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Today's News

  • Coast Guard urges safety

    As wintertime ushers in freezing temperatures and icy waters, it also introduces an increased risk of boating fatalities in the event of an accident, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Although many of these fatalities cannot be attributed to one specific cause of death, cold water conditions, such as hypothermia and cold water immersion, do set the stage for many dangers not as present in the warmer months. 

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Rockwood pair top volunteers

    Roane County’s two 2011 Volunteer Stars were awarded last month.

    Michael Ann Begley and Joey Goss, both of Rockwood, were recognized for their services contributed to the community through the past year.

    Goss, a student at Rockwood High School, was the youth recipient. He has been volunteering at The Bridge at Rockwood, spending five hours there on school days and between seven and nine on the weekends.

    “I love doing it,” he said. “It’s my favorite thing.”

  • Charge up with Cracker Barrel’s Blink

    Harriman’s Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is among 24 in Tennessee offering an electric vehicle charging station with its Blink DC Fast Charging station.

    Cracker Barrel installed electric vehicle chargers as a pilot project at select locations in “The Tennessee Triangle,” the 425-mile stretch of interstate highway connecting Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

    The Blink EV Level 2 chargers such as the one in Harriman will “top off their tanks” while drivers order, eat a meal and browse in the retail shop.

  • Injuries don’t keep salon owner down

    The road to recovery has taken April Scandlyn to a familiar place – J. Lynn’s Salon in Kingston. Scandlyn, the salon owner, was run over by an unlicensed teenage driver in the Food City parking lot on Nov. 28.

    “It was a scary ordeal,” she said.

    Scary and painful. Scandlyn said she suffered multiple injuries, which included a broken shoulder, torn ACL, fractured leg and concussion.

    The injuries caused her to miss work. That was painful as well.

  • Out to Lunch: Hang out at Sami's, a friendly Knox corner café

    By Bethel Poston
    “Sami’s Café is just like a small-town corner café where you visit with friends and enjoy good food,” Dean Carroll told me when I visited his table during this “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    Dean owns Coachman Clothiers in Knoxville’s Franklin Square, just a few doors away from Sami’s. He tried to convince me the sandwich he was enjoying was called the “Coachman Club.”

  • Williams new Alliance VP of development

    Darrell Williams has been named vice president of business development at The Roane Alliance.

    “Williams has been with the Alliance for nearly two years providing great service to our Chamber members, while working hard to recruit new industry and retail businesses to town,” said Leslie Henderson, President and CEO of The Alliance. “In this new slot, he will begin to use those skills to also help direct our recruiting and sales programs to help the team at the Alliance become even more efficient and effective.”

  • Jan. seminar to address government contracting

    The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will present a Jan. 12 program designed to introduce the business owner or manager to the diversity of government purchasing.

    Paul Middlebrooks, marketing consultant for UT’s Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will lead the program, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 21-30:

    From David H. Jones and Robert Leslie Mohney to Michael S. Ritchie and Patricia A. Ritchie by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, Idle Oaks, Lot 8, $610,500.

    From Richard Dalrymple and Diane Dalrymple to Ernest Pinto and Dora Pinto by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1.815 acres, Pattie Gap Road, $190,000.

  • 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.

    Nov. 14 — Jeffery A. Mathieu, theft up to $500 and indecent exposure. Guilty.

    • Sonya Harrison, domestic assault. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Clint Joseph Rogers, schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth. Dismissed.

    • Timothy Bennett, simple possession/casual exchange. Dismissed.