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Today's News

  • Leon Houston imprisoned in Oklahoma

    Leon Houston is at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

    The transfer center houses federal inmates in-transit to other facilities.

    U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves sentenced Houston to five years for using a telephone communication to threaten to kill Cleveland, Tenn., attorney James Logan.

    A federal jury in Knoxville found him guilty of that charge in November.

  • Road budget comes with pay raise

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson and his staffers appeared before the Roane County Budget Committee on Monday.

    The committee unanimously approved the road department’s proposed operating and capital budgets for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The capital budget is $1.12 million. It has $120,000 earmarked for a long-arm tractor and $150,000 earmarked for a dump truck and two “F-250-type” trucks.

    The capital budget has another $50,000 earmarked for a storage building.

  • Schools foundation presents its wish list

    Roane County Schools Education Foundation has been given three areas to focus fundraising on this year.

    They include expanding the robotics program at Roane County High School to the other four high schools, adding an ACT test preparation program, and adding security cameras at some of the schools with older systems.

  • Election field has several changes

    Three candidates exited the upcoming election before the withdrawal deadline. Daryl Cook and Mona Gardner Wright pulled out of the race for District 2 county commission, and Sam Russell withdrew from the Harriman City Council race.

    Cook, who works as a school resource officer, said he exited the race for personal reasons.

    “Things in my life may change, and it may be time to run later, but right now is not a good time,” he said.

  • TaoVBB season opens Saturday

     The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball (TaoVBB) is proud to bring vintage-era barehanded base ball back to Tennessee for a second season while observing the rules and customs of the 1860s.

  • Roberts fires no-hitter in Bobcats victory

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats left the Jellico Blue Devils jealous with envy as Tony Kegley’s squad took home a dominant 14-1 win Tuesday evening. 

  • Patriots fall at Maryville
  • Alcoa takes two from Kingston

    Learning how to win close games often takes time for a young team and that’s what the Kingston Yellow Jackets are finding out, as earlier this week Bruce Robinette’s squad dropped a pair of close to decisions against Alcoa.

    Without a senior on the roster, the Jackets lost at home on Tuesday, 3-0, and that was followed on Wednesday with Alcoa winning in extra innings, 11-10.

    Tuesday’s Game

  • Goldston tosses two shutouts in sweep

     

    Haley Goldston put on a show Tuesday evening as the Lady Devils ace tossed not one, but two shutouts in a doubleheader sweep at Tellico Plains.

    The shutouts were needed as Harriman scored just one run in each of the two contests.

  • Arrests: Feb. 25-March 3, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 25 — Jonathan David Cofer, 25, 1273 Winton Chapel Road, Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000; court date June 16.

    • Jeffrey Martin Collins, 52, 202 Lakemont Drive, Rockwood: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date March 3.

    • Christopher Collin Fritts, 32, 106 Plemons Road, Rockwood: theft $500 or less. Bond $1,500; court date March 24.