Today's News

  • County’s legal leaders review judicial districts

    The state of Tennessee is planning to review the makeup of its judicial districts, and the area’s top public defender and prosecutor will be involved with the process.

    Ninth Judicial District Public Defender Kim Nelson and her counterpart, Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson, have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts.

    “This is an important issue for all of those involved in the judicial system, but also any organization associated with the judicial system,” Johnson said.

  • Rockwood man charged with assault

    A Rockwood man is facing aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping charges in an alleged incident that happened on New Year’s Eve.

    According to the report, Sgt. Jason Halliburton with the Rockwood Police Department was dispatched to 138 Evans Heights about Coty Brown trying to break into an apartment.

    “Cecilia Langley was at the apartment and saw Mr. Brown outside yelling and beating on the door to let him in the apartment,” the report said.

    “He was gone when Officer (Jared) Hall and I got on scene.”

  • Harriman Rotary celebrates 100 years

    For nearly 100 years the Harriman Rotary Club has been an important part of the community and created lasting friendships and memories for its members.

    Rotarians new and old will be celebrating the club’s 100th anniversary and recounting tales from the club’s past at an anniversary banquet and ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the NOAH’S Event Venue, Kingston.

    “We hope some of our former, long tenured Rotarians will join us and provide us with some historical perspective on our club,” said Rotarian Frank Knies.


    The Roane County Animal Shelter now has a veterinarian who is volunteering, assuring that the dogs and cats living there while waiting for forever homes are healthy when they go home.

    Elizabeth Mendoza has been offering her services since November of last year.

    Mendoza, who says she is also known by her maiden name Raby, was a resident in the Oak Ridge part of Roane County, graduated from the University of Tennessee Veterinary School in 2005 and set out for southern California, where she specialized in emergency medicine with small animals.

  • Offender in fatal crash faces federal case

    A man convicted of vehicular homicide in Roane County in the 1990s is in trouble with the feds.

    Robert Wesley Bandy appeared in federal court in Knoxville on Monday to plead guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

    The charge stems from an incident that happened at a home on Hassler Mill Road on Dec. 2, 2017.

  • Man found with nearly 100 pills

    Barry Green, a 44-year-old Rockwood man, reportedly had $1,431 in cash and nearly 100 prescription pills in his possession when he was arrested last week.

    He was charged with manufacture, delivery, possession and sell of schedule drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and criminal trespass.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Department Sgt. Dwayne Gray responded to the Rocky Top gas station on Jan. 3 on a call about an unwelcome person.

  • Raby sworn in as new child support judge

    Jennifer Raby spent a lot of time in child support court as an attorney. Her time in the court will continue only her role will be different.

    Instead of representing clients, she will be deciding the cases as the new Child Support Magistrate Judge for the Ninth Judicial District.

    “Her vast legal experience in the area of domestic law, particularly on child support matters, as well as her commitment to this community and district will serve the citizens of the Ninth Judicial District well,” Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton said.

  • Roane State vs. Chattanooga highlights

    Roane State hosted Chattanooga State Wednesday evening. The Lady Raiders lost a hard fought game, 65-58, while the Raiders won, 92-84.

  • Kingston set to honor team for 40th

    Roane County High School is set to honor the Kingston Lady Jackettes January 25 during halftime of the Yellow Jacket game with Austin-East. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Jackettes final four appearance in the state tournament. The 1979 Jackettes were District Champions, Region Champions, Sub-State Champions, won the first round of the final four before falling in the state tournament semi-finals.