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Today's News

  • Heavy rains brought out best in local officials

    If you were out during or immediately after the pounding rain that hit Roane County Monday, you likely saw police, fire officials, road crews, rescue squads and other emergency officials hard at work.
    They were clearing drains, cutting fallen trees, helping people from flooded homes, scraping away mud and debris, working vehicular accidents, blocking dangerously flooded roads, opening emergency shelters and, in general, helping the people they serve.
    Many of us at the newspaper witnessed their work firsthand.

  • Impressions: Icky stuff is actually sign of good stuff to come

    SPLAT!
    It was yucky.
    Some sort of great big bug committed suicide on my windshield as I was driving home from a meeting at our newspaper in Campbell County Friday afternoon.
    I won’t go into all the gory details, but what remained of the insect left green, yellow and reddish-purple juices streaming down the glass and onto the hood.
    To be honest, I don’t know how that much liquid a bug can hold, but this one must have been a beaut.
    The darned thing’s remains pretty much turned my stomach.

  • Criminal negligence alleged in child’s death

    Parents of a 14-month- old who drowned while bathing with his sibling have been indicted by a Roane County grand jury for criminally negligent homicide.
    Jackson Dean Gregory died on Nov. 11 in East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville.
    District Attorney Russell Johnson said both Jami and Crystal Reagan Gregory of Harriman left their children alone during bathtime, which led to the child’s death.
    “She put the 1-year-old in the bathtub with the 2-year-old,” Johnson said.

  • E-911 worker retires to take up sewing

     

  • Under his umbrella
  • Working in the rain
  • Ammon-Decker

    James and Peggy Nichols of Crossville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cadie Joy Ammon, to Jake Kody Decker.

    He is the son of Rebecca Lyons and brother of Kyle Decker of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. April 9 in Kingston. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Sharon Clayton of Belleville, Mich., and Lynn and Coleen Tincher of Crossville.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 2

    25 Years Ago
    Cherokee Middle School was trying to implement a class to teach the fourth “R” — responsibility — into its curriculum. Principal Jody McLoud said the class would offer ways for teenagers to prepare for mental and physical changes that take place during adolescence. It would also help “give kids the strength and courage to make their own decisions and not follow the trend.”

    10 Years Ago

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Steven R. Murphy

    U.S. Army Pvt. Steven R. Murphy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Son of  Sherry Tipton of Harriman, he was a 2002 graduate of Oakdale High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, Murphy studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • General Sessions Court

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

    David A. Anderson, violation of probation June 1, 2009. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

    Brenda J. Perkins, probation violation Jan. 25, 2010. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.

    Daniel F. Close, two counts probation violation Nov. 15, 2009, violation of probation May 10. Guilty plea June 21, convicted.