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Robbery suspect arrested

A suspect in a strong arm robbery that occurred last month on Hillvale Road was arrested Wednesday in Clinton. Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Git N Go on Seivers Boulevard near the interstate at around 1:45 pm on March 28th and made contact with the victim, a …

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Roane BOE backs off consolidation plan

Meeting in a special session Thursday night in the auditorium of Roane County High School in Kingston, the Roane County School Board voted to scrap its controversial plan to consolidate the county’s five high schools into one 2200-student, “mega-school.” Earlier this year, the School Board voted to move forward with …

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20 LEOs graduate Crisis Intervention Team training

20 local law enforcement officers recently graduated from Crisis Intervention Team, or CIT, training. The graduates represent the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Oak Ridge and Rocky Top Police Departments, the Anderson County Corrections Office, and Blount Memorial Security. CIT is described as a model of police-based crisis intervention with …

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Smokies announce Opening Day roster

The Tennessee Smokies, in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, have announced their initial 2017 Opening Day roster for the upcoming 2017 campaign, which includes a couple of top pitchers in the Cubs’ farm system. The roster comprises of 14 pitchers, three catchers, four infielders, and five outfielders, with the team’s …

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GSMNP celebrates ‘greening’ of auto fleet

Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted a celebration to unveil two new propane fueling stations and six new propane-fueled trucks. By incorporating these new pieces of alternative fuel equipment into daily operations, the park continues on the path to reduce carbon emissions. “We continue to work towards meeting our goal …

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