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Today's News

  • Arrests: June 26-July 4, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 26 — Charles Daniel Mullins, 32, 207 Carlock Ave., Harriman: violation of sex offender registry act, aggravated assault. Total bond $503,000; court dates July 8 and July 1.

    • Gaylen Torrell Works, 24, 128 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: DUI (after-trial mittimus). No bond listed; court date June 24.

  • Arrests: June 21-26, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 21 — David Elmer Bell, 21, 331 Morgan Ave., Harriman: violation of probation, public intoxication, resisting arrest. Total bond $4,900; court date July 29.

    • Cecil R. Coffey, 25, 119 Johnson Lane, Oak Ridge, Simple possession or casual exchange. Bond $2,000; court date July 29.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 30

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Don't forget your Halloween chives

    Chives were promoted as a cure for melancholy during the Middle Ages. They were believed to drive away evil spirits, and for this reason, they were promoted very strongly at Halloween as a protection and safeguard against demons and ghosts.

  • Official calls Spooktacular a success
  • Another delay in murder trial

    Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen has control over a lot of things.
    Unfortunately for those who hoped to see Ralph O’Neal tried for murder next week, the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts isn’t one of them.

    Eblen allowed O’Neal’s state-paid defense to hire an expert witness in the case, but the decision still had to go through the Administrative Office of the Courts for approval, which means another delay.

  • Hospitalized judge to be back

    Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Dennis Humphrey was in good spirits Tuesday, despite being in the hospital.
    “My legs are horribly swollen, and I can’t even walk,” said Humphrey. “But I’m on blood thinners, and I’m keeping my legs elevated.”
    Humphrey was diagnosed with substantial blood clots.
     “I’m expected to fully recover,” he said.
    Humphrey said it was a kidney problem that originally landed him in the hospital.

  • Father/son rape case date set for March 10

    STAFF REPORTS
    The father and son accused of raping two teenage sisters waived arraignment in Roane County Criminal Court on Monday. A status hearing is set March 10, 2014.
    George William Miles Sr., also known as Will, faces six counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. His son, George William Miles Jr., faces six counts of aggravated statutory rape. The alleged crimes occurred between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013.
    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said the victims videotaped one of the episodes, and the evidence was taken to police.  

  • Airport work to begin soon

    T-hangar building construction at the Rockwood Municipal Airport may start in mid-winter next year.
    “Hopefully, we’ll get the concrete slabs poured before Christmas,” said Councilwoman Peggy Evans, a staunch advocate for the municipal-owned airport she says can be an economic boon for the city.
    Evans said if all goes well, actual construction can start in February, and in no time they can rent the buildings for airplanes and other storage.
    “Hopefully, if we can keep this going, it will be self-supporting,” Evans said.

  • Relive the past at Fort Loudoun State Park

    Fort Loudoun State Historic Park will come back to life on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, as the park hosts Garrison Weekend, the park’s annual two-day history re-enactment.
    The event is free and open to the public, with educational opportunities and family-friendly activities being offered at 10 a.m. each day, ending at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
    A “roll call” summoning re-enactment soldiers to their posts, just as it would have been done 250 years ago, signals the beginning of the living history weekend.