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Today's News

  • Late rally sends Lady Waves to semis

    Tournament basketball can often produce memories that will last for a lifetime.

    That was the case for the Midway Middle School Lady Waves Monday night in the TMSAA Class A East Tennessee Sectional Tournament quarterfinals at Pigeon Forge.

  • Aliff, Bass to play at next level

    Football games are won in the trenches and a pair of Oliver Springs linemen that helped the Bobcats reach the TSSAA Class AA semifinals last season are now moving on to the next level as Michael Aliff and Daniel Bass signed their National Letter of Intent last week.

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  • Kirkham: Recording backs firing claim

    Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham produced an audio recording on Friday of a conversation she said she had with J.T. Woods.

    Kirkham said the recording is proof that she fired Woods.

    “This backs it up,” she said.

    Woods is one of four people running against Kirkham in the August election. He worked in the property assessor’s office from Sept. 21, 2008, to Nov. 15, 2010.

  • TVA disputing inspector agents’ interview records

    The TVA Office of the Inspector General has no plans to change its methods of conducting interviews.

    Those methods, which include not recording interviews, came under attack by TVA attorneys during last year’s civil trial over the ash spill.

    “A record of interview is hearsay,” TVA attorney Edwin Small told the federal judge presiding over the case. “It’s some person’s writing about what some other person said. It’s classic hearsay.”

  • Appeals court stands behind decision to dismiss Houston suit

    Senior Judge Walter Kurtz’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Leon Houston will stand.

    The Tennessee Court of Appeals filed an opinion last month affirming the ruling.

    Houston had sued the state of Tennessee, two judges, Roane County and members of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

    Kurtz dismissed his lawsuit in 2010. He ruled that the judges had judicial immunity and the state had sovereign immunity.

    Houston claimed the clerk’s office did not properly process his subpoenas.

  • New complex stigma undeserved, management says

    Apartment complexes like Deer Run Apartments don’t deserve the stigma often associated with them.

    That’s the opinion of Jesse Bowman, project analyst with DPKY Development Co. LLC, the entity responsible for Deer Run and the proposed neighboring project Heritage Hills.

    While both Heritage Hills and Deer Run are part of the program Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Bowman believes the term “affordable housing” is more adequate.

  • Arrests: Jan. 26-29

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

    Jan. 26 — Zoe Lynn Dickerson, 23, 110 Old Waller Ferry Road, Lenoir City: child neglect. Bond $2,500; court date April 2.

    • John Morris Futch, 51, 701 North Indiana, Englewood, Fla.: public intoxication. Bond $500; court date Feb. 27.

    • Brannon Anthony Hennings, 21, 1360 River Bend Road, Kingston: failure to comply with bond conditions. No bond; court date Feb. 6.