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  • Two indicted on heroin charges

    Two Oliver Springs residents were named in a federal indictment charging them with distributing heroin that resulted in an alleged overdose.

    According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney William C. Killian’s office, Randall Keith Fowler, 47, and Brenda Lynn Fowler, 46, were charged with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, where serious bodily injury (an overdose) to another person resulted from the use of heroin.

  • Autumn sunset

    The Maxwell and Lawson families take in the Wednesday sunset’s rich hues while fishing on Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

  • Police academy

    The Roane County Sheriff Office’s Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy instructs participants about patrol duties and defensive tactics Tuesday night. Gary Inman, a participant, acts as police officer in a scenario where Deputy John Mayes plays someone stopped for doing 15 mph over the speed limit without headlights. “It’s just to give an idea of what we do,” Mayes said.

  • United Way's Pump Day
  • Love a parade? Holiday lineups scheduled

    Kingston will kick off the Christmas parade season on Nov. 29, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

    There is a $10 fee for commercial entries, and the deadline to enter is Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

    The parade starts at 7 p.m. in front of Roane County High School, and lineup is 5:30-6 p.m.

    Harriman’s Christmas Parade will be Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., starting at Harriman High School.

    Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m., and entries must be received by Nov. 18. To register online, go to http://cityofharriman.net/home-page/announcements.

  • Cawood jabs at board in book

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood has made a living documenting his feuds with authorities.

    His latest work focuses on the state Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the ethical conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    Not surprisingly, Cawood has some rather unflattering things to say about the board in his new book, “The Board of Unprofessional Irresponsibility.”

    “I think a lot of lawyers will enjoy it quietly,” Cawood said Tuesday.

  • Upheaval continues in Rockwood

    Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas Board will soon be short another leader.

    Interim general manager Willard Mead, who had previously been the assistant manager for six years, announced his resignation Monday to the surprise of the Rockwood City Council.

    The announcement came in special- called session to discuss the budget and two resolutions concerning borrowing and grant funds for sewer projects.

    “No good news,” Mayor James Watts said after Mead had handed him a slip of paper with his resignation letter.

  • Messy Helen tossed in jail

    Over the years Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland has filed dozens of complaints against people for having too much junk on their property.

    They usually don’t reach the point of the person going to jail.

    However, that wasn’t the case with 60-year-old Helen Hayes.

    McFarland said Chancellor Frank V. Williams III found her in contempt of court and ordered her jailed for failing to comply with an order to clean up her property at 1812 Bluff Road.     

  • Honoring Roane County’s vets

    By CINDY SIMPSON
    csimpson@roanecounty.com
    A slight movement of his hand was all Melvin Page could muster as his badly injured body was taken off a battlefield in Vietnam in January 1968.
    “When they came in to get me, they done had me in a body bag,” Page said. “My hand just moved, and they saw my hand. They were zipping it up.”
    Page was injured multiple times while serving in Vietnam, but the injuries he suffered Jan. 4, 1968, were the last.

  • HONORING ROANE COUNTY VETERANS: 'Twenty-one was old age in Vietnam'

    A slight movement of his hand was all Melvin Page could muster as his badly injured body was taken off a battlefield in Vietnam in January 1968.

    “When they came in to get me, they done had me in a body bag,” Page said. “My hand just moved, and they saw my hand. They were zipping it up.”

    Page was injured multiple times while serving in Vietnam, but the injuries he suffered Jan. 4, 1968, were the last.