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Today's News

  • Bruner clients still must show

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Some of suspended defense attorney Spence Bruner’s clients could face arrest if they don’t show up for court next month.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Bruner’s cases were originally set for Nov. 5.

    “He had about 17 cases set,” Johnson said. “Only two clients showed.”

    Johnson said the two clients that did show were given new attorneys. The other 15 have been issued summonses to appear in court Dec. 15.

  • Interstate spa, others, under law enforcement’s radar

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Interstate Spa, on South Gateway Avenue in Rockwood, was one of several locations searched during a sting operation Wednesday afternoon looking into possible sites of prostitution.

    It’s not clear why Interstate Spa was specifically pinpointed, but it was the second time in a little over a year that the same location was searched.

  • Kingston works fire last Tuesday

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Kingston Firefighters fought a fire last Tuesday afternoon at a home at 737 Montview Ave.

    Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon said there was a lot of damage to the upstairs of the home because of the Nov. 11 blaze.

    “It started in the hallway and rolled into the bedroom,” said Gordon.

    The fire, which firefighters responded to around 3:45 p.m. to Tuesday, has been ruled an accidental electrical fire.

  • Man sentenced in armed robbery spree

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Mark Andrew Randolph got the sentence he agreed to in his federal robbery case: 32 years.

    In the plea agreement he signed in April, Randolph admitted to using a firearm to rob several East Tennessee businesses in September 2013, including the Rocky Top Market on Bluff Road in Kingston.

  • Gala goes big, comes home

    The Roane Alliance Gala was held in Roane County for the first time with a record number in attendance.

    “It was a wonderful night that brought people together,” said Wade Creswell, president, The Roane Alliance, “this year’s Gala was a huge celebration of what makes Roane County special. If the record attendance and positive feedback is any indication of the momentum that is building I cannot wait to see what can be accomplished.”

  • Decatur’s Blueberry Pig has more than just barbecue

    Readers of my articles know my wife Carol and I like to invite folks to share our “Out to Lunch” adventures.

    Walking in Kingston First Baptist Church one Sunday morning, I asked longtime friends, Ralph and Jackie Inman, if they would like to go with us to eat at The Blueberry Pig in Decatur.

    “I was born in Ten Mile and went to Meigs County Schools in Decatur, and I’ve never heard of The Blueberry Pig,” Ralph said. “But we’d like to go,” he added.

  • Roane Treasures: Meet the Class of 2014

    Lieselotte “Lotte” O’Brien

    Lieselotte “Lotte” O’Brien was born in Weiler, Germany, on July 7, 1925. Lotte is better known as Mama Mia.

    Lotte met her late husband, William, in Germany after World War II. He was a baker in the Army and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, where Lotte was a waitress in the mess hall.

    They married in Germany and moved to New York in June 1950. While in New York, Lotte taught herself English and gained experience in the restaurant industry. The couple moved to Kingston in 1969.

  • Harriman Happenings 11/17

    Last Sunday Redd Hardy was ordained for a deacon at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he has been a member for a long time.

    Herbert and Carolyn Griffin, Richard and Mary Hickey, Keith and Jill Johnson and Rosa Osborn of Harriman attended this service.

    Deacon Hickey read the Scripture. Deacon Griffin gave the duty of a deacon and Carolyn gave encouraging expressions to her daughter, Redd’s wife.

    Robin’s son Randy Shannon sang a melody of songs.

  • Green Wave rally falls short

     

    A defensive struggle for three quarters turned into an absolute barn burner at Tennessee Tech Friday night, as a late Midway Green Wave rally came within inches of tying the game and sending it to overtime against Monterey in the second round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers fall at Oneida, 21-7

     

    Rockwood head coach John Webb knew that if his football team was to win Friday's TSSAA Class 2A playoffs game at Oneida, it would happen only if his squad played a really good football game.

    That didn't happen as turnovers, penalties and poor field position were the deciding factors in a 21-7 loss to the Indians.