Today's News

  • Fishing Rodeo this weekend

    Lots of prizes and family fun are on tap for the 22nd annual Dennis Ferguson Fishing Rodeo this weekend.

    Registration for the event starts at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at Roane County Park, with fishing to begin at 9. All bait will be furnished.

    This year’s grand prize is a 14-foot boat and troll motor, courtesy of Bunch Marine of Midtown. Another $3,000 in gift cards will be awarded, including four top prizes of gift cards worth $250 each.

  • Tribute to Elvis planned at the Princess

    Harriman City Schools Alumni Association will present “Elvis at the Princess!,” a tribute to Elvis Presley, at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in Harriman’s downtown Princess Theatre.

    The tribute, featuring Oliver Springs native and award-winning Elvis tribute artist Greg Johnson, falls two days after the 35th anniversary of the death of Presley, a Memphis artist known worldwide as the King of Rock’n’Roll.

    Johnson is a regular performer at the Oldies Dinner Showplace in Pigeon Forge.

  • Kingston concert to benefit Special Olympics

    Three-time World Old-Time Piano-Playing Champion Brian Holland and drummer Danny Coots will perform in Kingston next weekend in a benefit concert to help Special Olympics Tennessee Area 30.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 in Kingston United Methodist Church at 212 W. Church St.

    Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those younger than 16 and are available at the church or Browder’s Ace Hardware in the Ladd Landing shopping center.

    Call Lee Schuiten at 771-7655 for details.

  • Sr. open house Thursday

    Roane County ElderWatch and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s Senior Services Department will host a senior open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    Activities will include entertainment, refreshments, senior services information, door prizes, bingo, games and crafts.

    At 10:30 a.m. the winner of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Poster Contest will be recognized.

    All area seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register.

  • Harriman gas policies OK

    Harriman Utility Board recently received notification from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority  Gas Pipeline Safety Division that the agency has completed an inspection of Harriman’s gas department’s policy and procedures, and no violations were found.

    TRA scrutinized files that included plans for management integrity, identification of any threats to the integrity of the pipelines, assessing the risks to the system and implementation of plans to address those threats and the maintenance of records documenting leak repairs and corrosion control.

  • Kingston Police Explorers receive national accolades

    Kingston Police Explorer Post 376 will be presented with the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award during Kingston’s National Night Out event on Aug. 7.

    The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kingston City Park Pavilion.

    The award recognizes valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and is a means of thanking Americans who set a standard of service and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.

  • LaSuer-Woodcock

    Beth McConnell of Kingston and Jerry LaSuer III of Birmingham, Ala., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mattye Caroline LaSuer, to Matthew Lee Woodcock.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Causey and the late Lee Woodcock of Glennville, Ga.

    The ceremony will be on Nov. 3 in St. Simons Island, Ga.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Houser of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry LaSuer II of Birmingham.

  • Liam Smith

    Liam Smith turned 4 years old on May 27. He celebrated with a pool
    party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran of Harriman and Ruth Headrick of Oakdale.

    Liam has a 5-year-old sister, Taylor.

  • Mr & Mrs. Johnston 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

    A cake and punch open house in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Johnstons’ home at 106 S. Church Ave., Rockwood. Best wishes only; the couple requests no gifts.

    Johnston and the former Betty Neal were married in Rockwood in 1962.

  • Property Transfers: June 29-July 10, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 29-July 10:

    From Yvonne D. Chastain and William D. Chastain to Yvonne D. Chastain Trustee and William D. Chastain by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 17.958 acres, Hwy. 322/Sweetwater, $0.

    From James Campbell and Donna Campbell to Steven Campbell and Hannah Campbell by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 2 tracts Collins Road, $0.