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Today's News

  • Checking out the solar switch
  • The Garden Gate: Mum's the word in fall beauty

    We are noticing now that the trees are beginning to show their fall colors, the blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace are starring the fields, the golden yarrows and bright zinnias are adorning our gardens, and all the roadside produce stands are bright with chrysanthemums.

    Looking ahead to fall festivals, Halloween pumpkins are beginning to add their colorful notes to all the stands.

  • Property Transfers: Nov. 1-Dec. 3, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 1-Dec. 3:

    • From Betty Jean Ford Trustee and Ford Trust Agreement to Betty Jean Ford by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 0.51 acre, Oak Hills Estates, Lot 60, $0.

    • From Clifford W. Stephens and Kathryn H. Stephens to Douglas L. Devaney by warranty deed, Dist. 5, city of Rockwood, Lots PT15 and PT16, $19,000.

  • Colter Lee Sexton

    Colter Lee Sexton was born on May 14 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Cody and Saundra Sexton of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Glen “Russ” and Lisa Sexton of Harriman and Wendell and Linda Rosenbalm of Heiskell.
     

  • Forever Young health fair to cater to area seniors

    A Forever Young health and information fair for senior citizens will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Kingston Community Center.

    Free flu shots will be offered.

    Other offerings include medical massages; carotid ultrasound; and screenings for blood pressure, bone density, vision, pulse oximetry and falls risk.

    Call Amber Jacks, Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services director, at 354-0450 for details.

  • What's in the Constitution? Better yet, what's not in it?

    Sept. 17-23 commemorates the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    As part of that celebration, Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is striving to help educate Roane Countians on what is and isn’t in the Constitution, including:

    • Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “It’s a free country.”

  • Katz-Burton

    Lacie Katz and Dr. Clay Burton, along with their parents, Dr. Mark and Cathy Katz and Donnie and Melody Burton, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    An October ceremony in Bermuda Run, N.C., is planned. Formal invitations are being sent.

    The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in nursing. 

    The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Tennessee Technological University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee Dental School.

  • Candidates sought for Reserves program

    For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 18

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Board of Education members approved a resolution asking the County Commission to work with the school system in developing a plan to build two comprehensive high schools. School board members made it clear that the door was open for participation with Harriman, which had its own city-operated system. Sites for the two proposed high schools had been selected, Superintendent Jess Plemons said, but had not yet been appraised. The location of the sites was not given.

    10 Years Ago

  • GUEST OPINION: E-debate prompted by Syrian mess

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    There’s nothing good to find in the current standoff between the Syrian government and the United States — people there are dying as diplomats ponder, politicians posture and nations take strategic sides.

    But consider the value of “free press” and “free speech” in taking to an amazing new level the public debate in the United States over what to do next — a process that in many nations surely would have been a secretive discussion.