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Today's News

  • Fugitive corralled in Hamilton County

    David Paul Wicks allegedly eluded authorities following a high-speed chase last July. He wasn’t so lucky this week, however.
    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, two deputies picked him up at the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday.
    Wicks is charged in Roane County with reckless endangerment, simple possession, evading arrest, reckless driving, aggravated assault, speeding, driving on a suspended license, violation of probation and failure to appear.

  • Aytes marries school system employee

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes married former Midtown Elementary School principal Glenna Treece last month.
    Treece stepped down as Midtown principal after the 2011-12 school year.
    Aytes said she works part-time in the central office as a parent involvement coordinator.
    The marriage doesn’t create a conflict, Aytes said, because he’s not his wife’s direct supervisor.
    “She works under Mr. (Russell) Jenkins and Mr. (Keevin) Woody,” he said.

  • Embattled bar loses beer license

    The Roane County Beer Board voted Tuesday to revoke the Grill & Pub’s beer permit for a year.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton drove to the bar north of Harriman after the meeting to inform owner Grover Norton about the revocation.
    “I’m just here to deliver the message,” he said.
    Norton had little to say about the setback.
    “I expected his demeanor to be worse than what it was,” Stockton said. “I was shocked.”

  • Harriman fugitive found in attic

    By BRIAN LANGLEY
    Morgan County News
    A Harriman man who eluded Morgan County authorities last week was captured at his girlfriend’s home in Petros Saturday morning.
    Richard Allen Howard, 29, of 925 Chilhowee St., who had warrants for his arrest in Oliver Springs, was pulled over in Bitter Creek with a flat tire.
    Morgan County Deputy Billy Giles pulled in behind the vehicle, and Howard took off on foot and lost Giles in the chase.
    Howard also allegedly tossed a gun in the woods while on the run.

  • Rockwood takes on rundown property

    Rockwood is taking steps to make its property maintenance regulations stronger.
    “What we did is pass a series of ordinances that as far as dealing with unkept property we can now go to Chancery Court and get something done — get a lien against the property and either make them pay or we can sell it and get our money back,” said Mayor James Watts.
    Changes to property maintenance regulations include additional wording in various sections. Changes call for a notice to run in the local newspaper for two weeks if  a violator cannot be found.

  • Head Start now taking applications

    Mid-East Community Action Agency is accepting applications to enroll children in Head Start.

    Head Start is a federal early childhood program that promotes school readiness from ages birth to 5 in low-income families by enhancing cognitive, social and emotional development.

    It provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, physical development and health, social and emotional development and approaches to learning.

  • Midway Elementary Perfect Attendance: Second Nine Weeks

    Kindergarten

    Brennan Reed

    Dalton Cowell

    Kiersten Ruffner

    First Grade

    Nichole Maxwell

    Second Grade

    Cameron Ariks

    Bree Duff

    Caleb Hall

    Tyler Bentley

    McKayla Clark

    John Kevorkian

    Chloe Kyle

    Amelia Stakely

    Meredith Sweeney

    Cadence Miles

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary Honor Roll: Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Alicia Ambrose

    Allie Simpson

    Skylar Felthaus

    Brady Goodman

    Taylor Jones

    Allie Townsend

    Kelby Castleberry

    Briley Cox

    Savanna Johnson

    Zechariah Ziegler

    Emily Bias

    Christen Chaston

    Brett Daugherty

    Jackson Frazier

    Ella Hampton

    Evan Martin

    Brady Beach

  • Forms for fest online

    Vendor and exhibitor applications for Oak Ridge’s 11th annual Secret City Festival are now available online.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.SecretCityFestival.com.

    This year’s Secret City Festival will be June 21-22 at AK Bissell Park.

    Applications are available for arts and crafts, exhibitors and food vendors.

    Applications for Tennessee Creates, the juried arts show, will be available at a later date.

  • Yager offers student page opportunities

    State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, is welcoming Roane County students in grades 6-12 to experience the legislature in action as a page in the State Senate.

    “This is the best civics lesson I can imagine,” he said.

    “Student pages are right there with us on the Senate floor. They get a unique front-row view of the lawmaking process.”