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Today's News

  • Births: July 14-Aug. 25

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    July 14 — Nicole and Brandon Steelman, Oliver Springs. A girl, Katherine Alexis, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents: Katherine Scheibel; Regina Steelman.

    July 20 — Jessica Shay Reynolds and Gene David Gary, Harriman. A girl,, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents: Gene and Lola Gary; David Gary; Tresa
    Binkley; Gail King; Gladys Lynn.

  • Roane County E-911 August dispatches
  • Men of Tomorrow to kick off 22nd program year this weekend

    The Men of Tomorrow program kickoff meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in B&W Y-12 New Hope Center at 601 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    This meeting marks the 22nd year of the program, which aims to encourage grades 6-12 in growth of self-image, academic achievement and cultural development.

    Participation is open to any student, regardless of race, color, or creed. The program is a 501(c)3 organization under the Men of Tomorrow Foundation and is free to all participants.

  • Rockwood summer reading draws to an end

    Rockwood Public Library recently celebrated the end of its summer reading program.

  • 9/11 effort was in vain, but they tried

    By CLIFF SEGAR
    Like all of us, I recall where I was and what I was doing 10 years ago.

    Sept. 11, 2001, will be forever etched into our memories. And, like the rest, I wondered what I could do to help.

    At that time, I was living in the Atlanta  area. I was a field engineer for the Mobitex wireless data network. That was the first carrier for the BlackBerry system.

    By 10 in the morning, my manager had sent out a message to all of us field engineers to leave any downtown areas.

  • Kingston officials cite need for new city hall building

    by MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Kingston City Council added motions to its agenda at a workshop last week to use additional money from a federal energy grant to shore up the local library and community center.

    However, officials deemed spending money on an aging city hall to be a lost cause.

  • Drunk woman steals, wrecks police cruiser; dog bites teen and other general mayhem

    A Crossville woman wrecked a stolen Cumberland County patrol car in Roane County on Sunday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Troopers charged Michelle Lee Owens, 25, with DUI, driving on a revoked license, felony evading and reckless endangerment.

    The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will have charges against Owens as well.

    A state trooper started pursuing the stolen patrol car on Intestate 40 in Cumberland County.

    The pursuit ended at the 360 mile marker in Roane County when the vehicle hit a cable barrier.

  • Researchers looking at TVA ash spill’s impact on community bonds

    Over the past several weeks, selected Roane County residents have received a survey regarding the 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash spill.

    This research is funded entirely by the National Science Foundation, and the main objective of the study is to understand the various social impacts of the coal ash spill on people and communities in the region.

    To learn about these issues, several waves of surveys have been sent to randomly selected households in the area.

    The final batch of surveys has recently been delivered to selected homes.

  • Making math fun
  • HMS downs Midway, 28-14

    Ball control was the name of the game for the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils as they posted a 28-14 win over Midway Thursday night.