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Today's News

  • Enforcing ID law to be a matter of trust at the polls

    Poll workers in Roane County will rely on the honor system instead of acting like bartenders when it comes to enforcing the state’s new photo ID law.

    “Basically they’re pretty much going to trust people,” Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    Starting next year, people must show a photo ID in order to vote, thanks to a new law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.

    Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, U.S. passport and others issued by the federal or state government.

  • Rockwood recall petition push on for Nov. 29

    Recall supporters in Rockwood are dedicating all day Nov. 29 to getting signatures for the petitions for a recall election for Rockwood Mayor James Watts and Councilwoman Jane Long.

    “What I was wanting to do was have a petition signing day on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Rec (Rockwood Event Center),” said recall originator Steven Rose. It’s at 116 W. Rockwood St.

    “It is a central location where everyone can come and sign the petition,” Rose said.

  • Harriman speeders may not have to drive far to work off violations

    Speeders and other traffic violators may now have an alternative to driving to Kingston or Knoxville for driving school.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle and Harriman City Judge Charles Crass have talked about starting a four-hour driving school.

    Heidle believes the setup cost is about $1,995.

    “We have the facility to actually do it at my place to actually give the classes,” he said, referring to facilities at police headquarters in South Harriman.

  • Harriman buys vehicle already in police fleet

    Harriman City Council recently approved purchasing a vehicle that is already part of its police fleet.

    The Toyota Four Runner was seized in a drug operation.

    However, drug fund regulations stipulate that it has be sold, with money returning to the Harriman Police Department’s drug fund.

    “I would like to be able to keep it at the police department to utilize it to provide emergency services during bad weather,” Police Chief Randy Heidle appealed to council members.

  • Cain receives award
  • Cherokee, Tigers split season series

    It might be only mid November, but the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Rockwood Tigers completed their season series Thursday night with a pair of games at Rockwood Middle School.

  • Bobcats advance to quarterfinals with 47-13 win

    By JOE BYRD

    Greeneville Sun

  • Tigers upset bid falls just short, 17-13

    Heading into Friday’s TSSAA Class AA second round playoff game between Rockwood and Boyd-Buchanan, it was believed that the only way John Webb’s Tigers could knock off the state’s No. 2 ranked Buccaneers was to win the turnover battle and come up with big plays in special teams.

  • ROANE TREASURES: Meet the Class of 2011

    A Navy World War II veteran, two U.S. Army Air Force veterans, former school board chairman, a renown basketball coach, bus driver and the first female member of a local jury

    “The list could go on and on,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    He was referring to this year’s group of Roane Treasures and Golden Treasures, who are local residents who have made significant contributions to their communities.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 3-14:

    From J.P. Sellers, Kathleen Phillips and Jerry Phillips to Bank of New York Mellon by trustee’s deed, Dist. 2, 0.414 acre, Johnson Road, $0.

    From Barry L. Gardner to Richard K. Bailey and Stephanie G. Bailey by warranty deed, Brahman Road, $375,000.

    From Garvin Clay Morris to Sarah E. Stewart by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, Providence Place Unit 2, Lot 20, $50.