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Today's News

  • Prostitution sting targets Roane spa

    A Roane County spa was searched Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking.
    Kristin Helm with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that a Rockwood spa on Old Patton Lane was one of the locations targeted.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton said the Roane County Sheriff Office helped execute the search warrant at Interstate Spa.
    “No one was arrested that night,” Stockton said.
    District Attorney Russell Johnson said no one has been charged.

  • Jacobs Engineering gets attorney

    Nashville attorney Kenneth S. Schrupp is representing Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. against a lawsuit filed last month.

    Jacobs is the project manager/construction manager for the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill cleanup.

    “They are still providing management and technical services for the recovery project,” TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said.

    Knoxville attorney Jim Scott filed the lawsuit on behalf of cleanup workers and their spouses.

  • Can Facebook revive closed bar?

    Roma Christopher has turned to social media to help fight her battle against county officials.
    She started a Facebook page for people who want to see the Grill & Pub reopened.
    Support has been minimal initially.
    The page — Bar Rescue Harriman — had just 12 likes as of last week.
    Meanwhile, a page started several months ago by bar opponent Vickie Davis — Help Me Stop the Grill and Pub in Harriman from Reopening — had 845 likes.

  • Marriage licenses: Dec. 31, 2012-Feb. 15, 2013

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    Dec. 31 — Danny Lee Cox, 52, to Scarlett Sabrina Davis Gary, 50.

    Jan. 2 — Michael Wesley Cox, 27, to Maranda Nicole Mann Cox, 31.

    Jan. 3 — Douglas Michael Guynn, 22, to Latishie Mae Brown, 19.

    Jan. 7 — Charles Lee Jenkins, 45, to Nora Dean Turner Sexton, 54.

    Jan. 14 — David Brian Graves, 41, to Mary Lou Perkins Hester, 50.

  • The Garden Gate: Rio Grande great for grapefruit

    Fall is a busy time in the garden, where leaf raking will soon become a recurring task.

    The scent of burning leaves, once a fall trademark, is now forbidden to city dwellers. It can still sometimes be a country experience.

    Cool nights and warm days have provided us with burgeoning bright colors in the trees, and soon the hollies and evergreens will remind us that the joyous holiday season is not so far in the future.

  • Property Transfers: Dec. 3-5, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 3-5:
    • From Juergen Poepsel to Chad M. Bishop by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Lake Forrest Estates, Lots 32 and 33, $125,000.

    • From Jerrold D. Farinash Trustee, Chester Earl Evans Jr. and Wanda Sue Evans to James T. Powers and Tabitha Powers by warranty deed, Dist. 4, Blue Springs Road, $4,000.

  • Births: May 26-July 17, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    May 26 — Desirae Pelzel and Jacob Massengale, Oliver Springs. A boy, Leeland James, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Sibling: Jayden. Grandparents: Betty Massengale; Mark Massengale; Linda Jones; John Jones; Chris Pelzel; Louise Patterson; Kelly Willson; Robert Willson.

    May 29 — Mindy Davidson, Harriman. A boy, Elijah Michael, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents: Freda Davidson; Eugene Chaney.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 25

    25 Years Ago

  • OES annual bean supper Sept. 28

    Kingston 405 Order of the Eastern Star will have its annual bean supper on Sept. 28.

    The supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in Union Lodge 38 on Spring Street.

    Beans, cornbread, sides dessert and beverage will be available for $6.

    Fried apple and peach pies will also be available for purchase.
     

  • Immigration issues to be lunch topic

    R. Andrew Free of Ozment Law will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 1 Lunch with the League program.

    The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge program will start at noon in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed.

    Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $8, or those attending may bring a lunch.

    Coffee and tea are provided.