Today's News

  • Meth suspect fights lengthy sentencing

    A woman serving 20 years in federal prison for her role in a Roane County methamphetamine conspiracy is trying to fight her sentence.
    Kristi Miller filed a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct her sentence.
    “It does not plainly appear from the face of the motion that it should be summarily dismissed,” Chief U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier wrote.
    Collier ordered the U.S. Attorney’s Office to file a response to Miller’s motion, which it did on Dec. 3.

  • US Bank robber gets prison time

    Justin Charles Solock was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for robbing the US Bank in Rockwood. His sentencing hearing was held at the federal courthouse in Knoxville last Thursday.
    Solock, 25, was also ordered to pay $1,188.51 in restitution. His prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release.
    The robbery occurred on April 25. Solock pleaded guilty to the crime in August.

  • Coalfield downs OSMS

    he Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats put forth a valiant effort Thursday evening at Coalfield, but in the end, the Lady Jackets "Fostered" in a 32-29 win with Kaylea Foster having an amazing 21 points and 17 boards for  the Lady Jackets. 

  • Lady Jackets win, Jackets fall to Athens

    The Cougars of Athens came into Kingston Thursday night and played two hard fought games against the Jackets. 

    The Lady Jackets won by a final of 35-26, as they played a good game the pressure defense proved to be too much for the Lady Cougars.  

  • Cherokee splits with Rockwood

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Rockwood Tigers met for the first time this season last week and both schools came away with a win.

    Rockwood’s victory came in the girls game as the Lady Tigers held off Cherokee, 33-30.

  • Midway comes up short at Wartburg

    Fans at Wartburg Middle School were treated to a shootout Thursday night as Thomas Davis’ Bulldogs held off Justin O’Toole’s Midway Green Wave, 63-56.

    Wartburg started fast Thursday as they jumped out to a 14-6 lead after eight minutes of play. 

  • Officials warn of early flu strike this season

    Flu season has started, and health officials are seeing higher-than-usual breakouts in Tennessee and other Southeastern states for this early in the season.
    Dr. Kelly Moore, immunization program director at Tennessee Department of Health, said the flu peaks at different times, but typically in Tennessee the flu peaks in January and February.
    “This year, it started out early,” Moore said. “We want to make sure people don’t wait to get vaccinated.”

  • Family feud has $6 million ending

    A years-long family feud over a prime piece of Roane County property has turned costly for one local man.
    According to court records, Katherine M. Mounger died owning several valuable pieces of property, including a 1,200-acre lakefront tract on Dogwood Road in East Roane County.
    Two of her children, E. Jay Mounger and Katherine Mounger Lasater, are executors of the estate. They sued their brother, Charles D. Mounger Jr., in Roane County Circuit Court in 2009, alleging he caused the estate to lose out on a lucrative sale.

  • Alleged mugger explains his attack on 84 year old

    A need for money.
    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said that was the motive a man gave for allegedly mugging an 84-year-old woman Monday.
    The suspect, 23-year-old Kingston resident Benjamin Heath Clark, was arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated robbery.
    “We got a couple of good leads and a couple of good tips,” Washam said. “We went and paid him a visit, and he gave a written confession.”

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