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Today's News

  • Roane Alliance official gets DUI

    Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance, was arrested for driving under the influence around lunchtime Monday.
    Williams was also charged with violation of implied consent for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test.
    When contacted, Williams said he had no comment about his arrest.
    Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance, also declined comment.
    Kingston police responded to a wreck on North Kentucky Street near McDonald’s.

  • New assessor defends firing

    Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan got fired from a job in the private sector over what he said in a deposition was deemed an sexually explicit email.
    Morgan is suing the Villages of Center Farm L.P., claiming it is responsible for an ankle injury he suffered in March of 2006.
    He was deposed by Villages of Center Farm attorney David Hill in May.   
    In the deposition, Morgan said he worked for Exedy America Corp. from January to November of 2006.
    “Why did you leave Exedy?” Hill asked Morgan.

  • HMS tops Oliver Springs, 30-0

    By NICK WILLIAMS

    Roane Newspapers

    Football season is in full swing as we are half way through the middle school season.  

  • MMS wallops Oakdale, 45-12

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave ran their record to 4-1 following a 45-12 win over Oakdale last Thursday at Midway. 

  • Pearl speaks at CMS breakfast

    Former University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl spoke at a pancake breakfast for the Cherokee Middle School football team last Saturday. 

  • Castillo's Got Talent: Former Roane County man finishes fifth on NBC show

    Former Roane County resident Joe Castillo made it all the way to the finals Thursday on NBC’s popular show, “America’s Got Talent.”

    But the sand artist’s run for $1 million against five other finalists ended with a fifth-place finish in the talent-show competition.

    “It was wonderful,” the beret-clad bearded sand artist known as “Beret Joe” told judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern when they announced his departure.

  • Busted pill ring said to source Roane

    The sources for a Roane County pill ring have been charged in a 66-count federal indictment, which was unsealed on Sept. 11.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Faith Blake of Houston, Barbara Lang of Rossville, Ga., Charles Reed Larmore of Chattanooga and Dr. Jerome Arnold Sherard of Hixson conspired to illegally distribute oxycodone, methadone, morphine, Vicodin and Xanax.  

    “They are also charged with maintaining drug-involved premises (pain clinics),” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

  • Harriman cautious in Midtown expansion

    Harriman officials keep eyeing prime real estate along Hwy. 70 in Midtown but are treading carefully before committing to an annexation referendum.

    Mayor Chris Mason reminded the Harriman City Council in recent weeks that losing a referendum would have repercussions.

    “We also jump the gun and lose this election, we’re out two years, anyway,” Mason said recently.

  • Traffic light at high school up for repair

    The traffic light at Harriman High School isn’t quite the problem it’s been in the past.

    Using parts of other traffic lights, Harriman Utility Board was able to get enough  spare parts to make the signal at Roane and Georgia streets easier to see.

    In the past, bright sunlight made it difficult for drivers to tell whether the fading traffic signal was red or green.

    City officials wanted to improve the signal, especially now that school is in session.

  • Commission honors former officials

    Former elected officials Frank Mee, Teresa Kirkham and Tom Hamby were recognized at the Sept. 10 Roane County Commission meeting.

    A resolution was read in each former official’s honor.

    “I’m humbled and honored very much, and I appreciate this commission’s vote that they’ve just given me,” Mee said.

    “I am honored and humbled, as well,” Kirkham said.

    Mee, according to the resolution, served 36 years as a school board member.