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Today's News

  • Tigers impressive in first-ever soccer game

    The Rockwood Tigers boys soccer program could not have picked a better way to win their first regular season game as a team in school history. The Tigers mauled the Oliver Springs Bobcats by a 10-0 tally Tuesday evening. 

  • Volkswagen digs Roane

    March 13 was Super Tuesday for Roane County’s economic development organization, but the fervor had nothing to do with politics.
    It was about Volkswagen’s decision to build a $40 million, 400,000-square-foot warehouse-distribution center at Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

  • Nominees sought for Tribute to Women

    The YWCA is seeking nominations of women in Roane County for its annual YWCA Tribute to Women event.

    Nomination forms are available online at www.ywcaknox.com.

    All nominations must be postmarked, emailed, or hand delivered by 11 p.m. on April 2.

    The nominee, who must live, work or be active in Roane or eight other East Tennessee counties, must sign the nomination, verifying that all information is true and accurate.

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 30-31, 2012

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

    Jan. 30 — Kenneth D. Spears, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Travis D. McGhee, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Timothy M. Chesser, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Richard M. Ryan, driving while license suspended. Guilty.

    • Brenda B. Brown, driving while license suspended. Guilty.

  • Arrests: March 1-3, 2012

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

    March 1 — Debra Kaye Bryant, 54, 929 Bazel Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $10,000, court date April 16.

    • Chad Ray Burgess, 34, Harriman: criminal impersonation. Bond $500; court date March 26.

    • Herman Howard, 51, 226 Paint Rock Valley Road, Kingston: criminal. No bond; court date April 13.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Michael D. Charles

    The Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Army has selected Col. Michael D. Charles as XVIII Airborne Corps Chaplain of the Army.

    Charles, son of Flo Charles of Kingston and the late Clarence G. Charles, was selected from a field of 100 other Army Chaplains for the position.

    The “Change of Stole” will take place on June 8 at Fort Bragg, N.C., where Charles begins his new position.

  • Crabtree-McConkey

    Jimmy and Lisa Crabtree of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Crabtree, to Robbie Scott McConkey.

    He is the son of Gary McConkey and Marsha Hoskins of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. March 24 in North Rockwood Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is an optician with Eye Center of Oak Ridge.

    The prospective groom is a lab technician with Tetra Recycling in Knoxville.

  • Peyton Crawford Witter

    Peyton Crawford Witter celebrated his fifth birthday Feb. 25 with a Star Wars Lego cake and a glow-bowling party.

    He is the son of Jacob and Melissa Witter of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Molly and Jim Crawford of Napoleon, Ohio, and Debbie Witter of Leesburg, Fla.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 14

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the land commonly known as the Old Roane County Airport, or the Palm Beach site, from the county to Roane State Community College. The land is a prime site for construction of the college’s livestock pavilion/exposition center.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Are you going green for holiday?

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    According to census reports, several million Americans are of Irish descent. But every year in March we all, whatever our own ethnic heritage may be, become enthusiastically Irish. Everything flaunts the color green, and shamrocks become the flower of the month.

    St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that the good saint used the trifoliate leaves of the shamrock to illustrate his sermons about the Trinity.