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Today's News

  • AA Jackets headed to World Series

    Powhatan, Va.

  • Property Transfers: April 26-May 22, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse April 26-May 22:

    From Arnold M. Weiss, Jonathan J. Combs and Jacqueline K. Combs to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, Post Oak Road/Harbin Road, $0.

    From Nancy E. Lacroix and Suzette L. Lacroix to David C. Loucks by warranty deed, Dist. 4, Lake Harbor, Lot 108, $261,000.

  • Mid-East taking applications for energy assistance

    Mid-East Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for those needing help paying energy costs.

    Applicants must be responsible for paying their own energy costs.

    Applications are available online at www.mecaa.net.

    They may also be picked up at the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood. Office hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 8  to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday.

  • Blood drives set next week

    Medic Regional Blood Center has three upcoming blood drives in Roane County that will include incentives for donors willing to take time to give blood during the summer months.  

    Donors can give blood in a Medic mobile drive July 24 at Roane Medical Center at 412 Devonia St., Harriman.

    Another mobile drive will be on July 25 at Oliver Springs Food City.

    On July 30, a blood drive will be in the family center of Kingston Church of Christ at 120 Spring St.

    All three blood drives will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • N-S exhibit car to make only Tenn. stop during October Sky fest in OS

    Norfolk Southern Corp. has confirmed its exhibit car will be on display in Oliver Springs on Oct. 20 at the October Sky Fall Festival.

    Admission is free to the public.

    The exhibit car is a restored 1926 Pullman that was converted to a mobile museum in 1971. Norfolk has completed the restoration of the exhibit car for its 30th anniversary.

    Oliver Springs will be one of 15 stops across the country and the only appearance in Tennessee.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 18

    25 Years Ago
    A devoted daughter, loving mother and much respected co-worker, Marcella Krevinko died at the age of 48. An employee of Roane County News, she walked to work and never missed a day in 16 years. She cared for her mother until her death, just over a month before Krevinko herself succumbed to cancer. All remembered her with love and admiration.

    10 Years Ago

  • Zirkle turns 95

    Joseph Zirkle, a long-time resident of Kingston, reached his milestone 95th birthday July 17.

    Known as Joe to many, he was born the seventh child in the seventh month in 1917 to George and Clara Zirkle.

    A graduate of Tusculum College, Zirkle and Jessie Craw were married in 1939 in New Orleans, where they lived for four years while he was employed by Aetna Insurance.

    When the country entered World War II, Zirkle answered his country’s call to service and joined the U.S. Navy.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on July 20 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    The checkpoint will take place from 10 to 11 p.m.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • The Garden Gate: Wild about rice? You’re not alone

    With its distinctive appearance and flavor, wild rice is one of the more popular gourmét foods.

    We must give full credit for this delectable treat to the Indians, especially the Chippewa and the Ojibway.

    These Midwestern tribes who used wild rice as a staple food.

    They valued it so highly that they waged tribal wars for control of Minnesota’s lakes in which the wild rice grew.

    The Chippewa name for wild rice is manonim, which means good berry.

  • Former Harriman coach quits

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said former Harriman High School basketball coach Jeff King resigned from the school system on Monday.
    “He sent an email, and we are now waiting on a hard copy,” Aytes said.
    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said his office is investigating whether King had an inappropriate relationship with a student. A young woman was charged with burglary recently at his Sweetwater home.
    King had been a teacher and the boys basketball coach at Harriman High School.