Today's News

  • Ash spill cleanup suit to head to trial next month

    Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan issued a 31-page ruling in the ash spill cleanup civil case on Wednesday.

    The spill occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008. TVA hired Jacobs Engineering Group to oversee the cleanup.

    Dozens of people who worked, or had family members who worked on the project, are suing Jacobs in federal court. They claim continuous exposure to hazardous substances associated with fly ash caused them pulmonary injuries, leukemia, sinus and skin problems.

  • Suspect stashes electronics cache in lamp box, pays $7

    Someone made off with nearly $4,000 worth of electronics from Walmart on Saturday.

    Rockwood police were dispatched to the store at 7:18 p.m. to look into the theft.

    “When I arrived I spoke with the complainant/asset protection manager Mrs. Traci Seymour and her associate Ms. Lyndsey Melton,” Officer Charles Haubrich wrote in the report.

  • Taser doesn’t phase suspect

    Miles Ledbetter, a 39-year-old South of the River man, didn’t go quietly when police showed up to arrest him on an aggravated assault warrant. According to an incident report, he refused commands and continued to be combative after he was shot with a Taser.

    “It does concern you when you have to utilize one and it doesn’t affect that person,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

  • Round About Roane finishes busiest week

    Round About Roane provides access to the community by providing safe, affordable, and senior-friendly transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, visitation with friends and other essential trips.

    “Last week we had our busiest week ever with 18 scheduled rides. Since February 2016 we have completed 1,441 trips. This is amazing and it is all due to the dedication of our awesome volunteers,” said Amber Jacks, senior services director at Mid-East Community Action Agency.

  • Going With the Flo: We’ve strayed from God, and our nation shows it

    By Flo Charles

    Have we become the very people our Founding Fathers fought and died to protect us from?

    We quote the motto: “United We Stand; Divided We Fall” while participating in sabotaging our very foundations.

    Allowing socialism and abortion into America’s leadership corrupts our society! Francis Schaeffer warned us in the 1970s that one day we would wake up and discover that the America we once knew was gone.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Kavanaugh case — it’s not the lust, it’s the lying

    Gentle reader: As this column is written in preparation for our Wednesday noon deadline, the radio, television, and daily press are all devoting considerable efforts to the developing story surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness to become a member of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

  • OS library awarded construction grant

    Oliver Springs will be the recipient of a state construction grant for the Oliver Springs Public Library.

    The grant, not to exceed $34,435, must be used for the proposed project to renovate the library building.

    “We had some issues with handicap access. The grant allowed us to put in a wheelchair lift ,” said Oliver Springs Mayor Cecil Crowe.

    The library, located in the former train depot, also needed work on the heating and cooling system. Energy-efficient lighting was also installed, Crowe said.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    September 14

    1st High Game - Joyce Fain, Harold Zeilman 449
    2nd High Game - Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander 449
    3rd High Game - Diane Moore, Aryn Milhollon 468
    High Scores today - Rick Matthews 224,game, Wayne Croy 203
    High Series for today - Diane Moore, Aryn Milhollon 1305
    High Series September - Diane Moore, Aryn Milhollom 1305
    High Averages -  Connie Milhollon 166, Rick Matthews 187

  • Youth Deer Hunt drawing from TWRA

    Youth between the ages of 10-16, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt.

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2018 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 27.

    Youth from various regions from across the state have participated in the event held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County. Last year, 16 young hunters had their first deer harvests.