Today's News

  • Woman charged with exposing breasts to Rockwood children

    A Rockwood woman is accused of exposing her breasts to children.

    Tiffany Laura Edwards, 39, is facing an indecent exposure charge in the Feb. 28 incident. Rockwood Police Department Detective Dwayne Gray investigated.

    “I spoke to complainant, Jessie Soles, who stated Tiffany Edwards was in front of her house at 305 W. Dunn St., lifting her shirt, exposing her bare breasts to the children in the area,” the warrant said. “Mr. Soles stated that one of the children that Ms. Edwards exposed herself to was his 11-year-old son.”

  • Roane Choral Society to present ‘100 Years of American Music’

    Roane Choral Society will present “100 Years of American Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Princess Theatre, Harriman.

    Music and events from each decade beginning with the early 1900s will be featured.

    School choruses from Bowers Elementary, Midtown Elementary and Rhea County High will be featured.

    Admission is by donation.

    Visit www.roanechoralsociety.org for more information.

  • From the Editor’s Desk: Proposed K-14 worth a listen

    If you have not yet had the opportunity to listen to the K-14 presentation from The Roane Alliance CEO and President Wade Creswell, I urge that you do so.

    The presentation begins with a rather sobering picture of challenges facing Roane County. These challenges include things like negative population growth, an aging population, crime and drug addiction that will reduce the quality of life.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Stooping to such reaps rewards

    History often surprises and disappoints those who seek simple lessons from it. One reason for this is that few observers grasp the unintended consequences of historical events.

    To appreciate this, one need only consider how the American Civil War spurred the nation’s emergence as an industrial super power or how World War II accelerated advances for women and African Americans.

  • ETHRA providing housing vouchers

    East Tennessee Human Resource Agency administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in 16 East Tennessee counties.

    Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this program provides up to 784 vouchers to help families obtain safe, decent housing at an affordable price.

    Homes must be inspected and meet HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.

    The rental subsidy is based on each family’s income and is paid directly to the landlord.

  • Spring soccer has cold start

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Stone Memorial Panthers squared off in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Thursday evening in Kingston. The cold weather made for some interesting play between the teams before ending in a 2-2 tie.

  • New coach for Green Wave

    The reins of the Midway Green Wave boys’ basketball team changed hands Thursday afternoon.

    Coach Justin O’Toole stepped down as the head coach and will be replaced by Hoyle Humphreys.

    O’Toole sited personal reasons as to why he chose to vacate the position.

    He will still serve as the Midway Middle School Coach and said that he will be helping out with the football team in the coming year.

    Humphreys served as an assistant coach and the junior varsity coach for Midway this past season.

  • Meetings to assist nuclear workers

    Nuclear workers at Oak Ridge’s Y-12, X-10/Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25 Plants are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming Cold War Patriots meetings for customized information about government compensation and health-care benefits they have earned.

    The first meeting will be on March 19 in Kingston’s Noah’s Event Venue at 1200 Ladd Landing.

    Subsequent meetings will be March 20 at Oak Ridge Double Tree, March 21 at Clinton Community Center, and March 22 at The Venue at Lenoir City.

  • Sears Chamber’s top business in March