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Police/Fire

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on April 29 on Hwy. 27 at the Roane and Rhea County lines.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Roane County E-911 March dispatches
  • Appellate court upholds Howard conviction

    The Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a judge’s decision to sentence Bryan K. Howard to eight years in prison.

    Howard pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of Bradley K. Lively. He had a blood alcohol level of .10 when he killed Lively in a July 2007 car crash.  

    Roane County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen denied all forms of alternative sentencing when he sentenced
    Howard in March of last year.

    In his appeal, Howard argued that Eblen erred in denying all forms of alternative sentencing.

  • Apply for academy by April 18

    Harriman Police Department will have its third Citizens Academy beginning May 10.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said he wants interested applicants to apply by April 18 so that background checks can be completed.

    The free eight-week class will meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at the Harriman Police Department.

    It includes information on police procedures, handgun handling and K-9 handling.

    The academy will culminate in a ride-along with a police officer at the final class.

  • THP to conduct license checks in April

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in April.

    The first will be from  9 to 10 a.m. April 8 at Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Troopers will also check driver licenses during a roadside safety checkpoint from noon to 1 p.m. April 15 at Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    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.

  • Harriman gets help with smoke alarms

    Harriman Fire Department is giving out smoke alarms out to interested residents, thanks to a recent grant.

    The department was able to secure the grants via the Tennessee Fire Marshal Office’s distribution of federal money, said Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss.

    “Our goal is to install working fire alarms in as many residences inside the city as possible,” Goss said.

    The dual-sensor alarms detect fast-flaming and smoldering fires.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 9 to 10 p.m. March 25 at U.S. Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Roane County E-911 February dispatches
  • THP to conduct license checks in March

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County this month.

    The first checkpoint will be from 5 to 6 p.m. March 4 on Hwy. 29 (Pine Ridge Road).

    Another one is planned from 9 to 10 a.m. March 11 on Fisk Heights Road.

    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.

  • Sheriff’s office gives residents easy access to Roane offender information

    Roane County residents now have fast access to custody information on county jail offenders, thanks to the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and annual funding from the state of Tennessee throughout 78 counties.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton has joined and launched TNSAVIN, an automated service utilizing the Victim Information Notification Everyday system in which citizens can access a 24-hour-a-day notification system either by telephone or the Internet.