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Today's News

  • Jail procedures unchanged after inmate's death

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton wasn’t short on moral support following this month’s death of an inmate at the county jail.

    “I had several sheriffs call me that experienced it before,” Stockton said. “They just wanted to know if I needed anything.”

    The inmate, Robert Allen Harrison, died on April 8.

    Stockton said it was the first time an inmate has died in jail since he became sheriff in 2006.

  • College officials, police denounce legislators’ gun plan

    Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan was speaking out, expressing his concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff on college campuses if a bill being discussed in the legislature to allow guns on public campuses is passed.
    Morgan has joined the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro, and numerous other presidents, faculty, staff and students of Tennessee’s public higher education institutions in opposing the bills.

  • School wars over religion heating up

    By Charles C. Haynes
    First Amendment Center
    Just when First Amendment principles seem to be working in public education, new fights over student religious speech threaten to reignite culture-war battles in schools across the country.

  • Lady Tigers top Harriman, 6-2

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers remained undefeated in District 3-A play Tuesday evening as Larry Brackett’s squad travelled to Harriman and knocked of the Lady Devils, 6-2.

  • Midway knocks off Webb, 14-1

    The Midway Lady Waves sank the Webb Lady Spartans by an impressive 14-1 tally on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon South Of the River.

  • Lady 'Cats pound Sunbright

    District contests are supposed to be tough, but that wasn’t the case on Monday and Tuesday as Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats used strong pitching performances from Kayla Aloisi and Kaylee Morgan to pick up a pair of victories over Sunbright.

  • Bobcats blank Tigers in doubleheader

    The Oliver Springs baseball team picked up a pair of district wins Monday, knocking off Sunbright in a doubleheader.

    Both games mirrored each other, with the Bobcats winning each game 6-0 behind strong pitching and timely hitting.

  • Blue Devils title hopes suffer major blow

    Harriman’s hopes of winning the District 3-A regular season championship all but ended earlier this week as Andy Adcox’s Blue Devils suffered a pair of losses to Grace Christian Academy.

  • Plan decried that would reduce foreclosure notices

    By CHAD SISK

    Tennessean

    Editor’s note: This story is being reprinted with permission from the Tennessean.

    Bankers are trying to cut how much public notice is required before they can foreclose on homes, drawing fire from an assortment of activists, lawyers and open-government groups.

  • Alexander: Nuclear plants here safely run

    Tennessee is not prone to tsunamis like Japan.

    TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum said people should keep that in mind if they’re worrying about a Japan-like nuclear disaster happening in the Tennessee Valley.

    “They should understand that tsunamis like the one that happened in Japan are not going to happen here,” he said. “Our reactors are located in a different place relative to those types of events.”