Today's News

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 23, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 23 — Stacy R. Wicks/Duggan, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Brandon L. Phillips, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Paul B. Peck, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Tammy E. Jenkins, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Larry J. Ward, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Johnny M. Hall, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Raiders edge out Tigers, 69-67

    The Roane State men’s basketball team finished out the 2011-2012 home season on a high note, coming from 11 points behind midway through the second half and pulling out a 69-67 win over Chattanooga State and earning their 20th win in the process. 

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  • Cornellison, defense lead Lady Jackets in 4-AA opener, 34-31

    Postseason basketball is all about defense and defense is just what the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets used Thursday night in a 34-31 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Loudon.

  • Second half comeback propels Lady Tigers, 41-34

    Free throws proved to be the of the utmost importance for the Rockwood Lady Tigers aspirations of extending their season Thursday night in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament at Rockwood.

  • Wording discrepancy clouds fire chief issue

    Charlie Redwine wanted the five volunteer fire chiefs to have input on how the Roane County Fire Department spent money. The County Commission that created the department apparently wanted that as well. 
    “That way, everybody could share in the decision making,” former commissioner Mike Hooks said Wednesday.
    The commission unanimously approved the resolution that created the Roane County Fire Department on June 9, 2008. The powers and duties of the department were delegated to the Office of Emergency Services.

  • Harriman officials debate forgiveness

    Harriman City Council recently forgave a lien on a piece of property for a man who lived nearby and had been taking care of its upkeep. The man requested the forgiveness before he purchased the property.
    At the time, it made sense to officials, who appreciated that the city hadn’t had to take care of the property for so long.

  • Roane may have local state rep choice

    Kent Calfee, a former Roane County commissioner, is seeking the Republican nomination for the 32nd District House of Representatives seat.
    He addressed commissioners at their monthly meeting on Monday.
    “If I’m elected, I’ll certainly be in Nashville to work for you all,” Calfee said. “If you have some bills that need to be carried down there, I will certainly do that.”  
    Calfee said he served on the commission from 1986-2006.

  • Harriman OKs dorm-style living

    Allowing boarding houses in Harriman C2 zoning may have been halted last month, but the issue came up again this month, and was approved. Councilman J.D. Sampson was the lone vote against second and first reading this month.
    The issue, which seemed dead in January, went back before the Harriman Planning Commission and was approved to be returned to the Harriman City Council this month.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Decisions, decisions ... choices are too many

    “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
    That’s a Paul Newman quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke. It is tangentially relevant to my column today  about my expanded movie-watching capabilities.
    When I decided to stream Netflix to my TV, it did seem like a good idea at the time.
    There are whole summers where my television is never turned on, but in the bleakness of winter, I actually enjoy curling up on the sofa to watch a few shows.
    And for less than $10 a month, the Netflix streaming option seemed like a good deal.