Today's News

  • Relay for Life gears up for '13

    Roane County’s Relay for Life exceeded its 2012 goal of $52,000, instead raising around $60,000.

    With that in mind, and a goal of increasing the number of teams, coordinators for the American Cancer Society fundraiser have set an even higher goal next year of $75,000.

    “The kind of overall theme of Relay is ‘dream big, hope big and Relay big,’ so in Roane County we’re planning big,” said chairwoman Fran Puckett.

    Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Rockwood First Presbyterian Church.

  • Meth labs busted

    Jennifer Mathieu asked if she could retrieve some underclothes when deputies showed up to arrest her on a theft warrant last Thursday.

    Her request led to more trouble.

  • 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.