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Today's News

  • Elvis impersonator to give special concert at Roane Writers sock hop

    Roane Writers Group is planning a different kind of fundraising gala this year: a poodle-skirted, saddle-shoed, 1950s Sock Hop.

    The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Event Center at 120 Rockwood St., will raise money for scholarships and prizes the Writers Group awards each year to winners of its annual Roane County Student Writing Contest.

  • Kingston library exhibits Titterrow’s works of art

    The artwork of Tom Titterrow will be on display through Aug. 29 in Kingston Public Library.

    Titterrow is a Florida-based artist who has previously exhibited his work in the Kingston area.

    The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Also upcoming at the library is its regular Thursday Night at the Library program on Aug. 28.

    Amber Jacks and Tammy Edwards will be guest speakers for the 6 p.m. presentation, “Getting Every Child Ready to Read: Beyond Dick and Jane.”

  • Roane United Way to kick off annual campaign today

    Roane County United Way will have its annual campaign kickoff from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Michael Dunn Center on Gallaher Road, Kingston.

    “With 37 partners delivering over 40 programs and services, the Roane County United Way is committed to making lasting changes to Roane County,” said Roane County United Way Director Dina Jackson.

    The event features guest speakers presenting an overview of how United Way mobilizes the caring power of the community and what impact it has through its partners.

  • Anna Mae Moore

    Anna Mae Moore was born at 2:52 a.m. Aug. 5 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Andrew and Morgan Moore of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Bill and Bernice Koprince of Knoxville, and Curtis and Debbie Moore of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents are Nancy Moore and Nathan Hickey.

    Anna Mae has an older brother, 2-year-old Billy.

  • Keel-Leslie

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Joe Keel of Tuscaloosa, Ala., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Catherine Keel, to Aaron Samuel Leslie.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Leslie of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Sept. 7 at Sunny Acres Farm in Louisville, Ky.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keel of Dothan, Ala., and the late William Henry Burge and Mary Evelyn Huckabee Burge of Linden, Ala.

  • Woods marks 94th birthday

    Hazel Ellis Woods, far right, celebrated her 94th birthday with 56 family members and friends on Aug. 2 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Boyd Woody.

    Among the guests were her three surviving siblings from a family of 10 children.

    The siblings include, from left, Lillie Glavich, 92, of Dade City, Fla.; C.V. Terry, 84, of Clinton; J.B. Terry, 90, of Huntsville; and Woods.

  • General Sessions Court: April 11, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 11 —  Louis Meeks, duty to render and give information: dismissed.

    • Bridget Garrett, registration expired: dismissed.

    • Daniel Ferrell, speeding: guilty; traffic ticket paid in full.

    • John Breeden, speeding: guilty, cost to defendant.

    • Joshua Wright, seat belt 18 and older: guilty.

  • Arrests: Aug. 15-20, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 15 — Steven Dewayne Abston, 58, 222 Tacoa Circle, Rockwood: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Oct. 20.

    • Marcus Quentin Bush, 24, 4741 Berridge Lane, Dallas: fugitive from justice. Bond $500,000; court date Oct. 6.

    • Donnie Lee Surber, 44, 242 Douglas Lane, Clinton: violation of order of protection. Bond $1,000; court date Sept. 29.

  • Midway Middle drops Monday night game, 34-12

    Jacksboro QB Zach Sulphridge tossed four touchdowns in leading the visiting Eagles to a 34-12 victory in a rare Monday evening contest at Midway.

    Sulphridge’s big night started late in the first quarter when he tossed a 13-yard scoring pass to Christian Shouse on the final play of the opening period.

    Sulphridge added the conversion pass to give the Eagles and 8-0 lead entering the second quarter.

    Sulphridge had set up the score with a 25-yard pass to Drew Jordan.

  • Green Wave hammers Eagles in rout, 48-7

     

    The Midway Green Wave were impressive in their opening game Friday night, pounding Tri-Cities Christian (TCC), 48-7. 

    The Green Wave dominated on both offense and defense, finishing with 365 total yards to 100 for TCC. By halftime Midway had allowed only nine total yards to the Eagles.