Today's News

  • Planning to burn debris? Step 1: Obtain a permit

    Tennessee is in the midst of wildfire season, and residents wanting to burn leaves or debris are reminded that they need a burning permit.

    “It’s important — and required from Oct. 15, 2016, to May 15, 2017 — that citizens call for a burning permit and follow outdoor burning safety recommendations,” State Forester Jere Jeter said.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Budapest!

    The Roane County News recently accompanied Juanita and Johnny Griffin to Budapest, Hungary, on a Danube River cruise.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off your photo at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email it to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

    Happy travels!

  • Antique school bell missing

    An antique 1887 cast-iron school bell was stolen from the Bonnie and Clyde’s Antiques and Collectibles store in Harriman sometime between Oct. 1-3.

    Marked on the yoke is “C.S. Bell Co., Hillsborough, Ohio, with the inside dated October 1887.

    A reward offered for information leading to the arrest of person or persons who stole it.

    Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at 376-5582.

  • ‘Psycho’ showing Oct. 20

    Roane State Community College English professor DeAnna Stephens will introduce a free screening of “Psycho,” regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of a psychological thriller, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Princess Theatre in Harriman.

    The R-rated film, often described as “creepy,” is the tale of a woman on the lam who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel, apparently vacant except for proprietors Norman Bates and his mother.

  • Roane State adds spring training for paramedics

    There's an Oct. 31 application deadline to start Roane State Community College's paramedic program in the spring semester.

    The three-semester program is normally not offered with a spring semester starting point. It has been added to meet a local, statewide and national shortage of paramedics, said David Blevins, program director.

    The shortfall in advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics is frequently mentioned during monthly regional meetings of EMS directors, he said.

  • Backpacking workshop set at Frozen Head Park

    Join Tennessee State Parks staff for an Introduction to Backpacking Workshop at Frozen Head State Park on Oct. 22.

    Participants will be taught the essentials of backpacking and hiking on a 6-mile roundtrip hike through the mountains of East Tennessee.

    Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. for a gear tutorial.

    Participants should bring their own gear, such as backpack, sleeping bag and tent, but a limited supply is available on a first-come first-served basis.

    The group will then head to Tub Springs campground on a roughly 3-mile hike.

  • Leadership Roane County: Class of 2016
  • Sacketts now in Angus group

    Sackett & Sons Cattle Co., Kingston, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    Headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo., the American Angus Association has more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.

    One of the largest beef breed associations in the world, its computerized records include information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

    The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members.

  • All Sales Vinyl in new digs

    All Sales Vinyl, Rockwood, is in a new location.

    The full-service sign shop is now at 720 N. Gateway Ave.

    All Sales Vinyl provides an array of other products, including silk-screen T-shirts, business cards, custom license plates and graphics.

    Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Visit www.allsalesvinylsignshop.com or call 466-6896 for details.

  • BPW marking 95th anniversary

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will celebrate their 95th anniversary with a special dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in Victorian Square at 241 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood.

    Reservations are necessary and may be made by contacing Lee Ann Gaddis at 250-8149 or leeann4002@yahoo.com.