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Today's News

  • Austin-Parsons

    Ashley Elizabeth Austin and Matthew Craig Parsons, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 on the beach in Destin, Fla.

    The bride-elect’s parents are Tommy Austin (father), Deni Milburn (mother), Jennifer Austin (stepmother) and Bill Milburn (stepfather).

    Her grandparents are the late Carl and Alva Austin and the late Ruby Smythe. Her stepgrandparents are Jane and Frank Venable.

    The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Connie Parsons of Kingston.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the next couple of weeks in Roane County.

    Both checkpoints will be on Hwy. 384 (Patton Lane) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    The first checkpoint will be conducted on the week of June 28.

    Drivers can expect the second checkpoint on the week of July 5.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.

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  • Two indicted on child rape charges

    Martin Lee Thomas, 66, faces five counts of child rape.

    He was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on June 18.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Vianney Del Toro arrested Thomas at his home on Saturday.

    According to the indictment, the alleged rapes occurred between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 1, 2012.

    The alleged victim was younger than 13 years old.

    Jail and court records listed Thomas’ address as 241 Harvey Road, Kingston.

    He was granted a medical furlough on Monday.

  • Update: Violent sex offender captured

    Registered sex offender Charles Daniel Mullins was captured Wednesday night. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Mullins was arrested at a home on Unaka Street in Harriman.

    "We just kind of cornered him in and he didn't have anywhere to go," Stockton said. "We arrested him without incident."

  • Hoopin’ it up at summer camp
  • Roane youngsters faring well in A tourney

    The 2013 Dixie Youth A sub-district tournament kicked off over the weekend at Rockwood, and after nine games of play in two days, all three Roane County teams were still alive.

  • Harriman moves on in AA tourney

    The Harriman AA All-Stars advanced to this weekend’s Dixie Youth District 8 AA Tournament after winning their first four games in the west sub-district tournament by a combined score of 63-17.

  • Philadelphia man accused of shooting stepson

    A Philadelphia man was arrested last week for allegedly shooting his stepson in the leg.

    John Wayne Williams, 55, is charged aggravated assault in the incident.
    According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to 178 Maddox Hollow Road at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday. Witnesses reportedly told deputies Williams shot his stepson with a shotgun following a family dispute. The stepson was identified as 26-year-old Dustin L. Rogers.

  • Grand jury to review Tiger Haven gunfire case

    Tiger Haven neighbor Toby Rhynehart has retained the services of Harriman attorney Donice Butler in his reckless endangerment case.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Self charged Rhynehart on May 14 after rounds from his SKS rifle allegedly went onto the property of Tiger Haven, a big-cat sanctuary in East Roane County.
    “I heard both the weapon fire, as well as the round travel above my head,” Self reported. “Myself and several others nearby began to search for cover as the rounds continued to fly overhead.”