Today's News

  • Harriman considers cab business changes

    Harriman City Council members have discussed complaints about compettition from outside business.

     Councilman J.D. Sampson has even brought up the idea of limiting taxi businesses allowed.

    Treasurer Charles Kerley suggested a permit fee that would level the playing field, and the cab businesses with city business licenses and paying personal property tax could deduct them from and up to the amount of the fee.

    “There are some opportunities here I think to take some of the inequalities out of it,” Kerley said.

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  • MILITARY MATTERS: Tarl A. Franklin

    U.S. Army Pfc. Tarl A. Franklin recently graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    He is the son of Dixie L. Franklin of Kingston and Henry A. Franklin of San Diego.

  • Duesler turns 90

    Ruby Lee Wilson Duesler celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 4 with family members at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Duesler is the daughter of the late Pat and Easter Stephens. She is the widow of the late Aught Wilson.

    Her children and spouses are Lee Delno and Sheena Wilson, Donald Monroe and Becky Wilson, the late David Adam and the late Joyce Wilson, Wanda M. and Jimmy Pelfrey and Glenda T. and the late Warren Bishop.

    There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • 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.

    Kimberly N. Alexander, violation of registration Dec. 8, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 12, cost to state.

    Kelsi L. Currier, speeding Dec. 8, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 12, cost to defendant.

    Mark R. Daugherty Jr., violation of driver license Dec. 12, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 12, cost to state.

    Mark R. Daugherty Jr., seat belt law Dec. 12, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 12, convicted.

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Hallcox

    Clint Taylor Hallcox and Tara Lee Albright were married on May 15 in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile.

    The Rev. Louis Rouse officiated during the 1 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Ingrid Albright of Philadelphia. She is a 2008 graduate of Midway High School.

  • Kingston native Wright to sing this weekend for hometown audience

    Singer-songwriter and Kingston native Woody Wright will make multiple appearances in the East Tennessee area this weekend.

    A featured artist with the “Gaither Homecoming” series and a gospel recording artist, Wright will be the guest speaker as he revisits some of his school teachers at the Oct. 8 Roane County Retired Teachers luncheon in Kingston Community Center.  

    Later that day, he will perform the national anthem with the Roane County High School marching band at Nat Sugarman Field prior to the homecoming football game.

  • Births

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Aug. 19 — Sarah and Omar Zapata, Kingston. A boy, Isaac Aurelio, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings: Carlor and Omar Jr. Grandparents: Roger Davidson; Sharry Davidson; Jose Sandoval; Melisa Sandoval; Maria and Norberto Zapata.

    Aug. 20 — Stacey Nitz and Thomas Golliher, Rockwood. A girl, Henley Rose, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Devin and Makenzie. Grandparents: Sonya and Raymond Golliher; Gail Burnette; Tony Harvey.

  • Noah Samuel Wheeler

    Noah Samuel Wheeler celebrated his 10th birthday on Sept. 12.

    He celebrated with a Tennessee Titans-themed party at Kingston Community Center pool with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparents are R.L. Lawson of Harriman and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler of Harriman.

    Noah has a younger sister, Alyson.