Today's News

  • Continued case for OS asst. principal

    Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna R. Moore sat in a Morgan County courtroom for more than two hours on Thursday, only to have her criminal case postponed.
     Moore is charged with domestic assault against her estranged husband Craig Moore.
    According to the arrest report, Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Davis arrived at 133 Authorn Sheldon Road in Coalfield around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 to investigate the alleged assault.

  • Medical examiner calls county’s drug issue ‘real bad’

    As Roane County’s medical examiner, Dr. William Bennett gets a first-hand view of the devastation caused by illegal narcotics use.
    He sees the lives shattered by overdoses, not just those who died, but the families, including young children, left behind.
    “This issue is a scourge on our community,” Bennett told the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition on Wednesday. “It has gotten worse and continued to get worse over the last five years.”

  • TVA head designates county meeting to VP

    The Roane County Commission asked for Tom Kilgore.
    It will get Bob Deacy instead.
    Commissioners wanted Kilgore, TVA president and CEO, to come before them to discuss the ash spill cleanup and other operations at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.  
    A meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.
    County Executive Ron Woody wrote Kilgore a letter last month requesting that he and members of his staff give the commission a report.

  • Making scientific observations
  • Goodwill opens Harriman store

    Due to the overwhelming support and business the Rockwood Goodwill Store has received from the Roane County community, Goodwill has expanded to offer an second location in Harriman.

    Goodwill hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its Harriman store on Feb. 9.

    The Harriman store, at 1233 Roane St., offers shoppers a varied selection that includes clothing items, furniture, toys and books. The selection will be replenished daily.

  • Tax refund on its way? There's an app for that

    IRS2Go 2.0, an expanded version of the Internal Revenue Service’s smartphone application, is now available.

    The app is designed to provide taxpayers easier access to practical tools and information.

    The new app, available on the Apple and Android platforms, adds a new YouTube feature, news feed and tax transcript service in addition to existing tools, such as checking on the status of a tax refund.

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 9, 2011-Jan. 9, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 12 — Kimberly Dagnan, assault attempt and theft up to $500. Guilty.

    • Curtis C. Lloyd, failure to appear misdemeanor. Dismissed. Public intoxication. Guilty.

    • William Packett, theft of property $60,000 or more. Dismissed. Vandalism $1,000-$10,000 and burglary other than habitation solicitation. Guilty.

  • Donors sought for Tennessee Scholars program

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane County Schools have supported the Tennessee Scholars program for several years — but now, they want to kick it up a notch.

    “Last year, 123 graduating seniors from Roane County schools achieved the higher standards of a Tennessee Scholar,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce specialist for The Roane Alliance.

    “That’s almost a 50 percent increase from the year before, but it is only about one-quarter of all graduating seniors. We can do better.”

  • Cherokee students competing in Middle School Science Bowl

    A team from Kingston’s Cherokee Middle School will compete in the second U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl.

    The competition begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College.

    Cherokee students are among the East Tennessee middle schoolers who will showcase their science knowledge and could win an all-expense-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Donations sought for positive behavior program

    Midway High School Positive Behavior Team, a component of Roane County Schools’ Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support system, is seeking donations of items for incentive rewards.

    Student who show good behavior are rewarded through praise, recognition and “sand dollars” that can be turned in to the school store for rewards.

    Items sought for rewards include nonperishable snacks, T-shirts, school supplies, shoes, coats, jeans, perfume, lotions, tools or other automotive incentives and event tickets.