Today's News

  • Mother, daughter arrested after fight

    A mother and daughter were arrested Sunday morning after a sheriff’s deputy couldn’t figure out which was the main attacker during an alleged fight.
    Ashley Gail Andrews, 22, and her mother, Teresa Gail Andrews, 44, both were charged with domestic assault.
    “The smell of alcohol was also present on both parties while speaking to them at the scene,” the report said.
    Mother and daughter had reportedly been together at Claudia’s Bar in Midtown before the altercation took place at an apartment they share.

  • Contract with TVA outlines next step in modular nuclear reactor project

    The effort to build a small modular reactor at TVA’s Clinch River site in Roane County continues to move forward.
    Last week, TVA and Babcock & Wilcox announced a contract was signed between the two on Feb. 7.
    “The agreement is the first definitive milestone in the U.S. Department of Energy’s recently initiated SMR Licensing Technical Support Program, which aims for commercial demonstration of SMRs by 2022,” TVA said in a news release.

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  • ‘Service Above Self’ more than motto for Tanaka

    When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people appreciate spring

    The Romany people — usually referred to as gypsies — are descendants of an ancient  warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west around the year 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, their travels took them into Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma people are scattered all over the world. Their lifestyle is largely nomadic and greatly influenced by the effect this has had on their culinary ways.

  • General Sessions Court: Nov. 13-30, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 13 — Billy J. Johnson, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Rocky Wayne King, seat belt 18 and older. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    Nov. 15 — Christopher J. Wheat, capias for failure to appear court date. Recalled capias by office.

  • DAR honors Largen for conservation

    Presenting Gerald Largen with his National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award and Medal are Avery Trace DAR chapter members, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Nancy Herhold, Avery Trace Regent Brenda McDonald, Dixie Mason, Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell, Darleen Trent, Annabelle Harvey and Janice Black.

  • Property Transfers: Oct. 9-16, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 9-16:
    • From Housing and Urban Development of Washington and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Jessica Mahaffey by deed, Dist. 2, city of Oliver Springs, Lot 1, $85,100.

    • From Robert William Ott and Carol Ann Ott to Gayle Treadway Evans by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 28.9 acres, Hwy. 72, $193,000.

  • THP to conduct March license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct three driver license roadside safety checkpoints in March.

    The first will be from 8 to 9 a.m. March 1 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    A second checkpoint will be from 1 to 2 p.m. March 8 on Pine Ridge Road at the railroad tracks.

    The final one will be from 10 to 11 p.m. March 22 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

  • RiverSharks home from Hog’s Breath gig

    RiverSharks members — Mike Shannon, lead vocals and guitar; Roger Deal, lead guitar; Kenny Deal, vocals and keyboards; Greg Campbell, vocals and bass guitar; and Dale Barnard, drums — recently returned from their second weeklong engagement at the world-famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Fla.

    The RiverSharks is a country-rock band based in Roane County.

    Shannon, the band’s founder, said the best part of the engagement was “all our fans from Tennessee who traveled to Key West to hear us play."