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Wildcats survive, advance to Top-2 semifinal showdown

The state boys’ basketball tournaments at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro began on Wednesday. Opening day one was a AAA quarterfinal that saw Independence knock out the young, talented Bearden Bulldogs 63-48. Independence will face Southwind, 59-40 winners over Oakland in the first AAA semifinal on Friday at MTSU. …

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OR Airport plans moving forward

Wednesday, officials with the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority said that, if all goes as planned, construction on a general aviation airport in west Oak Ridge could begin in late 2018 or early 2019. Meeting at McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday, the Airport Authority’s General Aviation Committee approved an airport layout plan …

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3 facing kidnapping, rape, conspiracy charges

Three men have been indicted on charges of child rape, conspiracy and kidnapping by an Anderson County grand jury. The suspects are identified as Brandon James Campbell and Richard Bradley Howe of Oak Ridge and Jacob Tate of Knoxville, all 20 years old. All three face felony charges of rape …

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Chief Deputy announces run for Sheriff

Tuesday, Chief Deputy Mark Lucas announced that he will run for Anderson County Sheriff in the August 2018 election, seeking to succeed his current boss, Sheriff Paul White, who will retire at the end of this, his third term in office. Lucas is a veteran law enforcement officer, having begun …

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Roane couple nabs alleged home invader

A Roane County man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a Harriman couple held him at gunpoint during an alleged home invasion. 41-year-old Homer Fox is facing several charges in connection to the incident, which began at around 3 am Tuesday when a woman woke up to noises from the …

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More from CHS groundbreaking

Officials, community members, donors and students gathered Monday at Clinton High School to celebrate the official groundbreaking for construction of a new, $1.6 million-dollar, multi-sport facility. The 12,000 square foot building will replace the aging football fieldhouse that was constructed in the late 1980s with what is described as a …

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