Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Singing those rainy weather, faulty-mower blues

    This is the time of year the forces of nature and technology team up against me.
    Here’s what happens:
    Every year I vow that I am going to keep my yard — yes, even the steep, weedy back section — mowed and neat.
    Then July kicks in and the trouble starts.
    (Actually, the real trouble begins in June, when a drought spell invariably hits right before my vacation.)
    I realize that if I mow before I go, I’ll come back to a lawn of brown straw. So I leave without mowing.

  • General Sessions Court: May 9-21, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 9 — Peter J. Plevritis, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Alisha Roxanne Reiley, move over law. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Mostafa Mohamad Sobh, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Matthew Lee Tomlinson, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Property Transfers: May 22-June 12, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse May 22-June 12:

    From Kevin P. Human to George R. Human by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Duggers Addition, Lot 15, $0.

    From Edward Bernard Brooks and Francine C. Brooks to James Lewis Brooks by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 1.82 acres, Cedar Grove Road, $0.

    From Edward Bernard Brooks and Francine C. Brooks to James Lewis Brooks by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 1.01 acres, Cedar Grove Road, $0.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Rockwood Church of Christ

  • Public’s help sought for ’12 Teachers Supply Closet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce is starting the Teachers Supply Closet campaign earlier this year to allow donors to take advantage of back-to-school sales at area businesses.

    The annual drive collects school supplies and monetary donations to help public school teachers and students in Roane County.

    “This is the 10th year that Teachers Supply Closet has provided a one-day free shopping experience for Roane County’s public school teachers,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • Roberts receives Altrusa scholarship

    Natasha Roberts of Rockwood is a recipient of this year’s Altrusa’s annual scholarship awards.  

    Roberts is enrolled in Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman. Her scholarship will support her course work in medical administrative billing and coding.  

    The goal of Altrusa’s scholarships is to encourage and support area women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs, and become financially independent.

  • Meet Tech Center’s new CNA graduates

    Graduates of a recently completed certified nurse assistant class at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman include, front row from left, Angelia Carroll, Stacy Perkey, Cynthia Thomas, Tina Seals, Jacqualyn Bender,  Kent Mescher; middle row, Amanda Goodman, Amanda Bowlin, Heather Thearp, Allison Smith, Shelley Hayden, instructor Donna Williams, Haley Lovell; and back row, Nick Miller and Elizabeth Burns.

    The students completed clinicals at The Bridge at Rockwood and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Call 882-6703 for more about upcoming CNA classes.

  • Rockwood 2000 honor

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate William Parker McCullough is the 2012 recipient of the Rockwood 2000 Scholarship.

    Mary Kau, Rockwood 2000 president, presents him with the honor.

    McCullough, who graduated as Rockwood’s valedictorian, was selected based on his extraordinary academic achievements, community involvement and leadership skills.

    He plans to attend University of Tennessee to study industrial engineering, with additional goals of obtaining a dual master’s in engineering and an MBA.

  • Hunter Crass recipient of Comcast scholarship

    Recent Harriman High School graduate Hunter Crass is among the 2012 recipients of the annual Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

    The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students.

  • Feaker now a doctor

    David Feaker of Kingston recently received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

    Feaker earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University.

    He was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as part of the Military Health Professions Scholarship Program.

    He is the son of Teri and David Feaker.