Today's News

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Roane lands 24 on 3-A All-District teams

    The softball coaches in District 3-A recently got together to choose their 2012 All-District Team and of the 19 players selected to the team, nine played for Harriman, Rockwood or Midway.

  • Arrests: May 11-18, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    May 11 — Christopher Shane Brown, 24, 207 Oak Ave., Rockwood: failure to appear. Bond $2,000; court date June 25.

    • Oliver William Butler, 64, 1201 Eureka Road, Rockwood: failure to appear. Bond $5,000; court date July 16.

    • Morgan Henderson Fisher, 58, 199 Williams Circle, Rockwood: serving time.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Good home cooking is what you’ll find at Shoreline

    “You need to visit Shoreline Café in Decatur,” said Buddy and Carolyn Koon, our longtime friends and members of our Kingston First Baptist Church Sunday school class.

    “The food is really good.”

    During the four years I have been writing “Out to Lunch,” I couldn’t remember any waterfront (shoreline) locations in Decatur. There is a bunch on River Road, which is also part of Meigs County.

  • Calling it a Career
  • Getting a jump on summer fun


    Cherokee Middle School sixth-grader Gianna Manfredi attempts a long jump during Kingston Parks and Recreation Department’s track and field event for the school at Fort Southwest Point. Events such as flag football and the 100-meter dash were among the activities students enjoyed during the event.

  • Tedder resigns council position

    Harriman City Council’s youngest member has stepped down.

    Chase Tedder, who has been on the City Council for six years, announced his resignation at the end of last month.

    “This spring, I have been blessed with a position as a seasonal law enforcement ranger at Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the history of America,” Tedder wrote in his resignation letter.

  • Kingston leader charged with DUI

    Kingston City Councilman Kevin Blaine McClure was charged with driving under the influence last week.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office offense narrative said McClure, 44, of 1151 Brentwood Pointe, Kingston, was taken into custody on May 22 on Ladd Wright Road.

    “My hope is it is all a big misunderstanding,” said McClure’s attorney, Tom McFarland.

  • Cellphone video shows man exposing self to youth

    Charles Martin Thornton of 175 Rock Bridge Road, Harriman, was arrested last week for indecent exposure.

    According to the arrest report, a cellphone video showed the 69-year-old Thornton standing on his front porch exposing his genitals to a juvenile neighbor.

    The mother of the juvenile, Angel Jensen, told deputies the video was recorded on May 20.

  • TVA dedicating 9/11 memorial with WTC steel

    The 9/11 memorial at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant will be dedicated during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday.

    The memorial will be located at the public-access area along the river.

    The memorial will include steel from the World Trade Center.

    A motorcade of police vehicles led the flatbed truck carrying the steel into the plant last August. The ceremony that marked its arrival also featured a 21-gun salute, the playing of taps and “Amazing Grace.”