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Police/Fire

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints the week of Sept. 9 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road in Roane County.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others each year in the United States, according to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Safety.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting three driver license roadside safety checkpoints during September in Roane County.

    The first checkpoint will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road.

    Another will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The final safety checkpoint for the month will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 18 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 14 — Daniel James Adams, 30, 132 Tram Road, Carryville: fail to give proof of insurance, immediate notice of accident, leaving scene of accident, and failure to timely disclose required information. Total bond $15,250; court date Aug. 29.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 14 on U.S. Hwy. 27 North at the Morgan County line in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Roane County E-911 July dispatches
  • Alleged mom killer’s trial put on hold

    From staff reports

    A murder trial scheduled to take place this week in Roane County Criminal Court has been postponed.

    Milford Barnett is accused of killing his mother, Pearl Barnett, in April 2007.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said the public defender got permission to be out of court this week because his wife was sick.   

    The trial may get reset for later this month.  

    “It’s possibly going to be moved to Aug. 23,” Johnson said.

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  • Fire hydrant testing under way in Harriman

    Harriman Fire Department and the Harriman Utility Board have begun conducting annual flow tests on fire hydrants within the city.

    The testing will continue until the process is complete.

    “This is a vital process in making sure the lines are flushed annually and fire hydrants are operational during an emergency,” said Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during the week of Aug. 1 on Hwy. 58 near the new bridge.

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

  • THP to conduct license checks week of July 22

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 22 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Rockwood police make drug arrests

    Crack cocaine was allegedly found on a Rockwood man already wanted on drug charges.

    According to an arrest report, a Rockwood police officer saw Elvin Landis Witherspoon walking in Evans Heights on Thursday.

    The report said Witherspoon, 30, was arrested after the officer was advised of his active warrants for drug charges.

    “Upon taking subject into custody, he advised he had a $20 rock in his left pocket,” the report said. “I removed it and he stated that it was crack cocaine.”