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Today's News

  • Avery Elise Fritz

    Avery Elise Fritz of Kingston celebrated her eighth birthday on Feb. 1 with family and friends at Roane County Skating Center in Rockwood.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kingston, and Ernest and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Rockwood and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Avery has a 5-year-old sister, Braxton Olivia.

  • Give blood next week at drives in Harriman

    How does one become a member of Medic Regional Blood Center?

    It’s easy: those who have donated blood within the last year are automatically Medic members.

    Being a member of Medic protects both donors and their IRS dependents. One blood donation a year exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees anywhere in the U.S. if a transfusion is needed.

    This benefit can save a family thousands of dollars.

  • 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.

    Johnny E. Brown, public intoxication Oct. 26, 2009. Dismissed June 21, cost to state.

    Jason A. Goins, theft over $1,000 Oct. 9, 2009. Dismissed June 21, cost to state.

    Dennis D. Plemons Jr., DUI Nov. 20, 2009. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Dunbar

    Meredith Michelle Potts and Samuel Cuyler Dunbar were married on Dec. 11 in St. Paul Community Church, Nashville.

    The Rev. Jack Carver of Gallatin officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Jeannie Potts of Memphis. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Garland Brinson of Burleson, Texas, and Louise Potts of Jackson GA.

    The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Cuyler Dunbar of Conover N.C. He is the grandson of Verdell Martin of Conover.

    Wedding musicians were organist Trudy Bain and acoustic guitarist Garrett Glass of Port Murray, N.J.

  • Amayah Neely Hall

    Amayah Neely Hall was born at 8:52 p.m. Jan. 6 in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Nicole Hall of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Roseanna and Andy Williams of Harriman and Stefani and David Hall Jr. of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Smith of Harriman, Sue and David Hall Sr. of Rockwood, Sharron and John Johnson of Rockwood, the late Faye Hall and the late Charles Smith.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 23

    25 Years Ago
    The completion of the walkway around Kingston’s lakefront was in sight. The state moved the guard rail on the dike closer to the highway, making room for the walkway to be built behind it on the lakeside. The Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission voted to spend up to $3,000 for materials to extend the walkway across the dike.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Dec. 30-Jan. 7:

    From Charles E. Lee to Kimberly C. Favole by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, $0.

    From Alexandria K. L. Duran to Robert L. Sneed by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Map 44 Control Map 44, $9,200.

    From David Allen Riggs and Melinda Kay Riggs to Douglas Alan Wallace by warranty deed, Dist. 1, $132,000.

    From David F. Lowe to Roy L. Francis and Carolyn Francis by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 4.741 acres, Murray Darrell property, Lot 12R1, $60,000.

  • Sides square off over teacher negotiations

    The president of the Roane County Education Association is no fan of the bill that would abolish teachers unions’ ability to negotiate with local boards of education.

    In fact, Jeff Davis, RCEA president and a teacher at Rockwood High School, called the bill a blatant attack on the Tennessee Education Association and its members.

  • HUB begins process of seeking new manager

    Harriman Utility Board is taking its time looking for someone to fill the manager role that Chuck Flora will be vacating this summer.

    The board approved moving forward on the search at its special-called meeting Thursday.

    Applications will be taken until March 25.

    Moving forward included approving the advertisement to be run in local and trade publications.

  • Princess Theater's polish beginning to shine

    Harriman’s Princess Theater holds a special place in the hearts of many.

    Mayor Chris Mason is one of them.

    “I was about 3 or 4. I got in trouble because I had too many Milk Duds in my mouth,” Mason said. “That embarrassed me to death. Funny how things stick with you like that.”

    Contractor Bill Milburn, president of Southeast Contractors, also has a fondness for the theater he is helping renovate.

    “This is where I had my first date with my wife,” Milburn said.