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Today's News

  • Cherokee’s Mornings in Motion gets kids moving

    Mornings in Motion, an initiative designed to increase awareness of the importance of health and wellness by student participation in a workout program prior to each school day, recently kicked off at Kingston’s Cherokee Middle School.

    The before-school fitness program was brought to Cherokee by Assistant Principal Tim Thompson. Since it began in November, the program has averaged more than 50 students each morning.

  • Fourth-graders score tops in public speaking contest

    Three Roane County elementary schools are represented by the fourth-grade winners of this year’s Roane County 4-H Public Speaking Contest.

    The winners, declared after the contest earlier this month, are Henry Coen, first place, Kingston Elementary; Faith Riggs, second place, Midway Elementary; and Anna Smith, third place, Oliver Springs Elementary.

    Henry will join other county first-place winners in representing Roane County during the 4-H subregional contest on Feb. 6 in Campbell County.

  • Roane Choral group sings for Young at Heart

    A Roane Choral Society ensemble presented a Christmas music program to Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart during its December meeting.

    Members of the ensemble are, front row from left, Karen Seiber, Margaret Poole, Beverly Allison, Carol Brown, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Pat Estes, Judy Bailey; middle row, Peggy Shepherd, Debi Foley, Ranell Lane, Margie Wadlington, accompanist Debbie Underwood; and back row, George Wadlington, Phil Walsh, Tim Stout, Ken McGarvey, Dave Eicher, and Director Eugene Hattaway.

  • Births: Dec. 5-8

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Dec. 5 — Natasha Nicole Muir and Jason Paul Jackson, Harriman. A boy, Jensyn Ellis Ray, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Sibling: Derek. Grandparents: Connie Greene; Charlie Greene; Karen Fowler; Marshall Rogers; Doug Mitchell; Paul Jackson.

    Dec. 8 — Casey Huval and Michael Stricklan, Rockwood. A girl, Savannah Lou. Sibling: Isaac. Grandparents: Christine and Michael Goretski; Donald Huval; Chuck and Robbie Stricklan.

  • Divorces: Sept. 1

    Divorces granted Sept. 1 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Daniel Allen Bice vs Vanessa Michelle Bice

    Kendri Lorene Johnson vs Robert Edward Johnson

    John Charles Van Gundy Jr. vs Victoria Lynn Zinger Van Gundy

  • Marriage licenses: November 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in November:

    Thomas Ansel Caneup Jr. to Brenda Sue Gunter

    Brenton Todd Ward to Kelsey Keyana Brooks

    Justin Lee Gouldy to Laura Jordan Hurst

    Peter Junior Ortiz to Nancy Lea Banken Cloyd

    Charles Kenneth Patterson to Allie Lynn Cobb

    James Aaron Cornelius to Bethany Joy Pemberton

    Jerry Hugh Justice to Hospicia Alcartado Dictaan

    Robert Randall Pressley to Jessica Marie Morgan

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 14-21:

    From Cecil C. McCarty and Teresa L. McCarty to Charles E. Wilkie and Ann Wilkie by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1.44 acres, Gordon Drive/River Road, $34,100.

    From Rickey Daniels and Sharon Daniels to Brandon Muir by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 0.838 acre, adjacent Muir/Roane County, $4,000.

    From City of Harriman and City of Harri-

  • Eagles help Midtown family with health costs

    Jamie and Carla Ferguson of Midtown accept a $1,200 check from Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429 Entertainment Committee Chairwoman Sonia Sidlauskas and Vice President Becky Ward.

    The Eagles raised the money during a fall fundraiser to help offset the medical costs of Jamie Ferguson, who was without health insurance and was required to have unplanned surgery.

  • Energy-efficiency program savings up in 2011

    Energy-efficiency initiatives by TVA and local power distributors reduced electric power consumption by 559 gigawatt-hours in fiscal year 2011 — a 270-percent improvement in power savings over last year.

    “I believe these results signal a new era for energy efficiency in the Tennessee Valley that will help make TVA’s vision of a cleaner energy future a reality for our region,” said Bob Balzar, TVA vice president of energy efficiency and demand response.

  • Girl Scouts in need of leaders

    The Girl Scout  Council of the Southern Appalachians is in need of individuals who have a passion and skill for working with young people.

    Girl Scouts is one of the world’s   preeminent organizations dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and  nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success.