Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Van veers onto I-40 shoulder, smashes into TDOT vehicle

    A South Carolina man is facing charges after a Thursday morning accident on Interstate 40 that involved a Tennessee Department of Transportation warning truck. 

    It happened on the westbound side near the 353 mile marker. 

  • State wants Smoot ‘bad acts’ considered


    Prosecutors want to introduce what they call prior bad acts of Shawn Smoot during his first-degree murder trial. 

    Smoot is accused of killing Brooke Nicole Morris in Roane County on Oct. 15, 2011. 

  • Smith challenges Fleischmann to debate


    Geoffery Smith, the U.S. Army veteran from Athens who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District seat in the Aug. 4 primary, is issuing another challenge.