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Today's News

  • Births: July 14-30, 2012

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 14 — Jheri-Ann Ezell, Harriman. A boy, Izaiah Alexander, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Sibling: Jacob. Grandparents: Ann Ezell; Jerry Ezell.

    July 20 — Taylor Reese, Kingston. A boy, Bentley Michael Scott.

    July 21 — Nikki and Timothy Billings, Harriman. A boy, Kameron, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Logan, Ryley and Trinity.

  • Marriage licenses: July 12-Aug. 28, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from July 12-Aug. 28:

    Jeffrey Alan Glasgow to Brenda Gail Townsend Wolfe

    Elmer Garrell Bailey to Sandra Jean Kelley McCuistion

    Jonathan Adam Mitchell to Jennifer Michelle McIlwain Hill

    Jordan Paul Williams to Jennifer Lee Smith

    Jonathan Derrick Grizzell to Kristen Deetta Layne Jackson

    Jon Elliott Cagle to Tijuana Jo Ford Rockwell

    Charles Edward Taylor to Amelia Erin Keller

  • General Sessions Court: July 18-23, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 18 — Samantha H. Lowe, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Geoffrey H. Wallwork Jr., speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    July 19 — Ronald W. Hendrix, probation violation. Recalled arrest process.

    • Ronald Hendrix, probation violation. Recalled arrest process.

  • Arrests: Aug. 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.
    Aug. 21 — Matthew Benjamin Abston, 20, 741 Montview Road, Kingston: DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $3,000; court date Oct. 29.

    • Darrell Norman Burnette, 32, 115 Renfro Hollow Road, Ten Mile: violation of probation (criminal). No bond; court date Oct. 22.

  • Roane County E-911 August dispatches
  • Tennessee Tech applauds Griffin, Kelley

    Two area Tennessee Technological University students have recently received prestigious honors.

    The students honored are Robert Griffin of Ten Mile and Jacob Kelley of Rockwood.

    Griffin is among 200 students nationwide to be named a Tau Beta Pi Scholar.

    He is the first Tennessee Tech student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship to help fund his education.

  • Leading Rockwood Middle Interact
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville dean's list: spring 2012

    Fifty-nine University of Tennessee at Knoxville students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, a UT undergraduate student must earn a term grade-point average of 3.80-4.0 to attain summa cum laude status.

    Students with a GPA of 3.65-3.79 earn magna cum laude honors, and those with a GPA of 3.5-3.64 are named cum laude.

    Students must complete at least 12 hours, not counting work taken on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis, to be eligible.

  • Field trips: Approved August 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in August:
    Oct. 13-17 — About 50 Roane County High students to tour New York City.

    March 23-31, 2013 — About 20 Rockwood High students to tour Europe and Mediterranean coast.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21.