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Today's News

  • Kingston mourns loss of another Jim Henry son

    The son of Jim Henry, deputy to the governor, was found dead in his home on Tuesday morning.

    It appears James M. “Jimmy” Henry Jr. died of natural causes, authorities said.

    “There is nothing to indicate anything foul or suspicious,” said Chief Deputy Tim Phillips of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jimmy, the son of Jim and his wife, Pat, lived in Kingston on the family farm.

    According to his obituary, he loved farming, Jeeps, old cars, politics and the outdoors.

  • Harriman family loses home on eve of twins’ 18th birthday

    A Harriman family lost its home and a woman was injured in a Sunday morning fire that injured a woman.

    Grandmother Willie Mae Shadrick was treated at an area hospital.

    “She has been released but is on watch,” said Starr Shadrick.

    Starr Shadrick and her sister Suni shared the home with Willie Mae Shadrick and their grandfather.

    “They adopted me when I was 2,” explained Starr Shadrick.

    Starr Shadrick said the fire started in the kitchen.

  • DEALS & WHEELS CRUISE-IN COMING

     

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Burning red-light tickets is stupid

    Last week Tennessee state legislator Andy Holt suggested that people who receive tickets from red-light cameras should burn them. Holt said that because the citation is a civil, not a criminal, there is no penalty for not paying.

    For years Holt has worked to outlaw red-light and speed cameras in the state. He’s not alone. Other legislators have decried the evil cameras and urged their removal.

  • 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.