Today's News

  • Chilling power of GPS surveillance tested in court

    First Amendment Center
    The First Amendment was not in plain sight Nov. 8 when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over a drug conviction involving police use of a hidden GPS tracking device without a search warrant.

    But the Court’s decision — expected next spring — will have implications for our First Amendment rights of association and free speech, owing to a legal concept called “practical obscurity.”

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: Momma makes a point – and we get it

    A photo of Randall McCain was featured in the Monday, Nov. 7, edition of Roane County News.

    However, if you didn’t know Randall, you wouldn’t have known it was him.

    The photo was used at the bottom of Page 1 to tease to a group of photos on an inside page, and it did not include caption information that would have identified him.

    While we commonly use this technique to refer to other pictures or articles on inside pages, at least one person was bothered in this instance.

  • Kingston plays chess with pain clinics

    Kingston City Council members took measures to ensure a spate of proposed new pain management clinics won’t cause headaches for the city.

    The council unanimously passed a resolution imposing a moratorium on the permitting or approval of any new pain management clinics with the city limits for the next 120 days. The city has no such businesses in operation, but council members worry that some might look for space to nest in Kingston, since nearby Knoxville has chased out several clinics through systematic police action.

  • Kingston girl thinks outside the lines
  • Post-season conditioning
  • ‘Deadstock’ brings RSCC professor’s creativity to life

    Michael Golebiewski, associate professor of speech and theater at at Roane State Community College, has been directing his Playmakers for more than 12 seasons.
    He’s also showing his writing chops by bringing the dead back to the stage in a “rock odyssey from the great beyond.”

    Deadstock, which premiered this past weekend, marks the first full-length play he has written.

    It was a joint project between the theater, art and music departments.

  • Aslinger receives award
  • Ventura named SEAFWA Officer of the Year

    Mark Ventura, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has received the prestigious honor of being named as the Tennessee Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Wildlife Officer of the Year. Ventura was presented the award during the 65rd Annual SEAFWA Conference that the TWRA hosted in Nashville.

  • Raiders split with Senators

    The Roane State Raiderettes couldn't overcome 18 Walters State steals and were impeached by the Lady Senators Saturday afternoon by a 71-38 margin. 

    Walters State used runs of 8-2 and 22-6 to take a 33-15 lead to the locker room at halftime. 

  • HMS pulls out close wins

    It would go right down to the wire, but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils managed to fend off the Wartburg Central Middle School Lady Bulldogs for a well-deserved 31-29 win Thursday evening.