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Man Struck and Killed by Train In Harriman

Harriman Police only as Carl Matthews, with no age or address given. A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Roane County. The incident occurred just after 11 pm Tuesday on the tracks behind Ruby Tuesday in South Harriman and that a man was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train.

K-9 captures man following chase in Loudon Co.

LOUDON CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - A police chase ended after a K-9 with the Loudon Co. Sheriff’s Office caught the suspect after he crashed a car. Lenoir City police officers tried to make a traffic stop when the suspect, Christopher Taylor, fled, crashed his car, and then ran from officers.

Post Office employee accused of abusing teen

A 70-year-old Lenoir City man accused of aggravated statutory rape of a minor at a Knoxville postal facility entered a not guilty plea during a Feb. 2 detention hearing in federal court. Post Office employee accused of abusing teen. A 70-year-old Lenoir City man accused of aggravated statutory rape of...

Letters to the Editor

The city is currently proposing to sponsor construction of a general aviation airport at Heritage Center (the former K-25 site). This sure is a sexy, high profile project, isn’t it? But let’s take a closer look, because it may or may not be a good idea. First, the...
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Roane State Arts & Lectures invites community to free movie night

Roane State’s Arts and Lectures Committee is sponsoring a showing of the 1942 film Casablanca at the Princess Theatre in Harriman on Friday, February 10th. The movie night event will celebrate Valentine’s Day and admission will be free. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, and the movie will begin at 7:00. Everyone is invited to attend.

Program at Anderson Co. Jail gives inmates range of classes aimed at reducing recidivism

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Anderson County Detention Center is the first in Tennessee to try out a new state program in an effort to lower the recidivism rate. The jail said that up to 45% of inmates released from behind its bars usually end up returning. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said they hope the new program will help reduce those recidivism rates.
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Girls’ All-District 4AAA honors announced

ALL DISTRICT 4AAA TEAM (GIRLS) Josie Moody (all three are freshmen) Bailey Burroughs, Ashanti Davis, Allie York—Clinton. Macy Basford (Freshman), Shelby Kelly, Emily Mustard—Anderson County. Megan Biliter, Olivia Cupp—Halls. Gracie Lewis, Zoey Terry—Scott. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE. The District 4AAA Tournament begins Thursday, February 16th at the...

Icy night conditions expected into Wednesday morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As we get later in Tuesday night, temperatures are going to drop and icy conditions will become likely for parts of the Cumberland and Northern plateau. Because of the inclement conditions that could roll over into Wednesday, multiple counties have delayed or canceled schools for Feb. 1, including Cumberland, Claiborne and Campbell counties. You can check the latest school closings by clicking here.
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Slide zone – VDOT plans review of U.S. 23/Powell Valley slope safety

POWELL VALLEY — Virginia Department of Transportation officials will be reviewing conditions on a mountain slope above Powell Valley after a rockfall caused a single-vehicle collision on U.S. Route 23 Tuesday. VDOT Bristol District spokesperson Michelle Earl said Wednesday that the area, centered on U.S. 23’s mile marker 39...
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New program at ACDF aims to cut down on ‘frequent flyers’

The Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton is among the first in the state to enact a new program aimed at cutting down on return business. Officials say that the recidivism rate—the rate that inmates are jailed again—is about 45%, but this new program, made available last year, hopes to reduce that rate over the next few years.

Lady Wildcats win District

The Oak Ridge High School Lady Wildcats are the outright winners of District 3-4A after beating Karns on Tuesday by a score of 61-53. The boys team also won against Karns, 54-49, and will be the outright winners of the district if they beat Campbell County last night. (Editor's note: This newspaper is printed prior to the Thursday night games.) The Lady Wildcats have an overall record of 15-8, district record of 9-0.