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Today's News

  • Underaged drinking alleged at candidate’s lakefront home

    Darrin Mossing, the husband of Roane County Board of Education candidate Rhonda Mossing, managed to avoid even a slap on the wrist for allegedly contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
    According to court records, the charge against him was dismissed on June 11. He paid $387 in court costs a few days later, records show.  
    Rhonda Mossing, who is seeking a school board seat in District 5/6, declined to comment on the matter, but court and sheriff’s office records said the case against her husband involved underage drinking.

  • McClure DUI hearing set for late summer

    The first court appearance for a Kingston City Councilman charged with driving under the influence won’t be until August.
    “It has been put off,” said Tom McFarland, who represents Kevin McClure. His new court date is 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.
    McClure was taken into custody late on May 22 and released a few hours later on May 23.

  • HPD drug dog retires, new dog arrives

    Harriman Police Department said goodbye formally to longtime drug dog Dugan at the Harriman City Council meeting recently.
    Officers also welcomed a new dual-purpose dog,  Maxx.
    “We’re very thankful for agencies like K9s4Cops,” said handler Patrolman Brian Turner.
    The nonprofit organization funded the purchase of the department’s new animal after the decision was made to retire Dugan, who is about 11 years old.
    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason thanked K9s4Cops and gave some encouraging words to Maxx.

  • Car-surfing dog video bites state rep

    STAFF REPORTS
    State Rep. Julia Hurley is again being hounded over a dog issue.
    This one involves a video that was posted on her YouTube Internet channel.
    The video showed a car driving down the road and the passenger dangling a dog out of the car.
    The video was removed after word of its existence began to spread.
    It was still available on Tuesday on another YouTube channel.
    Calls to Hurley’s cell phone went unanswered and messages were not returned.

  • Births: March 15-June 8, 2012

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    March 15 — Kayla Daugherty, Oliver Springs. A boy, Neyland Jace. Grandparents: Paula Daugherty; Steve Daugherty.

    March 29 — Misty and Phillip Webb, Oliver Springs. A boy, Phillip Eugene Jr., 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings: Kaylee and Samantha. Grandparents: John and Brenda Elkins; Glenna Kay Webb and the late Sam Webb.

  • Property Transfers: April 5-9, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse April 5-9:
    From Michael J. Trapp and Kristie L. Trapp to American International Relocation Solutions by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Oak Hills Estates, Lot 10, $132,000.

    From American International Relocation Solutions to Luke Wurm and Renee Bonnin by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Oak Hills Estates, Lot 10, $132,000.

    From Larry E. Campbell and Jo Ellen Campbell to Thomas P. Hanrahan by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area K, Lot 598, Phase 7, $1,000.

  • General Sessions Court: April 20-27, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 20 — Michael B. Messamore, financial responsibility law and registration expired. Dismissed.

    • Casey A. Lemons, driving without license and light law non-motor vehicle. Dismissed. Seat belt 18 and older. Guilty.

    • John W. Clark, display of registration plates and obedience to any required traffic control device. Dismissed.

  • The Garden Gate: Tea for two? Or the world?

    The name “tea” comes from the Dutch rendering of the Chinese name for this plant. In the 18th century, when tea was newly introduced into England and was all the rage, the tea plant and the gathering of tea leaves was often depicted on tea caddies gracing every lady’s tea table.

    Tea has a venerable history — and a quite romantic one. It is an evergreen shrub, thasinensis, a native of China and India. It has also been grown in Ceylon, Nepal, Japan, Java and Africa for many centuries.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 20

    25 Years Ago
    Oliver Springs Town Council adopted an ordinance permitting beer sales on Sunday within the city limits, except between 3 a.m. and noon. This came about due to annexation of a property which included a business that had an Anderson County beer license. This action allowed all businesses to be treated fairly.

    10 Years Ago

  • Brayden Andrew Burney

    Brayden Andrew Burney turned 4 years old on June 9.

    He celebrated on June 8 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda U. Banks of Harriman, and Annette and Troy Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Lola and Melvin  Utley, the late J.H. and Sarah Burney, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel.

    Brayden has a brother, Shawn, 2 1/2.