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Today's News

  • Lady ’Cats win district championship

     

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats captured the District 4-A regular season championship Tuesday evening with an impressive 19-2 victory over Coalfield.

    The Lady ’Cats claimed a share of the title 24 hours with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Jackets.

  • Arrests: March 27-April 6, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 27 — Don Barnes, 68, 9014 Colchester Road, Knoxville: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date April 28.

    • Travis Kyle Bartlett, 30, 2317 Kingston Hwy., Kingston: aggravated burglary, theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $5,000; court date April 28.

  • 60-day sentence for ‘horseplay’ death

    Timothy Ray Treadway will have to serve only 60 days in the Roane County Jail for his criminal negligent homicide conviction.

    Treadway, 41, was charged in the Jan. 15, 2013, death of Shayne Woodall. He reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in March. Treadway started his jail sentence on Friday. After he is released, the remainder of his one-year sentence will be served on probation.

  • HOT, HOT, HOT

    Will Walker gleefully runs though a sprinkler on the soccer field at Southwest Point after his sister, Savannah’s, soccer practice Sunday. The National Weather Service reported temperatures at 85 degrees.   

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people on the right track with herbs, foods

    The Romany people, also known as Gypsies, are descendants of an ancient warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west in about 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, they traveled through Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma are scattered all over the world. Their largely nomadic lifestyle is greatly influenced by the effect this had on their culinary ways.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 30

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Hospital reaches out to Roane

    Each year, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gets more than 148,000 visits from tens of thousands of children across 16 Tennessee counties.

    More than 3,300 children from Roane County sought treatment in 2013 at Children’s Hospital.

    Families in Roane County recognize Children’s Hospital as one of the premier resources for pediatrics in the region.

    It offers care in more than 30 pediatric specialties, with more than 500 attending physicians.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Easter 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. Billy “Gene” Easter will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 15.

    Easter and the former Geneva Poland were married on May 15, 1954.

    He is retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems. She is retired from Roane Hosiery.

    The Easters have three children: Karen Easter of Knoxville, Michael Easter of Hixson and the late Scott Easter.

    There are six grandchildren.

  • Phillips-Waller

    Jon and Renee Phillips of Ten Mile announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Phillips, to Bryan Waller.

    He is the son of Charles Waller of Ten Mile and Debbie Lowe of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 10 at the home of Brad and Sherry Patterson of Ten Mile. Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the Pattersons’ home.

  • Kingston library receives funding to train seniors to use computers

    Kingston Public Library is the recipient of a 2014 Free Access to Computer Training grant made possible through funding by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    The library will use the funds to provide free computer training to seniors and many others over the next six months, said Steve Jacks, library director.

    “Several years ago, we received a $18,000 Rural Development Grant to create a computer lab,” Jacks said. “The FACT grant is a continuation of that program.”