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Today's News

  • Ishman has credentials for inspector job

    In reading my backlog of Roane County News papers following our return from vacation in Florida and the Caribbean, I noticed comments by Rockwood Councilwoman Peggy Evans in a Sept. 27 article written by Cindy Simpson.
    In reading other issues to date, I did not see that anyone took issue with Evans’ unsubstantiated comments regarding Harold Ishman’s qualification as part-time building inspector for the city of Rockwood.

  • GUEST OPINION: Schools should spend less time on Halloween

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    Inside the First Amendment
    Principal Orlando Taylor believed he was doing the right thing last week when he sent a letter home announcing to parents that Halloween celebrations will be banned this year at Inglewood Elementary School.
    But Taylor underestimated how many parents in Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania are emotionally attached to the annual parties and parades featuring goblins, witches and ghosts.
    Outraged parents denounced the ban, calling it everything from ridiculous to un-American.

  • Adkisson-Stockstill

    Tim Adkisson and Tina Adkisson announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tasha Lee-Ann Adkisson, to Michael Lee Stockstill.

    He is the son of Michael and Carol Stockstill.

    The ceremony will be in December at Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

  • Military Matters: Cameron D. Gaines

    U.S. Navy Sailor Cameron D. Gaines graduated last month from the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

    Son of Sonya Beasley and Allen Gaines of Kingston, he was Master at Arms for Division 357.

    Gaines is attending “A” School at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

    He is a 2013 graduate of Sweetwater High School.

  • Military Matters: Nolan Wright

    U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Nolan Wright graduated on Oct. 11 from Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

    Wright graduated with 1st Battalion, Platoon 1078, and he received the sharpshooter badge.

    The private is the son of Jeff Wright of Kingston and Tonia Smith of Harriman.

    He has a sister, Morgan, and a brother, Kaden.

    Grandparents are Evelyn and Ervin Burress and Brenda and Ronnie Wright.

  • Military Matters: Darren A. Owenby

    U.S. Army Cadet Darren A. Owenby recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    The cadet, a 2008 graduate of Harriman High School, is the son of Darrell Owenby of Harriman and Cheri Owenby of Johnson City.

    He is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

  • The Garden Gate: Beware the Night of the Mad Moon

    Where do you plan to be on the Night of the Mad Moon?

    There are so many superstitions that come to life at Halloween time. An old one is that an unmarried woman will dream of her future husband if she puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow on Halloween night.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 23

    25 Years Ago

  • Hoops season opens with Hollis Eble tourney

     

    Basketball season tipped off Monday evening as the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers picked up opening round victories in the 2013 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • Feds win on Leon Houston appeal

    The government does not have to give Leon Houston the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present when he was arrested on Jan. 11. The decision by U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. ordering the government to do so was reversed on appeal by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves.
    “In short, the defendant has not carried his burden of demonstrating that the disclosure of the identities of these unknown law enforcement officers is necessary or appropriate,” Reeves said in the order setting aside Shirley’s order.