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Today's News

  • District 2: 3 hopefuls for 2 seats

    In the District 2 Roane County Board of Education race, it’s may the best men win.
    Darrell “Drack” Langley, Frank Mee and Danny Wright are vying for the district’s two seats. 
    “The other two gentlemen that are running are friends of mine,” Wright said. “They’re great people. I have nothing bad to say about them in any shape, form or fashion.”
    Four years ago, Langley and Mee were unopposed when they ran for re-election in District 2, which includes Harriman.

  • County picks up small land parcel in Kingston

    Roane County government is buying another property near the jail in Kingston. This one is located at 212 Parks Ave.  
    A single-family home sits on the property, but the county doesn’t appear interested in using it for office space.
    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the plan is to raze it and turn the property into a parking lot.
    According to state real estate records, the property has an appraised value of $48,100. 

  • Red Cross looking for Roane volunteers

    The American Red Cross East Tennessee Region is looking for volunteers in the Roane County area to assist with local disasters when they happen. 
    Volunteer duties would include, but are not limited to, opening disaster shelters and assisting those that have been affected by disasters, including victims of house or apartment fires, tornadoes, strong storms and more. 
    Volunteers would also have the opportunity to deploy on national disasters assignments if they would like. 

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Singing those rainy weather, faulty-mower blues

    This is the time of year the forces of nature and technology team up against me.
    Here’s what happens:
    Every year I vow that I am going to keep my yard — yes, even the steep, weedy back section — mowed and neat.
    Then July kicks in and the trouble starts.
    (Actually, the real trouble begins in June, when a drought spell invariably hits right before my vacation.)
    I realize that if I mow before I go, I’ll come back to a lawn of brown straw. So I leave without mowing.

  • General Sessions Court: May 9-21, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 9 — Peter J. Plevritis, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Alisha Roxanne Reiley, move over law. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Mostafa Mohamad Sobh, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Matthew Lee Tomlinson, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Property Transfers: May 22-June 12, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse May 22-June 12:

    From Kevin P. Human to George R. Human by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Duggers Addition, Lot 15, $0.

    From Edward Bernard Brooks and Francine C. Brooks to James Lewis Brooks by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 1.82 acres, Cedar Grove Road, $0.

    From Edward Bernard Brooks and Francine C. Brooks to James Lewis Brooks by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 1.01 acres, Cedar Grove Road, $0.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Rockwood Church of Christ

  • Public’s help sought for ’12 Teachers Supply Closet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce is starting the Teachers Supply Closet campaign earlier this year to allow donors to take advantage of back-to-school sales at area businesses.

    The annual drive collects school supplies and monetary donations to help public school teachers and students in Roane County.

    “This is the 10th year that Teachers Supply Closet has provided a one-day free shopping experience for Roane County’s public school teachers,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • Roberts receives Altrusa scholarship

    Natasha Roberts of Rockwood is a recipient of this year’s Altrusa’s annual scholarship awards.  

    Roberts is enrolled in Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman. Her scholarship will support her course work in medical administrative billing and coding.  

    The goal of Altrusa’s scholarships is to encourage and support area women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs, and become financially independent.

  • Meet Tech Center’s new CNA graduates

    Graduates of a recently completed certified nurse assistant class at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman include, front row from left, Angelia Carroll, Stacy Perkey, Cynthia Thomas, Tina Seals, Jacqualyn Bender,  Kent Mescher; middle row, Amanda Goodman, Amanda Bowlin, Heather Thearp, Allison Smith, Shelley Hayden, instructor Donna Williams, Haley Lovell; and back row, Nick Miller and Elizabeth Burns.

    The students completed clinicals at The Bridge at Rockwood and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Call 882-6703 for more about upcoming CNA classes.