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Today's News

  • Harriman reserve officer's ID missing

    A Harriman Police Department reserve officer knows what it’s like to be a victim.

    Charlie Russell reported to the Roane County Sheriff Office last week that his wallet was either missing or stolen.

    Items inside the missing wallet included his police identification, which officials said has his image on it and looks similar to a driver’s license.

    According to the sheriff’s office report, Rus-
    sell said he had last

  • EMA head: No conflict between jobs

    Tiger Haven is in good standing with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
    That’s not the case with some Roane County officials, and Commissioner Ray Cantrell said that’s prompted some of his constituents to question the allegiance of Jack Jinks.
    Jinks oversees the county’s emergency management department for County Executive Ron Woody.
    He also works for TWRA, the agency that is responsible for regulating Tiger Haven.

  • One suite damaged in Budget Inn fire

    A late-night Thursday fire damaged one suite at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road in Kingston.

    Kingston Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at 11:15 p.m.

    “The fire was in one room, which was a downstairs suite,” said Kingston Fire Department Lt. Eddie Lentz. “

    The fire was contained to one suite with no extensions. It didn’t get into anywhere else,” Lentz added.

    “There was some smoke, but we ventilated the rooms with the fans.”

  • Back at work after disaster

    Seven weeks out of knee surgery, and Amy Riddle is back standing at a salon chair.

    One of 10 injured when a van crashed into Kingston’s Classic Styles Salon three months ago, Riddle has opened her own shop, Cuts and Beyond.

    “Nobody has went back to work but me, that was injured,” Riddle said. “I have to give God all the credit, because without Him I wouldn’t be here and without him I wouldn’t have this shop.

  • REU sued by former manager

    A former Rockwood Electric Utility manager from the 1980s-90s thinks the utility should pay not his medical insurance, but also that of both his current and former wives.

    That was part of the proposed offer made and discussed last week by the utility’s board, who took the matter pertaining to former manager Charles Johnson under consideration.

    “We don’t believe we should be obligated to do that,” said REU Manager Kendall Bear.

  • Dunn Center recipient of $100,000 trust

    The Michael Dunn Foundation’s focus is on helping make sure the Michael Dunn Center can continue serving Roane County’s developmentally disabled well into the future.

    Martin and Dorothy Skinner are among the Foundations biggest advocates.

    The couple recently did their own part to contribute to the agency’s future by donating $100,000 through a charitable remainder annuity trust.

  • Sport fishing regulations set

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission approved the state’s 2011 sport fish regulations during its October at Pickwick Landing State Park.  

  • OSMS sweeps Cherokee

    dy Bobcats had more boards than 84 Lumber Thursday night, using 38 rebounds to propel them to an impressive 49-18 win over the Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets.

  • Webb knocks off Oliver Springs

    Thursday night was a rough night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats as Webb rolled into Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium and took a pair of games from the home team.

  • New Distance Learning Center opens

    Roane County Schools opened a new Roane County High School Distance Learning Center this week.

    The center is a dedicated classroom room ideal for large team meetings, cross-functional or training events and distance learning.

    The center has four large LCD screens and a Promethean interactive white board to enhance classroom participation.

    The LCD displays are for sharing rich media content and using collaboration tools. The classroom has integrated cameras, lights, microphones and speakers to optimize the learning experience.