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Today's News

  • Teenage girl leads police on pursuit

    A 16-year-old Rockwood girl is facing 18 charges stemming from a Sunday night pursuit with police.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Kendall Mitchell was on the lookout for a beige Chevy Impala because the suspect had reportedly taken the car without her guardian’s permission.

    “Dispatch directed me to North Chamberlain Avenue where her guardian had visual contact with her,” the report said. “I arrived there and found the suspect vehicle in the middle of the street stopped.”

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  • Woody: School finances ‘fragile’

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody is not happy with the school system’s financial state, and he let it be known at last Thursday’s Budget Committee meeting.

    “I think your financials are very vulnerable and fragile,” he told school officials.

    The concerns come at a time when the Roane County Board of Education is looking to build a consolidated school for Harriman High, Roane County High and Rockwood High.

    The plan, which also calls for making improvements at Oliver Springs and Midway, could cost $50 million or more to execute.

  • Bible verse sets off husband

    A Rockwood woman told police her husband got physical with her after she quoted a Bible verse to him. The husband, Tony Jay Jolly, is facing a domestic assault charge in the incident.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Jared Hall responded to 516 W. Strang St., on June 5, to investigate a possible assault.

    “I spoke to Heather Jolly on the front porch who told me that it was just a simple argument between her and her husband,” the report said. “I noticed red marks on her chest and neck.”

  • Kingston wants RCHS building

    The city of Kingston wants a seat at the table if and when the future of Roane County High School is decided.

    If the county decides to move ahead with a plan to consolidate the Kingston school with Harriman and Rockwood high schools, the buildings might be repurposed or abandoned.

    Kingston City Council unanimously authorized City Manager David Bolling on Tuesday to send a letter to county officials expressing interest in the property.

  • State tournament next stop for Harriman AA

    The Harriman AA All Stars travelled to Sweetwater on Monday night with a lot on the line as they took on Campbell County.

    The Blue Devils came in as a 2 seed in the district tournament as Campbell County came in as the one after they beat the Blue Devils in the sub district tournament championship.

  • Roane teams set for state tournament

    After winning a pair of one-run contests in sub district play, the Harriman A All-Stars made it three in a row over Kingston Monday evening with a 16-8 victory over the Junior Jackets in the District 8 A Tournament being played in Knoxville.

    With the victory, Harriman advanced to the tournament’s final day of play on Tuesday. The Blue Devils played Greenback Tuesday. Sweetwater was also alive in the tourney.

  • Roane ladies to host July camp

    Roane State will host girls basketball camps in July

    Roane State Community College’s Monica Boles, head coach of the Lady Raiders basketball team, will host two basketball camps in July for area girls.

    New this year is a camp geared for high school girls to improve at specific basketball positions.

    “Our camps provide great opportunities for girls of all ages to improve their fundamental basketball skills and knowledge of the game,” said Boles, who just completed her ninth season as head coach of the Lady Raiders.

  • JONESING FOR SPORTS

    The United States of America these days are more like the Divided States of America.

    Whether the chasm exists on the political side of the spectrum, on societal matters, in terms of wealth inequality, division and strife has run rampant in our society.

    Not even the world of sports has been immune to this shift in division.

    Case in point, the major players in the cable sports world in ESPN and FOX Sports 1 cater to audiences on different sides of the spectrum.

  • Harriman youngsters win exciting title