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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Kent Calfee should have signed the petition

    Over the years as I have left one pursuit or another, kind friends have often asked, “Don’t you miss it?” To which I have always been able truthfully to reply “No”.

    However, I have come to realize that there is one aspect of my having a law office in town that I do miss, and that is the frequent visits of old friends just to talk.

    Two of these visitors come immediately to mind. That is Kaney Eblen and Burl Calfee.

  • Police chase ends with fatal crash

    A Wednesday afternoon car crash left a Powell woman dead and a Harriman teenager facing criminal charges.

    The male teen was driving a 1998 Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a rock protruding alongside Poplar Creek Road.

    His passenger, 20-year-old Holland Durbrow, died upon impact.

    The driver, who is 15, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    The crash happened around 3 p.m. Harriman police were in pursuit of the pickup truck, which was suspected of being stolen.

  • Explosives discovered in vehicle

    Larry Matthew Adkisson was taken into custody during a traffic stop on Pine Ridge Road Tuesday, a day after he allegedly eluded police.

    “I was thankful that we took him into custody because he’s a menace to society and a danger to society,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said.

    According to an arrest warrant, Adkisson was behind the wheel of a Chevy Impala that was stopped on Trinity Street by Rockwood Police Officer Rick Thomas Monday afternoon.

  • Pokémon enthusiasts roam Roane to catch ’em all

    It’s not uncommon to see people walking and visiting at Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park, but a popular game has made it a hot spot like never before.

    The park has multiple spots in it where Pokémon Go trainers — youngsters, young adult and young-at-heart video gamers — gather to fight their characters at gyms, collect items for the game at the several Pokéstops on site or search out new Pokémon.

  • Woman in Walmart mooning pleads

    The woman who mooned a Walmart loss prevention employee in the spring reached a plea deal with prosecutors in her criminal case.

    Tiffany Laura Edwards was charged with indecent exposure and criminal trespass in the incident. She appeared in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday.

    Edwards pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. The indecent exposure charge was dismissed. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail and banned from Walmart.

  • Rockwood man facing child porn charges

    A Rockwood man was federally indicted for possession and receipt of child pornography this month.

    Harriman police said J.B. Akers, 73, was arrested without incident, with assistance by the Roane County Sheriff Office after his indictment.

    “The grand jury specifically charges that the defendant possessed images of child pornography that involved a prepubescent minor and a minor who had not attained 12 years of age subsequent to Dec. 7, 2012,” the indictment said.

  • Medic mobile blood drive today in Harriman

    Medic Regional Blood Center will have a Medic mobile blood drive today, Aug. 26.

    The blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. at Harriman Food City at 1130 S. Roane St.

    All donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds; those age 16 and weighing 120 pounds may give blood with parental consent.

    All donors will be required to show identification.

    Medic supplies blood and blood products to a number of area hospitals, including Roane Medical Center.

  • Woman killed in Poplar Creek Road crash

    A Wednesday afternoon automobile crash claimed the life of a Powell woman and sent the juvenile driver to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crash and identified the deceased as 20-year-old Holland Durbrow.

    A number of agencies, including the Roane County Sheriff's Office, District Attorney General Russell Johnson and his investigators, responded to the crash site on Poplar Creek Road.

  • Oneida Indians defeat RMS Tigers 36-6 in season opener

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers opened the season Monday night on Civitian Field with a 36-6 loss to Oneida.
    "We knew they were a good team. The single wing is hard to stop. The defense played well, but we had some gap coverage breaks," said RMS Coach Scott Harvey.

    After a scoreless first quarter, Oneida scored on a one-yard run by Dakota Alcorn, but the two-point conversion was no good.

  • Lady Tigers soccer team finishes 2-1 in Smoky Mountain Cup

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team was back on the field this past weekend playing three games competing in the Fall Smoky Mountain Cup at the Rocky Top Sports World complex in Gatlinburg, finishing 2-1 on the weekend.
    They defeated Seymour 3-0 and Grayson County 7-1 and lost to Henry County 5-0.