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Today's News

  • TBI takes lead

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    As of Oct. 9, TBI Agent Brad Nealon is now leading the investigation of the Sept. 5th shooting at Edna Mae’s Bar and Grill.

    It was reported earlier that TBI had entered the investigation to assist the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office but District Attorney General Russell Johnson said last week that the TBI is now leading the investigation.

  • Highly ranked Oneida rolls past Harriman

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opponent and say maybe next time.

  • Jacket's guys up front lead team over Fulton

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was no secret that if Kingston wanted to defeat Fulton Friday night that the Yellow Jackets would have to dominate play in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

  • New prosecutor says he will be ready for Houston trial

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    With a new prosecutor on board and Rocky Houston’s double-murder trial just a month off, Judge James “Buddy” Scott had plenty of issues to juggle at a hearing Friday.

    Looming large among them was a defendant that Scott said has “conduct” issues.

    Both Rocky and his brother, Leon, appeared in Roane County Circuit Court as Scott relieved former special prosecutor Robert “Gus” Radford of West Tennessee from the case.

  • Political signs problematic across county

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    With the election approaching, political signs seem to be everywhere.

    The problem is that in Kingston, the signs are only permitted in designated areas.

    “They stick them up all over,” said Willie Gordon, building inspector.

    According to Gordon, political signs are not allowed on city or state rights of way.

    Under city ordinance, they are permitted in commercial and residential areas, Gordon said.

    Gordon said he picks up about a dozen signs a day.

  • Johnson says he's still a part of Patton case

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Despite reports, the district attorney general’s office has not recused itself from handling the assault case involving Roane County Constable Mark Patton.

    General Sessions Court Judge Dennis Humphrey announced in court on Monday that he, fellow General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks and the district attorney general’s office had all recused themselves from the case.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Wednesday, however, that his office did not recuse itself.

  • Sewer issues put Crete project at risk

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    A project lauded by some and criticized by others appears to be in jeopardy.

    Crete Carrier announced in 2007 that it planned to invest $5.4 million in a new trucking facility on the site that was once home to Atomic Speedway.

    The 26-acre site fronts Interstate 40 in East Roane County and is next to the Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance, said the project is in peril because Crete is having trouble getting sewer service.

  • Three youth division races settled

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Week seven of the Tennessee Valley Football League would see three of the division races settled. The Rockwood hoppers, the Kingston cutters and the Seymour peewees will be regular season champs in their respective age groups after all three picked up wins Saturday.

  • Region play highlights weekend

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    For the second straight week, all five teams in Roane County will be playing region games in five different venues.

  • Midway Middle picks up first win

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Middle Green Waves rolled to their first win of the season with a 42-6 victory over district rival Oakdale.