Today's News

  • State seeks environmental achievers

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation welcomes the public to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

    “Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Nov. 23-Dec.7:

    From T.J. Selby and Annette M. Selby to Joshua E. Rymer and Monica J. Rymer by warranty deed, Dist. 5, near Eaton Settlement, $58,800.

    From Edward L. Frost and Gladys Irene Frost Estate to Ruby Nance by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Sevier Addition No. 1, several lots, $0.

    From Hesta Lena Bailey and Joe Bailey Estate to Cynthia M. Carter by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 31.9 acres, Abel Valley Road, $245,000.

  • General Assembly streaming available on secondary PBS channel

    Televised proceedings of the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives is now being broadcast statewide on public TV’s Tennessee Channel.

    The gavel-to-gavel broadcast will feature comprehensive live and taped-delayed proceedings, including committee meetings, floor sessions, and other joint conventions for the first time in state history.

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville honor roll

    Nate Eller and Robert Rees are among the 155 Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students named to the A honor roll for fall term.

    Eller, of Kingston, is enrolled in the industrial electricity program. Rees is studying computers. He is from Rockwood.

    Transcripts reflect scores in classroom, shop, and work ethics.

  • Radford University dean's list

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University in Virginia

    Oliver is a freshman dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

  • Knox manufacturer supporting Camp Buck Toms shotgun range

    SportDOG Brand of Knoxville has extended its support of youth outdoor activities with a $50,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountain Council.

    The funds will be used for the construction of a shotgun range at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood.

    Camp Buck Toms is host to 6,500 annual visitors who go to the 750-acre property for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting and other family and scouting activities.

  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College dean's list

    A number of Pellissippi State Technical Community College students from Roane County earned dean’s list placement during fall semester.

    Students from Roane County earning the academic honor include:

    Kingston — Lindsey Meagan Cagley, Jon-Gavin Maxwell Harris, Rachelle Quigley, Tessie Elaine Rockwell and Douglas Ricardo Silvera.

    Oliver Springs — Seth Giles and Vincent Paul Jones.

  • Church Calendar

    SUNDAY, FEB. 13
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a special veterans celebration during the 11 a.m. service. Veterans will be honored; Col. Mike Charles will be the guest speaker. Special music is planned. A lunch will be served after the program. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    MONDAY, FEB. 14

  • Harriman Memorial Day parade slated

    The city of Harriman will have a 2011 Memorial Day parade on May 28.

    The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect U.S. It will extend the gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting United States citizens.

    The parade will begin near Harriman High School on Roane Street, and extend to Harriman Riverfront Park along the banks of the Emory River.

    In case of rain, the parade will be postponed until May 29.