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Today's News

  • Marriage licenses: Dec. 5, 2011-Jan. 9, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Dec. 5-Jan. 9:

    Brandon James Heichelbech to Rachel Elizabeth Wyatt

    Stanley George Allbaugh to Donna Jean Chitwood Meredith

    James Douglas Veysey to Debra Ann Wilson Ellis

    Franklin Scott Harrison to Emelia Pearl Jones Harness

    Tyler Uriah Simpson to Jessica Kyle Grosheider

    Zachary Seth Gronda to Kaylah Ann Powell

    Randy Lee Haese to Judy Elaine Haney Haese

  • Divorces: Sept. 7-Nov. 15

    Divorces granted Sept. 7-Nov. 15 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Brenda Kay Wyatt Campbell v. Robert Andrew Campbell

    Sue Ann Jones-Taylor v. John Barton Taylor II

    Jason Neil Wolfenbarger v. Lori Ann Wolfenbarger

    Kimberly K. Hutchison-Blalock v. David Junior Blalock

    Kim A. Kennedy v. Larry B. Kennedy

    Stephanie (Kelly) Ferguson v. Michael (Brandon) Ferguson

    David Lee Linney v. Chrystal Lea Linney

    Whitney Suzanne Davis v. Travis Ray Davis

  • Contaminants removed from landfill near K-25

    Contaminated debris and soil have been removed from trenches within a 60-year-old landfill adjacent to the K-25 cleanup project and a protective cover is being installed.

    The materials were removed to minimize the potential for future contamination of surface water and groundwater.

    The 6.5-acre landfill, called K-1070-B, was used from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s to dispose of items such as equipment, materials, parts, and drums.

  • School science help offered

    URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) LLC is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on science, technology, engineering and math projects. For instance, a music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.

  • Taxpayers have until April 17 to file this year

    Taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns this year.

    The IRS has made a number of improvements to help make this tax season easy for taxpayers. This includes new navigation features and helpful information on IRS.gov and a new pilot to allow taxpayers to use interactive video to get help with tax issues.

  • OUR OPINION: Kingston right to go for grant for sidewalks

    Good for Kingston.

    City officials there are pursuing a grant for sidewalks in an area that desperately needs them.

    Many of the residents of Kingwood Street, which would get the sidewalks if the grant is approved, are lower-income families.

    They often walk to nearby Kentucky Street, Kingston’s busiest a busy thoroughfare, to take advantage of stores, restaurants and other businesses.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Maybe we should ‘occupy’ justices’ lawns!

    Gentle Reader, have you been puzzled, as we have, at some of the remarks the presidential candidates, their adherents, and cohorts on the other side have uttered?

    For instance they seem always to try to work in how they are “hell for leather” to regain our “LOST FREEDOMS.”

    Maybe they have each defined just exactly what these Lost Freedoms are, but, if so, we missed it.

  • Harriman man held on murder charge

    A Harriman man has been indicted in Sevier County for first-degree murder, according to The Mountain Press.  

    Anthony Travis Richards is charged in the death of Derek Ogle, who was found stabbed at Gatlinburg Town Square in May of last year.

    Ogle was taken to LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, where he was pronounced dead.

    Police said Richards was taken into custody at the scene.

    The Mountain Press said the Sevier County grand jury returned the first-degree murder indictment against Richards last week.

  • Yager proposal aimed at corruption

    State Sen. Ken Yager of Harriman and state Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville  announced Thursday that they have filed legislation to disqualify elected or appointed officials from receiving judicial diversion for crimes committed during their term of office.

    Judicial diversion is the process in criminal law when a person pleads guilty to a crime and can later have the charge removed (or expunged) from their record following a period of probation.  It is granted by the judge, hence its name “judicial.”

  • Traffic pattern changes at Rockwood's cloverleaf intersection

     

    Drivers navigate the rerouted traffic pattern around Rockwood’s cloverleaf at the junction of Hwys. 70 and 27 Wednesday afternoon. Motorists should use caution as people get used to the change, made in conjunction with the ongoing widening project of Hwy. 70 toward Midtown.