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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse July 29:

    From Darlene T. Chamlee Executor, Evan L. Turnbill Executor, Juanita V. Williams Estate, Dollie Juanita V. Williams Estate, Dollie Juanita Williams Estate, Dollie Juanita Voiles Turnbill Williams, Darlene T. Chamlee and Evan L. Turnbill to Darlene T. Chamlee and Evan L. Turnbill by deed, Dist. 1, 3.64 acres, Poland Hollow Road, $0.

    From Whitney Collette Julian Murrell to Homer Julian by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Squairs Addition, Lot 5, $0.

  • Rider-Matheson

    Kathy L. Rider and Clifton David Matheson announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Matheson home. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent to individuals to join the couple on their special day.

    The bride elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rider of Fruithurst, Ala.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 21

    25 Years Ago
    Center’s Ferry in Kingston was put out of commission indefinitely. Wear and tear caused the engine to blow up. The decision to ground the ferry weighed on several factors, including a bridge under construction, the high cost of engine repair and the length of time needed for repairs.

    10 Years Ago

  • Child Find ends today

    Roane County Schools’ Child Find 2011 ends today, Wednesday, at Midway Elementary School.

    Developmental screenings, including speech, language, vision, hearing and motor skills, are available for ages 3-5.

    Call 717-5461 or 717-5462 to schedule an appointment.

  • TVA lawsuit puts residents between rock, hard place

    Many of us are watching with interest as the first of lawsuits over TVA’s 2008 ash spill makes its way through federal court.

    The lawsuits, which kicked off last week in Knoxville, are important and many millions of dollars are at stake.

    It’s difficult for Roane Countians to take a side in these cases.

    One the one hand, many Roane Countians have suffered as the result of what TVA’s own inspector general has deemed carelessness.

  • Nuts & Bolts: It’s going to get a whole lot hotter in here

    After a lot of talk and visits by a multitude of contractors, our newspaper is taking another step forward.
    We are investing in technology that will allow us to eliminate one of the steps in getting the newspaper to you.
    For many years, we have been designing the newspaper on computers, then sending those “pages” to a machine that sets them on news-page-sized film.
    Then the film is used to make a thin, news-page-sized plate that attaches to the press and imprints the text and images that you see every week.

  • Ambulance service finances better, but ...

    Roane County officials think changes at the ambulance service have turned the rocky operation around, but the entity isn’t out of the woods yet.

    Consultant Jack Jinks, who has worked for Roane County Executive Ron Woody first at Emergency Management Agency and now with interim director Howie Rose at the ambulance service, made a presentation Tuesday about how operational changes and conditions at the Roane County Ambulance Service have changed over the last few months.

  • Alexander to give up GOP leadership post — but not ideology — in January

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told colleagues this week that he will step down from the Senate Republican leadership in January when he completes four years as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.

  • Man charged with cruelty after dead hounds found

    Matthew Tyler Walls, a 19-year-old Roane County resident, was arrested on Sept. 16 and charged with three counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
    Animal Control Director John Griffin said officers responded to Walls’ home at 251 Clear Springs Road near Kingston, where they discovered six hound dogs on the property. Three were dead.
    “Nothing but bones,” said Griffin, who said officials were alerted to the situation by an anonymous caller. He said the smell of dead animals probably prompted the call.

  • Midway Middle stops Oakdale, 14-6

    Defense was the name of the game for Midway Middle School Thursday night, as the boys from "South Of the River" wrested a hard-fought 14-6 triumph over Oakdale.