Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 26-31:

    From Jeff Myers to George R. Douglas Jr. and Shirley E. Douglas by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Wolf Creek Estates, Lot 15, $39,000.

    From Shellie Wallace and Christopher Randolph to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, College Grove Estates Unit 2, Lot 10, $0.

  • 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.

    Thomas M. Cundiff, failure to yield – HM Sept. 2, 2009. Bound over March 1.

    Robert B. Price, speeding Nov. 26, 2009. Guilty as charged March 1, convicted.

    Tawny Michelle Inman, speeding Dec. 15, 2009. Dismissed March 5, cost to defendant.

    Dennis E. Collett, speeding Feb. 3. Traffic ticket paid March 3.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Pair 50th

    John and Wanda Pair will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in North Rockwood Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The Pairs were married on Nov. 24, 1960, in Eagle Furnace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bob Farner officiating.

    The couple has a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Janet Pair; and a daughter, Patty Isham.

    There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Messy Helen property cleaned, owner to be released from jail

    Junk is no longer scattered across Helen Hayes’ property.

    Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said officials checked it out on Monday and are pleased with what’s been done.

    “When the county officials come back to me and tell me that the property is no longer in violation, that’s what I need to hear,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, the only thing left to do in this case is put it on the docket and make sure that the court costs are paid.”  

  • Ron Berry named interim director for Rockwoood utilities

    Roane County Commissioner Ron Berry knows the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas operation.

    The former longtime utility board member was unanimously approved to be an interim part-time manager for the utility at a special-called Rockwood City Council meeting to discuss the position and the city’s budget.

    Berry told the council he began thinking of what he could do as he reflected on the utility’s woes he read about in the newspaper.

  • County also cited for trashiness

    Earlier this year, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation cited Roane County for unsatisfactory litter control at the Midtown Recycling Center.

    According to TDEC reports, the county was put on notice about the problem during an inspection on May 5.

    TDEC inspected the center again on May 17 and cited the county for the same problem.

    “Progress has been made,” the inspector wrote in the comment section of the May 17 report. “All litter must be picked up.”

  • Meth lab cleaned up near Rockwood

    Authorities discovered a meth lab at 1303 Black Jack Road near Rockwood on Monday.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John H. Mayes said the cleanup took more than six hours.  

    No one was charged, but Mayes said they did find some receipts for pseudoephedrine, which is a main precursor for meth.

    A state database could help authorities find out who purchased the pseudoephedrine.

    Mayes said that could be a valuable lead in determining who was responsible for the lab.

  • Raiders top WSCC, 76-60

    The Roane State men’s basketball team earned a convincing 76-60 win in Morristown Saturday night from Walters State.  

    The conference opener gives the Raiders a 1-0 league start and a 3-1 mark overall.

  • Kingston wins two TVL titles

    The 2010 Tennessee Valley League season came to a close recently as four champions were crowned at “Super Saturday” in Kingston.

    The day proved truly super for the Kingston crickets and cutters as both won championships. 

  • 2010 Christmas Parade Schedule