Today's News

  • Dollar General remodeled in Ten Mile

    Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 2690 S. Highway 304 in Ten Mile. 

    With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.

  • Prepare teens for driving before handing over keys

    It’s time for tuxedos, prom dresses, and corsages as prom season gets underway for parents and teens across the Volunteer State.

    But before handing over the car keys on prom night, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages parents to first do their homework about auto insurance.

    Talking to young drivers about the importance of responsible driving can help ensure that prom season is safe for everyone.

  • THP to conduct license checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a driver license roadside safety checkpoint during the week of May 5 on Pumphouse Road at Arp Drive.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws while ensuring the protection of motorists.

  • Registration now open for various Oak Ridge summer camp activities

    Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp sponsored by the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department has begun.

    Online registration will be available at http://bit.ly/ORRecRegistration.

    Early registration is recommended as space is limited and the camp will fill up quickly.

    The online registration tool will be available 24 hours a day.

    Walk-in registration for cash or check payment will be available during regular Civic Center hours (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

  • Roane retires Roddy’s number

    Carolyn Bush Roddy’s jersey was retired during Thursday’s Roane County Board of Education meeting. The meeting was held at Roddy’s alma mater, Roane County High School.

    “This is such an honor,” Roddy said. “This is such an honor. I thank each and everyone of you. You don’t know what this means to me.”

    Roddy has been racking up the honors this year. She was selected to the 2019 Class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in February.

  • Harriman to amend beer code to match state rules

    By Richard Evans

    In a meeting earlier this month, Harriman City Council approved first reading of an updated ordinance concerning permits for the sale of beer at special events.

    The proposed ordinance states, “An application for a special events permit to sell beer, or any other beverage with an alcoholic content not exceeding eight percent by weight, except wine as defined by Tennessee Code Annotated 57-3-101.”

    Under the existing ordinance, the alcoholic content is not to exceed five percent.

  • Margrave Drive work should address speeding concerns

    By Richard Evans

    The wheels of progress sometimes move slowly as evidenced by the effort to improve conditions and slow down speeders on Margrave Drive.

    “We have done targeted enforcement of speed control on Margrave and I haven’t gotten any complaints in recent months. However, the paving of the street will incorporate items to address speeding,” said Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms.

  • Neighbor wants ‘nightmare’ to end, Kingston Academy to stay closed

    Roane county’s codes enforcement office is seeking some legal guidance on Kingston Academy.

    “The codes enforcement office asked me for an opinion, which I have not started on yet,” County Attorney Greg Leffew said during’s last week’s Roane County Commission meeting.

    “The issue as I understand it at this point was Kingston Academy grandfathered in under our zoning ordinance because the use existed prior to the county adopted zoning.”

  • Roane looks at Roane Academy lawsuit, action

    The Roane County Commission continues to delay action on two resolutions that deal with Roane Academy.

    “I’m doing this to encourage state officials to come in here because really they’re ultimately the ones who regulate this,” Commissioner Darryl Meadows said in December.

    One resolution on the agenda called for County Attorney Greg Leffew to explore legal action against the current operator of Roane Academy – Youth Opportunity Investments.

  • Suspect gets tased

    A Rockwood police officer used his Taser on a domestic violence suspect hiding in an attic.

    According to the report, Officer Chris Kennedy deployed the device because Donald Henry Cannon didn’t comply with his commands.

    The incident happened at 110 Derrick St. earlier this month. Kennedy and Sgt. Dwayne Gray responded to the residence to investigate a domestic incident. They knocked on the door and no one answered.

    The alleged victim, Christy Underwood, had reportedly left to get away from Cannon, but returned after police arrived.