Today's News

  • Cornhole tournament benefits HFD vehicle

    Harriman Fire Department will have a fundraising cornhole tournament at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 across from Harriman’s main fire station at 603 Walden Ave.

    Entry fee is $30 per team; one of every 10 teams will receive a prize.

    No preregistration is necessary; Cornhole Players Association tournament rules will be followed.

  • Civitan supports Ridge View music

    Rockwood Civitan Club President Chris Barton represents the organization in presenting a $100 check to Chelsea Farr of Ridge View Elementary School in support of the Rockwood school’s music program.

  • DAR funds history scholarship

    The Avery Trace Chapter, NSDAR Scholarship Committee, on behalf of the chapter is funding a book scholarship for a Roane State Community College student majoring in history.

    On hand for the $400 scholarship fund presentation are, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, First Vice Regent Rosemary Alexander, Roane State Foundation Chairwoman Linda Brown, Avery Trace Regent Brenda Hall McDonald and Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell.

  • Constitution seminar Saturday

    A seminar, “Our Constitution: A Godly Design for Government,” will be presented Nov. 3 in Grace Community Church at 438 W. Race St., Kingston.

    The countywide seminar on the U.S. Constitution will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    It will be taught by Ray Morgan, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and ROTC instructor.

    Morgan, an avid student of the U.S. Founding
    Fathers, developed this course on the Constitution as part of the ROTC curriculum at Charleston Southern University.

  • Prayer service, balloon release for drug abuse

    Those who have suffered from drug abuse, as well as those who give thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their lives are encouraged to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and “Say No to Drugs” balloon release.

    The ninth annual event starts at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

  • Divorces: March 14-June 6, 2012

    Divorces granted March 14-June 6 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    • Nichole Michele Urban vs. Dennis Daniel Urban

    • Eric Bryan Bannon vs. Sarah Elizabeth Giles Bannon

    • Kelly Denise Pridmore Bunch vs. Daniel Eddie Bunch

    • Sammy David Fritts vs. Jacquelyn Gene Fritts

    • Duane Richard Romine vs. Sherry Lynn (Tannenbaum) Romine

    • Lucy Kathryn Creswell Endicott vs. Shane Lee Endicott

  • Arrests: Oct. 16-20, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 16 — Nicholas Jackson Hawn, 21, 309 Webster Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 26.

    • Ashley Lynn ODonnell, 19, 2524 Brice St., Knoxville: unauthorized use of auto/joyriding. Bond $2,500; court date Nov. 26.

  • GUEST OPINION: Free speech or threat? It can be tough call

    A white supremacist faces sentencing for soliciting violence against a juror after a federal appeals court in Chicago decided that even though he never openly asked for anyone to kill or harm the person, his online posts were clear enough.

    The decision is another reminder that although the government cannot successfully prosecute a person, or a court send them to jail, because of mere ideas, the time, place and manner in which a person speaks — or even their intended audience — makes a difference.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Shocking results of poll of racial attitudes

    Well, gentle reader, we near the end of another quadrennial collision over who should be the chief executive of this great republic, and all the pundits and prognosticators unanimously agree that it’s too close to call.

    Maybe so, and maybe not.

  • Longtime Kingston trainer calling it quits

    Chip Ladd has been a sideline fixture at high school football games in Kingston for more than 20 years.

    Not any more.

    Last week, Ladd worked his last official game as athletic trainer for the Yellow Jackets.

    He is leaving his field duties to spend more time with his growing family, especially his granddaughter, Lydia, who recently celebrated her first birthday.

    “I’m just going to change my role a little bit on Friday nights. My wife has put up with me being gone three-plus months out of the year,” he said.