Today's News

  • Information at hand on court clerk’s website

    One of the goals Kim Nelson had when she took over as Roane County Circuit Court Clerk was to upgrade its public service through technology.
    She took a step in that direction recently with the incorporation of a new website.
    “It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while,” she said. “Over the last few months I’ve been getting ideas from the staff on what they thought it needed to contain.”
    The website — www.roanecourts.com — allows people to pay traffic tickets and court costs online.

  • Still time for a Princess Theatre tour

    Visitors are invited to tour the renovated Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman during an open house on Friday, April 13, from 3-6 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    Channel 15 television station, located next door to the Princess, will also be open for tours.
    “Everyone is invited to stop by and see the new Princess and learn more about Channel 15,” Princess Theatre manager Megan Anderson said. “We would love for everyone to visit and see the exciting things happening in downtown Harriman.”

  • Victim dies in Kingston domestic violence case

    Kingston police and the District Attorney General’s Office were scheduled to meet to determine how to proceed in a domestic-violence case that turned deadly.
    “We should have some direction after that,” Police Chief Jim Washam said.
    James R. Cobb, 63, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville on April 4 after being shot at his home at 814 Rosedale Ave.
    He died on Saturday.
    “It was complications due to the gunshot wound,” Washam said. 

  • Loads of fun and food for Hands of Mercy

    Roane County 4-H, Kingston Police and Fire Departments, Kingston Explorers, state Rep. Julia Hurley, Harry Wampler of Wampler’s Farm and Elm Hill and Sharon Pinner of Hands of Mercy rest during a recent successful springtime food drive and fun event for Hands of Mercy’s food pantry.

    Two truckloads of canned goods were collected, and more than 400 people participated and were given a free hot-dog lunch, courtesy of Wampler’s Farm Sausage.

    A petting zoo and face painting were also part of the attractions.

  • Property Transfers: Feb. 24-27, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Feb. 24-27:

    From Steve Chivington, Victoria Chivington, Steve Cheveington, Victoria Cheveington and S.P. Chivington to Garry Rolen and Janet Rolen, Dist. 4, 1 acre, Chivington, Lot 4, $20,000.

    From Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Billy Lawhon, Bess Lawhon, James Lawhon and Brenda Gail Lawhon by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1.77 acres, near Hwy. 72 adjacent Lawhon, $20,000.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 13-24, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 13 — David T. Nealon, child endangerment, failure to appear, fail to yield, second or subsequent driving while license suspended and implied consent law. Dismissed. Second-offense DUI amended to first-offense DUI. Guilty.

    • David W. Nealon, child abuse/neglect/endangerment. Dismissed

    • Timberland Matos, probation violation. Guilty.

  • ETHRA sponsoring Summer Food Program

    East Tennessee Human Resource Agency will sponsor the Summer Food Program in Roane and other East Tennessee counties this summer.

    The Summer Food Program is a federally funded free food program made available to all children when school is not in session.

    The purpose of this program is to make good nutritious meals available to children throughout the summer months.

    ETHRA contracts with food vendors in each county to prepare meals daily for this program.

  • Smythe among Dogwood Ball debs

    Madison Paige Smythe of Kingston is among the 56 young women from throughout East Tennessee who will be presented during the Dogwood Ball.

    The 50th annual ball of the East Tennessee Presentation Society will be on April 21 in Knoxville Coliseum.

    Smythe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smythe of Kingston.

    She is a sophomore at Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville.

  • Plemens marks 102nd with special celebration

    Ethel Plemens turned 102 years old on April 3.

    She celebrated with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends at Renaissance Terrace on March 31.

    Plemens has been a resident of Renaissance Terrace, Harriman, for the last few years.

    Until about a year and a half ago, she walked with the aid of only a cane. She would walk the halls and visit other residents there.  

    She continues to have an ever-ready smile for family, friends and staff.  

  • Mead-Morrow

    Willard and Beth Mead of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth Mead, to Chase Morrow.

    He is the son of Terry and Renee Morrow of Cleveland.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 12 in Rockwood First Baptist Church. A reception will follow in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carl and Ann Wilkerson and Barbara Mead, all of Rockwood, and the late Charles G. Mead.