Today's News

  • Election officials gear up for ’18 decision

    The Aug. 2 county general election and state primary is anticipated to be a major event for Roane County.

    “I think it will be a pretty good-sized election next year,” said Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway.

    “It should be a big election, because all the county officials except the property assessor and road superintendent, they are all up.”

  • New Margrave bridge a magnet for speeders

    Speeders already have a Margrave Drive resident concerned about safety now that the bridge on the Harriman roadway is open.

    Mike Balsley lives near the south side of the bridge. He said traffic is slowly starting to pick up as people become aware the bridge is open. He said those travelers are often not acknowledging the speed limit.

    “I just know something has got to be done there,” he said.

  • Driver in pursuit, crash racks up charges

    A Harriman man is in trouble again after leading the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a pursuit that ended in a crash Dec. 19.

    Timothy Daniels Stevens, 30, was charged with theft by possession; reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident; vehicular assault; evading arrest; DUI second offense; driving on revoked; resisting stop, frisk, halt; assault on an officer; possession of methamphetamine while operating a vehicle; possession meth for resale; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Kingston police book two on burglary charges

    Kingston Police Department made two arrests Dec. 7 in connection with burglaries in Kingston.

    Gabriel Mitchell Stepp, 18, of 2874 Lawnville Road, Kingston, was arrested at his home and charged with aggravated burglary that occurred at 903 Valley Road in Kingston.

    Some of the items that were taken from the residence on Valley Road were located and returned to the owner.

    Later that same day, Lance Michael Tracy was arrested for aggravated burglary that occurred at 711 Hill St. in Kingston.

  • Manhattan Project Park teams up with Children’s Museum

    The National Park Service, Department of Energy and Children's Museum of Oak Ridge welcomes the public to an open house celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Museum at 461 W. Outer Drive.

    Museum admission will be free during this event, which marks the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s newest location for providing information about the park.

  • New Legal Aid program helps veterans

    Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, with an office in Oak Ridge to serve Roane County, has launched a new program with the Nashville Bar Association to support veterans with legal issues.

    The new program, called The Veterans Project, is a partnership among the Association, Veterans Court, Office of the Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville, Metro Homelessness Commission, Operation Stand Down TN and Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program.

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  • OFF the CUFF: State’s policy a sign of the times?

    Members of Tennessee’s General Assembly have new digs.

    If you’re a Tennessean or have spent money in the Volunteer State, you helped foot the $126 million bill to renovate Nashville’s Cordell Hull Building to house the offices of our state Representatives and Senators.

    Our lawmakers have shiny new desks, plush chairs and other office accessories because who wants to move old, dank furnishings when you can opt for new on the taxpayer’s dime?