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Today's News

  • Rolex among items taken in Kingston heist last week

    A Seymour man was allegedly robbed in Kingston last Wednesday morning.

    Madison Rhea Bolden, 18, Darian Blake Julian, 22, Chad Ray Burgess, 36, and Carrie Michelle Watson, 21, have all been charged with aggravated robbery in the incident, in which property valued at $12,681 was allegedly taken from 23-year-old Asa Crawford.

    The property included Rolex and Nixon watches valued at $11,250.

  • 100-plus pills in woman’s purse

    A Rockwood woman arrested at Walmart last month had more than 100 prescription pills in her purse, according to police.

    Jessica Faith Martin, 27, was charged with manufacture, sell or delivery of a controlled substance, possession without a prescription, theft of property and criminal trespassing.

    According to the arrest warrant, police were dispatched to Walmart on Aug. 14 regarding shoplifting.

  • Rockwood’s Sherrie Hyle tops at MMC

    Sherrie Hyle, certified nursing assistant on the 5 West pulmonary unit at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, was named MMCer of the Month for July.

    “It was very unexpected,” said Hyle, who lives in Rockwood.

    “I am very thankful to my co-workers for recognizing me, but I have to say there is a lot of team work on 5 West,” she added.

    Hyle has been with Methodist Medical Center since 2012.

  • After 40 years and lots of children, Whaley calls it a career

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    For 40 years, Kay Whaley has cared for area children, starting in her home and expanding to neighboring buildings.

    “It has been rewarding through the years. There has been challenges,” said Whaley, owner and operator of Kay’s Kiddy Land near Kingston.

    Whaley is now in the latter days of her child-care career. She told parents in April that she plans to close her doors for retirement in October.

  • Free talk focuses on East Tenn. English

    “East Tennessee English,” a free brown-bag lecture by Paul Reed, will take place at noon Sept. 10 in East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    Those participating are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch for the program. Soft drinks will be available.

    Most natives of Appalachia are aware that their speech is different from that of others, but they may not understand exactly why and how.

    Reed will explain the variations and contributing factors and how their rich linguistic system is

  • Harriman Happenings Sept. 1

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Gallaher, who recently passed away in Springfield, Ohio.

    He was the brother of Judy Anderson, Jackie Gallaher, Homer Gallaher and Hattie Gallaher.

    There are other relatives here and in Ohio.

    Judy Gallaher Anderson and Spence Anderson celebrated 40 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. 24.

    They are parents of Jerome Anderson and LaToya Anderson and have five grandchildren.

    Their children made a reservation for Judy and Spence to dine.

  • New rule mandates giving consumers access to auto, motorcycle recall details

    Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper wants Tennesseans to be aware that they will now have access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule.

    The new rule requires automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide vehicle specific recall information for consumers on the NHTSA’s SaferCar website – www.safercar.gov.

    It was recently determined as many as 30 percent of recalled vehicles do not receive the necessary repairs, according to NTHSA research, which leave many drivers at risk.

  • Lady Jackets tie Stone

     

    In what was a hard-fought effort by the Kingston Lady Jackets and Stone Memorial Lady Panthers battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday evening at Southwest Point.

  • Midway takes down Whitwell, 27-6

     

    The Midway Green Wave ran their record to 2-0 with a good, but strange, 27-6 win over Whitwell  Friday night in Whitwell.

    The Green Wave were out gained in total yardage 293-271, but still managed to pull off a convincing win over the Tigers.

  • Rockwood rolls past Wartburg, 49-6

     

    In its season-opening win at Oneida, the Rockwood Tigers needed a late rally to knock off the Indians, 14-13.

    That wasn’t the case Friday night as the Tigers dominated from the start in rolling to a 49-6 victory over Wartburg at Civitan Field.