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Today's News

  • Raiderettes look to contend

     

    With eight sophomores on the roster, Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles knows she has experience on her side. 

  • Tigers win Eble tourney

     

    A strong second half was the difference Tuesday night as Jeff Allen’s Rockwood Middle School Tigers captured the 2013 Hollis Eble Tournament title with a 54-36 victory over Oakdale.

  • Friday night could be wild for teams from Roane

     

    Roane County football fans will be scoreboard watching Friday night as games all across Tennessee, and even neighboring states, will play an outcome in making the playoffs and playoff seeding for four teams in Roane County.

  • Braxton Olivia Fritz

    Braxton Olivia Fritz celebrated her eighth birthday on Oct. 11 at JumpJam in Knoxville with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kingston, and Ernest and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Kingston and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Braxton has a 10-year-old sister, Avery Elise.

  • Marriage licenses: April 3-30, 2013

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    April 3 — Martin Stuart Smith, 42, to Marcia Leanne Smith Churchill, 41.

    April 5 — Robert Paul Stauter, 44, to Dina Lynn Gates, 42.

    • Steven Paul McDonald, 41, to Charlene Dawn McCrane, 32.

    • Daniel Jay Bredwell, 25, to Ashley Lynn Sproule, 24.

    •Johnny Ray Bass, 48, to Angela Kaye Abston, 46.

  • Births: Sept. 23-Oct. 12, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Sept. 23 — Jessica Fitzgerald and Steven Gillis, Kingston. A boy, Quillan Duane, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Sibling: Madalyn Brook. Grandparents: Willian Duane Gillis; Curtis Lee Fitzgerald Jr.; Sandra Fitzgerald.

    Sept. 25 — Mary and Brandon Pehrson, Harriman. A girl, Caroline Rose, 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

  • Arrests: June 26-July 4, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 26 — Charles Daniel Mullins, 32, 207 Carlock Ave., Harriman: violation of sex offender registry act, aggravated assault. Total bond $503,000; court dates July 8 and July 1.

    • Gaylen Torrell Works, 24, 128 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: DUI (after-trial mittimus). No bond listed; court date June 24.

  • Arrests: June 21-26, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 21 — David Elmer Bell, 21, 331 Morgan Ave., Harriman: violation of probation, public intoxication, resisting arrest. Total bond $4,900; court date July 29.

    • Cecil R. Coffey, 25, 119 Johnson Lane, Oak Ridge, Simple possession or casual exchange. Bond $2,000; court date July 29.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 30

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Don't forget your Halloween chives

    Chives were promoted as a cure for melancholy during the Middle Ages. They were believed to drive away evil spirits, and for this reason, they were promoted very strongly at Halloween as a protection and safeguard against demons and ghosts.