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Today's News

  • Once-trusted official indicted

    Former Rockwood public works director Tom Pierce was indicted Wednesday on charges that include theft, official misconduct and unauthorized use of credit cards. 
    Pierce was seen as a loyal city employee, and the accusations surprised city officials.
    “I had a lot of confidence in Tom’s ability and the job he was doing for the city,” Mayor James Watts said. “When it all came up, certainly, it was a shock. But again, we had to do what is in the best interest of not only our employees but the city of Rockwood.”

  • Negligent homicide charged

    Timothy Ray Treadway, a 40-year-old Rockwood man, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Tuesday for criminal negligent homicide.
    He’s accused of killing 31-year-old Shayne Woodall on Jan. 15.
    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Deputy Keith Kile responded to 387 Waldo Road in reference to a collapsed man.
    He met Treadway when he arrived.

  • Legislators breakfast on Feb. 25

    The League of Women Voters Breakfast with the Legislators will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the social room, Oak Ridge Civic Center, at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. A free, light continental breakfast will be served.
     State Sens. Ken Yager and Randy McNally and state Reps. John Ragan and Kent Calfee have been invited to inform attendees about what is happening in the Tennessee Legislature. Audience questions and input is allowed.

  • Devils rout Rams in title game, 72-53

    Harriman head coach Wes Jones felt his Blue Devils would come out and play well in Wednesday’s District 3-A Championship game against Grace Christian.

    But Jones never envisioned that his squad would put together one of the most impressive performances in Harriman history, as the Blue Devils opened the game with a 37-8 run before settling for a 72-53 victory.

  • Lady Waves fall in title game, 49-35

    Playing in front of a large crowd seated in beautiful new bleachers at Midway Middle School, the host Lady Waves were hoping to treat the hometown fans with a District 3-A Championship.

    No. 1 seed Grace Christian Academy had a different idea, however, as the Lady Rams knocked off Midway 49-35 Tuesday night to capture the District 3-A Tournament title.

  • Lady Devils finish 4th

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils were hoping to end the District 3-A Tournament with an upset victory over No. 2 seed Tellico Plains in Tuesday’s consolation game, but the Lady Bears wouldn’t be upset for a second straight game, as they held off the Lady Devils, 53-49.

  • Bobcats finish fourth in tourney

    After pulling off a shocker in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament over No. 3 seed Oneida, the Oliver Springs Bobcats were hoping to add another chapter to their Cinderella run Tuesday night against Coalfield in the District 4-A consolation game.

  • CAK downs Kingston, 47-30

    A poor second quarter cost the Kingston Yellow Jackets dearly Monday night in a 47-30 loss against Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) in the consolation game of the District 4-AA Tournament at Roane County High School.

  • Kirkham in the clear on Foote appraisal

    Former Roane County property assessor Teresa Kirkham will not face criminal charges for the reduced assessment on the Regions Bank building in downtown Harriman.
    The building is owned by Dr. Clary P. Foote. Current Property Assessor David Morgan claimed Kirkham lowered the appraisal on the building because she was dating Foote. Kirkham denied those allegations and said she lowered the appraisal on the building because it changed use after Foote bought it.
    District Attorney General Russell Johnson asked the state comptroller’s office to investigate.

  • Former Rockwood department head indicted

    Rockwood's former public works director Tom Pierce was charged Wednesday in a multi-count indictment that includes theft, official misconduct and unauthorized use of credit cards.

    An addendum to the Roane County Grand Jury Report said auditor Phillip Job of the State Comptroller's Office conducted an investigative audit of the Rockwood City Parks and Recreation Department at the request of Rockwood Mayor James Watts and the District Attorney General.