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Today's News

  • Student dies of spinal meningitis

    A Rockwood Middle School student died Sunday from spinal meningitis at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
    The community had rallied around 12-year-old Morgan Peters, holding a prayer vigil for her last week in hopes that the very sick sixth-grader would pull through.
    A Facebook page called Team Morgan was even created and children wore specially created shirts in her honor.
    “Obviously, by the outpouring of people, you can tell how well she was loved,” said her father Andy Peters. “She was definitely a hugger.”

  • Mauled boy faces long recovery

    By DAMON LAWRENCE
    dlawrence@roanecounty.com
    Dalton Broshears, a 4-year-old Roane County boy, could have everlasting scars from a pit bull attack that occurred earlier this week.
    “He’s lost an ear,” grandmother Ann Wells said.
    The attack occurred on Monday at 542 Emory Heights Road. According to a dispatch report, Annette Broshears called 911 and reported one of her dogs had bitten off her son’s ear.
    Dalton was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

  • Alleged bank robber caught

    A man suspected of robbing the Bank of America in Kingston on May 1 wasn’t on the run for long.
    According to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Billy Joe Dugard, 36, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio on May 2.
    The FBI said Dugard, of Crothersville, Ind., will be charged in federal court in Tennessee for robbing the Bank of America and a BB&T in Loudon County.
    Both robberies occurred on May 1 less than an hour apart.
    Dugard reportedly entered each bank, handed a note to the teller and demanded money.
     

  • John C. Henry memory honored at state level

    The memory of John Calvin Henry, the namesake of The Henry Center, was honored recently by a state-level resolution.
    The Henry Center, a daycare facility for  children with and without disabilities, is part of the Michael Dunn Center’s services to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
    John Henry died late last month.
    His parents, Jim and Pat Henry, have been long-time advocates for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities — even before John’s birth.

  • Kingston expects to shift gears on leftover waterline funding

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Kingston officials may finally have the go-ahead to use leftover waterline funds to shore up its sewer system.
    For months, the city has been in a quandary as to how to use monies available after the completion of a sewer project on Gallaher Road, enabled by a federal grant and loan program.

  • Aglow plans event in Princess Theatre

    “The Sound from Heaven” is the theme of a special worship, testimony, activities and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International on May 26.

    The event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Princess Theatre at 421 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    The celebration includes Hebrew dancing and a special presentation by Maxine Raines, founder and director of Lost Sheep Ministry, Knoxville.

  • St. Andrew’s collecting stuffed animals Sunday

    Parishioners and guests at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, are asked to bring a new stuffed animal — with the tags still attached — to the 10 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, May 13.

    These toys will be brought forward for a blessing and then sent to area law-enforcement agencies to be used as needed.

  • Property Transfers: Feb. 14-March 5, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Feb. 14-March 5:

    From Shelia Ann Justice to Luther S. Hall and Dorothy S. Hall by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Hwy. 61/62, $8,000.

    From Ola M. Ledbetter to Michael Lloyd Ledbetter by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 5.17 acres, Tate Coley Road, $0.

    From Julia Patterson and Julia D. Steidle to Jeffery M. Steidle by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 6.468 acres, Hwy. 304, $0.

  • The Garden Gate: Spud wonders helped bring it to the forefront

    Common in origin, lacking the symmetry and color of more glamorous vegetables — even sometimes defamed for its carbohydrate content — the potato’s place in history is still important.

    Enjoyed by rich and poor alike, it is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is estimated that 12 million tons of potatoes are consumed annually. Potatoes rank with rice, wheat and corn as the world’s most important crops.

  • Lipscomb University provost's list: fall 2011

    Anna Uselton of Kingston has been honored at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for academic achievement during fall semester.

    Uselton, a Roane County High School graduate and English major, earned placement on the university’s provost’s list.

    Only students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list.