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Today's News

  • OS kids target county needs

    Students at Oliver Springs High School are helping save the Roane County Sheriff’s Office some money.

    The principles of manufacturing class is finishing up on constructing moveable targets for the sheriff’s office to use at its new range.

    School Resource Officer Steve Sanders was speaking to one of the lieutenants when the proposition came up to purchase moveable targets to go along with their permanently placed targets.

  • Harriman to mark Memorial Day

    The city of Harriman will honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom with a Memorial Day celebration on May 26.

    The event includes a parade and free concert as tributes to those who have served and paid the ultimate price in keeping America safe.

    The commemoration begins at 1 p.m. with the opening of Harriman American Legion Hall museum.

  • Shrine paper sale starts May 14

    Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Roy Ford accepts the donation.

    The paper sale will be May 14-20.

    “People like Noble Jon Loden and the generosity of the people of Roane County help keep the hospitals operating,” Ford said.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 9

    25 Years Ago
    Southern Alloys and Metal Corp. in Rockwood sustained nearly $1 million worth of damage due to a fire. It was thought the suspicious fire was set to cover the tracks of a robbery. One safe was broken into.

    10 Years Ago
    Cheryl Sanders, a Dyllis resident, broke new ground by becoming the first female to be promoted to lieutenant in the history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Five Years Ago

  • Conference to warn youths to danger of drugs

    Authorities and professionals agree that Roane County has a serious drug problem involving different kinds of drugs.

    The usual culprits in drug arrests involve illegal substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD.

    But beyond these illegal drugs, legally prescribed medications are being stolen and misused by today’s drug addicts.

  • Discussion to focus on old Oak Ridge cabin

    Freels Bend Cabin, the oldest historical structure in Oak Ridge, will be the focus of the May 10 meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the cabin, which is on U.S. Department of Energy-restricted land but is open to the public for this meeting.

    Louise Freels will discuss stories of her youth spent in the structure that was built in 1844.

  • Back ... and ‘plaider’ than ever: Go all checked out to Rockwood 2000 gala

    Rockwood 2000 kicked off last summer with something new and different — and Plaid-a-Palooza was such a suc-
    cess that the group’s members decided to do it again this year.

    The 2012 Plaid-a-Palooza party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. May 18 in Rockwood Street Grill.

    “It is simply to come and have fun celebrating the beginning of summer,” said Sandy McIntosh of Rockwood 2000. “So come out and enjoy the fun.

    Those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite and funky plaid duds.

  • General Sessions Court: March 26-30, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    March 26 — Jonathan W. Pesterfield, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Jamie L. Pesterfield, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Nathan C. Price, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Chasity A. Gaines, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Arrests: April 13-16, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 13 — Greg Ray Satterfield, 46, 5606 Wolfenbarger Lane, Knoxville: DUI and violation implied consent law. Total bond $1,500; court date May 7.

    • Scott Tyler Sims, 53, 632 Sedgley Drive, Knoxville: serving time.

    • David Sizemore, 42, 114 Wh Russell Lane, Harriman: attachment. Bond $1,500; court date May 23.

  • Property Transfers: Feb. 9-13, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Feb. 9-13:

    From Wilson & Associates PLLC, Wilson and Associates PLLC, Jeffrey M. King and Krista L. King to PNC Bank by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Villages Center Farm, Newport Village, Lot 102, $120,314.17.

    From Patricia Ann Hardin to Markli Construction Co. by warranty deed, Dist 3, 8.092 acres, Ladd Landing Way, $72,828.