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Today's News

  • Rockwood Civitan introduces new officers

    Rockwood Civitan Club’s 2014-15 officers were inducted late last month.

    They include, from left, Treasurer Mark Clem, Secretary Bob Layton, President Teresa Kirkham and President Elect Loren Bone.

    Rockwood Civitan Club’s next meeting will be at noon Oct. 10 in Junior’s Restaurant.

    The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

  • Lawyer to talk on aging matters

    Attorney, Amelia Crotwell of Elder Law of East Tennessee will present a program on advanced directives, living wills and other estate-planning documents during the Oct. 16 Thursday Night at the Library program.

    The program will start at 6 p.m. in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Those planning to attend are asked to preregister by calling Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services at 354-0450, Ext. 228

    Crotwell will also discuss qualifying for public benefits and preserving assets.

  • Wann’s quilt top winner

    Susan Wann of Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently won first place in the American Heritage Fiber Arts - Quilting contest sponsored by the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The quilt memorializes Wann’s family, the Winstons, form 1681 through 2012.

    Blocks of the quilt include pictures and information documenting the migration of her ancestors from Virginia to California. Each state is listed in the quilt border.

  • Energy-assistance applications now accepted

    Mid-East Community Action Agency is now accepting applications from those needing help paying energy costs.

    Applicants must be responsible for paying their own energy costs.

    Applications are available online at www.mecaa.net.

    They may also be picked up at the Mid-East office at 2415 N. Gateway Ave., Suite B, Rockwood. Office hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • Viar-West

    Rob and April Viar announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittanie Nichole Viar, to Benjamin Drew West.

    He is the son of David and Sharon West.

    The ceremony will be on Oct. 11 at the Shipwash farm. Formal invitations have been sent.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Midway High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College. She teaches third grade at Sweetwater Elementary School.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of Tellico Plains High School. He is head foreman at GUBMK Contractors at Watts Bar Dam, Meigs County.

  • Elk crossing? Apparently in OS

    Oliver Springs Police Officer Shannon Runyan spotted a pedestrian of a different sort while on patrol Monday.

    Runyan took a picture of the elk, which he said was crossing the four-laned Tri County Boulevard close to Strutt Street.

    The officer said the department has received several calls from residents who reported the elk had been sighted in their yard, street and road.

    Runyan originally shared his photo Monday afternoon on the Roane County News Facebook page.

  • Midway cutters
  • Trout fishing heating up with cool weather

     

    Fall is here and brings with it the return of the popular delayed harvest season on the Hiwassee River.  The delayed harvest area of the Hiwassee River stretches from the Appalachian Powerhouse downstream to the L&N Railroad Bridge. 

  • Lady Jackets win district championship
  • Aytes: ‘Assured’ tax hike would pass: Ellis denies claim

    Not receiving additional funding from the Roane County Commission wasn’t the thing that Director of Schools Gary Aytes said disappointed him about this year’s budget process.

    “What was disappointing was they didn’t tell us the truth,” he said. “Two or three days before the meeting, they assured us.”

    Aytes declined to comment when asked who he was referring to when he said “they.”

    “I better not say,” he said.