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Today's News

  • Divorces: Sept. 1-Oct. 29

    Divorces granted Sept. 1-Oct. 29 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Kelly D. Robinson vs. Stephen P. Robinson

    Travis Brian Fouts vs. Mary Ann Williams Fouts

    Brian K. Pridemore vs. Kathy Seiber Pridemore

    Phillip S. Wiggins vs. Tiffany L. Wiggins

    Kelley Eugenia Halburnt Daugherty vs. Randy Alan Daugherty

    Gregory Kent Foust Jr. vs. Jessica Nicole Myatt Foust

    Irina Popova vs. Emilian Popova

    Joye Camille (Lyles) Fulsom vs. Frederick Allen Fulsom

  • Cawood says board counsel violated rule

    Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8.3 says that a lawyer having knowledge that another lawyer has committed a violation of the rules of professional conduct shall inform the disciplinary counsel of the Board of Professional Responsibility.

    Attorney Chris Cawood said that’s why he’s filed a complaint with the board against attorney Sandy Garrett.

    The tricky thing there is she works for the board.  

  • Two women found shot to death

    Two women were found dead of gunshot wounds at a home on Eblen Street in Rockwood on Sunday.

    The case remains under investigation.

    "We're awaiting the autopsy report tomorrow," Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said Sunday. "It's possible that it may be a homicide-suicide."

    Stinnett said the bodies were discovered around 2:45 p.m.

    He identified the women as Chelci Miles and Destiny Vestal.

  • Roane County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 14

    Roane County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 14.

  • TWRA News

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will continue to accept comments through Jan. 19 concerning the proposal of a hunting season for sandhill cranes. 

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Monday, Jan. 10

    Harriman at Midway (Middle School)

    Oliver Springs at Lenoir City (Middle School)

    Rockwood at Cherokee (Middle School)

  • OSMS runs by Harriman

    Thursday night was a good night for the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up big wins over Harriman.

  • RMS sweeps Wartburg

    In between last week’s snow flakes, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers travelled to Wartburg and swept the Bulldogs.

    The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a narrow 33-28 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

  • Ambulance committee meeting set

    Roane County Commission’s ambulance committee is scheduled to meet on Jan. 13 at the EMS office in Midtown.

    It will be the committee’s first meeting since new committee appointments were approved in October.

    Commissioner Ron Berry said the lack of meetings is shocking considering the problems facing the county’s ambulance department.

    “There just doesn’t seem to be any sense of urgency,” Berry said.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: A pin-striped fig leaf for Adam and Eve?

    Two miles in and six miles out was the running joke among the hikers I was with in Cumberland County on New Year’s Eve.

    The 50-degree weather was nice for the last day of December as we made our way down Black Mountain to Windlass Cave.

    The wind kicked up at intervals, necessitating some wardrobe adjustments, but we all had adequate layers.

    The couple of miles downhill was an easy romp. Even though we covered the same ground on the way out, it was all uphill — hence the joke about it being three times longer.