Dudley Evans

Manhunt On-Going in Roane County

An intense Manhunt has been going on in Roane County since around 6:00 p.m. last night, according to Chief Deputy Tim Hawn with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was attempting to pull over a vehicle when the car stopped on the westbound side of I-40 near …

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Fiery Crash on I-40 Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Photo Submitted by Chief Willie Gordon, Kingston Fire Department One person is dead and one injured after a fiery tractor trailer crash on Interstate 40 at the Buttermilk Road overpass around mile marker 358.8 eastbound earlier today. Fire Crews came to battle the blaze with Kingston Fire, first on the …

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Fires being battled again on Rockwood Mountain

(Photo by Peyton Vitatoe on Twitter) The State of Tennessee Forestry Division remains on the scene of the active fire on Rockwood Mountain as of 8 AM. Local fire crews have been on the scene since late last night assisting in the efforts. They are currently dealing with two separate …

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Large Brush and Forest Fire in Roane County

(Photo Submitted) Crews from the Tennessee Division of Forestry have been on the scene of a large wildfire on Rockwood Mountain on Walden’s Ridge west of Harriman since last night. The woods and brush fire from this past weekend on Walden’s ridge, above Interstate 40, between Rockwood and Harriman, rekindled …

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County Contributes to Kingston Ladd Park $175,000

(Pictured from right to left on your screen Council Member Stephanie Wright, Council Member Randy Childs, Council Member Tony Brown, Roane County Executive Wade Creswell, Mayor Tim Neal, Park & Recreation Board Member Denise Headrick, Vice-Mayor Becky Humphreys, Kingston City Manager David Bolling and Parks & Recreation Director J.R. Best) …

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One Flown by LifeStar After Car Goes Over Embankment

A 23-year-old female was flown out by LifeStar after being found in her car, which ran off the roadway at River Road, near the entrance to The Indian Shores area. According to Emergency Management Director Tim Suiter, a passerby noticed the car off the roadway and called Authorities. The incident …

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ALBA HEALTH TO CLOSE – 175 JOBS LOST IN ROCKWOOD

Alba Health Facility, 425 North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood, which has held on for many, many, years in the Sock and Hosiery industry, announced Monday that they will be closing that facility soon affecting 175 jobs. The facility is slated to close early next year. Operations will then possibly be moved …

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Senator Ken Yager Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

We have learned today, through other media outlets, that State Senator Ken Yager has reported that he has been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Yager stated in the release that he and his wife are positive that he will overcome this through treatment and that he should be ready to serve as State Senator in the upcoming General Assembly but …

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