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Today's News

  • Dinner to benefit Humane Society

    The Humane Society of Roane County is holding a fundraising dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kingston Community Center.

    The menu includes Irish stew, cornbread, desert and a drink.

    The cost for adults is $6,  while  it’s $3 for children 12 and under.

    Live music will be provided, and there will be door prizes and items for sale.

  • More clarity called for in county fire chief situation

    Roane County’s plan to make Howie Rose chief of the Roane County Fire Department has some volunteer firefighters asking questions.

    “We’re not sure how to answer them right now,” West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charlie Redwine said.

    The Roane County Commission was set to vote on making Rose the fire chief on Feb. 13, but the volunteer firefighters’ objections led the board to postpone the matter for 60 days.

  • Williams signs with University of the Cumberlands
  • TWRA fish identification guide available

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has published The Angler’s Guide to Tennessee Fish, a new identification guide on the vast variety of fish species in the state. The new guide is currently available at TWRA offices and online at TWRA’s website www.tnwildlife.org

  • Former Lady Jackets offering tennis lessons

    Ten years ago, Erin Daniels and Jessica Swanger were finishing up their tennis careers at Roane County High School that included appearances in the TSSAA State Tournament.

  • Man killed in single-car accident

    A man died in a car wreck at 4521 State Hwy. 61 near the intersection at Blair Road Friday evening.

    Coy L. Wright, 36, was traveling west when his 1997 Ford Mustang lost control and traveled into the eastbound lane.

    After going off the road, his vehicle rolled and stopped in a ditch on the eastbound side in between the railroad tracks and the road, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Thorne’s report.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints this month in Roane County.

    The first checkpoint will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. March 9 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 10 to 11 a.m. March 16 on Hwy. 58 at the new Tennessee River bridge.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • The Garden Gate: Try some dandelion; it’s good for you

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    A great bonus of early spring is the arrival of wildflowers and edible provender in gardens and woodlands.

    Some wild food grows much faster in the early spring than our usual garden provender does. It gets this head start because it is in its natural habitat with perfect soil conditions.

    Some of them are right in your garden — or even on your front lawn. All of them are available right now, before you plant your vegetable garden for this year.

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 23-30, 2012

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

    Jan. 23
    — Curtis Matthew Stegall, theft up to $500. Bound over.

    • Charlotte P. Reynolds, probation violation. Dismissed.

    • Eric G. Gallaher, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Brandon L. Phillips, driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law and failure to appear misdemeanor. Guilty. Following too closely. Dismissed.

  • Property Transfers: Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Jan. 31-Feb. 8:

    From Kristie M. Norris to Freddy K. Norris by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Buckner Road, $0.

    From Richard A. Jackson Jr. and Wayne E. Jackson to Delbert Crabtree by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 5.01 acres, Laurel Bluff Road, $40,000.