Today's News

  • Police academy

    The Roane County Sheriff Office’s Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy instructs participants about patrol duties and defensive tactics Tuesday night. Gary Inman, a participant, acts as police officer in a scenario where Deputy John Mayes plays someone stopped for doing 15 mph over the speed limit without headlights. “It’s just to give an idea of what we do,” Mayes said.

  • Lady Devils finish second
  • RMS splits with Cherokee

    The Cherokee Lady Jackets started off swarming to the basket and buzzed past the Rockwood Lady Tigers en route to a 31-14 win Monday night. 

  • HMS battles Cherokee

    Despite having to fight off a furious fourth period rally by the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils, the Cherokee Lady Jackets escaped with a 29-26 victory Tuesday night. 

  • Roane State sweeps Wallace State

    The Roane State Raiders and Raideretts tipped off the home portion of the schedule Tuesday night and the results were good for the home teams as they picked up a sweep over visiting Wallace State.

  • United Way's Pump Day
  • Love a parade? Holiday lineups scheduled

    Kingston will kick off the Christmas parade season on Nov. 29, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

    There is a $10 fee for commercial entries, and the deadline to enter is Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

    The parade starts at 7 p.m. in front of Roane County High School, and lineup is 5:30-6 p.m.

    Harriman’s Christmas Parade will be Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., starting at Harriman High School.

    Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m., and entries must be received by Nov. 18. To register online, go to http://cityofharriman.net/home-page/announcements.

  • Cawood jabs at board in book

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood has made a living documenting his feuds with authorities.

    His latest work focuses on the state Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the ethical conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    Not surprisingly, Cawood has some rather unflattering things to say about the board in his new book, “The Board of Unprofessional Irresponsibility.”

    “I think a lot of lawyers will enjoy it quietly,” Cawood said Tuesday.

  • Upheaval continues in Rockwood

    Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas Board will soon be short another leader.

    Interim general manager Willard Mead, who had previously been the assistant manager for six years, announced his resignation Monday to the surprise of the Rockwood City Council.

    The announcement came in special- called session to discuss the budget and two resolutions concerning borrowing and grant funds for sewer projects.

    “No good news,” Mayor James Watts said after Mead had handed him a slip of paper with his resignation letter.

  • Messy Helen tossed in jail

    Over the years Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland has filed dozens of complaints against people for having too much junk on their property.

    They usually don’t reach the point of the person going to jail.

    However, that wasn’t the case with 60-year-old Helen Hayes.

    McFarland said Chancellor Frank V. Williams III found her in contempt of court and ordered her jailed for failing to comply with an order to clean up her property at 1812 Bluff Road.