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Today's News

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 21-28, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 21
    — Linda C. Bradford, speeding: dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Cassidy R. Cisson, driver license address required within 10 days: dismissed. Seat belt 18 and older: guilty.

    • Christopher Perry, speeding: dismissed.

    • Jonathan D. Huffman, speeding: dismissed.

  • Arrests: July 2-5, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 2 — Christopher John Clark, 49, 304 Cade Road, Ten Mile: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date July 14.

    • Byron Keith Conner, 49, 127 Eddington Road, Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 18.

  • RSCC concert choir silver recipient at Spain fest

    Roane State Community College’s Concert Choir won a silver award at an international choral festival in Malaga, Spain.

    The choir traveled to Malaga, a seaport on the Andalusian coast of southern Spain, during spring break.

    Under the direction of Brenda Luggie and accompanied by Geol Greenlee, the choir performed in the Canta en Primavera (Sing in Spring) festival.

  • GUEST OPINION: Expect fireworks over Hobby Lobby decision

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    We celebrated the nation’s 237th birthday on this July 4th holiday weekend with fireworks of all kinds and colors, but there are some ongoing pyrotechnics around First Amendment issues from religious liberty to free speech.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Sen. Howard Baker’s Roane roots ran very deep

    As the unofficial keeper of the family genealogy, since the death of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., we have been contacted by more than one mutual cousin seeking information clarifying the exact nature of Howard’s relationship to the caller, which we have been glad to provide.

    On reflection, it struck us that since there are literally hundreds of relatives of the late senator in the readership of this paper,
    it might be a good thing to give a brief history of this relationship to them and so many other Roane Countians.

  • Hester shines at Blue Chip Academy

     

    Football fans around Roane County know how good Midway rising senior Hayden Hester is.

    Late in June, a lot of college coaches found out just how good Hester is also, as the 6’3” 325-pound Green Wave lineman took the first place in the 2014 Lineman Challenge at the 2014 Blue Chip Academy at Mars Hill College.

  • The Garden Gate: Patriotism paraded in fireworks and nature

    At the time of the Declaration of Independence of this country, John Adams and several of his associates called for fireworks to express their jubilation ― and we have used them in this way ever since.

    July is a celebration month. There is Independence Day on July 4 as the birthday of our nation as an independent democracy. In France, the commemoration of the taking of the Bastille on July 14 is observed as a turning point in the 18th-century French Revolution. And we celebrate summer vacations and our gardens.

  • Ramsey-Slaven

    Robert Ramsey of Rockwood announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Denise Ramsey, to Jerry Slaven Jr.

    He is the son of Linda Slaven and the late Jerry Slaven of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 2 in If I Be Lifted Up Church, Rockwood. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Nora Ramsey of Rockwood.

  • Harlem Shane Scarbro

    Harlem Shane Scarbro was born at 3:22 p.m. May 4 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Hannah Davis and Shane Scarbro of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Dorothy Guy of Rockwood, and Jean Scarbro of Harriman.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Steele and Josephine Duncan.

  • Josiah Hayden Kieth Miller

    Josiah Hayden Kieth Miller turned 11 years old on June 9.

    He celebrated on June 5 with a Laser Tag party with 30 friends and a Pokemon party.

    He is the son of Holly Culleton and Ben Miller.

    Grandparents are Len and Gina Jackson of Harriman, Pastor Randy and Vicki Miller of Iowa, and Chuck and Billie Beach of Oliver Springs.

    Josiah has a brother and best buddy, Zackary.