Today's News

  • Rockwood officer draws weapon

    A woman came close to getting shot by a Rockwood police officer last week, according to an offense report.

    Officer Rick Thomas was dispatched to 111 E. Dunn St. on a stolen car investigation. The near shooting happened when the officer was on scene.

    “I noticed movement on the right side of my vehicle,” Thomas’ report said. “I saw Ms. Terry Fisher shutting the driver’s side door of the car in question and start walking my way with something shinny in her right hand.”

  • Beer board wants to reconvene without notice

    The Roane County Beer Board plans to reconvene its special-called meeting on Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hear the county’s petition to revoke the beer permit of Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton.

    The board met Aug. 15, but recessed the meeting without taking any action.

    Some of the board members said they didn’t have to provide public notice of when they planned to reconvene, but those views weren’t shared by the Tennessee Office of Open Records Counsel.

  • Scam dashes job hopes

    It wasn’t the rolling hills or beautiful Watts Bar Lake that attracted Bracey Bahm to Roane County.

    Hopes of a job brought him here from North Carolina. Unfortunately for Bahm, what looked like a good opportunity turned out to be a scam.  

    “I not only paid for my trip up here and my wife’s, but also the guy that actually scammed us,” he said.

    Bahm is not the only victim. Authorities said more than two dozen people may have been duped by a man identified in Kingston police records as Rickey K. Hubbard.

  • At last! Long-awaited Midway school kitchen open

    Midway Middle School eighth-grader Tanner Seymour works his way through the cafeteria line at lunchtime Friday, the first day the new school kitchen was open and food was prepared onsite.

    The school had been built without a kitchen.

    Previously, food was prepared at nearby Midway Elementary School and taken to the middle school to be served.

  • Center offers opportunities for Roane area entrepreneurs

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center offers free advice and assistance to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in Roane County and surrounding areas.
    The center has two upcoming programs planned to assist business owners and those interested in starting a business.
    A free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Midway falls at Lookout Valley, 42-6


    Midway began the 2011 season Friday night on the road, and going in, Green Wave fans had many  questions.

  • Late rally gives Harriman victory in opener

    The word of the day in the Harriman Blue Devils vs. Monterey Wildcats game was redemption, as the Blue Devils redeemed themselves from a 25-8 deficit to score 30 unanswered points, including 14 points in a 15.9 second time-frame in the final minute of the game to procure a 38-25 triumph over the Wildcats. 

  • Tigers blanked in opener, 21-0

    The 2001 season didn’t get off to a great start Friday night for the Rockwood Tigers as John Webb’s squad dropped a 21-0 decision at Sequoyah.

  • Szozda's run caps Kingston comeback, 35-31

    In what will go down as one of the greatest runs in Kingston football history, Yellow Jacket quarterback Robbie Szozda scampered 41 yards on fourth down with 12.5 seconds to play in the contest to give Vic King's squad a 35-31 victory at Oliver Springs' D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Repairman wants $165,000 for storage of sheriff's vehicles

    A dispute over storage fees has an auto repairman and the Roane County Sheriff’s Office suing each other in Circuit Court.

    Some big money could be at stake.

    Calvin M. Trew is seeking about $165,000 from the county — alleging that’s how much he’s owed for storing vehicles that belonged to the sheriff’s office.

    “This is all about the price of storage,” Trew contended. “They wouldn’t pay their storage fee.”