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Today's News

  • Wicks up for criminal court judge appointment

    Jeff Wicks has been a general sessions court judge in Roane County since 2006.

    He hopes to continue serving as a judge, just in a different position.

    Wicks has applied for the 9th Judicial District criminal court judge seat that’s being vacated by E. Eugene Eblen.

    “I feel it’s time for me to step up and go from general sessions court judge to criminal court judge,” Wicks said Tuesday.

    “I enjoy criminal law and I believe that my background and experience has prepared me for this position.”

  • Crabtree in as Rockwood fire chief

    Rockwood Fire Department’s Matt Crabtree served as interim fire chief since Mike Wertz retired earlier this year.

    He’s no longer interim — Rockwood City Council made it official by appointing him to the position on Monday.

    “I want to thank the mayor and the Council for the opportunity,” Crabtree said.

    “We’ll try to do the best job we can. Chief Wertz was very supportive while he was still here,” he added.

  • Roane animal shelter dealing with parvo cases

    A GoFundMe account was started earlier this summer to provide parvo shots for animals at the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    “Due to the number of incoming animals, we’re primarily trying to give the shots to the puppies,” Animal Control Director John Griffin said at the Aug. 20 Animal Control Advisory Committee meeting. “We’re not really trying to vaccinate the adult dogs so that we can save as many puppies as we can.”

    Parvo is a contagious viral disease that can be fatal for dogs.

  • Cub Scouts don’t go off HALF-COCKED
  • Strader finishes 12th in Forrest Wood Cup

    Rockwood professional bass angler Wesley Strader had a solid three days of fishing over the weekend on Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Ark. Strader finished 12th overall at FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup, winning $15,000 in the process.

    The Forrest Wood Cup is the Super Bowl of the FLW Tour, as only 50 anglers participate in the tournament. Those anglers qualify for the tournament after earning points during the FLW Tour’s six regular season events.

    Strader finished the season sixth overall in points.

  • Waterfowl season set at TWFC meeting

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

    The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown.

  • Poker Run set for Saturday

    Caney Creek Grille, RV Resort and Marina along with Jolly Hollar Hunting Club will host their annual Poker Run Ride for the Kids this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

    Boats will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. with bikes starting at 11 a.m.

    There will also be live music, food and drinks, cash prizes, and a 50-50 raffle.

    The cost is $50 for rider and one passenger, and $20 for each additional person.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit youth athletics in Roane County.

  • Y-12 workers help put donation to Harriman food bank on the move

    Those who work for Y‑12 National Security Complex have a reputation of going above and beyond the call of duty in their communities.

    Recently, several Y‑12 employees did just that when they helped co-worker Junior Hendrickson of Logistics fill the need of a community food bank.

  • Out to Lunch: Duke approved and free cookies only two of Annabell’s pluses

    “I’ve got a restaurant you need to visit and write about,” my friend Bo Carey said on my recent visit to his furniture store.

    Bo is owner of Greer’s Furniture in Loudon, and a vice president of the furniture buying group that I head up.

    So we headed out his front door with my son, Buddy, who travels the South as a furniture manufacturers salesman, and walked across the street to Annabell’s Café and Market.

  • Rescued: ‘Awesome’ sheriff’s captain saves man from drowning in Poplar Creek

    Shannon Rasco used one word to describe Roane County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Tim Hawn on Friday:

    “Awesome,” she said, holding back tears.

    Rasco and her boyfriend, Todd Mann, had stopped on the side of Blair Road to rest when Mann fell down a steep embankment and into Poplar Creek Friday afternoon.

    Hawn was in the area when he saw a report about the accident come across the Computer Aided Dispatch system in his patrol car.

    He rushed to the scene, made his way down the embankment and pulled Mann out of the water.