Today's News

  • Decision 2012: Republicans working to color blue states

    For those who want to see President Obama defeated on Election Day, Tennessee is not the state they have to worry about.

    “It’s clearly a red state,” U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said.

    That’s why members of the Roane County Tea Party have spent time in battleground states this election season.

    “I spent the weekend in Ohio two weeks ago going door-to-door,” Co-Chairman Gary Johnston said.

  • Decision 2012: Democratic support a costly endeavor

    The back window of Bob Cowan’s truck is a collage of pro-Obama and pro-Democrat stickers.

    Showing support for his president and party hasn’t been cheap for Cowan, however.

    The chairman of the Roane County Democratic Party said he once had his truck keyed.

    “It took $1,300 to get it fixed,” he said.

    Instead of taking down the stickers, Cowan said he was so upset that he decided to put more stickers on his back window.

  • Decision 2012: Lines may be long at polling sites

    Turnout was brisk during early voting in Roane County.

    Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said 12,664 people cast early and absentee ballots during the Oct. 17-Nov. 1 period.

    That was more than the total number of votes (11,156) cast in the Aug. 2 state primary and county general election.

  • Arrests: Oct. 21-24, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 21 — Joshua Allen Argubright, 29, 816 Georgia St., Harriman: bail with conditions/12 hour hold. Bond $1,500; court date Nov. 26.

    • Ashley Nicole Ashbrook, 19, 2180 Daysville Road, Rockwood: bail with conditions/12 hour hold. Bond $1,500; court date Nov. 26.

  • General Sessions Court: Aug. 2-17, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 2 — John A. Lelle, financial responsibility law, speeding. Traffic tickets paid in full.

    • Timothy W. Joseph, rules and regulation. Dismissed, cost to state.

    • Robert H. Snow Jr., rules and regulations. Dismissed, cost to state.

    • Kevin P. Simpson, rules and regulations. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Enrichment credit union kicking off Gloves of Love

     Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch will soon begin collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County through its annual Gloves of Love campaign.

    Many children go to school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union aims to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Buccaneers end Tigers season again, 27-19

    For the third time in the past four seasons, the Boyd-Buchanan Buccaneers have ended Rockwood’s season as Friday night the Tigers dropped a 27-19 decision in Chattanooga in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs.

  • Third time’s the charm for Jackets at Polk, 49-14

    Coming off a disappointing 28-0 loss to Loudon to end the regular season, the Kingston Yellow Jackets put together a phenomenal performance Friday night in blowing out Polk County on the road, 49-14.

  • Sex offender still racking up crimes

    The Tennessee Department of Correction is responsible for supervising registered sex offender Charles Daniel Mullins.
    Mullins, 31, who has a Harriman address, is considered a violent sex offender, according to his profile on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry.
    Despite the state’s alleged efforts to protect society, Mullins appears to still be a danger.
    He has been indicted by Roane County grand juries three times over a 12-month period — most recently on Oct. 16, when he was indicted for the alleged rape of a 15 year old.