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Today's News

  • Kingston riding momentum wave

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will be looking to add another win to their total tonight when they travel to face Northview Academy. Kingston is stil riding high on the crest of momentum generated from their come from behind victory against Rockwood last week.

  • OS returns home to face Greenback

    After starting the season on the road with a 3-0 record, the Oliver Springs Bobcats will return home tonight. Don’t expect anything easy. The Bobcats’ opponents will be the defending Class 1A State Champion current No. 1 Greenback Cherokees.

  • Lady Waves spoil perfection

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Harriman on Tuesday evening to take on the undefeated Harriman Lady Blue Devils in middle school softball.

    The Lady Waves came to town ready to play and took the ladies in blue by surprise by handily defeating them by a final score of 8-2.

    The Lady Devils appeared to be on track in the top of the first as Kendal Mason and Madelyn Ladd took care of business on defense and sent the first three Lady Green Waves down in order.

  • Missing guns put Warren on leave

    Harriman Sgt. Kent Warren remains on leave without pay as an investigation into missing firearms that have since been located continues.

    “Unless the video shows otherwise, it would seem like they (the firearms) had at all times been within the property and possession of the department,” City Manager Kevin Helms said.

    He said they would release more details in the future as the investigation into the departmental matter is closed.

  • GUILTY OF STARVING SON

    The case has concluded for one of the parents accused of letting their 2-year-old son starve to death in 2012.

    Amanda Ann Dotson appeared in Roane County Criminal Court Thursday morning with her attorney Wesley Stone.

    “I understand that we have a plea agreement. Is that correct?” Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton asked.

    “Yes, your honor,” Stone responded.

  • Harriman chief on leave

    Harriman Police Chief Kenny Humphrey is taking a leave of absence — and it’s not clear whether he’ll be returning to duty or when that might be.

    “Earlier today, Chief Humphrey notified me that he needed to deal with some personal matters and requested a leave of absence,” City Manager Kevin Helms said Wednesday.

    “I approved this request because I did not feel it in the best interests of Chief Humphrey, the Department, or the City for him to continue serving while he felt his focus should be elsewhere,” he added.

  • ON CUE
  • Lender cashes bad checks, out almost $1,800

    The Cash Express in Rockwood told police it lost more than $1,700 when five personal checks were cashed at the business. Rockwood police are investigating.

    According to the report, Sgt. Jason Halliburton spoke with employee Tonya Johnson when he responded to the business to look into the matter.

    Johnson told Halliburton the checks totaled $1,777.50.

  • Going With the Flo: Trump is the miracle answer to our prayers

    By Flo Charles

    Benjamin Franklin said, “It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

    President Obama returned to sow seeds of discord, discontent and distrust toward President Trump’s leadership. How ludicrous! America is better off than ever!

    Lacking the space, I cannot list President Trump’s accomplishments — in just two years – compared to President Obama’s disastrous policies in eight years.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Creswell & Chamber know not where Roane is

    “L’état, c’est moi!” [The state, it is me!] Thus spake King Louis XIV of France on 22 December, 1655. But it appears increasingly likely that Louis’ utterance reflects our own Donald John Trump’s innermost conviction.

    Witness for instance his recent “Tweet” concerning the anonymous critical essay published in the New York Times. As we understand it, he characterized the writing in the single word — “TREASON.”