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Today's News

  • Cheer Gifts sought for area seniors

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Office on Aging urges the public to include area senior citizens in their holiday giving this year.

    “As many of us have families to enjoy these festivities with, there are homebound elderly right here in our communities who are sitting in cold homes and isolated from the outside world,” said Amber Jacks, director of Mid-East’s Office on Aging.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    SEPT. 26 CASES DISPOSED

    Crissie Thompason, probation violation. Dismissed.

    Christopher R. Jenkins, probation violation. Guilty.

    Crissie M. Thompson, probation violation. Dismissed.

    William E. Webb, probation violation. Dismissed.

    Robert E. Morris, probation violation. Dismissed.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Nov. 3 — Eric Glenn Gallaher, 31, 338 Washington Drive, Harriman: revocation of bail. No bond; court date Nov. 14.

    • Joshua Wade Gibson, 22, 128 First St., Rockwood: aggravated burglary and theft $1,000 but less $10,000. No bond; court date Nov. 14.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 3-7:

    From Anthony R. Steele, George Cofer and Judy Cofer to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, 1.447 acres, Lakemont Drive, $31,500.

    From Terry H. Robbins Jr. and Charity H. Robbins to Terry H. Robbins Jr. Trustee, Charity H. Robbins Trustee and Robbins Family Revocable Living Trust by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, C.M. Rose, Lots 5A, 5B and 6B, $0.

  • Goss celebrates 90th birthday

    Albert Goss of Harriman recently celebrated his 90th birthday with nine of his 10 great-grandchildren.

    Goss and his wife, the late Ruth Cromwell Goss, have two children: Jacky of Harriman and Linda of Hawaii.

  • Cobb-Patterson

    Jeffery Lynn Cobb and Mary Lisa Cobb, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Lynn Cobb, to Charles Kenneth Patterson of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Kenneth and Marie Patterson of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the home of Darrel and Tina Crisp at 131 Lakewood Landing Road, Kingston. A reception will follow.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell

    Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell will turn 3 on Nov. 13.

    She will celebrate on her birthday with a party  with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are David and Trish Mitchell and Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Kirk of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

    Jaycie has two sisters: Ashlin Blake of Rockwood and Gabbriella Deaton of Lenoir City.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 9

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Fruitcakes full of ancient exotic ingredients

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.

    Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.

    Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.

  • Courts need bridge between media, judges

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center

    As a young reporter, I had the good fortune to cover circuit court judges who didn’t mind helping a rookie.

    I was a lawyer and a reporter, but there were times when my law school education came up a little short. I found judges in the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida who were willing to provide background and context so that I could write a story as accurately as possible.