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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Mr. Bond and The Science Guys headed to Rockwood in June

    The 2014 Summer Reading Programs across the country are focusing on science, and children attending the Rockwood Public Library’s program on June 18 will have a special treat.

    Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are gearing up for a visit at 10:30 a.m. to introduce and make science fun for children with their “Fizz, Pop, Boom,” program.

    The program for all ages includes tornado simulations, sound effects and optical illusions.

  • Boswell promoted to USAF master sergeant

    C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 10

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • GUEST OPINION: Vigorous debate continues on First Amendment

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    So, what part of the First Amendment, or the law around it, would you want to change?

    For most of us, the answer is an academic exercise at best. For a few legislators, lawyers and litigants, the response is proposed legislation or lengthy briefs and pointed legal arguments.

    But when the words involve justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, it is cause for special attention.

  • Pemberton survives challenge

    The controversy surrounding Mike Pemberton’s residency won’t keep him out of the race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    The Roane County Election Commission voted 5-0 on Monday to put him on the ballot for the Aug. 7 election.

    “The commission heard impassioned pleas from Mr. Pemberton and his supporters, and they made a decision,” said Chattanooga attorney Wes Kliner, who argued against putting Pemberton on the ballot.

    Pemberton filed his paperwork to run in February.

  • Too few at Rockwood meeting

    Sickness and death forced the adjournment of the Rockwood City Council’s regular meeting on Monday.

    Rockwood City Councilman James Nuckols was called to his beloved father’s bedside that day.

    Councilman Pete Wright was in the hospital for tests, and Councilwoman Jane Long had went to the hospital with what was reported to be a dangerously high fever.

    At Rockwood City Attorney Greg Leffew’s recommendation, the council waited 15 minutes before adjourning for lack of a quorum.

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  • 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.