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Today's News

  • 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:

  • Grand ladies honored at Courthouse Gala

    History buffs and elected officials gathered in Kingston last weekend to help the Roane County Heritage Commission celebrate the 14th annual Gala for the historic Roane County Courthouse.

    The primary goal of the evening event was to raise funds to keep the old courthouse — one of only a half dozen pre-Civil War courthouses left in the state — open to the public.

    “It takes a lot of hard work keeping this building standing,” said Master of Ceremonies Bruce Cantrell.

  • Fugitive leads authorities on three-county chase

    An alleged fugitive from Knox County led officers on a three-county chase Monday, which ended when the suspect’s car overturned on Hwy. 62.

    Oliver Springs police were alerted Monday about an alleged kidnapping and domestic assault, which had been reported at the Marathon Station.

    There, an unidentified female reportedly told employees that she was being kidnapped.

    The suspect, James Hendon, 50, no address available, attempted to “get at” the female, according to a report given to Oliver Springs Police Chief Kenneth Morgan.

  • Harriman police on the lookout for those not buckling up

    As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Harriman Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

    From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization.

  • Lady ’Cats blank Sunbright, 12-0

    One day after suffering a tough loss against Oneida, Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats rolled to a 12-0 victory over Sunbright at Arrowhead Park. 

  • Bobcats roll in tourney opener, 12-1

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats opened postseason play Wednesday evening with an impressive 12-1 victory over Sunbright in five innings. 

    Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kegley was happy with his team’s performance Wednesday, especially his team’s approach at the plate.

  • Devils drop season finale at Coalfield, 6-1

    Senior Day was memorable for the Coalfield Yellow Jackets Tuesday as Andy Lowe’s squad picked up a 6-1 victory over Harriman in the final game of the regular season for both teams.