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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The Bar as it was, Part Ten, Roberts & Deatherage

    Patient reader, we return to the Bar as it was when I was admitted and began to practice. As you will recall, I have in previous Parts told first of the Bar in Harriman, then in Rockwood, and most recently with Kingston, beginning with Bob Badger, and then Judge Elmer L. Eblen. Today I will move on to the firm of Roberts and Deatherage.

  • AND THE BAND PLAYED ON ...

     

    GOOSE LINDSAY/Roane Newspapers
    The Roane County High School Band’s wind ensemble recently had a free concert at the Princess Theatre. The performance was part of a fundraising event held at the theatre by the band.

  • OS budget work late, but no tax increase anticipated

    The Oliver Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen are still hard at work, finishing the town budget for the coming year.

    Working on the budget has come late to Oliver Springs, since former mayor Jerry Vance abruptly resigned in February.

    After that, there was a snafu in selecting a new mayor with Cecil Crowe only being confirmed in April.

    The Board has had nearly a half-dozen workshops, as it worked through last year’s budget to help outline this coming year’s expenditures and revenue.

  • Kingston police bust card counterfeiters

    Kingston law enforcement is working with the U.S. Secret Service to learn more about a credit card counterfeiting operation busted at an area motel last week.

    Detectives say it’s the largest such operation discovered in the area in recent memory.

    More than 80 credit cards, blank cards, a card-making machine and a laptop computer capable of loading information onto the cards was discovered after information developed through a traffic stop Friday morning led Kingston police to a Motel 6 on Gallaher Road later that day.

  • Rider hurt in bike crash

    A Harriman man is recovering from serious injuries after a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon on Swan Pond Circle Road.

    Shane Whittenbarger, 37, Harriman, was taken to Parkwest Medical Center by ambulance.

    “I thank God first and foremost for watching over my husband and for allowing him to be here with us today,” said his wife, Tiffany Whittenbarger.

    “I know that difficult circumstances, hard situations and painful circumstances are a sign of God’s love and faithfulness to us.”

  • Woman moons Walmart employee

    A Rockwood woman said she mooned a Walmart loss prevention employee on May 18 because she was upset about being followed.

    “If he would have just told me who he was, everything would have been OK,” Tiffany Laura Edwards said.

    Rockwood police charged her with criminal trespass and indecent exposure in the incident.

    Edwards, 37, is not allowed on Walmart property, but she said she went there on May 18 to meet her parents.

    “I was in a bind,” she said.

  • Memorial Day 2016: Never Forget

    Roane County paid tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom during Memorial Day services in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

  • Meth charges against area duo

    Two Rockwood residents were charged with possession of methamphetamine after Kingston Police Officers responded to a tip Saturday.

    Kingston police received a call from an informant Saturday who said he had just left a room at the Lakeview Motel where illegal activity was being conducted. The informant gave names of the people in the room and it was determined that Billy Allen McLean, 37, of Rockwood had two warrants outstanding.

  • ‘It’s a fantastic thing to be remembered’

    Five Korean War veterans stood solemnly as a red, white and blue wreath was placed at the site of Harriman’s Korean War memorial.

    “It is a fantastic thing to be remembered,” said Otto Barnes, a Korean War veteran.

    Barnes and fellow Korean War veteran Clyde Jones were the inspiration for the appearance of the two statues at the Korean War memorial in Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park, which will eventually feature three statues.

  • Kingston puts new tractor to work

    Kingston officials came for a sneak peek at the new tractor for mowing city rights of way last week.

    Those who came to see the newly arrived tractor and compare it to the one it will be replacing include Kingston Manager David Bolling, Kingston City Council members Don White, Sarah Humphreys and John Byrkit, Mayor Tim Neal, Public Works Director Tim Clark and operator Randy Walker.