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Today's News

  • Passage of legislation to benefit consumers, public servants

    New legislation will deepen the state’s commitment to firefighters, police officers and members of the military while enhancing existing consumer laws that protect the Volunteer State’s vulnerable adults. 

  • Harriman tax rate to stay same

    By Richard Evans

    Harriman residents are not expected to see a property tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

    “We’re not looking at a tax increase. We’re looking at maybe going after a sales tax increase again down the road but probably not right now,” said Mayor Wayne Best following the first hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, held Monday morning at city hall.

  • SOULFUL SOUND
  • New law upsets sex offenders

    A law that took effect July 1 has some sex offenders fighting the state in federal court.

    The new legislation makes it a felony for a sex offender to knowingly reside, spend the night, or be alone with their minor child if the offender has been convicted of a sex crime involving an unrelated minor under the age of 12.

  • Kingston Smokin' The Water schedule of events
  • RPD report meth, heroin found in traffic stop

    A felony drug charge was levied against a man and a woman following a Sunday traffic stop.

    According to a Rockwood Police Department report, Officer Charles Crothers observed a Mazda Minivan with a headlight out on South Kingston Avenue.

    “The tag came back to the van and registered to Scotty and Beverly Wolfe,” the report said.

    “I initiated my lights at S. Gateway Avenue and Nelson Street. They came to a stop several hundred yards after.”

  • Suter confirmed as director Office of Emergency Services

    The Roane County Commission confirmed Tim Suter as director of the Office of Emergency Services last month.

    Suter took over the post Jan. 1 after Scott Stout stepped down from the position.

    “He’s the man for the job,” Commissioner Mike Hooks said. “He does a fine job.”

    Suter is also director of the county ambulance department.

    “He took our ambulance service to new heights and righted the ship there, so we’re fortunate to have him,” Commissioner Ron Berry said.

  • Patriotic Pooch
  • Former astronaut to share his experiences on July 14

    Former NASA astronaut Jay Apt will appear at a special public appearance at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Stone Memorial High School auditorium in Crossville.

    Dr. Apt will discuss his space flights and scientific activities while with space agency.

    Apt has an impressive background in space technologies. Before entering the astronaut corps, he was involved in developing techniques for servicing the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gamma Ray Observatory.

  • Enter Obed’s annual photo contest, deadline July 26

    The National Park Service invites photographers to submit entries for a photo contest and exhibit at Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    The park is looking for striking digital images highlighting the spectacular views, historic sites, recreational opportunities and diversity of life in the Obed.

    Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, historic areas, weather, or people interacting with nature within the boundaries of Obed Wild and Scenic River.