By Thomas Greene, for Roane Newspapers
In a change-of-responsibility ceremony earlier this month at Knoxville’s West High School auditorium, Command Sgt. Major Vincent S. Roach took the reins as the regimental command sergeant major of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Roach assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Jennings of Clarksville.
25 Years Ago
Plans for a long-anticipated Food Lion warehouse and distribution center in the Roane County Industrial Park were dashed when the Food Lion corporate office decided to locate in Georgia instead. According to Food Lion officials, the decision was determined by cold, hard figures, and had nothing to do with any shortcomings of the county.
When the HonorAir flight landed in Knoxville the evening of April 18, the organization successfully completed 12 flights taking more than 1,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.
Among the 130 veterans on this most recent flight were Roane County’s Clyfton Chandler, Eddie Owings and Charles Wilson, accompanied by volunteer guardian John Owings.
Tim Wagaman of Rockwood was recently honored by the Virginia State Police Association for helping an injured truck driver to safety during the 2011 Christmas holiday sea-
Wagaman received the association’s Citizen Award for his actions.
“The driver would have most certainly died from his injuries and the consuming fire” without the aid of Wagaman, Virginia Trooper C.H. Campbell Jr. and three Virginia residents, said a release from the Virginia State Police Association.
The city of Oak Ridge is distributing informational flyers to help inform residents and visitors about recent changes to two ordinances affecting on-street parking.
The city will issue violations for offenses beginning June 18.
During March and April, Oak Ridge City Council passed two ordinances contained in the City Code pertaining to on-street parking. The changes support initiatives approved last fall as part of the Not in Our City conceptual plan.