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Today's News

  • No parole for Manson clan man

    Charles Manson follower and Roane County High School graduate Bruce Davis won’t be getting out of prison.
    California Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board’s decision that would have allowed Davis to go free.
    “We’re very disappointed,” Davis attorney Michael Beckman said. “This whole thing is politicized. It has nothing to do with Bruce Davis’ dangerousness. He’s not dangerous at all.”
    Manson and his followers went on a gory and well-documented killing spree in California in 1969.

  • Digging in
  • Dual-government meeting to be set

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes sent a letter to County Executive Ron Woody last month requesting a joint meeting between the Board of Education and the County Commission.
    “They (the school board) would like to discuss the upcoming budget and safety concerns in the schools,” Aytes said in the letter. He suggested April 1 and April 9 as possible dates.
    “If any of these dates are workable, please let us know, and we will set a time and place to meet,” the letter said.

  • Melton Hill draw-down to aid cleanup

    TVA will temporarily lower the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir beginning Friday, March 22, through Monday, April 1, to allow property owners to repair docks, stabilize shoreline and help pick up litter.
    The annual Melton Hill River Rescue cleanup day is Saturday, March 23.
    TVA will hold the water level of Melton Hill Reservoir between elevations 790 and 792 feet above sea level and begin raising the level to its normal elevation of 794 feet above sea level beginning April 2.

  • ‘It’s the Climb’ theme of Advocacy Center fundraiser

    “It’s the Climb” is the theme of the 11th annual dinner and auction to benefit Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District of East Tennessee.

    The event will be on April 18 in Rothchild’s Conference Center, Knoxville.

    Friends and supporters of the center wil gather at 5 p.m. for socializing, viewing and bidding on silent auction items.

    Dinner and a live auction will start at 7 p.m.

  • Imagination Library recipient of literacy grant

    Roane Imagination Library is the recipient of “A Tribute to Literacy” grant from Altrusa International of Oak Ridge and the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club.  

    Roane Imagination Library will use the grant to send free books to more than 1,800 Roane County children ages newborn to 5 years old.

    Organizations throughout Roane and Anderson counties with programs, projects or activities fostering literacy in the area were invited to apply for the grant.  

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 3-7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 3 — Malori N. Lemons, capias for failure to appear court date amended to failure to appear misdemeanor. Dismissed.

    • Kenneth E. Ward Jr., probation violation. Dismissed.

    • Travis E. Clark, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Trenton M. Massey, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Truman grandson to speak in OR

    Journalist Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry S Truman’s oldest grandson, will be in Oak Ridge for a special Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association speaking engagement on March 28.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Y-12 New Hope Visitors Center at 602 Scarboro Road. It is open to the public.

    Tickets are  $20 each and may be purchased at either the association’s website at www.orhpa.tix.com or the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

  • Tornado app sends safety info to your phone

    The American Red Cross has launched its official tornado app, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.

    The free app — available in English or Spanish — gives Apple and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 6

    25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s participation in the first-ever Super Tuesday presidential primary brought out a number of voters. But it wasn’t only because the Volunteer State’s favorite son, Al Gore, was on the ticket. County voters handily voted down proposals to add a penny to the sales tax rate and a $10 wheel tax. The taxes were aimed at offsetting the use of Department of Energy funds for the school system. And speaking of schools, Harriman voters decided for the third time in three decades to hold on to the city system a little longer.