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Today's News

  • No one hurt when SUV rolled into Clinch

    On Monday morning, Kingston Fire Department, with assistance from Roane County Rescue Squad, were called to Ladd Landing to rescue a submerged Ford Escape.

    The vehicle had rolled down the boat ramp and into the frigid water around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

    Mary Tuck of Oliver Springs told police that she and her husband Mickey were in the vehicle, and both got out at the same time, and the Escape started rolling down the ramp.

  • Trial delayed for mom accused of starving toddler

    Another delay has occurred in the case of the parents accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death.

    Matthew and Amanda Dotson are being tried separately on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

    Amanda Dotson’s trial that was scheduled to start on Jan. 16 was recently postponed.

    “Another delay is correct, and it’s because of the DNA testing that the defense is having done,” Assistant District Attorney General Bob Edwards said.

  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie time

    The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is now in the next century of a beloved fundraising tradition, with Girl Scouts now taking orders for the 2018 campaign.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.

  • No more chemo

    Addie Moore never let her battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia keep her down and, if possible, she’s even more exuberant because she’s won the war on the disease.

    The Kingston Elementary first grader and her family were joined by friends and loved ones to celebrate “no mo chemo” with the release of 848 balloons at Fort Southwest Point.

    “That was how long she was in treatment,” said Gena Moore, Addie’s grandmother or “Mimi.”

  • Mess lands woman in jail

    On Dec. 7, Chancellor Frank V. Williams III gave Helen Hayes until Jan. 4 to remove half of the debris off her property. The mess hadn’t changed by that morning, according to Roane County officials.

    “Has there been any noticeable difference since we were in court on Dec. 7?” County Attorney Greg Leffew asked Codes Enforcement Official Glen Cofer.

    “No sir,” Cofer responded. “Not that I can tell.”

  • Roads a go, surveys and work at standstill

    The roads the Roane County Commission voted to accept in Pioneer Village Subdivision last August still aren’t being maintained by the county.

    Officials said a survey must be completed before that can happen, but there is a question about who will pay for it.

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson didn’t ask the Commission to take over the roads, so he said he’s not paying for the survey out of his department’s budget.

    “They’ll (the Commission) be the ones that’s doing it if they do it,” Ferguson said.

  • Funds allow Habitat to repair homes for needy

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity is using a generous donation to fund a variety of home repair projects for Roane County residents in need.

    Best known for building small, low-cost homes, Habitat for Humanity is now helping low-income families in Roane County with needed repairs to their homes that they cannot afford themselves.

    The program repairs or replaces roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning units, water heaters, damaged kitchens and bathrooms and potentially other critical repairs.

  • 2nd suspect arrested in pharmacy holdup

    Harriman police have recovered 636 of the estimated 660 30-milligram Oxycodone HCL taken during the armed robbery at CVS at 1136 S. Roane St. on Tuesday.

    “The estimated street value of the recovered narcotics is $19,110,” a release from the Harriman Police Department said.

    The release said Investigator Brian Turner and Detective Kasey Mynatt recovered the pills from armed robbery suspect William Folger’s residence on Jan. 4.

  • Harriman Middle storms the Fort

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night for middle school basketball action.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a 37-24 win on the night over the Lady Braves.

    Harriman was able to coast to the victory in the second game by a score of 45-19.

    “We were happy to get a road with especially after an emotional victory over Kingston last night,” head coach Johnny Jones said.

  • Lady ’Cats can’t hold off Wartburg

    The Wartburg Middle Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to take a 43-35 win against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    The first quarter began with the Lady ‘Cats building a 7-3 lead thanks to a scoring flurry from Megan Armstrong, Ella Hampton and Madi Jones.

    Wartburg was able to find some life due to scores from Elizabeth Keathley and Olivia Davis.