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Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Fall color coming in dribs – and drabs

     I have been to the mountain, and I come back bearing news.
    Despite the lifeless coloration of many trees here in Roane County, some places are beginning to see some of those reds, golds and oranges that make autumn so festive.
    I had just about given up on the seasonal eye candy this year.

    Most of the leaves on my big maple are muddy green and brown. The usual vibrant yellow is nowhere to be found.
    The same is true of the red maple down the road.

  • Military Jeep memorial to be dedicated

    A U.S. Military Jeep memorial will be dedicated next month to Tri-County Chapter 26 of Disabled American Veterans.

    The dedication will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the DAV headquarters at 530 Kingston Ave., Oliver Springs.

    The Jeep is similar to one driven by Oliver Springs native Fred White, who served as Gen. George S. Patton’s driver during World War II.

    The dedication is in  memory of White and in honor of all U.S. veterans who have served.

  • Dispose of unused prescription meds on Take-Back Day

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – when thousands of pounds of unused and potentially addictive medications and other substances are removed from homes around the United States – will be  on Oct. 26.

    The aim of the event is to help reduce the number of teens and adults who are abusing prescription medicines.

    The event is held twice each year and helps raise awareness of the permanent prescription-drug-disposal boxes that have been established around the nation.

  • Preservation conference set Nov. 7-9

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Knox Heritage will host the fifth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 7-9 in Maryville.

    The theme, The Power of Place. guides the schedule by offering activities and sessions that prompt participants to celebrate and capitalize on East Tennessee’s authentic places.

    Across East Tennessee, communities are positioning their cultural assets as amenities for residents and visitors, which create a richer, more desirable place.

  • Marriage licenses: Feb. 15-April 1, 2013

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    Feb. 15 — Andre Joseph Savoie, 42, to Becky Mystique Watson Webb, 37.

    Feb. 20 — John Kyle Merwin, 28, to Cheyenne Carol Dillon, 24.

    Feb. 21 — Randall Lynn Cofer, 23, to Jaclyn Nicole Lee, 23.

    Feb. 22 — Shannon Lewis Griffis, 42, to Jennifer Ann Campbell Burnette, 41.

  • Births: July 17-Sept. 6, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 17 — Cheyenne Gibson, Harriman. A girl, Aylah Patience Marie, 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

    July 23 — Ashley and Matthew Buntrock, Kingston. A boy, Knox Thomas, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents: Jeffrey and Pamela Lokken; Tom and Patricia Buntrock.

    July 26 — Candace Hughes, Oliver Springs. A boy, Bentlee Rylynn. Grandparents: Kristy Lynn Murray.

  • Arrests: May 31-June 21, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 31 — Patricia Sue Duncan, 28, 959 Bazel Road, Harriman: burglary, theft. Total bond $1,500; court date June 24.

    • Dennis Dewayne Plemons, 36, 166 Sweetwater Road, Philadelphia: possession of drug paraphernalia, weapon unlawful carry to go armed. Total bond $6,000; court date June 24.

  • Roane County E-911: September Dispatches
  • Bowers celebrates Unity Day
  • Carmichael school group meeting set

    Julia H. Daniel will give a report on “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” during the next Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc. regular monthly meeting.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Oliver Springs Municipal Services Annex Building at 906  E. Tri County Blvd.

    Daniel attended the “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” conference on Oct. 4-5 at Tusculum College, Greeneville.