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Police/Fire

  • 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.

  • Roane County E-911 January dispatches
  • Norfolk Southern supports Midtown VFD

    The Midtown Volunteer Fire Department recently received $1,000 from Norfolk Southern’s safety discretionary fund.

    On hand for the presentation of the funds are, from left, train master Mike Critchley, CNS supervisor David Browning, track supervisor Greg Carlyle, signal maintainer Robby Thornton and Midtown Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Scarborough. 

    “We appreciate this,” Scarborough said. “The money will be spent on safety and training for the guys at the fire department.” 

  • THP to conduct license checks in February

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in February in Roane County.

    The THP will have a checkpoint from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 4 on Hwy. 58 near the bridge.

    The second checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road.

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

  • THP to conduct license check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint from 8 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 on Hwy. 27 at the Roane/Rhea County line.

    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.

  • Former county exec candidate tussles with police

    Miles Ledbetter Jr. might have done better in the election had he fought as hard as officers alleged he did on Jan. 6.
    Officers with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office went to his home to arrest him on two outstanding warrants for harassment.
    Ledbetter, who ran for Roane County executive last year, did not go quietly. The arrest report said he broke away from one officer and then punched another in the nose.

  • Four charged in TennCare fraud cases

    At least four Roane County residents have run afoul of TennCare laws since November, according to the Tennessee Office of the Inspector General.
    The latest was Bradley Allen Price.
    The Inspector General’s office said Friday that Price, 34, was charged with TennCare fraud for doctor shopping in Knox County.
    He was also charged with obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud.