Today's News

  • Handling of bike fatality case draws praise from widow

    The widow of an Oak Ridge man who was killed while riding his bicycle was appreciative of how the District Attorney General’s Office handled the case.

    On Aug. 25, 2009, John Daugherty was riding his bicycle on Gallaher Road when he was struck by a Toyota Tacoma driven by Anthony Justin Patterson of Molino, Fla. Daugherty died at the scene.

    Patterson was later indicted for criminal negligent homicide and a bicycle protection charge.

  • Fishing regulations set at TWRC meeting

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission heard several topics concerning commercial fishing and also approved the 2012 sport fishing regulations among business at a recent meeting.

  • Rockwood Cornhole tourney set for Oct. 27

    The Rockwood Basketball Booster Club is sponsoring a cornhole tournament on Thursday, October 27. 

    It will be held at the Rockwood High School gym and begins at 6 p.m. 

  • Bobcats seek revenge Friday night

    With only two weeks left in the regular season, all five Roane County football teams are still mathematically alive in the race for the playoffs, but two of those teams, Harriman and Midway, appear to be on life support.

  • Farmer, Ruppe pitch to Rockwood

    Three candidates well versed in local government rounded out the interviews for the city administrator position in Rockwood.
    The final interviews involved former Roane County Executive Mike Farmer, former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe and former Crossville administrator Jack Miller.
    Rockwood City Council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to select a candidate from the seven interviewed.

  • LOC vote is tabled

    A resolution to dissolve the Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee has been tabled.
    The decision, made by the watchdog committee’s board of directors last week, may have come down to a simple matter of math. 
    “Mayor Tom Beehan of Oak Ridge was instructed not to vote to dissolve the LOC,” Board Chairwoman Ellen Smith said. “I think they (supporters of dissolution) were counting around the room and realized they didn’t have enough votes.”

  • Watson’s ‘Suspended License’ to be featured in Arts at the Airport exhibit

    “Suspended License,” a photograph by Travis Watson of Kingston, is among the artwork to be featured at Arts in the Airport, a new exhibition featuring selected artwork from more than 45 artists in the East Tennessee region.

    The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville assembled the exhibition to allow regional artists to compete and display work in one of the most-visited sites in the area.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 10 — Samual Raby, 56, 146 Cody Lane, Coalfield: public intoxication, and bail with conditions/hold 12 hours. Total bond $3,500; court date Dec. 5.

    Santiago Ramos, 25, 100M Muncey St., McMinnville: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,500; court date Dec. 5.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.


    Bruno L. Ramirez, public intoxication. Guilty. Assault attempt and disorderly conduct. Dismissed.

    Mary Anders, first-offense DUI. Guilty. Implied consent. Dismissed, cost to defendant. Open container. Dismissed.

    Rickey Powell, driving while license suspended. Dismissed.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Sept. 21:

    From Douglas N. Blackwell II, Richard Goldschmitt and Jill Goldschmitt to Peoples Bank of East Tennessee by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, 5.88 acres, Murray Darrell property, Lot 15, $25,000.

    From Robert M. Browder Jr. to Burton Cooper by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Lakeview Addition, Lot 3, $4,000.

    From Roane Holdings Limited to Green Global Resources LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 3 parcels, $287,555.