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Today's News

  • Road superintendent’s civil suit dismissed; another on docket

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks dismissed a civil suit against Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson on Friday.

    Capital One Bank was suing Ferguson for $10,704.74 over an unpaid debt.

    Ferguson didn’t appear in court on Friday, though his case was called when Wicks was going over the roll.

    Ferguson said last Thursday that he had already worked the matter out and it was resolved.

    Wicks dismissed the suit with prejudice, which means it cannot be refiled.

  • 9 months later, convicted robber in prison

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Nine months after he was sentenced, Benjamin Heath Clark is now in custody at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, a state prison in Pikeville.

    “Clark was moved to BCCX because his sentence dictates he serve his time in a state facility,” state prison spokesman Robert Reburn said last Tuesday, when asked what precipitated Clark’s move to a state prison all of a sudden.

    Clark had been serving his time locally.

  • Property transfers: Aug. 6-18, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Aug. 6 ― From Elizabeth A. Cash and Heather N. Chapman to Bank of America by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, Anglers Cove Lot 44, $39,000.

    • From Scott Mullens personal representative and J.W. Gibson Estate to Edna E. Gibson by deed, Dist. 3, two tracts Gallaher Road, $0.

    • From Scott Mullens personal representative and J.W. Gibson Estate to Scott Mullens Trustee and J.W. Gibson Family Trust by deed, several tax maps/groups/p, $0.

  • Central Baptist marking 50th anniversary

    Central Baptist Church, Kingston, is planning to honor U.S. military veterans and their families as part of the church’s 50th-anniversary celebration next weekend.

    The celebration honoring veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at the church at 245 Bailey Road.

    Live music and light refreshments will be included as part of the celebration.

    A special anniversary worship service will begin at 11 a.m. May 31.

    Central Baptist Church was organized on May 27, 1965, with 59 members.

  • Blessing of the Fleet slated for June 6

    Regardless of the kind of boats they may prefer, sailors on Watts Bar Lake will have the opportunity to hear the message “God go with you” on June 6.

    The Horizon Yacht Club will have a Blessing of the Fleet Service beginning at 10 a.m. The club is headquartered at Blue Springs Marina on the eastern shore of the lake, in a cove near river mile marker 547.5.

    Pastor Chuck Griffin of nearby Luminary United Methodist Church will be the officiant for the service.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Clymersville Baptist
    “Journey off the Map” is the vacation Bible school theme at Clymersville Baptist Church, Rockwood. Classes for preschoolers through adults will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 31-June 3 in the church at 662 Clymersville Road.

  • Church Calendar: May 30-June 13

    SATURDAY, MAY 30
    • Central Baptist Church, Kingston, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two days of festivities. A special focus will be on military veterans who have fought for freedom to worship. Music and refreshments are planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the church at 245 Bailey Road; those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service will focus on veterans; lunch will follow. Call 310-2854 for more information.

  • Learn to keep diabetes from getting the best of you

    Have diabetes been getting the best of you?

    Are you finding it hard to count carbs or understand food labels?

    “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” is a free six-week, educational program designed to help those diagnosed with diabetes to better manage this condition.

    Classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday starting May 26 in the Roane County University of Tennessee Extension Office at 3074 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

  • Main RSCC campus to be closed May 27

    Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will be closed on May

    27.

    The campus will be closed while the water line that supplies the campus is under repair.

    During the repairs, water to the campus will be shut off.

    All other Roane State locations will be open and on schedule.

    Two classes in session on May 27 have been relocated to the Princess Theatre and to Channel 15 television station in downtown Harriman.

    The main campus will reopen on May 28.

  • Midway scientists fairest at the fair

    Thirty students participated in Midway Elementary School's recent science fair.

    This was the school’s first year in the da Vinci Arts and Science Fair.

    Third-grade winners were Abigail Patterson, first place; Lena Tinker, second place; and Cheyenne Branson, third place.

    Winners in fourth grade were Briana Comeaux, first place; and Montana Bagnell, second place.

    Fifth-grade winners were Alexus Curtis, first place; Josie Thompson, second place; and Erica Davidson, third place.