Today's News

  • ‘Death By Chocolate’ rescheduled

     “Death By Chocolate With Dr. Bill Bass,” a Roane State Foundation fundraising chocolate tasting event, has been rescheduled, to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the theater on the main campus in Roane County.

    Bass will present tales of forensic anthropology beginning at 7. Tickets are $15 each, $25 per couple or $10 for students and are available from Roane State Foundation or at the door. Call 882-4507 for details.

  • Calfee, Yager invited to talk at breakfast

    The Tennessee General Assembly has been in session since Jan. 14.

    Bills dealing with election laws, Common Core Standards in education, Medicaid expansion, charter schools, Hall Income Tax, and the Affordable Care Act are being considered.

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Breakfast with the Legislators provides a forum to get to know key decision makers and to ask questions on issues moving forward in state government.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 19

    25 Years Ago
    Charles and Nancy Lee of Rockwood’s Charles Lee Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Chrysler put forth funding for a new Roane County Chamber of Commerce award. The Athena Award will be presented annually to an outstanding businesswoman who has excelled in business or promoted women in business exceptionally well.” Recipients will be awarded a smaller version of a statuette that was to remain in the Chamber’s office lobby.

  • Evans-Lewallen

    Bradley Shane Lewallen and Lindsey Elizabeth Evans, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 22 in Rockwood First Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas R. “Butch” and Hyda Evans of Rockwood.

    She is a registered nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Ray Lewallen and Cynthia Reynolds of Huntsville.

  • Caydence Darnell LaSalle

    Caydence Darnell LaSalle was born at 8:29 a.m. Feb. 8 in Turkey Creek Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Felicity Erin LaSalle of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Layla LaSalle and Tony LaSalle, both of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents are Debbie Aiello and Tony Aiello, both of Kingston.

  • Guettner to be honored on 90th

    William C. “Bill” Guettner of Kingston will celebrate his 90th birthday with a gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in New Midway Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends are invited. No gifts are requested.

    Guettner was born on Feb. 22, 1924, to Christie H. and Nanny Tutterow Guettner.

    He was married to Josephine Soward Guettner from 1948 until her death in 2001.

    He has a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Russ Limburg; a grandson, Nathan; and a great-grandson, James William Limburg.

  • Five generations in Harriman

    Mildred Parham, seated, of Crossville, formerly of Roane County, recently spent time in Harriman as the matiarch of five generations of her family, including, from left, great-grandson Colyn Scarbrough holding great-great-grandson Link, grandson Greg Scarbrough and daughter Jeanetta Scarbrough.

  • Help offered Saturday on new health-care laws

    Oak Ridge Library will have an Affordable Care Act event this weekend to help people enroll in the new Exchanges and offer information on health-care reform.

    The session will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the library auditorium at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Volunteers will be available to provide information enrollment assistance for those interested in signing up for health insurance under the new Exchanges. A Spanish translator will also be available.

  • THP sobriety checks set in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 9 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the new bridge on Hwy. 58.

    Another sobriety checkpoint, also at the new bridge, will be conducted during the week of March 16.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • The Garden Gate: Snow, ice good for spring, summer gardens

    Snow and ice add their own touches of beauty to a winter garden.

    We have had more snow and ice in recent weeks than we want to cope with, creating driving perils, canceled appointments and high heating bills. But as ice and snow melt, they add many nutrients to the soil. Those nutrients will help fertilize a summer garden to come.

    Harvesting ice is still a wintertime industry in some of the most northern states. There, the whine of power saws can be heard over frozen lakes, where they cut 14-inch-thick cubes of ice.