Today's News

  • Out to Lunch: Jackson Square Bistro sure to 'fuel' you up

    By Bethel Poston

  • Marriage licenses: January 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in January:

    James Allen Spriggs to Stacy Lynn Beaty

    Elvis Aaron Turpin to Kalia Nadine Butler

    Steven Adam Thurman to Amanda Michelle Bryant

    Tyler Brian Parsons to Kacie Ann Cunningham

    Bernard A. Fisher to Nellie Sue Buxton

    Xavier Samone Murphy to Mary Ellen Wolfe

    Jason Wayne Morris to Stephanie Jane Parker

    Benjamin Heath Clark to Tiffany Renee Shepherd

  • Roane County News website now subscription based

    The Roane County News’ website, www.roanecounty.com, transitioned to a subscription-based news and information site effective Monday, Feb. 21.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more.

    A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Nov. 5-17:

    From Goldie M. Anderson to Kathy B. Lawson by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 2 acres, Branham Hollow Road, $74,724.35.

    From USA Rental Fund LLC to Jeffery C. Spitz by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 1.37 acres, Bullard Hollow Road, $10,000.

    From Robert J. Tonachio to Rober J. Tonachio Revocable Living Trust by warranty deed, Dist. 4, River Road, $0.

    From Robert J. Tonachio to Robert J. Tonachio Revocable Living Trust by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 4 tracts, $0.

  • Leaders, legislators discuss issues at breakfast

    A standing-room-only crowd attended the annual Legislative Breakfast with state Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Julia Hurley on Feb. 2.

    The breakfast was co-sponsored by The Roane Alliance and the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee.

    “The breakfast provides an opportunity for business and community leaders to have an informal discussion with their state legislators on issues of

  • Roane Medical tops in surgical care

    Roane Medical Center’s surgery department ranked 90 percent or higher in measures gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The scores of the Harriman-based hospital surpassed state and national averages.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gathers data for hospital process of care measures to help patients better determine where they will receive their health-care services.

  • 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.

    Dylan E. Spurgeon, reckless driving April 4. Dismissed May 28, cost to defendant.

    Ashley N. Ashbrook, financial responsibility April 3. Guilty as charged May 28, convicted.

    James A. Lakin, speeding July 5, 2009. Failed to appear May 28, convicted.

    Rachel L. Webb, speeding Jan. 31, 2010. Traffic ticket paid May 28.

  • OR's Ritter suspended from law practice

    Oak Ridge attorney Mike Ritter has been temporarily suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    According to the Board of Professional Responsibility, the court suspended Ritter for failing to respond to the board about a complaint of misconduct.

    The board said court rules call for the immediate suspension of an attorney who does that.

  • Roane County E-911 January dispatches
  • Roane County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Legislative Agenda

    Economic Development & Tourism

    Development, expansion and restoration of key economic drivers involving industrial, retail and tourism development efforts.

    + Adequate funding to complete Phase III building requirements of the Roane State Exposition Center to enhance Roane County tourism and agricultural activities.

    + Funding to local governments for land acquisition, infrastructure support, and building construction to meet industrial development recruitment and retention needs.