Today's News

  • Road changes through Rockwood

    Kingston Avenue in Rockwood between Hwy. 70 and Dunn Street is closed temporarily because of construction.
    Hwy. 70 is also referred to as State Route 1.
    “This closure was necessary to construct its new alignment and for the relocation of the existing waterline,” said Mark Nagi, a Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman.
    “It is scheduled to be re-opened to through traffic on or before June 11th,” Nagi said
    Hwy. 70 is currently in the first phase of construction with all traffic on the existing northbound lanes.

  • Cutting hypertension risk

    By Matilda Charles
    Some with high blood pressure have adjusted out diets and medications to bring it under control — to no avail. Chances are those who still struggle with hypertension inherited the condition.
    Or perhaps we don’t have it yet but seem destined to by family medical history. Having just one parent with high blood pressure dramatically increases the odds of being hypertensive.
    Genes are tough to beat. But there might be an answer.

  • Memorial Day celebrated in Harriman
  • THP to conduct June license checks in Roane Co.

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

    The first checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 p.m. June 1 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 9 to 10 p.m. June 15 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    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.

  • Weeklong Rockwood schools reunion gets under way June 4

    The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.

    Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.

    Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.

    The week’s activities starting on June 4 are:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 30

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.

    10 Years Ago

  • Wright-Jebo

    Michael and Stacy Wright of Fort Mill, S.C., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Leigh Wright of Fort Mill, to Thomas Cameron Jebo III of Los Angeles.

    He is the son of Tom and Suzie Jebo of Fort Mill.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 16 at Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, N.C.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Judy Wright of Harriman.

  • The Garden Gate: Tulips inspired paintings, fests and a Tiny Tim ditty in the ’60s

    “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.

  • Arrests: May 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.

    May 18 — William Thomas Wampler, 42, 185 Mountain View Road, Harriman: DUI and driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date July 30.

    • Robyn Lea White, 34, 310 Ridgeview Drive, Oliver Springs: forgery. Bond $3,000; court date June 25.

  • Property Transfers: March 30, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse March 30:

    From Darin M. Bennett to Jennifer M. Dowker by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 2 parcels Eureka Road, $0.

    From Kelly Denise Pridemore Bunch to Daniel Eddie Bunch by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 2 tracts, $0.

    From Charles M. Freeman and Shirley J. Freeman to Jake Almond and Sally Almond by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 0.607 acre, Holiday Shores, Lot 39R, $12,500.