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Today's News

  • Tip leads to drug arrests at hotel

    An anonymous call led to a drug bust at the Rodeway Inn in Harriman Friday night.

    Tony Frogg, 543 Baumgartner Road, Harriman, is facing charges in the incident.

    According to the warrant, Harriman police were dispatched to the hotel around 10 p.m. about a possible meth lab.

    “The caller was anonymous and could not give a room number,” the warrant sad.

    “The caller advised that a Tony Frogg was in the room and had warrants. Central (dispatch) did confirm three warrants in hand for Tony Frogg.”

  • Yager bill eliminates balloon debt

    The next time Roane County has a major construction project to undertake, it won’t be able to delay making principal payments like it did on the new jail.

    The county now has a policy in place to prevent such delays. But even if it didn’t, state law might not allow it.

    The Anti-Kicking the Can Act that went into effect on July 1 requires local governments to get approval from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office before issuing balloon indebtedness.

    The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, a Roane County resident.

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  • INSIDE the FIRST AMENDMENT: What’s up with media in Missouri?

    What in the heck is going on with the police in Ferguson, Mo., and journalists?

    The St. Louis suburb has been the scene of peaceful protests and charged emotions, and nightly chaos and rampant looting, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer identified Friday as the man who shot and killed Brown.

    In the confusion and violence of the first nights of violence, journalists first reported being ordered away from where rioting occurred or barred from entering the city.

  • Mitchell brings loads of experience to OS

     

  • UPDATE — Victim in officer-involved shooting dead; name released

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a woman was killed in a Tuesday afternoon Harriman shooting that involved a Roane County sheriff’s deputy and Harriman police officer.

    Miranda Michelle Guy, 28, of Harriman, was killed in the shooting, said Susan Niland, TBI public information officer. The law-enforcement officials' names involved are unknown as of late Tuesday afternoon.

  • Roane teams gear up for season at jamboree

     

    High school football fans in Roane County got to see all five county teams in action Friday evening at the 2014 Roane County Football Jamboree.

  • Fishing Report

     

  • Squirrel season opens Saturday

     

    All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, Aug. 23 is the 2014 Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. 

  • Rough start for Rockwood

     

    The 2014 season got off to a rough start for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers Thursday evening as Scott Harvey's squad dropped a 24-0 decision at Rhea Middle.

    The Golden Eagles used a decisive size advantage on both sides of the ball to wear down the Tigers in the opener.