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Police/Fire

  • OS police officers now wearing body cameras

    Oliver Springs Police Department recently purchased body-worn video systems — or body cameras — and the small cameras are now part of each officer’s uniform in the town.

    The FirstVu HDs from Kansas City-based Digital Ally include 1-inch cameras and 2.5-by-4-inch DVRs that can be worn in a variety of locations.

    Body cameras have garnered a great deal of attention because of several high profile officer-involved shootings across the U.S.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads in September.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 7 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Sept. 14 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Sept. 21 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

  • THP sets sobriety checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a couple of sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in August.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The second sobriety roadside checkpoint will be on the week of Aug. 31 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • Kingston firefighters graduate from academy

    Three Kingston Fire Department firefighters were among the seven graduates of Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department’s third fire academy.

    Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Andersonville Assistant Chief and assistant academy trainer Del Kennedy; graduates Josh Lentz and Alex Holland, both of Kingston; and Dylan Farmer, Andersonville; lead Andersonville academy trainer, Lt. Caleb Tuell; and graduates Christie Legendre, Kingston, Zack Williams, Michael Mocsari and Kelly Keebler, all of Andersonville.

  • THP license, sobriety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct driver license and sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in late July and through August.

    A driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be the week of July 27 on Pansy Hill Road at Swan Pond Road.

    Another driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be the week of Aug. 10 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    Sobriety roadside safety checkpoints are planned for late August.

    The first will be the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 70 at Swan Pond Road.

  • THP license, seat belt checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct driver’s license and safety belt roadside checkpoints the week of June 29 in Roane County.

    A driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    The safety belt roadside checkpoint will be on Interstate 40 westbound at the 340-mile-marker offramp.

    During the driver license checkpoint, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP sobriety, safety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct sobriety and safety checkpoints on Roane County roads in June.

    A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint is planned for the week of June 8 on Hwy. 328 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    A driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be on the week of June 15 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    During the driver license checkpoint, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP seat belt, sobriety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct safety belt and sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in May.

    The first safety belt checkpoint will be from 7 to 8 p.m. May 16 on the Interstate 40 westbound 340 mile-marker offramp.

    Another safety belt checkpoint, also from 7 to 8 p.m., will be on May 21 on the I-40 westbound 350 mile-marker offramp.

    Two sobriety roadside safety checkpoints are also planned for the month.

    The first, on the week of May 18, will be at Hwy. 328 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • THP to conduct March roadside checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct three driver license roadside checkpoints next month in Roane County.

    The first will be the week of March 2 at Eagle Furnace and Winton Chapel roads.

    Another will be the week of March 9 on Pine Ridge Road near the railroad tracks.

    The final checkpoint in Roane County will be the week of March 23 at Hwys. 58 and 72.

  • THP to conduct roadside checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license and safety belt roadside checkpoints next month in Roane County.

    Three driver license checkpoints are planned. The first will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Eagle Furnace and Winton Chapel roads.

    Another will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Pumphouse Road and Arp Drive.

    The final driver license checkpoint in Roane County will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 on Post Oak Valley Road at Daniels Trucking.