Today's News

  • 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.


    Artaveus D. Dawson, probation violation. Guilty.

    Timothy B. Reid II, capias for failure to appear court date. Abated by death.

    Cynthia D. Latham, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    Brittney Upton, capias for failure to appear court date. Dismissed. Driving while license revoked. Guilty.

  • Former UT coach takes Hackney job

    Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is known for his coaching skills, but he’s taking his charisma into the private sector.

    Pearl, who was ousted from the basketball program after NCAA citations, will be working in Knoxville as vice president of marketing at The H.T. Hackney Co., a wholesale grocery distributor that has a distribution center in Roane County.

    He began work officially on Sept. 1.

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  • Big brush fire breaks out near three schools

    An out-of-control brush fire covered approximately 75 acres — coming over the ridge near Midway Elementary, Midway Middle School and Midway High School Tuesday afternoon.

    Keeping the schools safe took an team effort involving East Roane County, South Roane County andMidtown volunteer fire departments, Roane County Rescue Squad and Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Forestry Division.

    Although the brush fire was in close to the schools, evacuation was not needed, officials said.

  • 2011 Roane County Stat Leaders


  • Jackets, Bobcats roll in TVAA action

    Kingston and Oliver Springs ruled week two in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association.

    Kingston won four games against visiting Harriman while Oliver Springs swept three non conference games from Oak Ridge East.

  • TWRA urges safety on the water

    The Labor Day holiday, the final major weekend of the 2011 summer boating season is Sept. 2-5. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants to emphasize the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating in a safe and responsible manner. 

  • District games take center stage Friday night

    The first two weeks of the season have been exciting but other than determining wild card spots for the playoffs, they haven't meant much as they have no bearing on the district standings.

  • Fiery crash kills four

    A mother and her three children died in a fiery crash on Tuesday. The accident happened on Hwy. 61 north of Harriman a little after 6 p.m.
    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the woman was traveling west when her SUV crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire.
    “It was bad,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton, said of the wreck.
    The tractor trailer driver, Joe R. Sexton, suffered only minor injuries. All four occupants in the SUV were killed.

  • Beer board fumes over delays

    For the second time, the Roane County Beer Board recessed a special-called meeting without taking action on the petition to revoke Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton’s beer permit. The latest break came on Monday.

    “How many times are we going to postpone or go into recess?” Commissioner Steve Kelley asked. “This could go on indefinitely. We have the right to make a decision if we want to.”