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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Breathe easier by ramping up your daily intake of garlic

    Garlic is a member of the Alium family, which includes onions, leeks, shallots and chives.

    It is related to the flowering Amaryllis — the name of which is derived from the ancient Latin word for garlic.

    As a genus, garlic includes several hundred species, some of them native to most of North America. It is also native to central Asia and was introduced to the rest of the world by early immigrants.

  • Tighter security at Secret City Fest

    Visitors to the Secret City Festival will experience tighter security measures and maybe a few delays when entering the concerts this year, all in the name of safety.

    No backpacks or coolers will be allowed into the concert site, and all bags will be subject to search.  Visitors should expect delays if carrying in anything that needs to be searched.

    Organizers suggest festival attendees only bring their concert tickets, money for food, an ID to buy or consume beer and a chair for the concerts.

  • ACAC enjoys Greeneville

    By CHIP FISCHER
    Special to the News

  • Dixie Youth tourneys start Friday

    Friday night will be a big night for area youth league baseball players as the start of Dixie Youth postseason play begins in two age groups.
    A total of two Dixie Youth west sub-district tournaments will begin with teams from Roane County playing in  Rockwood and Spring City.
    A Tournament
    The Dixie Youth A sub-district tournament for ages 5-6 will take place in Rockwood.
    A total of seven teams will battle it out in Rockwood with a total of three games being played on Friday.

  • Hoops galore at Roane State camp
  • Marriage licenses: Dec. 5-31, 2012

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse from Dec. 5-31:
    • Gerald Wayne Boatwright to Chasity Lynn Hill Herrell

    • Richard Anthony Simpkins Jr., to Amy Marie Thorburn Spiker

    • Joshua Paul Gibbs to Katrina Luanne Moser

    • David Roger Jordan to Melissa Lynn Hensley

    • Mark Franklin Gibson to Crystle Renee Clark Rodriguez

    • Travis Justin Moore to Christina Nichole Cox Moore

  • Births: April 30-May 22, 2013

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    April 30 — Jackie and Bryan Scarborough, Rockwood. A boy, Riley Maddox, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents: Christopher Scarborough and Emmy Scarborough; Glen and Emmalyn Diaz.

    May 1 — Cora and John Michael Walker, Kingston. A boy, Aiden Riley, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Sibling: Maelee Jolene. Grandparents: Jane Walker; Allen Walker; Eddie Ray Jordan II.

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 17, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 17 — David Z. Isham, speeding. Bound over.

    • Kenneth G. Ladd, driving while license suspended. Guilty.

    • Ruby K. Laymance, theft of merchandise shoplifting. Guilty.

    • Tabitha Leeann Monroe, theft of merchandise shoplifting. Guilty.

  • Arrests: March 8-14, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 8 — Jason Lee Anderson, 34, 1099 Fairview Road, Harriman: two counts violation of probation, possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond $6,000; court date May 20.

    • Trisha Lynn Marie Boles, 27, 208 New Trinity Ave, Rockwood; failure to appear. Bond $3,000; court date April 8.

  • Application period for big game quota hunts now underway

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2013 Elk and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the Youth Elk, and WMA Youth will run through July 24.
    The elk and youth elk hunts were moved to coincide with the application period for the other Fall WMA/Youth Big Game Quota Hunts. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 24.