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Today's News

  • Firefighters busy over New Year’s

    Harriman firefighters had a bustling New Year’s Eve, starting with a fire at 425 Clinch St. at 8:46 a.m.
    “The police officer that found it said fire was already coming out of the top and one of those windows,” said Harriman Fire Department Chief Brad Goss.
    When firefighters arrived, fire was coming from the attic and top floor on two sides of the house. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. There was no power to the home.

  • Looseleaf Laureate by Terri Likens: An appreciation for an unwanted bird

    The other morning, I stepped out onto the carport into an unmistakable clatter.From above came whistles, chirps, clicks  and a generally collegial din. I knew what it was even before I stepped out from under the carport roof.
    Starlings.
    Lots of them.
    They were in my next-door neighbors’ trees and more were flocking to the trees across the street.
    If I had stuck around long enough to see, I’m sure a bunch would have filled the bare branches of my big maple.

  • Grant gives Rockwood resident new home in time for the holidays

    Bonnie Davison of Rockwood spent Christmas in her new home, thanks to a 2011 HOME grant received by the city.

    Rockwood received a $250,000 grant that enabled the city to complete the rehabilitation of three existing homes.

    It also provided for the demolition of two additional homes and for new construction to replace those homes.

    Davison lives at 309 N. Dunlap Ave. and said she is very thankful to the city for her new home.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts said he shares in that gratitude.

  • THP to conduct January sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to midnight Jan. 18 on Patton Lane at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Harriman students give holiday boost

    Students at Harriman Middle School took advantage of an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer.

    The school’s Positive Peer Pressure — or P-3 — Club decided to do something special for U.S. troops who are stationed overseas and do not receive a lot of mail or contact from home.

    Kris Hontz of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition introduced the students to the Adopt A Soldier program.

    The students made Christmas stockings and sent them and Christmas cards to troops stationed in Kuwait.

  • Bowers honors rule followers at special lunch

    Bowers Elementary School Principal Candace Lett and Assistant Principal Kevin Ayers hosted a recent student luncheon for the school’s rule followers.

    The honored students were nominated by their teacher as an example of a student who always follows the school rules and sets a good example for others.

    The honorees are:

    Kindergarten — Bailey Wright, Will Davidson, Tori Whaley, Lyfe Goins and Sumayiah Holmes.

  • RCHS students help others
  • School field trips: Approved November 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in November:
    Dec. 7-9 — Twenty-five Cherokee Middle, four Midway Middle and High, and 20 Roane County High band students to attend East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Junior Band Clinic at Lee University, Cleveland.

    March 13-15 — Midway Middle sixth-graders to attend Camp Wesley Woods.

  • General Sessions Court: Oct. 9-22, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 9 — Daniel Jones, registration certificate must be carried, seat belt 18 and older. Traffic tickets paid in full.

    • Thomas Mark Richardson, light law, motor vehicle, seat belt 18 and older. Traffic tickets paid in full.

    • Deborah P. Crofford, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Arrests: Dec. 20-30, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 20 – Kristie Marie Comer, 28, 133 Balboa Drive, Rockwood: five counts violation of probation. Total bond $7,500; court date Feb. 4.

    • Michael Ray Ferguson, 51, 1863 Ruritan Road, Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $750; court date Jan. 21.

    • Michael Thomas Holder, 54, six counts violation of probation. No bond; court date Jan. 14.