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Today's News

  • Owner buzzed about new electrical repair enterprise in Roane County

    Memphis native Joseph Dickerson says he can fix any wiring problem thrown at him. In fact, he calls himself a wiring guru.

    Dickerson recently opened J.D. Automotive, Marine and Equipment Electrical System Specialists in Roane County.

    The new business is located on Hwy. 70 near the intersection with Patton Lane.

    “I do the mechanical work that comes with solving a problem, but electrical is my specialty,” said Dickerson.

  • TWRA urges ATV safety

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its other partners in the ATV Safety Coalition have begun a Public Service Announcement competition to promote ATV safety in the state.

  • Regular season ends Friday night

    The final week of the regular season is here and a lot is riding on this week’s results as only two Roane County teams, Midway and Kingston, have secured postseason berths.

  • Births: Aug. 1-22, 2012

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

    Aug. 1 — Crystal and Tim Ingram, Oliver Springs. A boy, Cooper, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Siblings: Parker and Landyn. Grandparents: Teiha and Eddie Ingram; Lanita Dillon Daugherty and John Daugherty; Troy Dillon.

    Aug. 4 — Renee Hood and Steven Marney, Harriman. A boy, Mason, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Sibling: Marley. Grandparents: Boots Hood; Tammy and Jason Crabtree; Benny and Debbie Marney.

  • Property Transfers: Aug. 1-28

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 1-28:

    From Nathan L. Cronan to Jennifer Cronan by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Lawnville Meadows, Tract II Cedar Lane, Lot 37, $0.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Phillips Real Estate LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Grande Vista Bay West, Lot 325, $2,200.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Phillips Real Estate LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Emerald Pointe, Lot 30, $1,540.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Oct. 22

    Well it looks like we've got enough of much needed rain. This kind of weather is a good time to settle down with a good book and read. My daughter Nina Swafford gave me a big book to read and laugh at some of her articles by the author Erma Bombeck.

    Our son Joe and his wife Kathleen McKinney are visiting from Chesapeake, Virginia. While here we planned a family get-together Joe's house. Joe and Kathleen have bought our house and plan to move back here soon.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 22

    Missionary Gloria Ward and a friend from Atlanta left Friday to attend a ladies conference in Memphis.

    Early Saturday morning, they left for Blytheville, Ark., to assist in a Bible quizzing where 300 or more youth from different parts of the country were in the quizzing that was sponsored by Cedine Bible Ministry.

  • Correction

    On Page 2 of Roane County News’ Oct. 10 edition, the intended use of rock excavated from around Kingston’s wastewater plant was incorrectly characterized. The county does plan to use the rock for bank stabilization at Crystal Cove, but not along the roadside, not on the waterfront.

  • Red Cross in need of volunteers

    The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers in Roane County to help provide disaster assistance when needed.
    An orientation to introduce the community to Red Cross Emergency Services will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Kingston Community Center.
    Volunteers are especially needed from Harriman, Kingston, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Rockwood and the county’s unincorporated communities, including Midtown and Ten Mile.

  • Work toward audit flaggings making strides

    Rockwood officials are making strides to rectify a number of deficiencies that have regularly been part of the city’s financial audits in recent years.
    Rockwood City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance at Monday’s regular meeting to create an internal financial controls policy, use of credit card policy and missing receipt affidavits.
    Changes in policy have already been implemented by City Recorder Becky Ruppe, but she said this will go a long way to making the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury happy.