Today's News


    A trio of Roane County veterans will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday.

    “Saturday evening me and Sgt. Gary Woolf will be laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s tomb at Arlington Cemetery,” said Bob LeTellier.

    LeTellier is a retired Army sergeant major. Woolf is a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force.

    They’ll also be recognizing those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War by placing wreaths bearing their names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Rockwood official, DA named in federal suit

    One of the people convicted in the Northington Energy LLC scam has filed a federal lawsuit against former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson and former 9th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney General Tiffany Smith.

    Lisa Horn-Brichetto accuses Johnson, Smith and Ruppe — the latter of whom is now Rockwood city administrator — of violating her First and Eighth Amendment Rights under the Constitution.

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  • Rockwood police seek info on shooting

    From staff reports

    Rockwood police have released more information about the May 2 shooting incident that left two men injured.

    Police responded to the area of Douglas Avenue and Wheeler Street on a report of a possible shooting.

    Detective Josh Rymer responded and found a male subject, identified as Michael William Hale of Rockwood, lying on the ground stating he had been shot.

  • Quilters meeting today in Kingston Community Center

    First Friday Quilters/Sewing Group will meet in monthly session at 10 a.m. May 5 in Kingston Community Center.

    Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a project to work on and a lunch.

  • ‘World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast’ helps community

    Harriman Lions Club will have its annual “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” from 7 to 11 a.m. May 6 in Roane Street Grill at 812 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    Tickets are $8 each or two for $15 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and younger, and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk.

    Proceeds will go toward funding the organization’s various community charities.

    Call President Jerry Turbyville for more about the Harriman Lions Club or assistance with vision care.

  • Suspect slugs officer

    Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich was reportedly hit in the head while attempting to make an arrest last Friday morning.

    The incident started in the 200 block of Bates Street just after 2 a.m.

    “I saw a white male walking down the street toward me,” Haubrich said in his report. “I stopped and got out with the subject, who identified himself as Steven Bailey.”

    Haubrich said he was familiar with Bailey because he’s arrested him before on theft and drug charges.

  • Harriman man jailed on felony meth charge

    From staff reports

    A Harriman man was arrested on a charge of manufacture/delivery/sale or possession of methamphetamine in the early morning hours of May 1.

    In addition to that felony charge, Anthony Eugene Davis, 212 Morning Drive, was also charged with simple possession or casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    At around 3 a.m. Harriman Officer Tommy Lynn Capps reported observing a Chevrolet van traveling south on Roane Street with no functioning tag lights, which netted a written warning.

  • Thieves burn stolen vehicle

    A Rockwood woman’s car was found burned in Cumberland County last month.

    Amanda Thurman reported her 2011 Toyota was stolen from her yard around 1:15 a.m. on April 19.

    Rockwood Police Officer Jared Hall responded to investigate.

    “She said it was last seen about 12:30 a.m. this morning,” Hall’s report said. “The car had kids clothing, a car seat, work clothes and a Garmin GPS.”

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Rockwood High School score: girls 12, boys 1!

    Gentle Reader, last week’s column was written as a result of a letter from Mr. Paul Kamikawa defending Rockwood High School from our criticism of their poor performance in the most recent ACT test results.

    After a lengthy commentary concerning this situation we brought out another disturbing performance as described in the following paragraph, which we quote as it was published: