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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 24-26:

    From Angela Boyd, Mary Ann Wooten and Billy Gene Wooten to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, Spencer Drive, $0.

    From Clarence E. Robinson Jr., Brenda Sue Robinson Noe and C.E. Robinson Jr. to William G. Davidson and Linda J. Davidson by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 0.67 acre, adjacent Davidson/McCormick, $14,000.

  • Divorces: July 7-Oct. 31

    Divorces granted July 7-Aug. 31 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    John Edward Farmer vs. Jennie Charlene (Luffman) Farmer

    Cynthia Ann Newport Mel-ton vs. Ronald Edward Melton

    Jeremy Randall Cagle vs. Kristina Rachelle Cagle

    Katherine Elizabeth (Manis) Bishop vs. Charles Shaun Bishop

    Chester R. Edwards vs. Kimberly A. Edwards

    Latisha Dawnise Roberts vs. Aaron James Beeler

    Tonia Marea Morris vs. Keith Allen Morris Sr.

  • Roane County E-911 October dispatches
  • Mr. & Mrs. Standridge 50th

    Gene and Gretchen Standridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.

    They were married on Nov. 12, 1961, at Midway Church of God, Ten Mile.

    He is a retired building contractor, and she is a retired school bus driver. They are active members of Luminary United Methodist Church and enjoy attending University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball games.

    The couple has two children, Pam and Mona; three grandchildren, Candi, Amanda and John Mark; and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexsys.

  • OES honors charter member

    Members of Kingston Chapter 405 Order of the Eastern Star recently presented Mary Lou Bradford, seated at right, with a white Bible in honor of her many years of service to the chapter.

    She is the chapter’s only living charter member, and the presentation was made on her 100th birthday, Oct. 24.

    Fellow members honoring Bradford are, front row, Roxie Walker; and back row from left, Gene Walker, Polly Burnette, Ann Branam, Imogene Hodge and Jerry Brackett.

  • Leadership group touring Roane

    The East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association is touring Roane County today, Nov. 16, as its final class of the 2011 season.

    Environment is the topic of the tour to be led by Tony LaMance, the Roane County ETRLA representative.

    “I want folks experience the awesome beauty not only in the natural surroundings, but our people who make it such a wonderful place to be,” LaMance said of his plans for the tour.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 16

    25 Years Ago
    A drug awareness seminar in Kingston gave the community an opportunity to discover and discuss new ideas about chemical dependency. Education was the seminar’s central focus. “Chemical dependency has always been with us and will always be with us,” said Bill Hood, director of the Adult Chemical Dependency Program at Peninsula Hospital. “The best way we can combat this problem is through education.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Chilling power of GPS surveillance tested in court

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The First Amendment was not in plain sight Nov. 8 when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over a drug conviction involving police use of a hidden GPS tracking device without a search warrant.

    But the Court’s decision — expected next spring — will have implications for our First Amendment rights of association and free speech, owing to a legal concept called “practical obscurity.”

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: Momma makes a point – and we get it

    A photo of Randall McCain was featured in the Monday, Nov. 7, edition of Roane County News.

    However, if you didn’t know Randall, you wouldn’t have known it was him.

    The photo was used at the bottom of Page 1 to tease to a group of photos on an inside page, and it did not include caption information that would have identified him.

    While we commonly use this technique to refer to other pictures or articles on inside pages, at least one person was bothered in this instance.

  • Kingston plays chess with pain clinics

    by MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Kingston City Council members took measures to ensure a spate of proposed new pain management clinics won’t cause headaches for the city.

    The council unanimously passed a resolution imposing a moratorium on the permitting or approval of any new pain management clinics with the city limits for the next 120 days. The city has no such businesses in operation, but council members worry that some might look for space to nest in Kingston, since nearby Knoxville has chased out several clinics through systematic police action.