Today's News

  • County commissioner Ellis paid $585 for political consultation

    One of Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton’s campaign expenditures in the third quarter was a $585 payment to District 2 Commissioner Randy Ellis for political consulting.

    Ellis downplayed his role in the campaign that saw Stockton defeat challenger Jared Hall in a landslide.

    “I really don’t do political consulting,” Ellis said. “We did a robo call for him, and I just went online and set it up for him.”

    Ellis said he had experience with robo calls from one of his own political campaigns.

  • Man with 5 DUIs under indictment in fatal crash

    A Rockwood man allegedly involved in a fatal car wreck in 2013 was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last week.

    Johnny Ray Foland is charged with DUI sixth offense, implied consent violation, driving on a revoked license fourth offense, leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and aggravated vehicular homicide.

    The fatal wreck occurred on Eagle Furnace Road on Aug. 19, 2013, and resulted in the death of 54-year-old Teri L. Stephenson of Rockwood.

  • Kingston Police Department to start accreditation process

    Kingston City Council has given the go-ahead for the city police department to seek accreditation.

    Accreditation would be a feather in the cap for both the city and Kingston Police Department, led by Chief Jim Washam.

    Accreditation signifies that a department is keeping up with the changing times in law enforcement, employing up-to-date equipment and methodologies and meeting high standards in its policies and practices.

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  • Seminar to help start up business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Registration is required. Visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc to register.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org for more information.

  • Miller honored as year’s rising chiropractor

    The Tennessee Chiropractic Association honored Dr. Jude A. Miller of Kingston as Rising Chiropractor of the Year at its recent annual convention in Murfreesboro.

    Presented to a Tennessee chiropractor within his first 10 years of practice, the Rising Chiropractor of the Year is an individual who has contributed time and talent to the TCA, the chiropractic profession and his community.

    “Our association is excited to present this award to Dr. Miller,” said Tiffany Stevens, executive director of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.

  • Renaissance Festival site officially opened
  • ORNL Credit Union unveils new app

    ORNL Federal Credit Union has launched Focus Money Manager, a highly integrated personal finance application, available on desktop and mobile devices.

    The app offers a tool for its more than 160,000 members across East Tennessee to view and manage their finances all in one place.

    “We are focused on helping our members realize a healthy relationship with their money,” said Tommy Smith, chief marketing officer at ORNL Federal Credit Union.

  • State road projects back on track

    Scheduled improvements for Hwy. 27 in Roane and Morgan counties from State Route 61 in Harriman to south of Whetstone Road in Morgan County are still scheduled, said state Sen. Ken Yager.

    The four-laning work is back on track after a delay in the project.

    The delay was due to the expiration of federal funds under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, which governs federal surface transportation spending.

  • Fifty years of royalty at Roane County High