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  • Police news: Delays, fake names and viruses

    The Milford Barnett murder trial has been continued again.
    Barnett, 54, is accused of killing his mother, Pearl Barnett, in April 2007. His trial had been scheduled to start on Tuesday.
    Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy said it was continued because the pathologist who worked on the case is now in Phoenix, and they had trouble getting him here. 

  • Cain calls it quits on presidential aspirations

    The only presidential candidate to visit Roane County has bowed out of the race for the GOP nomination.
    Citing a whirlwind of accusations that have followed him lately, Herman Cain announced on Saturday in Atlanta that he was suspending his campaign. The announcement came after an Atlanta woman went public with what was called a 13-year affair with Cain.
    “He made it very intriguing,” Ginger White told Fox 5 News Atlanta. “It was fun.”

  • Avoid these common credit mistakes

    Credit cards are almost a necessity during the holiday season. If you purchase gifts online, book air travel or reserve a rental car, you will need to use a credit card.
    It is important to remember that the responsible use of credit cards has a significant impact on your credit score and your ability to get favorable rates when securing a loan for a home or automobile.
    CredAbility shares common credit card mistakes consumers make.

  • Prom dress event is double good deed

    It may seem early to be thinking about prom, but it has been heavily on the minds of two Roane County High School teens and their friends from surrounding communities.

    They want to do something to both help those who cannot afford a costly dress and give back to society’s hungry as well.

  • Kingston-Rockwood water connect

     

  • 'Tis the season
  • Kingston/Rockwood Waterline Interconnect finished

  • LOC fate still up in air

    More time.
    Steve Kelley said that’s what’s needed before the Roane County Commission can vote on an interlocal agreement that calls for cooperation amongst several counties on issues related to U.S. Department of Energy activities in Oak Ridge.
    The resolution to approve the agreement appeared on the commission’s Nov. 14 agenda.
    Kelley, a commissioner and Oak Ridge resident, recommended the commission postpone the matter for 60 days. It was approved unanimously.

  • Rockwood Christmas Parade postponed Monday

    The Rockwood Christmas parade scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Monday, has been postponed due to forecasted bad weather set to hit the city this evening.

    It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

  • Out of the audit loop leaves official miffed

    Rockwood officials want to tackle the problems addressed in a city audit head on.

    Rockwood City Councilman Bill Thompson has asked for a meeting this month auditors to address some of the problems he took affront to because they were never addressed by council.

    Thompson is adamant council is part of city management and needs to address the issues brought up at a Nov. 21 meeting.

    “A lot of things were talked about,” he said. “A lot of things were not resolved.”