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Today's News

  • CASA Run for the Child set May 18

    CASA’s annual Run for the Child will be May 18 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Entry forms may be downloaded from www.casaninth.org, or runners may register on the morning of the race.

    Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8.

    This 5k run and walk raises money to train and support Court-Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers appointed by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

  • Safety Awareness Day planned at Grace Church

    Grace Church, Kingston, will have a Community Safety Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the church at 438. W. Race St.

    The event, in cooperation with the Roane County Sheriff's Office, will include numerous safety displays.

    The Meth Awareness trailer, provided in part with Roane County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and methamphetamine team and the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical task force, will allow meth unit team members to demonstrate their equipment to the public.

  • Hidden art treasure contest under way in Rockwood

    The Arts Council of Roane County is conducting a hidden art treasure hunt contest in Rockwood, just in time for Mother’s Day.

    The council designed the contest, which continues through May 10, to support both area businesses and artists.

    The council has “hidden” Roane County artists’ works in the shops of some of Rockwood’s merchants and other businesses.

    Each participating business is featuring a single work of art displayed with the council’s signage in each of the participating businesses.

  • Emory Gap church to mark Founders Day

    Emory Gap Independent Church of God, Harriman, will celebrate Founders Day and its 50-year anniversary on May 5.

    The service will honor the church’s founders, Edward and Edna Presswood.

    Emory Gap Independent Church of God is at 234 Morris Road.

  • Bowers Elementary perfect attendance: Third Nine Weeks

    Kindergarten
    Makinsey Cox
    Aaralyn Humphrey
    First Grade
    Riley Cross
    Jacob Lemons
    Ben McCracken
    Urja Patel
    Madison West
    Second Grade
    Dakota Cross
    Riley Hampton
    Haley Pelfrey
    Madalyn Jones
    Madelyn Ladd
    Kendal Mason
    Seth Underwood
    Billy Joe Chesser
    Third Grade
    TahDarius Boyd
    Javen Crass
    Allan Hovey
    Chase Johnson
    Loki Luttrell

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 14-17, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 14 — Billie J. Hart, registration certificate must be carried, driver license address required within 10 days. Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

    • Russell R. Hoffmeyer, immediate notice of accident, financial responsibility law. Dismissed. Drivers to exercise due care. Dismissed, safety class. Improper lane change. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

  • Births: March 31-April 23, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    March 31 — Angel Daugherty and Larry Justin Kidwell, Oliver Springs. A boy, Larry Justin. Sibling: Emily. Grandparents: Angela Steelman; Kim Daugherty; Janiee Campbell; Larry Kidwell.

    April 1 — Kimberly Hill and Leonard Wright IV, Kingston. A girl, Abrielle Genesis, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents: Donna and Levi Binford; Karen Jones; Tim Hill and Mary Jo Hill; Leonard Wright III.

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary perfect attendance: Third Nine Weeks

    Aubrey Loy
    Natalie Moore
    Elliot Blair
    Tabitha Branum
    Kalli Bunch
    Bryler Castleberry
    Jackson Daugherty
    Jayden Davis
    Lauren Payne
    Abby St. Antoine
    Jacob Thomason
    Javen Barger
    Heaven Branum
    Aspen Brown
    Nicole Gann
    Samuel Hearon
    Brady Hester
    Riley McLain
    Kamron Thomason
    Isaac Davis
    Dylan Mitchell
    Tyler Owsley
    Mackenzie Triplett
    Avery Vickery
    Austin Adcox
    Autumn Benbenek

  • Church Calendar: May 4-11

    SATURDAY, MAY 4
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a free spring fling from 1 to 4 p.m. with food and games for all ages. A basketball game between the church’s youth and adults begins at 4:30 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    • Mossy Grove Baptist Church will have a truck and car show. Call 423-346-6367 or 423-346-6117 for details. The church is at 347 Mossy Grove Road in Morgan County, just outside Harriman.

  • Arrests: Feb. 11-22, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 11 — Carson Matthew Jones, 31, 1354 Spring City Hwy., Rockwood: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date April 1.

    • Jeremy Allen Overla, 20, 134 Hillview Terrece Drive, Harriman: child abuse. Bond $2,500; court date March 4.

    • Dewey Solomon Yarber, 30, 207 Morning Drive, Apt. A, Harriman: assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 29.