Today's News

  • Rockwood footage to be part of workshop

    Footage of Rockwood in 1951 will be shown during a Dec. 2 workshop about preserving film and audio recordings.

    Preservation Toolbox No. 7: Preserving the Past with Moving Pictures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    It will be presented by East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.

    The Rockwood footage will be among the materials that will provide an unmatched glimpse of life and the environment in East Tennessee.

  • Accounts set up to help Longmires, fire victims

    Accounts have been established at Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union to benefit Johnny and Karen Longmire and family.

    The accounts were established in response to members of the public who have indicated a desire to help the Longmires, whose home in the Ponderosa subdivision burned on Oct. 29.

    Donations for the couple and their sons, Hunter Golliher and Johnathon Longmire, can be dropped off or called in to either credit union until Dec. 17.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ahlborg

    Stacey Michelle Stout and Glenn Richard Ahlborg were married on Oct. 16 in Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown, R.I.

    Peter Rosendale officiated during the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Howard and Sandra Stout of Kingston.

    A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a senior account manager for Amica Mutual Insurance.

    The groom is the son of John and Sandra Ginsbury of Warwick, R.I.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Sept. 16-22:

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Bruce K. Easley by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, Lots 489 and 490, $49,500.

    From J.W. Gibson, J.W. Gibson Co. and Edna E. Gibson to Michael J. Dresner and Robin M. Dresner by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Southwood, Lot 17, $325,000.

    From Julie R. Hill to Roger S. Hill by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 5 acres, near U.S. Hwy. 70, $10.

  • Raiderettes pick up road sweep

    After opening conference play with a tough loss at Walters State, the Roane State Raiderettes rebounded in fine fashion over the weekend as Monica Boles’ squad picked up a pair of victories at Dyersburg State and Southwest Tennessee.

  • Finks records hole-in-one
  • Sewer plant expansion in Midtown

    Roane County is moving forward with plans to expand sewer service in the Midtown area.
    Earlier this month the County Commission voted to move $70,000 out of the wastewater treatment fund and into a capital projects fund for the expansion project.
    “What we’re doing here is just transferring out $70,000 from operations to put it in capital, so we can capture all our capital cost in one place,” County Executive Ron Woody explained.

  • IMPRESSIONS: Having 30 years of marriage to be thankful for

    I read recently that a national poll revealed a disturbing trend — at least to me. Apparently, nearly 40 percent of Americans say marriage is “obsolete.”
    Say what?
    For decades nearly half of all marriages have ended in divorce.
    But for an almost equal number of respondents to say the state of holy matri-mony is dead on arrival.
    I can’t imagine ever not being married.
    I met the love of my life when I was 19. I’m 51 now.

  • Pilot winging it for more than 50 years

    Legend has it that Dave Stevenson learned to fly around the same time he learned to drive.

    The truth is even more interesting.

    “Actually, I had a student pilot’s license before I had a driver’s license,” he said.

    At 83, that gives Stevenson more than 50 years of piloting experience.

    His longevity in aviation hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  • Dunn Center gets perfect score

    Michael Dunn Center is known for its outstanding service to those in the community who need it most — people with physical and developmental handicaps.

    A state agency’s recent review of the program supports the center’s reputation with a perfect score of 54 points.

    “Getting a perfect score is something we’re truly proud of,” said Wade Creswell, vice president  of Development and Public Relations.