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Today's News

  • Frosty fore
  • Woman claims her Fourth Amendment rights violated in vehicular homicide trial

    A woman convicted of vehicular homicide by intoxication is asking for acquittal or a new trial in a motion filed late last month.

    In the motion, defense attorney Wesley Stone contends the state violated Raychell Huckelby’s Fourth Amendment rights by the illegal search and seizure of her Dodge Ram believed to have struck pedestrian Daniel Hester on May 8, 2014.

    He says Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks erred in permitting the evidence, including photographs and a jury viewing of the truck.

  • Don’t leave Fido, Fluffy out in the cold

    The Roane County Animal Shelter wants to remind area pet owners to prepare for the coming cold weather.

    “It is a misconception that cats and dogs can withstand cold temperatures because they have fur. Some large breed dogs are well equipped for the winter months and love to be outdoors while others such as small breed dogs and cats have no tolerance for the cold,” said Stacey McElhaney, director of the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    Shelter staff offers the following helpful tips for animals during this chilly weather:

  • Resolve to learn for the fun of it in the New Year

    Looking for a way to beat the winter blahs?

    Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning may have the answer.

    The organization opens registration for its winter/spring term on Jan. 2.

    The Institute is a not-for-profit organization offering a full catalog of classes, field trips and other activities for area residents of all backgrounds and education levels.

    All of this is available at a minimum of $100 for full year of three terms beginning in September, $80 for two terms beginning in February, or $45 for the summer term only.

  • Interceptors to phase out Dodges in sheriff’s fleet

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars are changing.

    The Dodge Chargers that deputies drive now are being phased out in favor of the Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

    “Hopefully they’ll hit the road in the next few weeks,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said about the Fords.

    “We’ve got all of our equipment ordered for them and everything.”

    The sheriff’s office has six of the new Fords, so some of the Chargers will remain on the road until more Fords are acquired to replace them.

  • Fast Pace Clinic to open in Rockwood

    Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic is close to opening a new state-of-the-art walk-in clinic in Rockwood.

    The tentative opening date is Feb 17 at 1118 N. Gateway Ave.

    “We consider it a true blessing to aid people in a time of need and help get them on the road to health,” said Stan Bevis, family nurse practitioner.

    “Our hope is that offering patients the convenience of short wait times and the ability to be seen by a provider without an appointment will make it easier for folks to feel better faster.”

  • Employers group to tackle problem solving

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce aims to take area employers Beyond Brainstorming during the next Employers Association meeting.

    Leah Graves, senior trainer of employee and organizational development at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, will discuss Beyond Brainstorming: Creative Problem-Solving during the Jan. 9 luncheon meeting on the main campus of Roane State Community College between Harriman and Rockwood.

    The meeting in the ground-floor cafeteria faculty lounge of the Dunbar Building is from noon to 1 p.m.

  • What are you going to do with your life?

    It’s the time of year when many of us start the new year with resolutions to improve the quality of our lives.

    How long does the average person keep New Year’s resolutions? Surprisingly, 75 percent of resolutions will be continued through the entire first week of January, but only 46 percent make it past six months.

    In this column, we will discuss The Power of Goals, a tool we cover in the Roane Chamber’s Time Management: Strategic Concepts and Practical Time Savers workshop.

    But first, let’s reflect on how we manage our time.

  • Shooting death investigation underway in Harriman

    Harriman Police are investigating a shooting at 225 Harding Street that happened this morning, Saturday, Dec. 30.

    At this time Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico is not releasing the name of the victim until the next of kin is notified.

    "We have one decedent, a white male approximately 30 years old, who was shot at least one time with an unknown caliber weapon and who obviously died from those injuries," Pacifico said.

  • Volunteers’ signings give hope

    With Christmas in the rear view mirror, things are starting to point towards football season.

    That’s just a joke but not really. To start things off I will touch on a subject that I haven’t in very much detail, Lady Vol basketball.

    For Vols fans, the Lady Vols basketball team is usually third in popularity behind football and the men’s basketball team.

    It’s not secret that things haven’t been perfect for Holly Warlick and her Lady Vols since she took the team over.