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Today's News

  • Dad of 10 killed while cleaning window

    A Utah father of 10 was killed last week after he was struck by a tractor trailer in the parking lot of the Pilot gas station on Lawnville Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Kenworth tractor trailer and a Freightliner tractor trailer were parked on the far side of the parking lot on July 13.

    Robert D. Edlund was the co-driver of the Freightliner. The report said he was outside in between the two trucks cleaning the passenger window of the Freightliner.

  • Teen gets 15 years for church bus sex crimes

    From staff reports

    A Rockwood teen will spend years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl on a church bus.

    The District Attorney General’s Office said Larry Lynn Allison pleaded guilty this week to two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

    The crimes happened on March 16, 2016. Allison and the two girls were on a Mount Pisgah Baptist Church bus when he sexually assaulted them.

  • Assistant moves to RCHS principal

    Kent Millsaps is taking over as principal of Roane County High School.

    Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins announced his hiring this week.

    Millsaps served as assistant principal at Roane County High the past two school years.

    Before that, he spent 16 years at Halls High School in Knox County, where he taught physical science, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology.

    Watkins said Dan Matthews will move from the half-time assistant principal position to the full time assistant principal at Roane County High.

  • Water, water everywhere
  • Harriman OKs library sewer fix

    Harriman Public Library’s concerns about backed up sewer may soon be alleviated.

    Harriman City Council approved moving forward with a $11,750 quote Harriman Utility Board got from Barger & Sons to resolve the sewer issues at the library.

    “I think this will fix the problem we have down there. The sewer problem, not the drainage problem,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • Police say Harriman woman tried to cut another with box cutter

    A Harriman woman is accused of chasing another female around with a knife and attempting to cut her with a box cutter on Thursday, July 13.

    A Harriman police report said Latisha Louise Pressley, 25, 238 Bullard Ford, is charged with aggravated assault.

    Sgt. John Paul Jones reported arriving at 821 Siluria St. on a report of an assault and spoke with victim Crystal Shadden who said Pressley had scratched her, chased her with a kitchen knife, tried to hit her with a broom stick and then tried to cut her with a box cutter.

  • Feds to sentence Ten Mile man for having gun

    A Ten Mile man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

    Albert Childs, 52, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on Nov. 15.

    According to federal court records, Childs was convicted of felony theft of property in Bradley County in 2009. He also has a 1983 conviction in Roane County for felony burglary.

    Convicted felons aren’t allowed to possess firearms.

    Childs was indicted last December for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  • Farmers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and/or Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2017 crop year.

    These programs trigger financial protections when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.

    Commodities covered include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice, safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

  • Kingston softball tryouts scheduled

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.
    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.
    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.

  • Kingston softball tryouts scheduled

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.

    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.

    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.

    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.