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Today's News

  • Beets elected to TML board

    Troy Beets, Kingston mayor, was elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Municipal League during the league’s annual conference recently held in Murfreesboro.
    Kay Senter, mayor pro tem of Morristown, was elected president.
    Beets was nominated as a director at- large by a six-member nominating committee composed of municipal officials statewide.
    He was then elected for a one-year term by a majority vote of the entire membership.

  • Counterprotests best way to deal with Westboro ilk

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    Whatever your thoughts about the controversial Fred Phelps family and their Westboro Baptist Church — and for most Americans, those thoughts are negative — the group continues to find ways to grab headlines and public attention.
    In the wake of the death June 20 of Ryan Dunn, a star of MTV’s “Jackass” programs, in a traffic accident, Westboro promised to appear yesterday in Dunn’s hometown, West Chester, Pa., at public memorial service.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas: Take your RCN on vacation, get picture in paper

    Are you ready for some summer?
    Like most folks, my bet is you’re already pondering just exactly how hot it’s going to get in August.
    That’s because we’ve had an extremely warm May and June — and July’s just around the corner.
    My guess is the days and weeks to come won’t exactly be lazy. Especially this weekend, because Independence Day is here.

    I always enjoy the holiday … especially when it coincides with a long weekend.

  • Rosenbalm-Sexton

    Glen “Russ” and Lisa Sexton of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Cody Lee Sexton, to Saundra Nicole Rosenbalm.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Linda Rosenbalm of Heiskell.

    A September ceremony is planned at Mountain View Park in Heiskell.

  • Madly Hillman

    Madly Hillman celebrated her second birthday on June 11 with a party at Fort Southwest Point with her parents, grandparents, great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Betsey Hillman, Oliver Springs.

    Her grandparents are Peg “Meema” Keating, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Chuck “Papa” and Rosa “Grammy” Smith Hillman, Harriman.

  • Roane officials on board for ‘Read With Child’ initiative

    Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be joined by a host of dignitaries to talk about the most important investment Wall Street insiders don’t know about.

    Haslam will join the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley on July 21 to launch a “Read with Your Child” campaign that seeks to encourage parents, family members and other caring adults to invest 20 minutes a day reading to their child.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 29

    25 Years Ago

  • 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.

    Cory S. Fisher, speeding Feb. 6. Dismissed March 11, cost to defendant.

    Amanda K. Gilbert, speeding Feb. 6. Dismissed March 11, cost to defendant.

    Tonya L. Rudder, speeding Feb. 9. Dismissed March 11, cost to state.

    Jennifer L. Wolfe, speeding Feb. 10. Traffic ticket paid March 16.

    Syndi M. Gause, speeding Feb. 10. Traffic ticket paid March 15.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from May 23-31:

    From Sidney W. Breaux, BBH Bayside Marine & Resort LLC and BBH Bayside Marina and Resort LLC to Southeast Bank & Trust and Southeast Bank and Trust by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, $787,822.

    From Anthony R. Steele, Charles Joseph Hodge and Ruby L. Hodge to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, 1 acre, Cedar Grove Road, $42,750.

  • The Garden Gate: Celebrate July with a bang and patriotic floral hues

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    July is a month of celebrations historically, patriotically and religiously — and for just plain summertime fun.

    In spite of its hot, humid days and nights, July is a month filled with picnics, fireworks, swimming pools, sunshine, thunderstorms, watermelons and corn-on-the-cob.

    And let’s not forget serious remembrances of important religious and patriotic observances.

    The Christian festival of Pentecost grew directly from the Jewish Feast of Weeks.