Today's News


    Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln and Sexton Automotive Group have been competitors for decades.

    All that changed last Monday, when Duncan Family Automotive Group purchased the Sexton GM dealership.

    “We’re excited,” Duncan Family Automotive Group owner Marty Duncan said. “Our business has really been growing, both at our Ford store here in Harriman (Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln) and our store in Knoxville (Duncan Automotive).

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Alternate currencies a valuable tool in negotiations

    When I conduct the Negotiation Basics: Getting the Best Deals for Your Business workshop at the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, the first thing we address is that people are negotiating all the time.

    In addition to your suppliers and customers, think about your children and other family members, your coworkers and other employees, etc.

    One of the things that workshop participants focus on is the concept of alternate currencies.

    Alternate currencies are those things which cost you little but may have significant value to the buyer.

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  • THP busts fugitive, driver on drug charges

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol drug fund got a boost this month, thanks to an out-of-state fugitive Trooper Robert Woody arrested in Roane County.

    Reonoppolis D. Taylor was a passenger in a 2002 Ford Explorer that Woody stopped on Interstate 40 on Nov. 5. Digital scales, methamphetamine, rubber bands, a spoon with burn marks and a drug needle were reportedly found in the vehicle. Taylor also had $1,015 in cash in his front pocket.  

  • Puckett sentencing reset for Oct. 2017

    It could be next fall before a Kingston woman finds out how much time she’ll have to spend in federal prison for her role in a pill mill case.

    Stephanie Puckett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone last year.

    She was scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 13, but the hearing was reset on Monday to Oct. 10, 2017.

    According to court records, Puckett worked at several pain clinics in and around Knoxville from mid-2012 to March 2015.

  • Baby Kayden’s inoperable brain tumor robbed Christophers of hope, but medicine and miracles turn to milestones and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    When Kayden Christopher was first diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, his family had little hope for his future.

    Today, thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, they had a big reason to count their blessings this holiday season.

    Matt Christopher said his 15-month-old son’s tumor, while still inoperable because of its location, has shrunk thanks to powerful chemotherapy treatment at the famous hospital in Memphis.

  • Rosado now in prison

    After spending nearly 14 months at the Roane County Jail, Tammy Rosado was moved to a state prison earlier this month to finish out her five-year sentence on a voluntary manslaughter conviction.

    “I’m glad,” Ashley Griffith said.

    Rosado shot Griffith’s father, James Cobb, on April 4, 2012. He died a few days later at a hospital.     

    Rosado, who had been in a romantic relationship with Cobb, was charged with second-degree murder.

  • Johnson joins the University of the Cumberlands

    Harriman Lady Devil senior Jada Johnson signed scholarship papers with the University of the Cumberlands last week in the school auditorium.
    "It felt like home. They were the only coaches who texted me everyday," she said.

  • Tigers vs. Tigers rematch scheduled at Rockwood

    By Zach Selby
    After the sweeping Sunbright last Tuesday night, the Rockwood basketball teams return home to host the Tigers in  Tigers vs. Tigers 2.
    Here is more information on last Tuesday's games in Sunbright:
    Rockwood 60, Sunbright 37: Rockwood wanted to put on a show against Sunbright, and its offense took center stage in the matchup.

  • OS finishes Thanksgiving tournament in a flourish

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats basketball squad found a flair for the dramatic as of late, rallying from a four point deficit at one point in the final period to eke out a 50-48 thriller over the Pigeon Forge Tigers on Wednesday afternoon to conclude the annual Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic.