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Today's News

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 10 to 11 p.m. Nov. 20 on Hwy. 58 at the Tennessee River bridge in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Marriage licenses: October 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in October:

    Alexander Earle Garvey to Haley Nicole Moore

    Kristopher Dean Carroll to Lora Ashley Rowland

    Sean Cornelius Douglas to Peyton LeRae Jones

    Chase James Guinn to Laura Paulus

    Richard Presley Gallaher Jr. to Joyce Ann Fickey

    Anthony Scott Whitlock to Angela Renee Foland

    Brandon Lawrence Grant to Amy Nicole Lewis Jones

    Sammy Lynn Johnson to LaTonya Lynn Walden

  • Births: Oct. 20-Nov. 9

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Oct. 20 — Heather Butler and Andrew Leach, Kingston. A boy, Kole Anderson, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Sibling: Mackenzie. Grandparents: Steve and Cindy Henry; Thomas and Julie Branson.

    Oct. 21 — LaTosha and Rex Jackson, Oliver Springs. A girl, Joliann Raylen, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Siblings: Kaylee and Brooke. Grandparents: Michael and Teresa Adcock; Jeff and Jan Jackson; Rexanne and Byron Dell.

  • General Sessions Court

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

    Oct. 3 — William B. Daniels, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Penny Samples, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 24-26:

    From Angela Boyd, Mary Ann Wooten and Billy Gene Wooten to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, Spencer Drive, $0.

    From Clarence E. Robinson Jr., Brenda Sue Robinson Noe and C.E. Robinson Jr. to William G. Davidson and Linda J. Davidson by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.67 acre, adjacent Davidson/McCormick, $14,000.

  • Divorces: July 7-Oct. 31

    Divorces granted July 7-Aug. 31 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    John Edward Farmer vs. Jennie Charlene (Luffman) Farmer

    Cynthia Ann Newport Mel-ton vs. Ronald Edward Melton

    Jeremy Randall Cagle vs. Kristina Rachelle Cagle

    Katherine Elizabeth (Manis) Bishop vs. Charles Shaun Bishop

    Chester R. Edwards vs. Kimberly A. Edwards

    Latisha Dawnise Roberts vs. Aaron James Beeler

    Tonia Marea Morris vs. Keith Allen Morris Sr.

  • Roane County E-911 October dispatches
  • Mr. & Mrs. Standridge 50th

    Gene and Gretchen Standridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.

    They were married on Nov. 12, 1961, at Midway Church of God, Ten Mile.

    He is a retired building contractor, and she is a retired school bus driver. They are active members of Luminary United Methodist Church and enjoy attending University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball games.

    The couple has two children, Pam and Mona; three grandchildren, Candi, Amanda and John Mark; and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexsys.

  • OES honors charter member

    Members of Kingston Chapter 405 Order of the Eastern Star recently presented Mary Lou Bradford, seated at right, with a white Bible in honor of her many years of service to the chapter.

    She is the chapter’s only living charter member, and the presentation was made on her 100th birthday, Oct. 24.

    Fellow members honoring Bradford are, front row, Roxie Walker; and back row from left, Gene Walker, Polly Burnette, Ann Branam, Imogene Hodge and Jerry Brackett.

  • Leadership group touring Roane

    The East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association is touring Roane County today, Nov. 16, as its final class of the 2011 season.

    Environment is the topic of the tour to be led by Tony LaMance, the Roane County ETRLA representative.

    “I want folks experience the awesome beauty not only in the natural surroundings, but our people who make it such a wonderful place to be,” LaMance said of his plans for the tour.