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Today's News

  • Harriman Middle on tap to get new bleachers

    The Roane County Board of Education had a lengthy discussion about a new gym for Harriman Middle School at a meeting in December 2009.
    Board members initially chose a building option that called for bleachers on both sides of the gym.
    After a short break, however, they came back and voted on another option that had bleachers on one side only, and that was eventually how the gym was built.
    The reason given was that putting bleachers on both sides was more expensive, and the board wanted to stay within budget.

  • Changes, death leave Rockwood parks, recreation short staffed

    Rockwood officials are looking at hiring a parks and recreation director in light of situations over the past year that have left the staff short.
    Public Works Director Tom Pierce, who headed up the department, left earlier this year amidst allegations of city credit card abuse.
    Another employee, Tobi Melton, resigned recently. Ricky Lawson, who was serving as an unofficial interim director, recently passed away.

  • Registered sex offender accused of raping teen

    Charles Daniel Mullins was convicted of criminal attempt to commit rape in Cumberland County in 2005.
    He was sentenced to community supervision for life, ordered to wear a GPS tracking unit and was placed on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.
    Despite the sentence, Mullins is accused of committing another sex crime in Roane County earlier this year.
    The Roane County grand jury indicted him for rape last week. The alleged crime occurred on March 14. The alleged victim was 15.

  • Midway knocks off Indians, 38-32

  • Blue Devils fall to Rams, 49-20

    Going into Friday night’s game, many were expecting the Grace Christian Academy Rams to completely ravage, pillage, and plunder the Harriman Blue Devils into submission. 

  • Bobcats still in playoff chase following win

    The TSSAA playoffs don’t officially start until Friday, Nov. 2, but the Oliver Springs Bobcats have been in playoff mode for two weeks now.

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Enjoying a day at the park
  • Impaired person a victim

    Multiple people were indicted for sex crimes during this week’s Roane County grand jury session. The group includes Willard and Shelia Crabtree.
    The Crabtrees, 244 Dogtown Road, Ten Mile, are charged with aggravated rape.
    According to the indictment, the alleged victim was mentally/physically incapacitated. 

  • Man charged in theft from TVA

    A Harriman man faces a felony charge for allegedly stealing from TVA.
    Terry Lee Crowe, 230 Virginia St., was indicted by the Roane County grand jury this week for theft of property.
    According to the indictment, he allegedly stole tools and accessories from the agency valued at more than $10,000.    
    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitch Grigsby arrested Crowe at his home on Wednesday. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.