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Today's News

  • Fallen officer ride in its fifth year

    A mix of Harley-Davidson and Honda motorcycles revved out of the parking lot at Fort Southwest Point earlier this month for the fifth annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ride.

    Organizers said the riders headed south down Hwy. 58 to Sweetwater and then traveled back up north to Kingston.

  • Aggravated rape charges dropped

    Three of four charges have been dropped against a Rockwood man who was accused of assaulting a woman in Oak Ridge. Edward Eugene Chatman was arrested by Oak Ridge police on Aug. 21, and charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and reckless endangerment.

    Chatman’s attorney, Mike Ritter of Oak Ridge, said the state dropped the aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and reckless endangerment charges because there wasn’t any proof to substantiate them.

  • Tennessee treasurer visits Roane County

    David Lillard is no stranger to Roane County.

    “In the 1970s, I used to come up here to Roane State when I was a student leader in Tennessee when I was in college,” he said.

    Since then Lillard has moved up from student leader to state leader. He was elected Tennessee Treasurer by the General Assembly in January 2009 and re-elected to the same position earlier this year. He visited Roane County last Thursday with state Rep. Julia Hurley and state Sen. Ken Yager.

  • ‘Hot’ new pizzeria coming to Kingston

    Terrence Rice works in the space where Little Caesars will occupy in approximately two weeks in Kingston. The “hot-and-ready” pizza joint will be located in the same building where Movie Gallery used to be.

  • Bobcats no match for 'Kees, fall 31-20

    The Greenback Cherokees pinned a "catastrophic 31-10 loss on the Oliver Springs Bobcats Friday night in high school football action.

  • Tigers take down South Greene, 35-7

    After dropping an embarrassing 21-0 decision to Sequoyah in their season opener, Rockwood head coach John Webb challenged his team last week in practice to become the physical football team people are accustomed to seeing in Rockwood.

    The challenge worked as the Tigers looked like a totally different team Friday night in dismantling South Greene, 35-7, at Civitan Field.

  • Whitwell downs Midway, 34-22

     By JON LEFFEW

    The Midway Green Wave hosted the Whitwell Tigers Friday night in their first home game of the 2011 season. The Green Wave were looking to rebound from a tough loss at Lookout Valley a week before, and start a two game homestand on a high note.

  • Kingston crushes Harriman, 41-0

    One week after needing a touchdown in the closing seconds to knock off Oliver Springs, Kingston picked up their second victory of the season against Harriman. This victory wouldn't be as dramatic, however, as the Jackets dominated from start to finish and rolled to a 41-0 victory.

  • Poor, pitiful Grill & Pub owner?

    Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland has accused Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton and his attorney Greg Isaacs of waging a sympathetic media campaign.
    “Mr. Norton and Mr. Isaacs seem to be wanting to try the case in the newspaper,” McFarland said. “I’ve done heard about all I want to hear about poor Mr. Norton.”

  • ‘Missing’ man found – at hospital

    A family’s search for a missing Harriman man found him — he’d been in Roane Medical Center.
    Virginia Robinson Haynes said medical privacy restrictions kept family from knowing her brother, Robert Robinson, had been admitted last Friday — even though the family had checked with the hospital. Robinson, she said, sometimes suffers from confusion.
    Haynes said the family still would be in the dark if Robinson’s son hadn’t seen him on a bench outside the hospital after his discharge Wednesday. He was last seen Friday on Pansy Hill Road.