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  • More to come on greenway

    The gates are open and the ribbons are cut.

    So what’s next for the Ladd Greenway?

    We’ll know soon, after Kingston City Manager David Bolling gets word back from Tennessee Department of Transportation.

    But there are plans aplenty, for both the short term and the long haul, as local officials seek to make the greenway a fully realized, full-service park.

  • ‘Star Trek’ star on check

    Former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien made a court appearance on Monday for what the public defender said was a status check.

    She didn’t want her picture taken, however, and she hid her face as she was leaving the courtroom.

    Lien has multiple charges pending in Roane County General Sessions Court for run-ins she had in 2015.

    One was over an alleged pursuit, in which she was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

  • THP: Baby had cocaine in system

    The infant daughter of a West Tennessee couple arrested in Roane County last month had drugs in her system, according to the state trooper who made the arrest.

    The couple also reportedly told a state trooper they were fleeing the Memphis area because a gang placed a bounty on their family.

    William Harold Alexander, 42, and Latonya Lashay Alexander, 38, were charged with possession of schedule II drugs for transport, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Couple accused of sex in restroom ordered to pay

    Harriman Police Department’s drug fund is getting a boost thanks to the couple accused of having sex in the restroom at the Dollar General Market.

    Lindsey Ramsey and Dennis Isham were charged with public indecency for the alleged intercourse along with one count each of simple possession.

    The case was resolved in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday.

    Ramsey and Isham both pleaded guilty to attempted simple possession. They were fined $250 and placed on supervised probation for six months.

  • DOG DAYS
  • Smoother ride on some roads in Rockwood

    Drivers no longer have a bumpy ride traveling down Delozier Lane in Rockwood.

    The city of Rockwood paved its portion in late April. It’s just one of a small number of paving projects the city is doing with the $120,000 it budgeted this fiscal year for paving.

    “It is much nicer,” said Glenda Hill. “It was getting pretty rough. It is nice. It is really nice. They did a good job.”

    Hill has lived on Delozier Lane about 16 years, and it’s the first time she recalls any paving work on the road.

  • Aid sought for Brickyard Springs, center needs

    Rockwood City Council has applied for a $250,000 Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant to help with improvements at Rockwood Community Center’s basketball court, pool, and Brickyard Springs.

    If awarded, half of the money will be matched from the city’s general fund.

    The Council discussed the matter during a special-called meeting last month.

    The item that had the most discussion was the city’s pool at the community center.

    If the grant is awarded, Rockwood’s outdoor pool will become enclosed.

  • Kingston greenway work near finish

    Kingston’s greenway expansion is almost completed at Ladd Landing.

    City officials recently had a walk-through of the 3.5-mile extension, which begins at the Ladd Landing parking area and winds through the development.

    The extension has been going on for some time, thanks to a $4 million grant the city received in the ’90s, said Kingston City Manager David Bolling.

    The original grant was earmarked for a connection road between Hwy. 70 and Ladd Boulevard.

  • May the FOURTH be with you
  • $10,000 reward offered in Coalfield murder search

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the April 18 death of Jerry Lynn "Pete" McCarroll in Coalfield.

    Officials are asking for anyone with any information or who observed anything out of the ordinary in this area to call 1-800-TBI-FIND, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office at 423-346-0911, option 5, the 9th District Attorney General’s Office at 376-2145, Ext. 152, or email to tipstotbi@tn.gov.