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Today's News

  • Boswell promoted to USAF master sergeant

    C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 10

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • GUEST OPINION: Vigorous debate continues on First Amendment

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    So, what part of the First Amendment, or the law around it, would you want to change?

    For most of us, the answer is an academic exercise at best. For a few legislators, lawyers and litigants, the response is proposed legislation or lengthy briefs and pointed legal arguments.

    But when the words involve justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, it is cause for special attention.

  • Pemberton survives challenge

    The controversy surrounding Mike Pemberton’s residency won’t keep him out of the race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    The Roane County Election Commission voted 5-0 on Monday to put him on the ballot for the Aug. 7 election.

    “The commission heard impassioned pleas from Mr. Pemberton and his supporters, and they made a decision,” said Chattanooga attorney Wes Kliner, who argued against putting Pemberton on the ballot.

    Pemberton filed his paperwork to run in February.

  • Too few at Rockwood meeting

    Sickness and death forced the adjournment of the Rockwood City Council’s regular meeting on Monday.

    Rockwood City Councilman James Nuckols was called to his beloved father’s bedside that day.

    Councilman Pete Wright was in the hospital for tests, and Councilwoman Jane Long had went to the hospital with what was reported to be a dangerously high fever.

    At Rockwood City Attorney Greg Leffew’s recommendation, the council waited 15 minutes before adjourning for lack of a quorum.

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  • 60-day sentence for ‘horseplay’ death

    Timothy Ray Treadway will have to serve only 60 days in the Roane County Jail for his criminal negligent homicide conviction.

    Treadway, 41, was charged in the Jan. 15, 2013, death of Shayne Woodall. He reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in March.

    Treadway started his jail sentence on Friday. After he is released, the remainder of his one-year sentence will be served on probation.

  • Go with the BLOW

    Joe Williams performs on tuba during the Babahatchie Community Band spring concert inside the Harriman High School James Williamson Auditorium.  The band’s next concert will be Sunday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at David Webb Riverfront Park.

  • Conservative budgeting planned

    The city of Kingston’s budget talks for the coming fiscal year kick into high gear soon, but City Manager David Bolling and other officials have already been hard at work crunching numbers.

    “We’re still early in the process,” Bolling said. “The biggest thing is that we won’t be looking at any increases in our expenses for the coming year.”

    The other side of the ledger is a different story, though.

  • Harriman considers effort to reach out to city’s visitors

    Harriman is exploring the possibility of getting a city sign along Interstate 40 to let drivers know they are traveling through the historic area and hopefully encourage them to stop.

    “I have been trying the last two years to get a sign at the interstate,” said Councilman J.D. Sampson.

    Officials talked about what points of interest should be included.

    “The library probably would be more of an attraction. Everybody that finds out it is a Carnegie Library are pretty impressed,” said Councilman Lonnie Wright.