.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Arlington errors painful reminder

    By Freddy Groves
    King Features Syndicate

    In early December, when the Wreaths Across America program put wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, I flashed back to the ongoing problem of the graves errors at the cemetery: unmarked graves, headstones with no remains, broken urns with scattered remains, graves with more than one person buried in them.

    The problems, it was thought at the time, could involve upward of 6,000 graves.

    Congress demanded that the Army “provide an accounting” of all the gravesites at Arlington.

  • Naked Carolinian wasn’t worst embarrassment

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    A streaker at an East Carolina University football game in Greenville, N.C., produced much more than just a crass — and somewhat dated — distraction during a halftime ceremony last Nov. 5.

    The naked miscreant set off a series of events which led to the firing this week of Paul Isom, adviser to The East Carolinian student newspaper.

    According to reports, he was dismissed Jan. 4 in connection with publication of news photos of the incident.

  • Nuts & Bolts: February interesting month for newsroom

    January — like all months these days — is flying by.

    To keep up with my high-octane, pedal-to-the-floor calendar, I try to keep my eye on things a month or two ahead.

    And so I have been dwelling recently on the events of February.

    For one thing, my birthday falls in February.

    I have been known to complain bitterly about having a birthday smack-dab in the middle of such a dreary and drab month.

  • Cameras watch I-40 slide area

    With freezing temperatures on the way, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is keeping a closer eye than many may realize on the rock-slide-prone areas of Interstate 40 in Roane County.

    TDOT has long been aware of a slow-moving slide zone around mile marker 342.

    It has, in fact, installed two traffic cameras there. The cameras are at markers 341.3 and 341.6 on the I-40 east stretch.

  • Roane State website recognized

     

  • Rockwood Cub Scouts staying busy

     

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a  sobriety checkpoint from 10 to 11 p.m. Jan. 20 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.
    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.
    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Soup’s On! for center that aids Roane

    The seventh annual Soup’s On! for the Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District will be on Jan. 25 in Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian life center.

    Lunch and dinner will be served during the event to raise funds for the nonprofit agency that serves severely abused children and their nonoffending family members in Roane, Loudon, Morgan and Meigs counties.

    Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Colbert

    Julie Anne Kirkham of Rockwood and Richard Logan Colbert of Brentwood were married on Oct. 22 beside the Evins Mill Pond on the south lawn of the Inn at Evins Mill in Smithville.

    The Honorable David Durham officiated during the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Philip and Lucy Kirkham of Rockwood. Her grandparents include David Kirkham of Rockwood and the late Mary Kirkham and the late James and Mary Elizabeth Frazier.

  • Look Back: A little something from our files

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman City Council unanimously passed a resolution to borrow $3.1 million for a new wastewater treatment facility. The state ordered the city to have a new facility operating by July 1988 in order to meet new clean water regulations. The amount of the Harriman Utility Board sewer rate increases would depend on the price of the bids and how many grants the city could obtain. Initial estimates ranged from 35- to 80-percent rate increases.

    10 Years Ago