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Today's News

  • General Sessions 1-4

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 4 — Steven Thomas, domestic assault, dismissed

  • Roane State has new ambulance simulator

     Often, they must do that job in a confined box where they barely have room to stand.

    To help emergency medical technician and paramedic students learn what it’s like to work in the back of an ambulance, Roane State Community College installed a $29,000 ambulance simulator at the college’s Knox County Center for Health Sciences. 

  • Roane Habitat dedicates 35th house

     Roane County Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated its 35th house built in Roane County. 

    Owner Tammy Edwards and her son Josh are now living in a new home that they and dozens of volunteers helped build. 

  • Jug Band will help with amphitheater fund-raising

     A benefit concert featuring the Mount LeConte Jug Band is planned to raise money for the Three Rivers Amphitheater project.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in Kingston Community Center. 

    Rick Ross, Kingston director of Parks and Recreation, has labeled the amphitheater the “crown jewel” of Kingston, with other improvements planned for the waterfront and downtown area.

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright Tuesday night

    After a couple of days away from the basketball court due to the inclement weather, Oliver Springs was the first county team to return to action sweeping Sunbright in District 4A action Monday night, as the Bobcats beat the Tigers 74-63 and the Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Tigers 61-53.

    Oliver Springs 74, Sunbright 63: Tyler Melton, Taylor Murray, Lane Evans and Jacob Humphreys tallied 20, 18, 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Bobcats.

  • Greene, Langley participated in Border Bowl

    John Langley and Garrett Greene, both seniors on the Harriman High School football team were both invited to play in the ninth annual National Guard Border Bowl that is held at the University of The Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Jan. 16.

    The players reported to Williamsburg on Jan. 13 in preparation for game week.

  • Area 4AA Tournament under way

    The Area 4 AA Tournament tipped off Monday evening at Wartburg Central Middle School, and the night did not go well for Roane County teams as three of the four squads in action were eliminated. The start of the tourney was delayed due to snow and ice on Saturday.

    The one team to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals was Midway, who defeated county rival Oliver Springs, 34-28, in boys play.

    In girls action, Midway dropped a 34-27 decision at the hands of Lenoir City, while Wartburg ended Rockwood’s season, 46-5.

  • Rockwood woman succumbs in blaze

    Mary Louise Moore, 63, of Rockwood, has been identified as the victim of an apartment fire early Friday morning in Jacksboro.

    According to the Campbell County Rural Fire Services Chief Daniel Lawson, crews were called out to a report of smoke coming from the apartment building’s attic at 129 Cherokee Trail near Indian River Marina at about 8:15 a.m.

    Firefighters from the Jacksboro and LaFollette fire departments assisted, and crews entered all six units of the building to make sure no one was inside.

  • Chillbillies to headline CASA fundraising Blast

    This year CASA’s Winter Blast will feature the Chillbillies, a rhythm, boogie and blues band based out of Knoxville.

    “One hundred percent of the proceeds comes back to the program because of our sponsors,” said Lindsey Brown, executive director of CASA of the 9th Judicial District.

    The concert and dinner festivities will be Feb. 6, in downtown Harriman, with the entertainment in the Princess Theatre.

    The band includes Knox County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin, who is also a former University of Tennessee and NFL football player.

  • Board OKs Ferguson, Clark candidacies

    Dennis Ferguson and Tim Clark can run in this year’s race for Roane County road superintendent.

    The Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board met last week in Nashville and certified both candidates.

    The purpose of the board is to ensure candidates for county road superintendent are qualified to run for the job.

    Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said candidates cannot run without the board’s approval.

    The board certified Ferguson and Clark unanimously, according to spokesman Adam Ghassemi.