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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Swanner 63rd

    Berl and Eula Swanner of Rockwood celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary with their family at the Whitestone Inn.

    They were married in Trentville on May 16, 1948.

    They have three children: Mike and wife Debbie Swanner of Greenville, S.C., Janice and husband Todd Baines of Athens, and Lisa and husband Jimmy Crabtree of Rockwood.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas: You want reality? It’s closer than Hollywood

    We need to stop and take a deep breath.
    So much has happened over the past two weeks.
    Not being much of a network TV watcher, I only caught snippets of chatter here at the office and around town late last week.
    Apparently many of my colleagues and friends enjoy spending their evenings with reality TV.
    I heard one friend practically swoon when she mentioned that Hines Ward won the top prize on “Dancing with the Stars.” It was news to me.
    Ward is a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers in my mind.

  • Rockwood native dies in motorcycle accident in Cumberland County

    A talented Rockwood native was killed in a motorcycle crash in Crossville Saturday.
    Kevin Neal, 39, who lived in Nashville, died Saturday in Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.
    “He was on a motorcycle and had a wreck,” said his uncle Tommy Long, who said he understood the accident happened on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County.
    Long said he’s heard different accounts of the accident.
    More information about Neal’s death was not available at press time.

  • Caution urged on TVA waters after season of storms

    Recent flood waters along the Tennessee River may create hazardous conditions for boaters and swimmers this summer.
    Tennessee Valley Authority Police are urging the public to be especially careful on area reservoirs and waterways.

  • Safer pedestrian crossings needed on busy streets

    Kingston is a wonderful place to walk if you just want to get exercise along the lakefront.
    But if you ever find yourself trying to cross busy Kentucky Street on foot — watch out.
    Last week a teenage girl was struck by a car as she was trying to do just that. While her injuries didn’t seem to be life-threatening, the accident could have been deadly.
    Even at well-designated major intersections like Race Street at Kentucky Street, pedestrians are dangerously pitted against motorists.

  • Safer pedestrian crossings needed on busy streets

    Kingston is a wonderful place to walk if you just want to get exercise along the lakefront.
    But if you ever find yourself trying to cross busy Kentucky Street on foot — watch out.
    Last week a teenage girl was struck by a car as she was trying to do just that. While her injuries didn’t seem to be life-threatening, the accident could have been deadly.
    Even at well-designated major intersections like Race Street at Kentucky Street, pedestrians are dangerously pitted against motorists.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from April 9-20:

    From Kathleen K. Dyer, Kathleen K. Dyer Executrix, Joe Kerley, Peggy Holcomb, Vicki Sue Brown, Evans Kerley Estate and Peggy A. Holcomb to Vicki Sue Brown and Peggy Holcomb by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Post Oak Road, $0.

    From Vicki Sue Brown and Vicki S. Brown to Peggy Holcomb by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 0.75 acre, Post Oak Valley Road, $0.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    David N. Laycox, financial responsibility June 24, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 14, convicted. Shoplifting June 24, 2009. Dismissed, cost to state.

    Jennifer M. McClure, driving on suspended license Sept. 29, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 14, convicted. Capias for failure to appear June 21, 2010. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

  • THP to conduct license checks in June

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during June.

    The first checkpoint will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 3 near the railroad tracks on Pine Ridge Road (Hwy. 29).

    The final checkpoint, from 1 to 2 p.m. June 17, will be on Fiske Heights Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Babahatchie Band kicking off concert season Sunday

    Babahatchie Community Band will present its first concert of the outdoor season at 3 p.m. June 5 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Admission to the concert is free, but donations are always welcome. Refreshments, usually ice cream, are available during intermission.