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Today's News

  • Disposing of waste properly
  • Premature pool romp lands teens in trouble

    A trio of teens apparently couldn’t wait for the Rockwood Community Center pool to open for the summer on May 29.

    “On May 13, 2018, I was dispatched to the Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave. on a criminal trespass call,” Rockwood Police Officer Daniel Jeffries wrote in a report.

    “When I arrived I found three male juveniles inside the fence climbing out of the pool.”

    Jeffries said the teens attempted to hide when he showed up, but they were unsuccessful.

  • New lights shining on downtown Harriman

    New light poles are popping up around downtown Harriman.

    On Friday, the Harriman Utility Board was installing the new fixtures.

    “Getting all of the lights installed is going to be a process that will take some time. They have most of the area in front of the HUB and Temperance Building done. I believe that as they put more up and get used to the process, each one will go a little quicker,” said City Manager Kevin Helms on Friday.

    The city is using funds they received after the Dec. 22, 2008, TVA Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill.

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  • Leaders may have last word on school plan

    Last week’s Roane County Commission vote to put a wheel tax referendum on the ballot in November doesn’t mean funding for the Roane County Board of Education’s $68 million building plan can’t be secured before then.

    County officials are in the process of putting a budget together for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said Friday the budget should be ready in time for Commission to vote on it at its July meeting.

  • Police uncover alleged major pot grow operation

    An alleged marijuana grow operation was discovered at 105 Bailey Road, Kingston, on Wednesday.

    “People worry about meth, heroin and everything else, but we still have this going on that we have to deal with,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Kyle Canup became suspicious when he went to the residence to serve an ex-parte order of protection.

  • Pigskin peek in spring time
  • Boat safety week set

    The 2018 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

    The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 18 with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket, even while at work.

  • TWRA asks to leave wildlife wild

    TWRA Release

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    TWRA offices receive an increase in calls regarding abandoned wildlife each spring. Calls received are most often about typical wildlife behavior and not truly abandoned young. Following are a few tips to keep wildlife wild.

  • Payback for Kingston delayed

    Thursday night brought bad weather, and it brought a region championship game at Loudon High School as the Yellow Jackets from Roane County High School travelled to take on the Redskins in soccer action.

    The region championship game was a rematch of the district championship game that was played just one week earlier.

    With both the Redskins and the Yellow Jackets winning their contests on Tuesday night, it ensured that they both will advance to the sub state round along with being two of the final 16 teams left in the state in AA soccer.