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Today's News

  • UT prof to talk Jerusalem with League

    The modern history of Jerusalem will be discussed during the Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch With the League on Tuesday.

    Erin Darby, assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, will be the guest speaker.

    The meeting will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Lunch is available for $8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Juveniles booked into jail

    Two juvenile defendants were booked into the Roane County Jail last week.

    Zachary Douglas Ray, 17, is charged with possession of a firearm during attempt to commit a dangerous felony, evading arrest, reckless endangerment (weapon involved), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property not from a building ($10,000-$59,999).

    Justin Wayne Brafford, 16, is charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property not from a building ($10,000-$59,999).

  • Judge OK with paying filing fee on time

    U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer will allow Lisa Horn-Brichetto to pay her filing fee for a federal lawsuit in installments.

    Horn-Brichetto is suing 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson, former 9th Judicial District assistant district attorney general Tiffany Smith and former Morgan County executive Becky Ruppe. Ruppe is now Rockwood city administrator.

    Her lawsuit was in danger of being thrown out of court for not paying the $400 filing fee.

  • Former Kingston standout killed in Cumberland crash

    Demarcus Foster, a former football standout at Roane County High School, was killed in an automobile crash on Jan. 6.

    “I’ll miss him,” father Sam Foster said. “That was my boy.”

    The accident happened around 6 a.m. on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

  • Deputy: ‘Voyager’ star spat on him

    The actress who played Kes on “Star Trek: Voyager” is again facing criminal charges.

    Jennifer Ann Lien was arrested last month for DUI and simple assault. She allegedly spat on Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wes Stooksbury during the incident.

    According to the warrant, Stooksbury spotted Lien driving erratically on Hwy. 70 in a gold Buick.

  • Property no longer a mess

    Helen Hayes was released from the Roane County Jail shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams III ordered her jailed on Jan. 4 for failing to comply with an order to cleanup her property at 1812 Bluff Road, Harriman.

    “The lawsuit is over that we filed because she has removed the debris and she’s been released from jail,” County Attorney Greg Leffew said.

  • Harriman’s New Year’s resolution: Clean up city

    It’s a new year, and Harriman is anxious to put its best foot forward.

    That’s why codes enforcer David Branam is working hard to begin addressing code enforcement on properties around the city and utilizing mapping to identify some areas.

    “He’s already started hitting some of those areas,” said Assistant Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey.

    Branam so far hasn’t had to play the tough guy to see results.

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  • Classes teach seniors how to get most out of smartphones

    Did you receive a smartphone as a present this holiday season and are not sure what to do with it?

    Are you only using your smartphone as a phone?

    Don’t know how to text or use all the features of your phone?

    Want to connect with family and friends on Facebook?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency and Social Media 4 Seniors are teaming up to teach seniors how to use smartphone technology to the fullest.

    Classes are informal, and small in size to maximize the learning experience.