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Bond set at $1M in weekend shooting

Updating an incident that occurred early Sunday morning in Anderson County that we told you about Monday, the bond for a man accused of shooting another individual has been set at $1 million. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting incident at a home in …

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Roane authorities make arrest, seize fentanyl

Authorities in Roane County say they arrested a man Friday on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant at his home. According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office press release, shortly after noon on Friday (March 17th), its deputies, along with TBI agents and Rockwood police officers, raided …

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Two CCHS employees on leave amid separate investigations

Two Campbell County High School employees are on leave while authorities investigate two separate claims made against them. Campbell County Principal Benjamin Foust was placed on unpaid administrative leave Friday while the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) conducts an investigation. The nature of that investigation has not been made public, …

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McNally survives “no confidence” vote by Senate Republicans

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally survived a “no confidence” vote from his Republican colleagues Monday evening in Nashville, according to the Tennesseean newspaper in Nashville. The vote comes after McNally’s Instagram activity came under scrutiny a few weeks ago. Last week, in a blistering statement Republican State Representative …

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NASCAR: Logano, Hill, Eckes winners in Atlanta

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN.com) Deftly maneuvering his No. 22 Ford through the final two laps of Sunday’s Ambetter Health 400, Joey Logano finished the NASCAR Cup Series race where he started — at the front of the field. With a push from Christopher Bell on the backstretch on the …

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Oak Ridge Council to hold special called session Wednesday

At the request of City Manager Mark Watson and in accordance with the Oak Ridge Charter, a special meeting of City Council has been called for this Wednesday, March 22nd, at 4:00 pm in the Municipal Building Training Room, located at 200 S. Tulane Avenue. The meeting will be limited …

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Roane State hosting watch parties as Raiders compete for national title

(RSCC press release) Roane State Community College will host watch parties at several of its campuses this Monday, March 20, as the Roane State Raiders compete in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. This is the second year in a row that the Raiders have earned a spot in …

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ACDF receives certification from TCI

The Anderson County Detention Facility (ACDF) has received its 2022 certification from the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI). This certification acknowledges the facility’s compliance with TCI standards for the operation of local correctional facilities. The inspection that led to the certification was conducted in August, but the formal presentation was not …

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Shooting incident in Anderson leaves two injured, including alleged shooter

Two people, including the alleged shooter, were injured in an incident early Sunday morning in Anderson County. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting incident at a home in the 500 block of Pine Ridge Road at around 2 am Sunday. When they arrived, deputies …

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Reminder: RSCC Dental Hygiene Clinic offering free cleanings for kids through end of month

Free dental cleanings for children ages 4 to 12 are being offered through the end of March at the Roane State Dental Hygiene Clinic. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Coffey/McNally Building on Roane State’s Oak Ridge Branch Campus, located at 701 Briarcliff Avenue. The free …

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