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Today's News

  • County worker accused of domestic assault

    Jennifer Evans, deputy director of Roane County’s accounting department, is facing a charge of domestic assault.

    The alleged incident happened at 304 Scenic Drive in Kingston on Nov. 6.

    “Upon arrival, I came into contact with Mr. John Evans, who stated that around 1935 (7:35 p.m.), his wife Jennifer Evans, who no longer lives at 304 Scenic Drive, came to the home,” Kingston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Singleton wrote in the arrest warrant.

  • Kingston considers Dogwood Drive improvements

    The Kingston City Council is mulling possible improvements to Dogwood Drive that could be combined with a Tennessee Department of Transportation project.

    TDOT would cover the full cost of improving the off ramp from I-40 and the installation of a traffic light at North Kentucky Street.

    The city would have to pay $837,000 or half the $1.7 million cost to improve Dogwood Drive.

    State grants would cover the other half.

  • New member joins Rockwood City Council

    By Richard Evans

    Tuesday’s election results brought change to the Rockwood City Council with the election of Steve Bryant.

    Harold Holloway and Robert “Bobby” Anderson won reelection to the council and Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller won reelection, running unopposed.

    For Bryant, the goal going forward is simple: “Putting the people first and doing what I can to help our town.”

  • TBI, local police still searching for Rockwood teen on Friday, van found

    By Richard Evans

    A statewide AMBER Alert was issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Rockwood Police Department for 17-year-old Haley Nicole Brandenburg.

    Brandenburg has a medical condition and does not have access to her medication.

    She was last seen in Rockwood wearing tan Adidas pants with a pink stripe down the side and a green Subway shirt.

    She wears glasses and has braces.

    She is believed to be in the company of Robert Andrew Garren, 31.

    The alert was issued last week.

  • Combat photographer is named to ‘Hall of Fame’

    By Richard Evans

    Harriman Care & Rehabilitation honored a local veteran and four others Thursday night during their annual Hall of Fame ceremony.

    “Everyone has a story, and our future generations deserve to know the stories of these accomplished people,” said, Roger Parker, CEO at Harriman Care & Rehabilitation.

    Among those honored was Richard Privette.

    “I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I give praise to God. Everything I have accomplished, I give to them,” he said.

  • Ramey doesn’t just capture images, she provides wardrobes and props

    Photographer Lindsey Ramey uses costumes and props on her sets, but she believes the focus should be on her subjects.

    The Kingston native recently began to set up her own studio at 350 East Race St.

    She plans to start her first sessions on Nov. 24, just in time for the Christmas season.

    Ramey said she never took formal training on photography but “just picked up a camera and started shooting pictures.”

    After receiving good feedback from friends and relatives she decided to get serious.

  • What’s the SCORE? Productivity: Surveys say

    By Dana Peterka

    I recently read a summary of several surveys on the various things that negatively impact our individual productivity.

    In this column, I will highlight and comment on several of them. The goal is to increase your awareness of these negative influences so that you can take actions to improve your productivity.

    The top two productivity killers are cell phones and the internet.

    No surprise! I have written about these before.

    They are powerful tools that can have both a positive impact or negative impact.

  • Lady Raiders reload after last year

    By Bob Fowler

    for The Roane County News

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles says the squad’s “effort and intensity are there.”

    The team has five returning players and 10 new members, said Boles, now in her 11th year as head coach.

    “I love the way our kids are working. They’re a fun group,” Boles said. “I’m excited about the season, and the team may be a little more athletic than in the past. We’ll have the tools to rebound well.”

  • New faces, new year for Raiders

    By Bob Fowler

    for The Roane County News

    While only two Roane State Raiders are returning to the college’s men’s basketball team this season – the fewest in Randy Nesbit’s 27-year career – the head coach is upbeat about the upcoming season.

    Nesbit said, “My goal is to go undefeated, and I also hope to win the lottery, though I have never bought a ticket in my life. So both are not likely to happen. We play a daunting schedule. Out of conference, we play many ranked and national tournament team games.”

  • Resilient Tigers to meet Meigs

    Sometimes, stories write themselves.

    The Rockwood Tigers find themselves in a similar situation as compared to last year as they go into tonight’s playoff game with Meigs County.

    Rockwood (7-4) faced the top-ranked Meigs team in week five this year with Meigs emerging with a 46-6 win.

    Much like last year, the game was a turning point for the Tigers as the team used it as a focal point to improve and grow.

    Rockwood’s offense ignited afterwards and joined the already stout defense in more effective outings.