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Today's News

  • Patton wins appeal on criminal charges

    An ouster proceeding in June 2009 got constable Mark Patton kicked out of office.

    It also proved fatal to the state’s criminal case against Patton.

    On Monday, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals threw out a three-count indictment against Patton because he was compelled to testify.   

  • Officeholders set up shop

    New officeholders U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Rep. Julia Hurley are in the process of opening their regional offices.

    While Roane County residents are losing the proximity of DesJarlais’ predecessor,  former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis’ Roane County office, DesJarlais staff said they will be more than able to be a presence in all the district’s communities, using people in the field and using online tools.

    The nearest field office will be in neighboring Crossville, with two others in Columbia and Winchester.

  • Harriman ponders building code changes

    Harriman approved on first reading moving to the 2006 edition of the International Building Code.

    The change, along with to the 2006 editions of the International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code and International Fire Code, among others, will not mean much, according to officials.

    “It is the same code being used by the county and most surrounding jurisdictions as well as that adopted by the state,” said building inspector Maria Nelson in an interview prior to last week’s vote.

  • Rockwood High School Play Rehearsal
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  • Lady Waves upset Harriman in Area 4 Tournament opener

    The Midway Middle School Lady Waves picked up an improbable come-from-behind 40-38 overtime win that came courtesy of an Abby Bertram steal and a Jessie Lewis basket in the paint with two seconds left, capsizing the post-season hopes of the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils in the opening round of the Area 4 AA Tournament at Harriman. 

  • Raiders run winning streak to seven

    The Roane State Raiders remained the hottest team in the TJCCAA as over the weekend Randy Nesbit’s squad defeated Dyersburg State on Friday, 86-75, and Southwest Tennessee on Saturday, 74-60.

  • Tigers split with Tellico Plains

    Fans that watched Saturday’s games between the Tellico Plains Bears and Rockwood Tigers were treated to a pair of nail-biters.

  • Strong second half leads Tigers past Eagles

    The Rockwood Tigers and Oakdale Eagles completed their season series Monday night at Oakdale, and not a lot changed from their meeting earlier this season as the Oakdale girls and Rockwood boys swept the season series.

  • Lady 'Cats clobber Jellico

    A beat-down. A drubbing. A shellacking. Insert whatever term you want, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats obliterated the Jellico Lady Blue Devils Friday night, 77-25.