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Today's News

  • Teacher charged with DUI on New Year’s Eve

    A teacher employed with Roane County Schools was arrested on New Year’s Eve.

    Michael P. Neal is charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and immediate notice of an accident.

    According to reports, Neal was driving a Lincoln MKX when he was involved in a property damage crash on Hobson Road near Kingston.

  • Cooking fire damages Swan Pond home

    A family of six children and two adults are displaced after a house fire that started in the kitchen of the 2419 Swan Pond home this weekend.

    Nobody was injured, and the family of Rhyanna Frazier was able to find a place to stay for the moment.

    “They went with family,” said Harriman Capt. Matt Hickey.

    The fire department narrative said smoke was visible from the front door and eaves when fire fighters arrived.

    Firefighter Travis May and Lt. John Stringfield made entry through an unlocked front door.

  • Trial delayed for mom accused of starving toddler

    Another delay has occurred in the case of the parents accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death.

    Matthew and Amanda Dotson are being tried separately on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

    Amanda Dotson’s trial that was scheduled to start on Jan. 16 was recently postponed.

    “Another delay is correct, and it’s because of the DNA testing that the defense is having done,” Assistant District Attorney General Bob Edwards said.

  • No one hurt when SUV rolled into Clinch

    On Monday morning, Kingston Fire Department, with assistance from Roane County Rescue Squad, were called to Ladd Landing to rescue a submerged Ford Escape.

    The vehicle had rolled down the boat ramp and into the frigid water around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

    Mary Tuck of Oliver Springs told police that she and her husband Mickey were in the vehicle, and both got out at the same time, and the Escape started rolling down the ramp.

  • New year, new coach, new Vols!

    The New Year has begun and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to the University of Tennessee football team.

    I hate to be the one to say it, but Tennessee had their worst season in the history of the program. 2018 could be a lot better for Tennessee, but it also could be another rebuilding year for football.

    I know people are probably thinking that we have had like 12-13 years of rebuilding or whatever but it true to a point. 2017 was 100% not good when it came to the pigskin.

  • Green Wave can’t slow Bulldogs

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Wartburg Middle swept the visiting Midway Lady Waves and Green Wave in Thursday nights’ district matchup. The Lady Bulldogs came back in the fourth quarter for the 43-31 win, while the Bulldogs took control of the game early to cruise to a 48-38 victory.

    The Lady Bulldogs got off to a hot start and outscored the Lady Waves 12-6 in the opening frame. Olivia Davis led the charge for Wartburg with seven points.

  • Early run pushes Yellow Jackets over Bobcats

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hit the floor running and didn’t look back on the way to a 74-24 non-district win against the Oliver Springs Bobcats Thursday night at the Roane County High School gym.

    “I thought our starters came out with a bunch of energy tonight and played really well early,” Kingston Coach Colt Narramore said. “It allowed us to get a bunch of our guys in.

    “We were able to get some freshmen some playing time, so it was a good night for us.”

  • Kingston out shoots Oliver Springs

    The Kingston Lady Jackets got off to a fast start against the visiting Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and never looked back on the way to a 71-30 win Thursday evening at Roane County High School gym.

    “It was a big win,” Kingston Coach Connie Guinn said. “We’ve had a rough couple of weeks, going 0-4 in the last four games.

    “We practiced on some things this week and I was very pleased most of all with our effort tonight.”

    The Lady Jackets took advantage of aggressive defense to set up their quick strike offense.

  • No more chemo

    Addie Moore never let her battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia keep her down and, if possible, she’s even more exuberant because she’s won the war on the disease.

    The Kingston Elementary first grader and her family were joined by friends and loved ones to celebrate “no mo chemo” with the release of 848 balloons at Fort Southwest Point.

    “That was how long she was in treatment,” said Gena Moore, Addie’s grandmother or “Mimi.”

  • Mess lands woman in jail

    On Dec. 7, Chancellor Frank V. Williams III gave Helen Hayes until Jan. 4 to remove half of the debris off her property. The mess hadn’t changed by that morning, according to Roane County officials.

    “Has there been any noticeable difference since we were in court on Dec. 7?” County Attorney Greg Leffew asked Codes Enforcement Official Glen Cofer.

    “No sir,” Cofer responded. “Not that I can tell.”