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Today's News

  • It’s TOMATO TIME in TENNESSEE
  • Dad of 10 killed while cleaning window

    A Utah father of 10 was killed last week after he was struck by a tractor trailer in the parking lot of the Pilot gas station on Lawnville Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Kenworth tractor trailer and a Freightliner tractor trailer were parked on the far side of the parking lot on July 13.

    Robert D. Edlund was the co-driver of the Freightliner. The report said he was outside in between the two trucks cleaning the passenger window of the Freightliner.

  • Teen gets 15 years for church bus sex crimes

    From staff reports

    A Rockwood teen will spend years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl on a church bus.

    The District Attorney General’s Office said Larry Lynn Allison pleaded guilty this week to two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

    The crimes happened on March 16, 2016. Allison and the two girls were on a Mount Pisgah Baptist Church bus when he sexually assaulted them.

  • Assistant moves to RCHS principal

    Kent Millsaps is taking over as principal of Roane County High School.

    Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins announced his hiring this week.

    Millsaps served as assistant principal at Roane County High the past two school years.

    Before that, he spent 16 years at Halls High School in Knox County, where he taught physical science, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology.

    Watkins said Dan Matthews will move from the half-time assistant principal position to the full time assistant principal at Roane County High.

  • Water, water everywhere
  • Harriman OKs library sewer fix

    Harriman Public Library’s concerns about backed up sewer may soon be alleviated.

    Harriman City Council approved moving forward with a $11,750 quote Harriman Utility Board got from Barger & Sons to resolve the sewer issues at the library.

    “I think this will fix the problem we have down there. The sewer problem, not the drainage problem,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • Police say Harriman woman tried to cut another with box cutter

    A Harriman woman is accused of chasing another female around with a knife and attempting to cut her with a box cutter on Thursday, July 13.

    A Harriman police report said Latisha Louise Pressley, 25, 238 Bullard Ford, is charged with aggravated assault.

    Sgt. John Paul Jones reported arriving at 821 Siluria St. on a report of an assault and spoke with victim Crystal Shadden who said Pressley had scratched her, chased her with a kitchen knife, tried to hit her with a broom stick and then tried to cut her with a box cutter.

  • Farmers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in FSA programs

    Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and/or Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2017 crop year.

    These programs trigger financial protections when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues.

    Commodities covered include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice, safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

  • Senior bowlers keep up high level of play

    Friday July 14

    1st High Game------ Connie Millhollon, Rick Alderfer---474

    2nd High Game----Beverly Zeilman, Wayne Bowman--444

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, Roger Golliher---434

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-213 game, Barry McGill-206 game, Roy Deforest-205 game, Dean Griffin-,242, 216 games, Rick Alderfer--226, David Dawson --201 game

    High Series today---- Beverly zeilman, Wayne Bowman--1279

    High Series For July------- Sherry Deforest, Roy Deforest---1281

  • Optimist Club cheerleading camp concludes for year