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Today's News

  • ALL ABOARD! STEM, literacy hit the road on RoCo Discovery Bus

    Roane County Schools will be taking literacy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education into the community with a colorful school “Discovery” bus created by the Roane County Leadership Class of 2018.

    The Leadership Roane County program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Roane State Community College.

    Each class takes on a project to benefit the community, said Teresa Duncan, Roane State vice president of workforce development.

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2018: HONORING THEIR Service & Sacrifice
  • Ferguson pitches 5% pay raise for road employees

    People who work for the Roane County Road Department are in line to get a 5 percent raise in the upcoming fiscal year.

    “I think everybody when they work they like getting a raise,” Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson said.

    The Roane County Commission’s Budget Committee has approved the road department’s 2018-19 budget, which includes the 5 percent raise for employees.

  • Army corporal from Harriman among those honored by Haslam in service

    An 18-year-old Harriman High School student who died serving his country during the Korean War is among seven service members Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials honored during Friday’s state Memorial Day service in Nashville.

    U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas Mullins of Harriman went missing on Nov. 2, 1950, while serving in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea during the Korean War.

    His remains were identified last year, and he was laid to rest on March 29 with full military honors at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Kingston game store raided

    Law enforcement officers descended on Packard’s Games & Movies in Kingston on Thursday.

    A large Penske moving truck was backed up to the front door, and officers could be seen putting items into boxes and putting them on the truck.

    The officers were on the scene for more than three hours.

    Packard’s buys, sells and trades video games and movies. It also offers repair services for game consoles.

  • Rockwood library reopens

    Rockwood Public Library is now open after renovations at the facility.

    “We are back open for business. People are coming in. We are here,” said library director Margaret Marrs.

    New lighting and other energy-efficiency projects were done at the library, forcing it to be closed since late March because of concerns of public safety during renovations.

    “It looks good,” Marrs said. “It is brighter. It makes the floor reflect.

    “Someone said they took us out of the 70s and gave us a new look.”

  • OS man charged in fatal 2016 crash

    A man is facing charges from a deadly crash that occurred in 2016.

    Jeffrey D. Walters, 33, was booked into the Roane County Jail on Monday on charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment.

    The crash occurred on May 8, 2016. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

  • Massive pill ring uncovered

    From staff reports

    Authorities busted up a large scale pill operation on Monday.

    According to the District Attorney General’s Office, more than 10,000 pills, 49 guns, tactical body armor, illegal steroids, more than $38,000 in cash and a cash-counting machine were seized at a residence on Lake Drive, which is South of the River.

  • CLEANUP in downtown Rockwood
  • The Spot for paranormal activity?

    A local paranormal group is searching for proof of the supernatural. Their explorations recently brought them to two Harriman up and coming businesses owned by the Kirkland brothers.

    East Valley Paranormal Society didn’t have much luck at the former The Spot restaurant, but they heard what they believe to be some interesting electronic voice phenomenon at the building Travis Kirkland is turning into The Living Room Arcade Event Center in the 500 block of Roane Street.