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Roane County debates use of TVA funds


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DA: Officers justified in shooting armed burglary suspect


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An investigation has concluded that the shooting of an armed burglary suspect in Harriman Tuesday was justified.

Officers shot and killed Miranda Michelle Guy, 28, in her home on Fairchild Street.

TBI: Harriman officers shoot, kill woman in her home


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Officers shot and killed a burglary suspect inside her Harriman home Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

4 Roane Co. schools offer free meals to all students


This year all students at some Roane County schools can eat meals at school at no cost.

Students enjoy meals that comply with national school nutrition standards.

Four schools, including Bowers Elementary School, offer free breakfast and lunch thanks to a national grant. The program allows all students to receive the meals regardless of economic status without having to fill out additional paperwork.

Rockwood considers $5 citation fee for technology fund


If you get a traffic citation in Rockwood, you may soon be paying for new technology for the police department.

The Rockwood City Council is considering imposing an extra $5 fee on the court costs for citations. The money would go directly to the police department technology fund.

Police Chief Danny Wright proposed the idea to pay for computer upgrades for the department.

Based on current citation rates, it would generate about $8,000 a year.

Semi, 4 vehicles crash on I-40 E. in Roane Co.


Crews cleared an accident involving a tractor trailer and four vehicle on I-40 East in Roane County.

The crash happened near mile marker 355 at about 12:30 p.m., according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation Smartway Map.

At one point the crash shut down the eastbound lanes of I-40.


Kingston City Council approves plan for new car dealership


City leaders in Roane County have approved a plan to put a car dealership near a neighborhood that doesn't want it.

Kingston City Council voted five to one Tuesday night to approve a plan that will rezone land just off Interstate 40. That land will eventually hold a car dealership, and city leaders hope to put a big box retailer there.

Several local residents had complained that the dealership would be too close to their homes.