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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kingston green spree expands

    The construction has not even begun yet, but Kingston’s solar footprint is growing.
    The city’s planned solar farm project is going to be five times the size that was originally proposed.
    Now, instead of producing 50 kilowatts of power on a single site, it looks as if the city and its partner, the firm Energy Source Partners, will produce 250 kw of power across a pair of locations.
    They will be taking advantage of two separate Tennessee Valley Authority power buy-back programs.

  • Kingston ready to go to work on medical plaza

    Kingston officials are tantalizingly close to getting renovations on the new city hall building into full swing now, with old tenants on the verge of departure.
    City Manager Jim Pinkerton said recently that the retrofitting of Kingston Medical Plaza — the planned site of the new city hall — should be “going strong in March.”
    The building’s remaining tenants, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and a physician, are scheduled to leave the building by Feb. 22.

  • Tossed salad
  • Other Houston brother takes on courts

    During a hearing in January, defense attorney Joseph Fanduzz vowed to suppress key parts of the government’s criminal case against Leon Houston.
    He’s proven to be a man of his word.
    Last week Fanduzz filed motions to suppress footage from the video camera agents installed, Houston’s alleged statement to law enforcement and evidence obtained from his residence.  

  • Meth found at Gallaher Road rental house

    Kingston police found 22 “one-pot” meth bottles at 739 Gallaher Road Sunday.
    It was the largest seizure to date for the department.
    “We’ve been lucky,” Chief Jim Washam said. “A lot of it’s been cooked out in the rural areas, but now we’re seeing the trend where people are coming into the city and cooking it.”
    The property was quarantined, and Washam said no arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, but police did have some suspects.