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Today's News

  • Police Taser knife-wielding suspect

    A knife-wielding man was stopped in his tracks by a Taser on March 21.

    Kingston police were dispatched to 1354 Byrd Circle on a call about an out-of-control drunk.  

    “Officer made contact with said person in the back bedroom,” the report said. “Mr. (Terry) Luffman had a brown-handled knife to his throat to keep officer from getting close to him.”

    The report said the officer’s attempt to talk Luffman into putting down the knife was unsuccessful.

  • Woody’s finance policies get commission OK

    It’s no secret that Roane County Executive Ron Woody gets worked up about finance.

    That’s why he couldn’t hide his enthusiasm earlier this month after Roane County Commission passed his policies on debt management and capital projects.  

    “I’m excited,” he said. “I really am.”

    Putting the policies together for the county was something Woody, an accountant, promised voters during last year’s campaign. Both can be found on the county executive’s page on roanegov.org.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    James B. Coode III, speeding Sept. 3. Traffic ticket paid Sept. 9.

    Brandy A. Trail, speeding Sept. 6. Traffic ticket paid Sept. 22.

    Mindy G. Wicks, seat belt law Aug. 25. Traffic ticket paid Sept. 14.

    Mindy G. Wicks, financial responsibility Aug. 28. Traffic ticket paid Sept. 14.

  • Patrick a new chiropractor

    Ronald Patrick of Harriman earned his chiropractic doctorate degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.
    He will practice at The Back Pain Institute in Knoxville.
    Patrick is the son of Richard and Ronda Patrick of Harriman.
    At Logan College, he completed a 10-trimester program of study. His program is the equivalent of five two-semester academic years.
    Logan’s curriculum encompasses basic and clinical (diagnostic) sciences, chiropractic science, research and patient care.

  • Body Farm founder staying busy in Roane
  • A weekend devoted to sprucing up
  • Kingston water works
  • This week's diamond schedule

    Monday, March 28

    Oliver Springs at Coalfield (Baseball)

    Coalfield at Oliver Springs (Softball)

    Rockwood at Midway (Softball/Baseball)

  • Lady Devils fall to Grace, 9-1

    The Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams piled on the runs early and never looked back en route to a 9-1 triumph over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Thursday evening at Harriman. 

  • USDA field buffer options plentiful

    Clean water and healthy soils not only benefit local farmers and farming communities but the public in general. As fewer farmland acres continue to provide food and fiber for increasing populations, lands are being used more intensively to provide these commodities, at times to the detriment of our soils and water supplies.