Today's News

  • Lady Waves end Rockwood’s season, 53-38

    For the third time in the last 10 days, the Midway Lady Green Waves and the Rockwood Lady Tigers met in a basketball game. The difference in this game was it was a District 3-A Tournament game with the winner moving on while the loser would see their season come to an end.

  • Kingston drops regular season finale, 68-53

    For a little more than three quarters last week it appeared that the Kingston Yellow Jackets might upset District 4-AA champion Stone Memorial in their own gym, but the Panthers held on and pulled away down the stretch for a 68-53 victory.

  • Bobcats stun Indians in 4-A opener, 65-47


    Independent Herald

    In what will likely go down as the biggest upset of the District 4-A postseason, No. 6 Oliver Springs stunned No. 3 Oneida Thursday with a 65-47 win at Oneida.

  • Mother, son sue over death of jail inmate

    Two lawsuits have been filed in Knoxville U.S. District Court over a death that occurred at the Roane County Jail.

    One was filed for the mother of Crystal Marlena Price. The other was filed on behalf of Price’s minor son.

    Price, 26, was an inmate at the jail when she died on Dec. 30, 2011.

    Sheriff Jack Stockton said she was found unresponsive in a holding cell.

  • Lane closures on I-40 near Harriman exit

    Travelers on Interstate 40 should look out for nightly lane closures in both the east-and westbound lanes near Exit 347 at Harriman as workers make repairs to the bridge over Roane Street, Caney Creek and the H&NE and CNO & TP railways.
    Tennessee Department of Transportation sent out a notice to look out for the lane closures this week. 
    When closures take place, it will be between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
    “It is scheduled to be completed on or before” May 15, 2014, said TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi.

  • Kingston adds pipeline along Gallaher corridor

    Kingston Council members are considering another major waterline project — this one in anticipation of commercial development along the Gallaher Road corridor.
    Council placed a project to increase flow to that area on its February meeting at this month’s work session.
    The project is similar in several respects to the ongoing second phase of the Gallaher Road Sewer project.

  • Fugitive corralled in Hamilton County

    David Paul Wicks allegedly eluded authorities following a high-speed chase last July. He wasn’t so lucky this week, however.
    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, two deputies picked him up at the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday.
    Wicks is charged in Roane County with reckless endangerment, simple possession, evading arrest, reckless driving, aggravated assault, speeding, driving on a suspended license, violation of probation and failure to appear.

  • Aytes marries school system employee

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes married former Midtown Elementary School principal Glenna Treece last month.
    Treece stepped down as Midtown principal after the 2011-12 school year.
    Aytes said she works part-time in the central office as a parent involvement coordinator.
    The marriage doesn’t create a conflict, Aytes said, because he’s not his wife’s direct supervisor.
    “She works under Mr. (Russell) Jenkins and Mr. (Keevin) Woody,” he said.

  • Embattled bar loses beer license

    The Roane County Beer Board voted Tuesday to revoke the Grill & Pub’s beer permit for a year.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton drove to the bar north of Harriman after the meeting to inform owner Grover Norton about the revocation.
    “I’m just here to deliver the message,” he said.
    Norton had little to say about the setback.
    “I expected his demeanor to be worse than what it was,” Stockton said. “I was shocked.”

  • Harriman fugitive found in attic

    Morgan County News
    A Harriman man who eluded Morgan County authorities last week was captured at his girlfriend’s home in Petros Saturday morning.
    Richard Allen Howard, 29, of 925 Chilhowee St., who had warrants for his arrest in Oliver Springs, was pulled over in Bitter Creek with a flat tire.
    Morgan County Deputy Billy Giles pulled in behind the vehicle, and Howard took off on foot and lost Giles in the chase.
    Howard also allegedly tossed a gun in the woods while on the run.