Today's News

  • Roane State basketball teams split season openers Tuesday

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams opened the 2016-17 season Tuesday night, by splitting a pair of games with the Bryan College Lady Lion junior varsity and the Georgia Highlands Chargers.
    The Raiderettes defeated Bryan College 81-45, while the Chargers outscored the Raiders 110-89.
    Roane State 81, Bryan College Junior Varsity 45: RaChelle Parks, Lacy Cantrell and Autumn Monkhouse paced the Raiderettes with 20, 17 and 10 points, respectively. Wartburg's Nina Carter scored six points, while Kingston's Rachel Layne chipped in four points.

  • Stun gun subdues naked man

    Kingston police used a Taser to subdue a naked man on Halloween night.

    It was the second time in a three-day span that the subject, 51-year-old Lloyd E. Harrison, was found naked around town.

    “He’s had a few issues, I think, or he just got hot,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said. “I don’t know.”

    The first incident happened on Oct. 29. at the Kingston Community Center.

  • Rockwood, county may team up for tax sales

    Roane County municipalities could receive delinquent property tax monies if they follow the state statute on tax sales.

    Roane County Clerk and Master Shannon Conley has brought the statute to the attention of Rockwood, Harriman and Kingston governmental entities for action.

    Conley said last week that no Roane County cities have had tax sales for over 20 years, while the county holds sales annually to recoup delinquent property taxes. The county would be willing to hold the sales for the cities, if they agree to partner with the county on the process.

  • New year, new building

    Rockwood Electric Utility hopes to be in their new home by the beginning of next year.

    “They are telling us they should have the building ready to release to us to start putting furniture in it by mid-December,” said manager Kendall Bear.

    Bear said other things, like transferring phone lines and moving computers, will push the opening until January most likely.

    “It is unlikely we will occupy it by Christmas, that we will be open for business to take payments,” he said.

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  • Cargo trailers of stolen items recovered

    A recent burglary investigation led to the recovery of two cargo trailers full of stolen property.

    “The suspects are cooperating,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Mayes said. “We’re close to 29 burglaries that they have been tied to, or have admitted to.”

    Mayes identified the suspects as Timothy Shawn Fink, Gregory Wade Cribb Sr. and Travis Dustin Mcghee. Mayes said Mcghee and Cribb were partners and Fink acted alone.

    “They were hitting every city in the county,” Mayes said.

  • Alleged scuffle grabs attention

    Police officers are all around the Roane County Courthouse on Mondays, but that didn’t stop a Rockwood man from allegedly running afoul of the law in the building.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gary Watts charged Ryan Christopher Hackett with violating an order of protection and resisting arrest.

    According to the report, Watts was standing outside one of the courtrooms on Oct. 24 when he saw a woman identified as Sydney Winters trying to get away from Hackett.

  • So-called ‘menace’ facing more charges

    The man who Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton called a menace to society faces more legal trouble.

    Larry Matthew Adkisson was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month on aggravated burglary, theft of property and forgery charges.

    He appeared in Roane County Criminal Court on Oct. 24 with his attorney, Jedidiah C. McKeehan.

  • Rockwood police OT means more arrests, less crime

    Thanks to approved overtime at the Rockwood Police Department, the office is making a considerable dent in criminal activities.

    Increased patrols and additional manpower were added as of Oct. 1, said Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright. The move was approved by Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller and the Rockwood City Council.

    “All Rockwood officers are ‘looking beyond the citation’ to apprehend those engaged in narcotics and other criminal activity,” Wright said in a press release.