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Today's News

  • Calfee, Brummett, Ellis respond to Hurley allegations

    Kent Calfee said he misspoke during the Roane County Tea Party forum when he said he would “serve the liberal cause as best I can” if elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives.

    “I had just been talking about some of the West Tennessee liberals and making a comparison and that was just a slip up,” explained Calfee, the Republican on the ballot for the seat now held by Julia Hurley.

    Calfee defeated Hurley in the August Republican Primary.

  • Arrests: Oct. 6-16, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 6 — Thomas Edward Bradley, 41, 108 Hidden Valley Drive, Dandridge: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Dec. 3.

    • Jeffrey Blaine Fair, 46, 906 Butler St., Oliver Springs: failure to appear. No bond; court date Nov. 2.

    • Lawrance Cyril Huber, 44, 1101 Carriers Drive, Laredo, Texas: DUI. Bond $4,000; court date Dec. 3.

  • Christmas lighting among Gala offerings

    Auction items are pouring in, and the rumor is that Men in Black, James Bond and many of the Bond girls will be attending the 2012 Roane Alliance Gala: Mission Possible.

    “This year’s theme is a celebration of the year’s successes,” said Leslie Henderson, president/CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “We see our 2012 Gala as a chance to enjoy those successes — from our new Volkswagen plant to our new hospital and all the new retail in between.”

  • Roane jobless rate down to 7.1% in Sept.

    Statistics released late last week indicate things are looking up on the employment front both in the area and across the country.

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports Roane County’s unemployment rate for September continued to decrease.

    The rate, at 7.1 percent, is 0.7 percent lower than in August. It’s considerably lower than in September 2011, when the county recorded a jobless rate of 8 percent.

  • Kingston Gold Buyers now open

    Kingston Gold Buyers LLC is now open at 207 E. Race St.

    “We are a locally owned gold and silver buyer and case knife retailer,” said owner Bobby Cox, who serves as buyer with Max Cronan.

    “We specialize in gold, silver, jewelry or coins, also sterling flatware,” Cox added.

    Pepper spray is also available for sale.

    Cox said offering different brands of knives and collectible coins are avenues he’s eyeing for future expansion.

  • Opening celebration for Hair & Body Image

     

    Hair & Body Image Salon of Kingston recently had a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration. Taking part in the festivities are, from left, Stephanie Ferguson, state Sen. Ken Yager, Kent Calfee, Ann Green, Kenyon Mee, Michelle Love, Amanda Monroe, Mayor Troy Beets, Stephanie Cofer, Nikki Conley, Tammy Love, Nikki Bradley, Janice Coker, Jan Treadway, Rose Meza, Kim Harris, Phillip Kelly and Judy Garrell. The salon is at 321 E. Race St. Call 376-0017 for details.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Let’s be frank: You’ll eat like a bow-wow at Double Dogs

    I’ve often mentioned my fondness of hot dogs. So when friends in Knoxville mentioned Double Dogs on Hardin Valley Road, it immediately stimulated my taste buds for a hot dog.

    Computer research told me the place is named for actual canines — Bo, a yellow Lab, and Chancey, a black Lab — but it didn’t affect my desire for a visit.

    Try www.doubledogs.com or call 865-470-4447, for more information and history.

  • Rockwood rolls past Green Wave, 35-0

    In a night when almost everything went right for Rockwood, and almost everything went wrong for Midway, the Tigers pounded the Green Wave 35-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

  • Devils fall at Greenback, 42-0

    The Harriman Blue Devils did not have the season that they wanted, but they were looking to end the season on a high note with a good showing against the Greenback Cherokees.  Harriman (1-9) gave it their all and fought hard, but just could not match up with Greenback (9-1), losing by a final score of 42-0.

  • Bobcats miss out on playoffs following 21-0 loss

    For the Oliver Springs Bobcats, their playoff hopes and aspirations rested on a unique scenario, a game against the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets, a team that averages 48 points per game in Kentucky high

    school football.