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Today's News

  • Three face separate sex crime charges

    Brian Lee Bruno, a 21-year-old Knoxville man, is charged with two counts of statutory rape in Roane County Criminal Court.

    Statutory rape is a Class E felony, which is the lowest on the felony scale in Tennessee. Bruno was indicted by the grand jury on June 17. He turned himself in the next day, according to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.

    The alleged crimes occurred between May 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012. The indictment said the alleged victim was four years younger than Bruno at the time.

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  • Experiments spark excitement
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Thoughts on modern practitioners of chivalry

    We have recently been reading some books in a relatively new series by authoress Rita Mae Brown, who has several novels to her credit, including another series featuring “Sneaky Pie” Brown.  

  • Harriman AAA All-Stars advance to district tourney

     

    The Harriman AAA All-Stars have advanced to the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament that starts today (Friday) in Spring City.

    The Blue Devils earned their spot with a second place finish in the west sub-district tournament that concluded on Tuesday.

  • Season ends for Rockwood AAA All-Stars

     

    The Rockwood AAA All-Stars would see their season come to an end Monday evening with a loss to Campbell County American in the Dixie Youth AAA west sub-district tournament at Spring City, but the Tigers did win a pair of games on Saturday to finish third overall.

  • Harriman, Kingston still alive in A tourney

     

    Heading into play on Thursday, both the Kingston A All-Stars and Harriman A All-Stars were still alive in the Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament in Harriman.

  • Industrious Kingston duo save thousands of dollars for city

    How many Kingston City Council members does it take to change a light bulb?

    Just one, as long as he has a little help from a couple members of the public works department.

    Councilmember Don White took matters in hand recently when he and City Works Director Tim Clark and a city mechanic fixed a cluster of lights that had stopped working at the Gallaher Road exit off Interstate 40.

  • Largen turns attention from restaurant to Harriman city

    Roane County attorney Gerald Largen sued Ruby Tuesdays over use of his property that fronts the South Harriman restaurant.

    That culminated in the dismissal of the case and sale of the strip to the business for $175,000 earlier this year.

    Now Largen is taking on the city of Harriman.

    In a letter earlier this year, Largen contends the city has made it impossible to use his lot on Childs Road and fronting Hwy. 27 across from Harriman McDonald’s.

  • No comeback for Rockwood parks director

    Jody Mioduski is officially out as Rockwood park and recreation director.

    Mayor James Watts handed out a letter detailing his reasons for firing Mioduski just prior to the resolution being re-read to let Mioduski go on Monday.

    “I feel like the city needs a change, and I have recommended that change,” Watts said. “It is completely within the jurisdiction of the mayor to request such change.”

    This time, Rockwood City Council had discussion prior to voting on a resolution to oust Mioduski.

  • Same-sex divorce a groundbreaker

    What happens when two men married in another state seek a divorce in Tennessee — a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage? That question could be answered in Roane County Circuit Court.

    Frederick Michael Borman filed for divorce from Larry Kevin Pyles-Borman on March 21.