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Today's News

  • E-book use rising at state library

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives says the popularity of its  Regional E-book and Audio Download System program has been on the rise over the last fiscal year.
    READS is a free program that offers thousands of digital e-books and audio books to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System with the simple click of a mouse.
    Digital titles can be downloaded to a personal computer or a variety of portable devices.

  • New AMTEC grads at Roane State

    Area students recently graduated from Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center.

  • General Sessions Court: May 21-25, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 21 — Charles Daugherty, public intoxication. Guilty.

    • John Dabbs, two counts simple possession/casual exchange. Dismissed, costs to defendant. Possess unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities. Guilty.

    • Teri Davidson, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Property Transfers: June 12-29, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 12-29:

    From Shane M. Cruttenden to John H. Wendel and Wanda J. Vance by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 0.5 acre, Griffith Point, $13,000.

    From Rosa W. Mount to Connie L. Mount, Ricky R. Mount and Donald L. Mount by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 1.4 acres, Hedgecock and Lane Road, $0.

    From Robin Denise Young Barnes to Litton Darrell Barnes by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 4.95 acres, adjacent Eagle Point Heights, $0.

  • Property Transfers: June 12-29, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 12-29:

    From Shane M. Cruttenden to John H. Wendel and Wanda J. Vance by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 0.5 acre, Griffith Point, $13,000.

    From Rosa W. Mount to Connie L. Mount, Ricky R. Mount and Donald L. Mount by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 1.4 acres, Hedgecock and Lane Road, $0.

    From Robin Denise Young Barnes to Litton Darrell Barnes by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 4.95 acres, adjacent Eagle Point Heights, $0.

  • Property Transfers: June 12-29, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 12-29:

    From Shane M. Cruttenden to John H. Wendel and Wanda J. Vance by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 0.5 acre, Griffith Point, $13,000.

    From Rosa W. Mount to Connie L. Mount, Ricky R. Mount and Donald L. Mount by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 1.4 acres, Hedgecock and Lane Road, $0.

    From Robin Denise Young Barnes to Litton Darrell Barnes by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 4.95 acres, adjacent Eagle Point Heights, $0.

  • Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough

    Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough was born at 11:08 p.m. July 7 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Emily Duncan and Neil Clabough.

    Grandparents are Kim Parris Lively of Rockwood, Barbara Gaskin of Wartburg and the late Ray Clabough.

    Great-grandparents are Homer and Peggy Parris of Kingston.

  • The Garden Gate: Planting rules passed down by word of mouth

    Most of us have known people who insisted on planting certain things according to phases of the moon or development of a particular kind of tree or shrub.

    Ever since man began to till the soil, people have looked for favorable signs in the stars, moon, native plants, times of the migrations of birds, colors of sunsets and some other aspects of nature to guide them in planting and in harvesting.

  • New Rotary Club presidents installed

    Jack Bailey, right, 2012-13 Rotary District 6780, administers the oath of office to incoming presidents Vaughn Blank, left, of Rockwood Rotary Club and Ralph Best of Kingston Rotary Club during the recent joint officer installation meeting of the Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood clubs.

    Not pictured is Keith Uselton, Harriman Rotary Club incoming president.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 25

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston Regional Planning Commission gave strings-attached approval to final development plans of Brentwood Landing. The state planner said most of the problems would be easy to take care of. Everything was ready; it just wasn’t at the meeting. Construction activity was expected to begin within the month.

    10 Years Ago