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Today's News

  • Facebook posts lead to stalking charge against 62-year-old

    Facebook posts were mentioned in a stalking warrant taken out on a 62-year-old Rockwood woman earlier this month.

    Emma Jo Chambers was arrested on the warrant on April 12.

    The alleged victim, Brian Phillips, accused her of driving by his residence and job, and posting disparaging things about him on Facebook.

    “Caller thinks he has a stalker on Facebook,” a dispatch report of his March 26 911 call said. “Caller advised her name is Emma Chambers, said that everything she has posted is about him.”

  • Michael Dunn Center schooled on upping its brand awareness

    A chance meeting between Michael Dunn Vice President of Public Relations, Development and Quality Assurance Michaele Butler and University of Tennessee Professor Austin Lance could change how Michael Dunn Center promotes itself.

    The center on Gallaher Road partnered with UT’s business school to help increase Michael Dunn Center’s brand awareness.

    “I went to speak with the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and the professor met with me after,” Butler said.

  • Kingston woman killed in ATV crash

    A Kingston woman died from injuries she sustained in a weekend four-wheeling crash.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Donna Pierce was riding on a trail east of Kingston around 12:30 p.m. Sunday when her all-terrain vehicle went into a deep rut, bottomed out and turned over on top of her.

    “She was riding with another girl,” the sheriff said, adding that the other girl “had minor injuries, scrapes.”

    Pierce was airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, where she died later that day.

  • Haunted-house clown cleared of sex charge

    Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens on Monday dismissed without prejudice the sexual battery charge against a man accused of groping women at a haunted house in Harriman last year.

    Larry Davis, 30, who was working as a clown at the Haunted Hospital sponsored by the Harriman Fire Department on Oct. 29, had been charged with sexual battery and public intoxication after the alleged victim accused him of groping her and her granddaughter.

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  • West Tenn. pair face drug, child endangerment charges

    A West Tennessee man and woman are facing drug and child endangerment charges after an encounter with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    William Harold Alexander, 42, and Latonya Lashay Alexander, 38, are charged with possession of schedule II drugs for transport, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Student Government Day 2016

    Wade Creswell has a good idea of what business people want in their employees, thanks to his job as president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “They want skill sets,” he said. “They want experience. They want people who professionally are trained to do what they need done, but what they need more than anything else is dependability.”

    He said students can demonstrate their dependability to employers by doing four things.

  • Los Alamos history enthusiast to speak in OR

    Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will be the featured guest speaker at the May membership and public meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.
    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. May 3 in Midtown Community Center at 103 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    A native New Mexican, McClenahan spent 14 years in other parts of the country before returning her beloved Land of Enchantment and her husband’s hometown of Los Alamos.

  • Pancake breakfast helps Lions help others

    Harriman Lions Club will have its annual fundraising “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” to help support its many community charities.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. May 7. Rodney Harback is again providing Roane Street Grill for the event.

    Generous portions of pancakes with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk will be available for $8 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and younger.

    Harriman Lions Club has provided exams and glasses for many people over the last 60 years.