Tag Archives: Roane County

LAW ENFORCEMENT TO LAUNCH “OPERATION HANDS-FREE” APRIL 1

On Monday, April 1, 2024, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), local law enforcement, and other traffic safety partners for “Operation Hands-Free” to crack down on violators of Tennessee’s Hands-Free Law …

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Rockwood Police Arrest two for illegal drugs and other charges

On Wednesday, the Rockwood Police Department arrested two individuals: 56-year-old Donny Ray Marlow, charged with the manufacture, delivery, sale, and possession of Methamphetamine, and 45-year-old Dewayne Harkins, known locally as a homeless person. Marlow was detained in the county jail on a $15,000 bond, where he remains. Harkins was arrested …

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UPCOMING SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on the following dates and locations in May 2024: Date:                              Location: 1. May 3, 2024              Roane Co – US 70 @ Caney Creek Road 2. May 10, 2024            Anderson Co – US 441 (Norris Freeway) @ Foust Hollow Road 3. May …

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More on the closure of Victorian Assisted Living in Rockwood

As reported on Wednesday, the state is shutting down Rockwood’s Victorian Square assisted living facility. The Health Facilities Commission conducted three Life and Safety inspections and three Health Welfare Surveys recently. Deficiencies noted in a Life Safety Survey included a lack of documented fire drills for 2021 and 2022, unmaintained …

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Old Airport Road in Rockwood could re-open again

Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson, in a conversation we had with him Monday evening, mentioned that Old Airport Road, which has been closed for nearly two years due to a major landslide that rendered it unsafe, might be reopened. Ferguson is considering a new plan for the road, details …

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Summary of Rockwood City Council Meeting Held on Monday

Councilwoman April Wilson The Rockwood City Council convened last night in a regular session with full attendance. The council consented to rezone the property on West Rockwood Street, known as the Old Ramsey House, to an R4 zone, permitting a boarding house at this location. The rezoning request came from …

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