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Today's News

  • Bobcats split with Tigers

    The Oliver Springs Lady 'Cats left the Sunbright Lady Tigers in a "purple haze" as the Lady 'Cats tacked on an emphatic 55-17 win Friday evening. 

  • Morton honored by RCHS
  • Streaking Tigers roll past Devils, 72-46

    The Rockwood Tigers ran their winning streak to seven straight Friday night with an impressive 72-46 victory over Harriman at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

    Rockwood improved to 10-2 with the victory, and they also avenged an earlier 55-48 loss at Harriman.

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    The Tornadoes of Alcoa came to Kingston Friday night and took both games from the Jackets.  

  • Midway splits with Rams to open 2013

    The first game of the new year saw Midway hosting Grace Christian Friday night. 

  • Arrests: Dec. 30, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 30 — Gena Yvette Jackson, 48, 1114 Old N. Kentucky St., Kingston: failure to appear. Bond $2,500; court date Jan. 14.

    • Brad Lee Martin, 30, 1354 Byrd Circle, Kingston: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Feb. 11.

  • General Sessions Court: Oct. 22, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 22 — Brian Gann, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Gerald W. Andrew, driving while license suspended. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • James F. Latham II, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Billy Beeler, unlicensed unregistered vehicle on highway/occupy unregistered mobile home. Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

  • Dad jailed for slugging child who turned down soft drink

    A man allegedly hit his 6-year-old son in the face after the child told him he couldn’t drink juice or soda.

    Brent Isaac Litton, 29, is charged with child abuse in the incident.

    According to the warrant, Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Walker was dispatched to 123 Willow Springs Road, Ten Mile, on Dec. 30 in reference to a domestic call.

  • TBI accepting applications for 2013 Citizens Academy

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now accepting applications for the 2013 TBI Citizens Academy, open to Tennessee residents interested in learning more about the state’s lead investigative law enforcement agency.

    The academy will be May 7-28 at TBI Headquarters in Nashville. Classes will be for three hours every Tuesday evening and one Saturday in May.

  • 3 Roane teachers attain certification

    Three Roane County teachers recently obtained their National Board Certification.

    “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Director of Schools Gary Aytes. “It has been a two-year process for these folks, but they’ve done it.”

    The teachers are Richelle Barding, Cherokee Middle School language arts teacher; Brenda Cate, from Dyllis Springs Elementary School; and Lindsay Johnson, Oliver Springs Middle School science teacher.