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Today's News

  • Hearing today on Pemberton residency

    The Roane County Election Commission is expected to hear a challenge to Mike Pemberton’s residency when it meets today – Monday – in the courthouse in Kingston.

    The meeting will start at 1 p.m. and deal with the residency of Pemberton, a candidate for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    “He doesn’t live here,” Kingston resident Willis Hall contended.

    Pemberton said such statements are nonsense.

    “I live here — 255 Kirkham Drive,” he insisted.

  • 6-year-old taken from dad accused of making meth

    A 6-year-old child was taken into protective state custody last week when authorities found him in a Ten Mile home where they believe his father was making methamphetamine.

    Christopher Michael Raby, 39, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. April 23 at the Dogtown Road home. He is charged with aggravated child abuse and manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputies John Mayes and Mark Steinmann received information that there was an active meth lab at 404 Dogtown Road.

  • Former leader still keen on Plateau Park

    Seven years have passed, and Roane County has yet to receive a return on the $2.5 million it borrowed for Plateau Partnership Park.

    That hasn’t dampened Mike Farmer’s enthusiasm about the project, however.

    “Whenever you have an opportunity to work with others and reduce the risk to the county residents, then it is a positive step,” he said.

    Plateau Partnership Park is a joint industrial park venture between Roane, Cumberland and Morgan counties. All of the land is in Cumberland and Morgan counties.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 28

    Tri-County Ministerial Association’s Good Friday worship was at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.

    Tri-County president is the Rev. Willie Gallaher.

    This service was at 6:30 a.m. Speaker for the Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross were the Rev. James Guthrie, the Rev. Paul Taylor, the Rev. Willie Gallaher, the Rev. Jesse Williams, Elder Leander Blackmore, Elder James Knaff and the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Reader for the Word was the Rev. Brady Springs.

  • Lowe’s deal to protect from lead pollution

    Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

    The U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency reported the company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of the RRP Rule.

  • Employment outlook continues to brighten

    The job front continues to look better in Roane County and the state.
    Both posted a 7 percent unemployment rate in March, a decrease of 0.3 points, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    In Roane County, that means 24,070 workers in the county’s 25,900 labor force were employed during the month.

    Things were bleaker last March. In 2013, both the county and state had jobless rates of 8.4 percent.

    The U.S. unemployment rate in March was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percent.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Chomp on gator, other Cajun goodies at Bayou Bay

    I called to ask our Pease Furniture friends to join us for an “Out to Lunch” adventure at Bayou Bay Seafood House.

    “That’s one of Jerry’s favorite South Knoxville places to eat,” Mickey Pease said. “He really like their gumbo.”

    Bayou Bay is at 7117 Chapman Hwy. in a colorful blue building.

    Gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. It’s made with strongly flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener and seasoning vegetables.

  • Henry’s big day leads Jackets past Meigs County, 10-8

     

    Kingston’s Dakota Henry hit two doubles and smashed a home run in leading the Yellow Jackets to a high-scoring 10-8 victory over Meigs County Thursday evening at Southwest Point’s Legion Field.

  • Jackets pull away from Devils

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Tigers roll past Bobcats, 7-0

     

    The Rockwood Tigers soccer team put together a solid performance Thursday evening in rolling to a 7-0 victory at Oliver Springs’ D.J. Brittan Field.