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Today's News

  • Women try to take $644 in goods

    Rockwood police have accused two Lenoir City women of using a self-checkout machine to try and rip off Walmart.
    Kayla Smallen, 24, and Donette Hightower, 30, are charged with theft.
    According to Rockwood police, Hightower scanned $644.56 worth of merchandise at the self checkout on Sept. 11, and then asked for the items to be voided.

  • Man dies in Hwy. 327 wreck

    From STAFF REPORTS
    Criminal charges are pending in a single-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of an Oliver Springs man on Sunday.
    The wreck was on Hwy. 327 around 8:30 p.m.
    According to a report by Trooper Matthew Armes, Otto Joseph Flachbart III of Lenoir City was driving north in a truck with three passengers.
    The vehicle failed to make a turn and overturned.
    Passenger Fred M. Collins Jr., 48, was killed.
    The report said Flachbart and the other passengers, identified as Cody A. York and Freddy R. Collins, were not injured.

  • Lions eye screenings
  • Checking out the solar switch
  • The Garden Gate: Mum's the word in fall beauty

    We are noticing now that the trees are beginning to show their fall colors, the blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace are starring the fields, the golden yarrows and bright zinnias are adorning our gardens, and all the roadside produce stands are bright with chrysanthemums.

    Looking ahead to fall festivals, Halloween pumpkins are beginning to add their colorful notes to all the stands.

  • Property Transfers: Nov. 1-Dec. 3, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 1-Dec. 3:

    • From Betty Jean Ford Trustee and Ford Trust Agreement to Betty Jean Ford by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 0.51 acre, Oak Hills Estates, Lot 60, $0.

    • From Clifford W. Stephens and Kathryn H. Stephens to Douglas L. Devaney by warranty deed, Dist. 5, city of Rockwood, Lots PT15 and PT16, $19,000.

  • Colter Lee Sexton

    Colter Lee Sexton was born on May 14 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Cody and Saundra Sexton of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Glen “Russ” and Lisa Sexton of Harriman and Wendell and Linda Rosenbalm of Heiskell.
     

  • Forever Young health fair to cater to area seniors

    A Forever Young health and information fair for senior citizens will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Kingston Community Center.

    Free flu shots will be offered.

    Other offerings include medical massages; carotid ultrasound; and screenings for blood pressure, bone density, vision, pulse oximetry and falls risk.

    Call Amber Jacks, Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services director, at 354-0450 for details.

  • What's in the Constitution? Better yet, what's not in it?

    Sept. 17-23 commemorates the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    As part of that celebration, Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is striving to help educate Roane Countians on what is and isn’t in the Constitution, including:

    • Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “It’s a free country.”

  • Katz-Burton

    Lacie Katz and Dr. Clay Burton, along with their parents, Dr. Mark and Cathy Katz and Donnie and Melody Burton, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    An October ceremony in Bermuda Run, N.C., is planned. Formal invitations are being sent.

    The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in nursing. 

    The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Tennessee Technological University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee Dental School.