Local News

  • Old Harriman church 'falling in on itself'

    A church building once touted as Harriman’s oldest has fallen into a sad state of disrepair.

    “It’s just falling in on itself,” said Pat LaDue, who lives in the historic Morgan Street area shared by the rotting wooden structure that originally housed Harriman First Christian Church. “It’s terrible. The pigeons are flying in there all the time. The whole inside of the church is filled with pigeon waste.”

  • Ferguson: 'I'll be back. Soon.'

    Don’t count Dennis Ferguson out yet.

    The longtime state House of Representatives member may not be returning to Nashville for Tuesday’s convening of the Tennessee General Assembly,  but he’s far from finished with public service.

  • Cawood says board counsel violated rule

    Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8.3 says that a lawyer having knowledge that another lawyer has committed a violation of the rules of professional conduct shall inform the disciplinary counsel of the Board of Professional Responsibility.

    Attorney Chris Cawood said that’s why he’s filed a complaint with the board against attorney Sandy Garrett.

    The tricky thing there is she works for the board.  

  • Two women found shot to death

    Two women were found dead of gunshot wounds at a home on Eblen Street in Rockwood on Sunday.

    The case remains under investigation.

    "We're awaiting the autopsy report tomorrow," Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said Sunday. "It's possible that it may be a homicide-suicide."

    Stinnett said the bodies were discovered around 2:45 p.m.

    He identified the women as Chelci Miles and Destiny Vestal.

  • Roane County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 14

    Roane County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 14.

  • Ambulance committee meeting set

    Roane County Commission’s ambulance committee is scheduled to meet on Jan. 13 at the EMS office in Midtown.

    It will be the committee’s first meeting since new committee appointments were approved in October.

    Commissioner Ron Berry said the lack of meetings is shocking considering the problems facing the county’s ambulance department.

    “There just doesn’t seem to be any sense of urgency,” Berry said.

  • Who will get Midtown turf?

    The Tennessee Supreme Court heard arguments about the annexation dispute between Kingston and Harriman on Wednesday.

    “We have a very classic case of statutory interpretation,” attorney Thomas Hale argued on behalf of Kingston.

    The disputed territory is in Midtown, an area of the county that’s expected to boom because of a new state-of-the-art hospital that Covenant Health plans to build.

    Each city argued that the law was on its side.

  • Triage needed for ambulance dept.

    Ambulances will still be running in Roane County after June 30.

    Under whose operation is now in question.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the financial situation facing the county’s ambulance department is so dire that he has to look into outsourcing the service.

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