Today's News

  • Hand in forms for free FluMist, flu vaccines

    Parents of students in the Roane County school system should have received a packet earlier this week detailing the offering of free flu vaccinations and FluMist to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Parents and guardians are reminded to return the questionnaire and insurance information sheet to the school nurse as soon as possible.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health and Roane County Health Department are offering the free immunizations, which will be administered on site at all elementary and middle schools in November.

  • Americanism essay contest open to grades 7-12

    Public and homeschooled students in grades 7-12 are eligible to enter Crossville Fleet Reserve Association Branch 294’s 2014-15 Americanism essay contest.

    The competition is part of a National Fleet Reserve Association contest offering a $5,000 grand prize.

    The Crossville branch will present a $50 minimum grand prize for each grade winner and will then submit that winning essay to the regional FRA, which also offers a grand prize of all its received entries in the region.

  • General Sessions Court: May 19-29, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 19
    — Lashayra M. Angel, domestic assault: dismissed.

    Travis Manis, possess unlawful drug paraphernalia -attempt: dismissed.

    • Leroy Thornton III, driving while license revoked: dismissed.

    • William Nicely, contributing to delinquency of a child: guilty. Possess firearm intent to go armed-dangerous felony: dismissed.

  • Roane County E-911: September Dispatches
  • Fall Happenings 2014

    Pumpkin Patches
    • Rockwood First Christian Church will have its annual pumpkin patch through Oct. 31. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with pumpkins and gourds of all sizes and varieties available. Groups are welcome, and plenty of photo opportunities are available. The church is at 328 W. Rockwood St.; visit www.rockwoodfcc.org or call 354-1753 for details.

  • Roane teams making playoff push


    With two weeks left in the regular season, teams all across Tennessee are still trying to make their way into the playoffs.

  • Harriman manager ‘historic’ move

    Kevin Helms, the former city manager of Oak Hill near Nashville, has been offered the same job for Harriman.

    Harriman City Council voted to approve a contract for Helms to be its first city manager at its special-called meeting Tuesday.

    “I’m excited about moving forward,” said Councilman Chris Ahler.

    “It is a historic moment for the city of Harriman, and I think it is the right way to go ...” said Councilman Ken Mynatt.

    Some council members did squabble with the price of bringing Helms there.

  • New director for county’s ambulance department

    Timothy W. Suter, a paramedic with Rural/Metro in Knox County, has been hired to serve as Roane County’s ambulance director.

    “We’ve just kind of been limping along here for a while, so we were ready to make this decision,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Roane County hasn’t had someone whose sole responsibility has been to serve as ambulance director since Gloria Wright was removed from the position three years ago. Howie Rose and Scott Stout each oversaw the service, but had other duties for Roane County.

  • Kingston expects tight belts at TDOT

    Kingston City Council signed off on the state’s Roane County Major Thoroughfare proposal at its October council session.

    But what the plan will mean for Kingston is still an open question.

    Kingston Mayor Troy Beets said the Tennessee Department of Transportation has been looking at long-term road issues for counties all over the state. TDOT representatives recently made a 30-minute presentation to local officials, based on a “very detailed study.”