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  • Gun fired by woman who unliked boyfriend’s Facebooking

    STAFF REPORTS
    A 38-year-old woman allegedly threatened to shoot her boyfriend because of his chatting on a social network.
    Angela Christine Berry was charged with aggravated assault in the Dec. 17 incident. 
    Rockwood police responded to 704 N. Wilder Ave., to investigate a domestic with shots fired.
    Steve Calvin Morrow Jr. told police that he and Berry got into an argument because he used his phone to talk to another woman on Facebook.

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  • Harriman church burglar nabbed

    A man suspected of breaking into and taking items from Trenton Street Baptist Church in Harriman has been taken into custody.

    Coty R. Barnwell, 22, 757 Emory Heights Road, Harriman, was charged with aggravated burglary and theft.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office online inmate system lists his bond at $6,000 for theft and $3,000 for aggravated burglary.

    His court date is scheduled for Jan. 30.

  • A family affair

     

    KATIE HOGIN/Roane Newspapers
    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam and his son, Chris, who was home for nearly two weeks from Fort Stewart, Ga., ring the Salvation Army bells at Food City with the rest of Washam’s family, including daughters Savannah, Tara and Maleah and wife, Lisa.

  • Yager bills take aim at prescription abuse

    State Sen. Ken Yager has announced that he will sponsor prescription drug abuse legislation in the 2012 legislative session to require doctors, pharmacists or their designees to check the state’s Controlled Substance Monitoring Database before prescribing or filling prescriptions for scheduled drugs.  

    In addition, a separate bill being drafted by Yager would require that anyone who picks up a prescription for a scheduled drug must show photo identification.

  • Tax-exempt entities may have more time to file

    Tax-exempt organizations with January and February filing due dates will have until March 30, 2012, to file their annual returns, the Internal Revenue Service announced.

    In Tennessee, approximately 1,400 organizations can take advantage of the extended filing deadline.

    The IRS is granting this extension of time to file because the part of the e-file system that processes electronically filed returns of tax-exempt organizations will be off-line during January and February.

  • Rockwood pair top volunteers

    Roane County’s two 2011 Volunteer Stars were awarded last month.

    Michael Ann Begley and Joey Goss, both of Rockwood, were recognized for their services contributed to the community through the past year.

    Goss, a student at Rockwood High School, was the youth recipient. He has been volunteering at The Bridge at Rockwood, spending five hours there on school days and between seven and nine on the weekends.

    “I love doing it,” he said. “It’s my favorite thing.”

  • Injuries don’t keep salon owner down

    The road to recovery has taken April Scandlyn to a familiar place – J. Lynn’s Salon in Kingston. Scandlyn, the salon owner, was run over by an unlicensed teenage driver in the Food City parking lot on Nov. 28.

    “It was a scary ordeal,” she said.

    Scary and painful. Scandlyn said she suffered multiple injuries, which included a broken shoulder, torn ACL, fractured leg and concussion.

    The injuries caused her to miss work. That was painful as well.

  • Pursuit ends with arrest of man who tried to run over Oak Ridge officer

    A 27-year-old man who allegedly tried to run over an Oak Ridge police officer was arrested on Dec. 20.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Oak Ridge police were in pursuit of a Mazda 626, but lost track of the vehicle near the Kingston city limits.

    A sheriff’s deputy noticed the vehicle while on patrol in Midtown.

    “Oak Ridge advised they had charges on the driver for trying to run over one of their officers,” the report said.