Today's News

  • Kingston man accused of setting home on fire

    Jonathan D. Grizzell, a 39-year-old Kingston man, is accused of setting his house on fire and trying to file a false insurance claim.

    He was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month on charges of arson and attempted insurance fraud.

    He declined to comment on the charges when contacted late last week.

    “You need to speak with my attorney,” he said.

    The Kingston Fire Department responded to a fire at Grizzell’s 1511 Kathy Circle residence on Oct. 5, 2016.

  • Harriman cracking down on messiness

    Harriman officials have been cracking down on unkempt properties around the city.

    Mayor Wayne Best said voters asked him for help with cleaning up properties during his campaign last year.

    He’s been taking the requests seriously, driving around and looking at properties that have been identified as in need of clean up.

    “It is already looking better. We just need to get the word out that we have took it long enough, and we aren’t taking it any more. We’re taking you to court,” said Best.

  • DOE bus tours underway for ’17 season

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tours are underway through Nov. 27.

    The tour offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years.

    The reservation-wide tour is a popular destination for tourists visiting the area.

    Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted more than 40,000 visitors from all 50 states.

  • Spending Sunday atop Mount Roosevelt
  • Fire displaces Rockwood family

    The Harriman Blue Devils will be making their first trip to the Class A State since the 2009-10 season, after Coach Shay Shannon's squad defeated the Cosby Eagles 86-47 before another standing room only crowd in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.
    Harriman lost to CSAS on March 17, 2010, in the opening round of the state tournament, after beating Cloudland in the sectional on March 8, 2010.
    Jermaine Copeland and his 1994-95 team won both the region and state tournament under Pickell.

  • Blue Devils seek first state title since 1994-’95

    The Harriman Blue Devils will be seeking their first Class A State Tournament championship since the 1994-95 season under former Coach Richard Pickell and its  first appearance to the tournament since March 17, 2010, when they lost to CSAS.
    Other scores from sectional play Monday were Grace Christian 64, Hampton 63; Van Buren County 71, Pickett County 44; Clay County 55, CSAS 38; Columbia Academy 71, Huntland 47; Loretto 87, Community 63; and Humboldt 86, Middleton 80; Mitchell 61, Halls 43.

  • Rockwood High principal’s domestic abuse case dismissed

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson agreed to voluntary dismiss a domestic assault charge against Rockwood High School Principal Shannon Cawood on Monday.

    However, Johnson let it be known that a grand jury indictment on the charge is still possible over the next year if Cawood gets into any more trouble.

    “We meet again in the Roane County grand jury in June, again in October and then again in February,” Johnson told General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens.