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Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from May 9-16:

    From Sharon Christmas to Shirley F. Peck by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Anzie Way, $0.

    From Shapiro & Kirsch LLP, Shapiro and Kirsch LLP, Ralph H. Walls and Frances B. Walls to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, Tract 2 Lancer Drive, $0.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Charles Blue and Randall Blue by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ride, sub-area C, Lot 144, Phase 2, $15,000.

  • 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.

    Boyd W. Woody, theft Sept. 29. Guilty as charged March 28, convicted. Evading arrest Sept. 29. Dismissed March 28, cost to state.

  • Allegiance pledge recital not mandatory

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The Pledge of Allegiance is a simple and clear way of expressing love of country.
    It’s also a voluntary patriotic exercise — declared as such more than 50 years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Still, some officials or legislatures periodically try to coerce others into reciting the Pledge. A recent attempt involves a Mississippi judge who jailed a lawyer who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance last October at the start of a court session.

  • Impressions: Phrase is sweet music to most any father’s ears

    One of the sweetest phrases a man will ever hear comes directly from the heart:
    “I love you, Daddy.”
    Whether the words originate from the mouth of a toddler, teenager, full-grown offspring or somewhere in between, something magical happens when they’re spoken.
    Precious little girls can bat their eyes and melt their old man’s heart, all the while wrapping him around their pinky fingers.
    Little boys can lower their heads, shrug their shoulders and weasel themselves out of all sorts of trouble with the simple four-word phrase.

  • Harriman cleanup gets serious

    By CINDY SIMPSON
    csimpson@roanecounty.com
    Several downtown property owners within the Harriman Center City Redevelopment and Urban Renewal area learned in writing that they met at least one category of blight.
    That means they have to take action to stop proceedings that could cost them their property.
    The blight elements vary from simple debris and vegetative overgrowth to structural damage.
    The owners had until June 6 to respond to the Harriman Redevelopment Advisory Committee.

  • Youth Fishing Tournament
  • Major drug dealer gets life in prison

    Ralph O’Neal shouldn’t be causing anxiety for law enforcement anytime soon.
    Last week a federal judge sentenced the former Roane County resident to life in prison for his convictions on drug charges.
    O’Neal was arrested in the summer of 2008.
    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said that brought his office a sigh of relief.
    “We’ve been after O’Neal for 10 years,” Stockton said in 2008. “He’s been dealing for a long time.”

  • Adult Ed graduation at RSCC June 30

    The Roane County Adult Education program will hold its annual GED graduation on Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at Roane State Community College.
    A reception will be held after the ceremony for graduates and their guests.
    The event is sponsored by the Roane County Literacy Council and Roane State.
    Graduates and guests are asked to RSVP by June 24 by calling Cindy Hayes with Roane County Adult Education at 376-6663.

  • 2011 All-District 4-A Baseball Team

    Coach of the Year

    Terry Coker (Wartburg)

     

  • 2011 All-District 4-A Softball Team

    Most Valuable Player

    Lindsey Fadnek (Coalfield)