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Today's News

  • Man whose family dies in wreck treated at hospital

    A man who lost his family in a fiery crash was taken to a hospital on Wednesday.

    Stephanie Brown and her three children were killed in the wreck on Hwy. 61 on Tuesday.
     
    Josh Brown was an inmate at the Roane County Jail. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said he was given a furlough because of the tragedy involving his wife and children.  

    “It’s (a furlough) not uncommon for something like that,” the sheriff said.

  • Mom, 3 sons killed in fiery wreck

    A mother and her three children died in a fiery crash on Tuesday.

    The accident happened on Hwy. 61 a little after 6 p.m.

    “It was a bad scene,” Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Bobby Clevenger said.

    Clevenger investigated the crash for the THP. According to his report, Stephanie N. Brown was traveling west when her SUV crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Two lakes, two very different days on the water

    Last Saturday, I spent the morning in my kayak at the Kingston waterfront, dutifully watching as swimmers churned through the water in the city’s first triathlon.

    Excitement was in the air as people cheered from the shore and other volunteer kayakers and a Jet Ski operator made sure all were safe.

    On Sunday morning, I was back in the kayak and on the water again — this time a couple of hours away.

  • Wyrick promoted to Navy senior chief petty officer

    Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.

    The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.

    During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.

    He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Jonathan M. Bullard

    U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Bullard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of James and Kelley Bullard of Harriman, he was a 2010 graduate of  Roane County High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that inclu-
    ded training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, phy-
    sical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • State: Get vaccinated, or get out of school

    Today, Sept. 2, could be the last school day for preschool, pre-K, kindergarten and seventh-grade students who haven’t received their required immunizations.

    Students in those grades, as well as new enrollees in Roane County Schools, are required by state law to have their shot records up to date by today.

    Tennessee Department of Health requires proper immunizations before students are permitted to enter school. Due to a shortage of vaccine medications,  however, the deadline for Roane County students was extended to Sept. 2.

  • Kingston’s Miller earns chiropratic doctorate

    Kingston native Jude Miller graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree last month from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.

    He is the son of Barbara and Harry Miller.

    Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic.

    He is presently finishing his master’s degree in sports science and sports rehabilitation at Logan College.

  • Women's conference set in Kingston

    Kingston First Baptist Church’s women’s ministry is making plans for “In His Steps,” a fall women’s conference to take place on Oct. 8.

    Rachel Lovingood of Hendersonville will be the guest speaker for the conference, which begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the church atrium on Kentucky Street.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    JULY 25 CASES DISPOSED

    Artaveus D. Dawson, probation violation. Guilty.

    Timothy B. Reid II, capias for failure to appear court date. Abated by death.

    Cynthia D. Latham, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    Brittney Upton, capias for failure to appear court date. Dismissed. Driving while license revoked. Guilty.

  • Former UT coach takes Hackney job

    Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is known for his coaching skills, but he’s taking his charisma into the private sector.

    Pearl, who was ousted from the basketball program after NCAA citations, will be working in Knoxville as vice president of marketing at The H.T. Hackney Co., a wholesale grocery distributor that has a distribution center in Roane County.

    He began work officially on Sept. 1.