Today's News

  • Sex offender wasn’t supposed to be released

    James Allan Tiegs is back in jail.

    Apparently he should have never gotten out.

    “He was supposed to be held on no bond at the jail and somehow he was allowed to bond out,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

    Tiegs, 50, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury in February for a sexual offender registration violation and aggravated sexual battery.

    Roane County authorities picked up Tiegs in Arizona and flew back with him to Tennessee on April 12.

  • TVA safety drill
  • Walking in the sun

    David Barkley of Kingston walks up to the fort at Southwest Point on a nice April day. Barkley,  a preacher in Rockwood, said it’s a “good place to meditate and pray.”

  • Lady Devils knock off Rockwood, 9-4

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils kicked off a busy and important week Monday evening with a 9-4 victory over Rockwood at home.

  • Davidson to play for Roane State

    Like most basketball players growing up, Rockwood’s Cleveland Davidson had a dream of playing college basketball. Davidson will now get a chance to live out that dream as the Tiger guard signed scholarship papers last week with Roane State Community College.

  • Lady Waves battle Rockwood in District 3-A softball action

    The Midway Lady Green Waves swept the season series against Rockwood with a thrilling seventh inning rally for a 7-6 win Friday at Midway. 

  • Arrests: March 30-April 6, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 30 — Keith Wayne Andrew, 38, 708 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Kingston: four counts simple possession or casual exchange, and violation of probation. Total bond $10,500; court date May 7.

    • Christopher Shanno Carroll, 36, 168 Evan Heights Road, Kingston: manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance. Bond $5,000; court date April 13.

  • Keep track of unemployment info being sent

    New federal requirements to the unemployment insurance system require in-person case management meetings and documented work searches, and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making several recommendations to help claimants.

    “We’re encouraging everyone to pay attention to the information we send in the mail and attend these case management courses,” Commissioner Karla Davis said.

  • Amedysis program aims to help patients with swallowing disorders

    The simple act of swallowing is something people take for granted.

    Yet every year, an estimated 10 million Americans are diagnosed with swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia.

    Nearly all dementia patients develop dysphagia, and swallowing disorders are associated with stroke, progressive neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, as well as respiratory and other medical conditions.

  • Leadership Roane County makes capitol visit

    Members of the current Leadership Roane County class meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, front row center left, and state Sen. Ken Yager, front row center right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee Capitol.