Today's News

  • Court fee put off at public defender’s request

    A resolution calling for a new $12.50 fee on criminal cases was withdrawn from Monday night’s Roane County Commission meeting agenda.

    Commission Chairman James Brummett said 9th Judicial District Public Defender Kim Nelson requested that the resolution be pulled.

    According to the resolution, the $12.50 fee would “defray cost of legal representation and support services provided indigent defendants in criminal procedures.”

  • Student hurt in intramural game

    A Roane State baseball player was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center after a serious head injury during an intramural football game Tuesday.

    Ben Redden, 20, of Harriman, was taken to UT Medical Center, while Jordan Huddleston, 19, Kingston, was treated at the scene.

    “Ben and Jordan collided while jumping for the ball during an intramural flag football game,” said Owen Driskill, a Roane State spokesman. “Roane State personnel monitoring the game called 911.”

  • Roane Countian killed in South of the River accident

    A Ten Mile man was killed in a car accident on Nov. 7.

    The accident happened South of the River around 8 p.m.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Paul McGinnis was traveling south on Johnson Church Road when he crossed into the northbound lane and struck a car driven by Sally Coad.

    McGinnis, 49, was killed. Coad and her passenger, Warren Coad, were not injured.

    McGinnis wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Trooper Alexander Evans investigated the crash.

  • Band gives commissioners a treat
  • Jackets split games with Mavericks


    It took a spirited rally by the Kingston Lady Jackets, but Connie Guinn’s started off their season on Tuesday with a 44-41 win over the Anderson County Lady Mavericks.

  • Blue Devils take broom to The King’s Academy


    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils had a successful start to the 2014-15 season Tuesday night as they traveled to Seymour and picked up a sweep over The Kings's Academy.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense to pick up a 42-21 over the Lady Lions.

  • Midway sweeps MPCA in opener


    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Green Wave opened the basketball season against Mount Pisgah Christian Academy in a Hall Of Fame game that benefits the TSSAA Hall of Fame.

    This time last year, Mount Pisgah lost the girls game, but the Patriots beat the Green Wave in a hard fought boys game.

  • Harriman Middle splits with Oakdale


    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Lady Devils split a pair of games Monday at home against Oakdale.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense in picking up a 25-11 victory over the Lady Eagles.

  • Green Wave, Tigers gear up for second round


    It's going to be a cold Friday night, but that's just fine with the Rockwood Tigers and Midway Green Wave as both are still alive in the TSSAA playoffs after picking up road victories last week.

    Midway snapped a six-game losing streak by putting together perhaps its best performance of the season in dismantling Red Boiling Springs, 42-8.

  • GUEST OPINION: Matter of freedom - Excluding media is excluding you


    First Amendment Center

    Things are not “looking up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing.

    In several high-profile incidents and elsewhere, police have moved to block the public from effectively seeing what they are doing at scenes. Those actions put First Amendment freedoms — speech, assembly, petition and free press — literally on the line.