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Today's News

  • Marriage licenses: April 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in April:

    James Albert Grubb to Carmen Roselle Cowans West

    Jake Kody Decker to Cadie Joy Ammon

    John Edward Stephens IV to Jacqui Leanne Freels Doughty

    Joseph Henry Watson III to Anale Dakota Thornton

    Drew Graham Dismukes to Sierra Amber Metzger

    James Samuel Hoover Jr. to Linda S. Sinclair Hellmann

    John David Allen to Tiffany Nichole Williams

  • 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.

    David E. Bell, public intoxication, aggravated criminal trespassing and resisting stop and frisk Jan. 22. Guilty as charged, Jan. 31, convicted.

    Ron P. Harris, simple possession Dec. 9. Guilty as charged Jan. 31, convicted.

    Terry Joe Kennedy, driving on suspended license Dec. 23. Dismissed Jan. 31, cost to state.

    Jessica N. Davis, theft Dec. 28. Guilty as charged Jan. 31, convicted.

  • Foundation established disaster relief fund for East Tennessee

    East Tennessee Foundation has established the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund of East Tennessee Foundation.

    The fund was established to accept gifts to be used in the 25-county East Tennessee service area impacted by the April 27 tornados and to meet future disaster relief needs.  

    In the Foundation’s 25 years of experience, it has built long-standing relationships and networks with area nonprofits that know how to respond in their communities.

  • Downtown wedding party
  • Golf teams boost funds by washing cars
  • Thai Rotary members visit Roane County
  • Atheists, the First Amendment and equal treatment

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    In case you missed it, on May 5, the president of the United States called the nation to prayer — just as past presidents have done on the first Thursday of every May since 1952.
    Mandated by Congress, the National Day of Prayer was marked this year by events around the country, many of which were organized by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, an evangelical Christian group that maintains the self-described “official site” on the Web for celebrating the day.

  • Impressions by Johnny Teglas: Moon walks to pro wrestling, what’s really real?

    God rest her soul, my wife’s grandmother, has long departed this world.
    But we still lovingly remember her quite often when something strikes our funny bones.
    Stella Trusley had interesting viewpoints on the world around her.
    She used to tell Junior he needed to clean up and go out and get a job.
    Junior was my father-in-law. He was a retired educator and her primary caregiver during her later years.
    I vividly recall him cooking a full breakfast for her when I’d drop Jon Clark off at his house.

  • Harriman considers alternate Midtown annexation proposal

    On Wednesday, Harriman officials will meet in special-called session at 6 p.m. to consider a resolution for annexation.
    The resolution is similar to a prior resolution proposed earlier this year,  with the exception of the removal of four parcels.
    The city is moving forward with a referendum to annex properties in Midtown, part of which already are under an annexation agreement.
    The new resolution exempting four properties isn’t because of any complaints.

  • Kingston Skyhoundz event postponed

    With just a short time to get ready, Kingston has postponed a championship Frisbee-dog event it hoped to hold on May 14.
    City parks and recreation director Rick Ross said staff had not had time to line up a sufficent number of participants, and is looking at possibly holding the event in the fall.
    “We will postpone to try for Oct. 1 during our country fair and reach out for more dogs,” Ross said. “We have a year to host and will try to combine with another event to draw more interest.”