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Today's News

  • Baby killed in crash on Patton Lane

    A 1 year old died in a car accident near Patton Lane early Saturday.

    Kaleel Love, who would have been 2 on July 19, was killed in the single-vehicle accident when driver Keanna Garner, 23, Knoxville, driving southbound on Patton Lane did not stop at the three-way intersection at Hwy. 70 and continued straight.

    “The vehicle traveled 146 feet off the roadway without braking,” said Jessie Brooks, captain of Tennessee Highway Patrol at District One in Knoxville. The vehicle struck a tree.

  • Mediation costly, chancellor says

    Eight years have passed since 9th Judicial District Chancellor Frank V. Williams III had an article published in the Campbell Law Review.

    However, Williams said the issues he covered in that article – Reinventing the Courts: The Frontiers of Judicial Activism in the State Courts – are still relevant today.

    “It’s been cited, I think, 25 times the last time I heard,” Williams said.

    Williams was the guest speaker at a Roane County Tea Party meeting earlier this month.

  • Foland under arrest again

    The woman who was a passenger in a car during a police shooting in February was arrested again this month.

    Rockwood police charged Stephanie Lynn Foland with evading arrest on April 19. According to the warrant, police were responding to a report about a reckless driver on Airport Road around 4 p.m.

    “The description given by Roane County dispatch was a blue and gray Ford pickup truck,” the warrant said.

    “Myself (Officer Blake Norman) and Officer Brandon Smith observed this vehicle coming down Airport Road.”

  • ROANE COUNTY PROPERTY REAPPRAISAL 2015: State almost done with first phase

    Jason Mumpower, chief of staff for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, updated the State Board of Equalization about the Roane County reappraisal in a memo dated April 21.
    In February, the state board voted to have the comptroller’s Division of Property Assessments take over the program.

    “I’m responsible for Roane County’s reappraisal now,” Mumpower told Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan in the hallway of Nashville’s Legislative Plaza following the board’s vote.

  • Oliver Springs football hosting Lift-A-Thon

    The Oliver Springs High School football team will be hosting a Lift-A-Thon event to help raise money for the 2015-16 football season with new head coach Larry Green. The team is looking for money to help rebuild the program which includes providing equipment, food, transportation and other player necesities. The event will take place April 27-May 1 at Oliver Springs High School. On Friday, May 1, the team will hold a cookout for people to meet the 2015-16 players and coaches.

  • Kingston’s McCoig completes hat trick to pick up win against Oliver Springs

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets soccer team scored six goals on Tuesday night to defeat Oliver Springs, 6-1. Zach McCoig completed the hat trick for Kingston, recording the first three goals. Carson Heidle, Andres Guerrero and Colin Haba each added additional goals. Marcus Miller was responsible for the Bobcats lone goal.

  • Rockwood softball shuts out Greenback
  • Two from Trousdale headed to RSCC

    The Roane State baseball team has added two new members to this year’s class of signees.

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Trousdale County duo of Luke Fergusson and Marquel Claiborne would be suiting up for the Raiders in 2016.

    The duo has helped the Yellow Jackets to a 9-13 record this season.

    “It’s kind of crazy,” Fergusson said. “I always wanted to play at the next level.”

    For Fergusson, the idea of being able to stay somewhat close to home helped make his decision.

  • Harriman sweeps injured Midway

    The Midway Green Waves have been hit with an injury bug that left three starters unable to play when they faced Harriman twice this week. One set of injuries came on the same play when Landon Davidson and C. J. Huff collided in the outfield on a fly ball catch. Davidson suffered a concussion, and Huff broke his leg. To top it off senior right fielder Garrett Weingarten sprained a knee ligament.

    With three starters out, Harriman was able to handle the Green Waves both games Tuesday and Wednesday winning 12-2 at Harriman and then 10-2 at Midway.

  • CAK completes sweep of Kingston baseball, softball

    It didn’t take long for the CAK offense to get things going on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to Roane County to take on Kingston.

    Of the 11 batters in the first inning for the Lady Warriors, seven of them connected with Kingston pitcher Meredith Garrett.

    Kingston allowed five runs in the opening inning, but it would be a while before the Lady Jackets found their way to the scoreboard.

    Kingston was held scoreless in the bottom of the first, but Garrett sat down the first three batters CAK sent to the plate in the top of the second.