Today's News

  • Bright new to Angus group

    Riley Wayne Bright of Rockwood is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

    Junior association members are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 24,000 active adult and junior members.

    The national association is headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • Work-related fatalities down for second year

    Total fatalities and days away from work as a result of injuries and illnesses were both improved in Tennessee for the second consecutive year, according to a workplace safety report released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Develop-ment.

  • ORNL Friends to hear from 1st ITER speaker

    Brad Nelson will give an overview of the U.S. International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during the next Friends of ORNL luncheon lecture.

    Socializing starts at 11 a.m. March 11 in the UT Resource Center, Oak Ridge. A catered lunch will be served at 11:30. The lecture begins at noon.

    Nelson is chief engineer for the ITER Project. He has more than 35 years of experience in the design and analysis of experimental fusion energy research facilities.

  • Arrests: Nov. 11-22, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 11 — Kristie Lee Poland, 38 102 E. Dunn St., Rockwood: violation of probation, driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $31,000; court date Jan. 13.

    • Jordan Ashley Childs, 26, 1649 Riggs Chapel Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,000; court date Jan. 27.

  • Honoring Roane veterans: Compiled stories, photos to be published in upcoming book

    After a night of fun celebrating a comrade’s 20th birthday, Gerald W. Lay and the rest of the crew of a B-17G were awakened Saturday, Nov. 25, 1944, with news they had to fly a bombing raid to a German oil refinery.

    It was only his second mission. The crew had been in England only a month, and it was one that ended with Lay averting the enemy for days before becoming a prisoner of war at Camp Stalag 1 at Barth, Pomerania.

  • Harriman takes aim at slumlords

    Harriman may try a new tactic in addressing what officials refer to as slum lords renting out property in disrepair.

    Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley suggested a policy in which the city would be able to go into the rental property and clear it for habitation before a landlord can rent a piece of property.

    “You can’t go in and charge a fee to re-rent,” Kerley said. “You have to have an inspection fee.”

    Kerley said he thinks it might go a long way toward stopping landlords from renting substandard property.

  • Judge: Leon ‘truly a dangerous person’

    Leon Houston filed a public petition to counter the government’s contention that he posed a threat to the community.

    “Clifford Leon Houston is not a flight risk,” the petition said. “Clifford Leon Houston will be present for any and all court appearances imposed by the court.”

    Defense attorney Mike Whalen introduced the document at Houston’s sentencing hearing on March 4.

    More than 100 names were listed on the petition, which also called for Houston’s release from federal custody.

  • Curl acquitted of rape charge

    The lack of physical evidence linking Glen Curl to the 2008 alleged rape of a Michael Dunn Center client wasn’t lost on defense attorney Bob Vogel.

    “The state didn’t have it, and I thought it was something the jury ought to know,” Vogel said.

    The jury returned a quick not-guilty verdict against Curl Thursday afternoon.

    “I’m very pleased,” Vogel said. “I think it’s a good verdict. I think it’s the right verdict.”

  • Sheriff? Meet the sheriff

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton inspects Ridge View Elementary first-grader Kyler Teto’s handcuffs.

    The youngster and his classmate, Conner Slaven, both dressed as the sheriff on Career Dress-Up Day and were rewarded with a visit from the real sheriff.

  • Election 2014: Candidates and potential hopefuls