Today's News

  • OS movie extra goes Hollywood

    By Sharon Littlepage, Special to Roane Newspapers

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Surgical tech studies completed


  • Convenience center to start taking paint, stain

    Unused paint and stain may be dropped off at the Post Oak convenience center at 123 Post Oak Valley Road, Rockwood, beginning Sept. 21.
    Roane County Solid Waste Department is offering this service for Roane County residents to dispose of any unused paint or stain from their households.
    No paint or stain from businesses will be accepted.
    Managing and disposing of paint will increase the county's eligibility to host future annual Household Hazardous Waste events.

  • Duke, Vandy honors
  • Smith, Rather receive ETSU scholarships

    East Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity recently presented Balanced Man Scholarships to two Roane County students at an annual luncheon.
    Hunter Smith of Kingston received a $1,000 award.
    Son of Rick and Debbie Smith, he is a recent graduate and valedictorian of Roane County High School.
    Named among his school’s Who’s Who Top Ten, he served as band lieutenant, men’s tennis team captain, Student Council secretary and trumpet section leader in the band.

  • 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.
    Leica Faye McClure, probation violation Dec. 21, 2009. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.
    Miranda T. Valdez, speeding Feb. 13, 2007. Traffic ticket paid Feb. 17.
    Miranda T. Valdez, violation of driver license Feb. 13, 2007. Traffic ticket paid Feb. 17.
    Miranda T. Valdez, financial responsibility Feb. 13, 2007. Traffic ticket paid Feb. 17.

  • Eason awarded Tech scholarship

    Zachary Hunter Eason, a Tennessee Technological University student from Kingston, has been awarded the G. Joseph Fleming Scholarship.
    Eason, a freshman electrical engineering major at the Cookeville-based university, was awarded for his outstanding academic performance.  
    A 2010 graduate of Roane County High School, Eason is the son of Robert and Angie Eason.
    His grandparents are Bob and Carol Nall of Kingston and Peggy Eason of Sarasota, Fla.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from July 6-15:
    From Lester D. Piercy Jr. and Sandra Wilson Piercy to Sandra Wilson Piercy by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 7.587 acres, River Road, $0.
    From Lester D. Piercy Jr. to Sandra Wilson Piercy by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, Emory Pointe, Lot 12, Phase I, $0.
    From James Howard and Lucas Howard to James Howard and Lucretia M. Howard by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Sewanee Street, city of Harriman, $0.

  • Poplar Springs contributions lauded