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Today's News

  • Methmakers keep local law enforcement busy

    Seven people are facing child abuse and drug charges after numerous items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were found Friday at 100 Oaks Apartments at 900 E. Wheeler St., Rockwood.

    “Deputies made contact with Christopher Lee Powers, who was holding a fixed-blade knife, in apartment 204,” the Roane County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “Deputies observed Christopher Ryan Jenkins running toward a bathroom in the apartment carrying a glass container.”

  • Sandhill crane festival set for this weekend

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be among organizations set to host the 2013 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on Jan. 19-20 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. This will be the 22nd anniversary for the event which will run from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.

  • Lady 'Cats suffer first district loss, 44-42

    If you were at John Jackson Memorial Gym in Coalfield Friday night you received your money’s worth as the Coalfield Lady Jackets used a furious rally to stun the seventh ranked Lady ‘Cats of Oliver Springs then the Coalfield boys held off a late charge from Oliver Springs to snap a three-game district losing streak.

  • Lady Patriots fall, 68-48

    In a girls only affair, the Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Lady Patriots were overpowered by Olivia Johnson and Hixson’s Berean Academy Lady Eagles, 68-48.

  • CAK sweeps Kingston

    Kingston hosted Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Friday night and both Kingston teams got down early and could not close the gap despite battling in the second half.  

  • Tigers downed by Bears

    Friday night was a rough night for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers as both squads suffered losses at Tellico Plains.

  • Midway takes two from Harriman

    The Midway Lady Waves and the Green Wave evened the season series with Harriman when both teams took home wins Friday night.

  • Houstons face weapons charges; were under surveillance

    A surveillance camera mounted on a public utility pole last fall led to the arrest of brothers Rocky and Leon Houston on federal firearms charges Friday. The brothers appeared in court in Knoxville Monday.

    Agents and officers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Roane County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies executed arrest and search warrants at the Houston family property located in Roane County.

  • Harriman Happenings: Jan. 14

    Rod Parker and his wife, Shirlene Parker, spent last weekend in Florence, Ala., visiting his parents. Shirlene loves visiting with her in-laws and other family members with her husband.

    Get-well wishes to Jeanette Gallaher, who has been a patient in Roane Medical Center. She is now resting at home.

    Charles Warmley from Atlanta visited his aunt, Louise Warmley, last Wednesday.

  • Lawyer Butler’s hearing delayed

    The hearing that had been scheduled this week for Harriman attorney Donice Butler has been continued.

    Butler has been accused of misconduct by some of her former clients.

    The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the conduct of attorneys, is seeking to have her disciplined over the allegations.

    The hearing before a three-member panel composed of attorneys had been scheduled for Jan. 16.