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Today's News

  • New ruling may affect Kingston sewer grant plans

    By Mike Gibson
    Kingston’s plans to use leftover grant funds from the Gallaher Road sewer project to fix other sewer line issues may have snagged due to policy changes, Kingston City Council members learned at the monthly February council session last
    week.

  • GOP Women to hear about Sharia Law

    Ann Zelenik, executive director of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, will be speaking at the Roane County Republican Women dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Kingston Community Center.

    The public is welcome to attend; the cost of the soup dinner with dessert is $5. Zelenick’s presentation will start at 7 p.m.

  • Arrests: Jan. 31-Feb. 15

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 31 — Oliver William Butler, 63, 1201 Eureka Road, Rockwood: two counts domestic, bail with conditions 12 hour hold. Total bond $20,000; court date March 26.

    • Brent Everette Carroll, 31, 197 Phillips Hollow Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date April 9.

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 23, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 23 — Stacy R. Wicks/Duggan, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Brandon L. Phillips, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Paul B. Peck, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Tammy E. Jenkins, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Larry J. Ward, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Johnny M. Hall, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Raiders edge out Tigers, 69-67

    The Roane State men’s basketball team finished out the 2011-2012 home season on a high note, coming from 11 points behind midway through the second half and pulling out a 69-67 win over Chattanooga State and earning their 20th win in the process. 

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month


         

  • Cornellison, defense lead Lady Jackets in 4-AA opener, 34-31

    Postseason basketball is all about defense and defense is just what the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets used Thursday night in a 34-31 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Loudon.

  • Second half comeback propels Lady Tigers, 41-34

    Free throws proved to be the of the utmost importance for the Rockwood Lady Tigers aspirations of extending their season Thursday night in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament at Rockwood.

  • Wording discrepancy clouds fire chief issue

    Charlie Redwine wanted the five volunteer fire chiefs to have input on how the Roane County Fire Department spent money. The County Commission that created the department apparently wanted that as well. 
    “That way, everybody could share in the decision making,” former commissioner Mike Hooks said Wednesday.
    The commission unanimously approved the resolution that created the Roane County Fire Department on June 9, 2008. The powers and duties of the department were delegated to the Office of Emergency Services.

  • Harriman officials debate forgiveness

    Harriman City Council recently forgave a lien on a piece of property for a man who lived nearby and had been taking care of its upkeep. The man requested the forgiveness before he purchased the property.
    At the time, it made sense to officials, who appreciated that the city hadn’t had to take care of the property for so long.