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Today's News

  • Arrests: Aug. 1-4, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 1 — Michael David Buttram Jr., 34, 625 Sewanee St. D, Harriman: shoplifting theft of property. Bond $1,500; court date Sept. 17.

    • Jessica Louise Hall, 35, 2267 Ruritan Road, Harriman: TennCare Fraud. Bond $2,000; court date Oct. 1.

    • John David Langley, 36, 145 Monger Road, Rockwood: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $1,500; court date Oct. 1.

  • Property Transfers: July 11-18, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 11-18:
    From James Ascan and Leah Ascan to Michael P. Loeffler by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area J, Lot 170B, Phase 6, $115,000.

    From Nationwide Trustee Services Inc. and Helen B. Newman to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Lake Awana Valley Resorts, Lots 6, 8 and 10, $75,728.33.

  • Arrests: Aug. 4-8, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 4 — Johnny Ray Caughorn, 34, 9307 Ruggles Ferry, Knoxville: failure to appear. Bond $2,500; court date Sept. 10.

    • William Dwayne Clemons, 18, 123 Davis Drive, Harriman: violation of probation. No bond or court date listed.

  • A Red Hat cruise on the lake
  • 'Round Rockwood: Aug. 13

    Visiting me Tuesday, Aug. 7, were Joyce Ward and Jessica Humphreys.

    They came and cleaned my room for me.

    Lorene Pinkerton and her son, Trevor Walls, from Spartanburg, Fla., visited Joyce Ward for four days.

    While here they visited her daughter, Emily and Wyatt Ward in Knoxville.

    We enjoyed very much a family dinner at Junior's Restaurant in Rockwood Tuesday.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 13

    Saturday, Aug. 4, Oak Grove Baptist Church celebrated its annual choir anniversary. Curtis Anderson was master of ceremony.

    Six great choirs provided the music for this service, and Evangelist Dorothy Mitchell was guest soloist.

    All sang from their hearts and all who attended were truly blessed. This is where Paul Taylor is pastor.

    We pray that your choir will continue to sing praises in songs to God.

  • Lots of fun times, reading at Rockwood library
  • Rockwood OKs budget with tax hike; garbage rate also up $1

    After numerous meetings filled with contention over the 2013 budget, Rockwood officials finally settled on final reading of the budget last week.

    Taxpayers will now be paying property tax rates of 90 cents per $100 valuation, 15 cents higher than the previous rate of 75 cents per $100 valuation.

    Garbage customers will also pay $1 more per pickup, at $8, which is still several dollars lower than in surrounding communities.

  • Roofer charged with passing bad check and theft

    A local roofer is in trouble with the law for allegedly passing a bad check and not returning a chainsaw.

    Kingston police took out warrants on Joshua Lee Miles for the bad check and theft. Miles, 39, was arrested on Aug. 1.

    According to a warrant, Miles ordered roofing materials from Norandex Building Materials in June.

    “Mr. Miles paid with a check drawn on the account of Miles Roofing and Home Repair in the amount of $4,397.82,” the warrant said. “The check was returned unpaid due to insufficient funds.”

  • Kingston Police Explorers honored

    Former Boy Scout Robert Johnson found more than new friends when he moved five years ago from Maine to Kingston.

    He also discovered a potential future career path in law enforcement.

    Johnson is captain of Kingston Explorer Post 376, a group of ambitious and hard-working teenagers who recently earned a prestigious Gold Level United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

    The award presentation was made during Tuesday’s National Night Out event by Kingston Mayor Troy Beets and state Sen. Ken Yager.