clerk and Master to George Pope and Barbara Pope by deed, Dist. 1, 6.25 acres, Fisk Addition Road, $30,000.

  • Arrests: July 24-28, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 24 — Ricky Frazier Andrews, 25, 211 Oak Ave., Rockwood: aggravated burglary, theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $5,000; court date Sept. 8.

    • Kayla Marie Bauer, 19, 140 Orchard Road, Apt. 1, Kingston: two counts aggravated burglary, two counts theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $10,000; court date Aug. 11.

  • History Hound contest allows dogs to dig into the past

    Have a blast with your past at the East Tennessee History Fair.

    The “History Hound” dog costume contest is a feature event of the Annual East Tennessee History Fair being held on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Bring your canine companion in his best historic costume to have him crowned History Hound.

    Local celebrities will be judging pets for “Most East Tennessee Spirit” and “Best Historic Costume.” Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in Krutch Park in downtown Knoxville.

  • Score not important in scrimmages

     It has been nearly nine months since Roane County’s five high schools teams have played a game that matters, but Friday evening all five teams will take a big step in preparing for the 2014 season as all will participate in their first full contact scrimmages of the fall.

  • Jobless rate up in June

    Roane County’s unemployment rate continued to climb in June, when it reached almost 1 percent over May’s figures to settle at 7.2 percent.

    The trend was not uncommon statewide — according to figures released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, all 95 counties in Tennessee had increasing unemployment rates during the month.

    Roane County’s rate, however, is still significantly lower than for the same period last year. The county’s rate in June 2013 was 8.7 percent.

  • K-25 demolition work, tasks finished

    Demolition of the K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park ended late last year, but that was not the end of the project.

    Many other tasks had to be accomplished before the project could be officially declared complete.

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor, URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, popularly known as UCOR, has now completed those tasks safely and ahead of schedule.