Today's News

  • Pay Roane State fees by Aug. 11 to keep schedules

    Registration is underway for the fall 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has an Aug. 11 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 11 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

  • Kingston firefighters graduate from academy

    Three Kingston Fire Department firefighters were among the seven graduates of Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department’s third fire academy.

    Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Andersonville Assistant Chief and assistant academy trainer Del Kennedy; graduates Josh Lentz and Alex Holland, both of Kingston; and Dylan Farmer, Andersonville; lead Andersonville academy trainer, Lt. Caleb Tuell; and graduates Christie Legendre, Kingston, Zack Williams, Michael Mocsari and Kelly Keebler, all of Andersonville.

  • Tennessee 36th in nation on child well-being, but improvements afoot

    Tennessee is 36th this year in the annual Kids Count National Data Book ranking on child well-being.

    The ranking is better than in 2013, when Tennessee ranked 39th.

    The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.

    The Data Book rates states on four domains: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

    Each domain is comprised of four measures.

  • Arrests: Aug. 4-6, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 4 — Justin James Levesque, 29, 122 Anglers Cove, Kingston: driving on suspended or revoked, DUI, simple possession or casual exchange, financial responsibility, reckless driving. Total bond $10,000; court date Sept. 22.

    Aug. 5 — Brandon Lee Huling, 38, 168 Hanging Rock Road, Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $2,500; court date Aug. 11.

  • Roane County E-911: July Dispatches
  • Property transfers: March 14-27, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    March 14 — From Kenneth Longmire to Edward L. Anderson and Beverly Anderson by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 2.3 acres, Davis Road, $17,000.

    • From Fred A. Killeffer to A. Julian Ahler by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, 2 tracts, $11,000.

    March 17 — From Federal National Mortgage Association to Joseph Ismael Gollattscheck and Jessie Leigh Grimslyby warranty deed, Dist. 1, Barnett Street, $13,500.

  • Quartet to be at Childs Memorial

    Called Out Quartet will sing during the 11 a.m. service at Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The church is at 402 Childs Road.

    The group includes Scott Russell, Jess Birdwell, Darnell Collier and Von Gaines.

    Called Out Quartet was formed in 2003, with all four members attending the same church in Hendersonville.

    Call 931-250-3567 for more about Called Out Quartet’s Harriman singing.

  • Harvey Memorial Singing aiding OS museum, ministry

    A number of area singers will be featured this weekend during the second annual C.S. “Sonny” Harvey Memorial Gospel Singing.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in the former Beech Park activity building on Butler Mill Road, Oliver Springs.

  • Rockwood UMC marks 50 years at site

    Rockwood United Methodist Church is celebrating 50 years of serving the Rockwood community at its present location at North Kingston Avenue and Dunn Street.

    The church service will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon.

    Special music and shared memories are planned for 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

    The first formal services in the present building were on Aug. 2, 1964, with Pastor John W. Wikle and guest ministers from the Holston Conference participating.

  • General Sessions Court: March 24-31, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 24
    — Brent Wayne Smith, failure to appear: dismissed; cost to defendant. Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia-attempt: guilty.

    • Stacy R. Harvey, simple possession/casual exchange: dismissed.

    • Raymond E. Racey III, probation violation: guilty.

    • Jonathan J. Boles, two counts driving while license suspended: dismissed.