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Today's News

  • Military Matters: Darren A. Owenby

    U.S. Army Cadet Darren A. Owenby recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    The cadet, a 2008 graduate of Harriman High School, is the son of Darrell Owenby of Harriman and Cheri Owenby of Johnson City.

    He is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

    The four-week course is a leadership internship that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

  • The Garden Gate: Beware the Night of the Mad Moon

    Where do you plan to be on the Night of the Mad Moon?

    There are so many superstitions that come to life at Halloween time. An old one is that an unmarried woman will dream of her future husband if she puts a sprig of rosemary and a silver coin under her pillow on Halloween night.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 23

    25 Years Ago

  • Hoops season opens with Hollis Eble tourney

     

    Basketball season tipped off Monday evening as the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers picked up opening round victories in the 2013 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • Feds win on Leon Houston appeal

    The government does not have to give Leon Houston the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present when he was arrested on Jan. 11. The decision by U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. ordering the government to do so was reversed on appeal by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves.
    “In short, the defendant has not carried his burden of demonstrating that the disclosure of the identities of these unknown law enforcement officers is necessary or appropriate,” Reeves said in the order setting aside Shirley’s order.

  • Rockwood man aims gun, rifle

    Ronald Lewis Underwood, a 54-year-old Rockwood man, was arrested on Oct. 12 for allegedly pointing a handgun and a rifle at one of his neighbors.
    Officer Charles P. Haubrich said he encountered Underwood when he was responding to Tedder Street to investigate the incident.

  • Rockwood first responders change call response

    Rockwood Fire Department wanted a solution to its call outs for lifting and non-emergency calls.
    The department got its answer in regards to what emergency and lift assistance calls it would go to at Rockwood City Council’s meeting last month. First, the Rockwood City Council passed a resolution limiting the first responder calls to priority one calls only. Priority one calls are serious.

  • Accident at mile marker 343

    Rain and wind are believed to be the cause of a one-vehicle accident at mile marker 343 on I-40 Thursday afternoon. A 2001 GMC Sierra with a camper trailer lost control and flipped. Randall Ray, Castalian Springs, Tenn., was taken to Roane Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The westbound roadway was temporarily closed while it was being cleaned up that afternoon. 

  • Sewer project change order nixed

    After fielding one request for a project change order — somewhat begrudgingly — Kingston city council members told another group seeking a change order to think again.
    Change orders — amendments to the cost of a project, after the project is underway — can be for cost over-runs or under-runs. Both of the requests council presented at their Oct. 1 work session were for overages, however.

  • Phone scam targets seniors

    A caller is trying to get the bank account information of senior citizens, telling them it is because of changes to their Medicare.
    Billy McGhee said the caller said he was with the federal government and changes were being made to his social security and Medicare.
    “He wanted my bank account number so he could send my check,” McGhee said.