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  • Opportunities to honor area veterans

    There are plenty of opportunities this Veterans Day to honor those who served.

    This Saturday, Nov. 11, the South Harriman Alumni and Friends will offer free coffee and doughnuts to honor all veterans from 9 to 11 a.m. at the site of the old South Harriman High School (now occupied by Dollar General Market) as a way to thank veterans for their service.

    Harriman American Legion Post 53 will have a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. in the veterans’ plaza at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

  • AMERICAN HEROES, AMERICAN FAMILY

    For the American Legion, members have bonds that are often like the bonds they develop with the men and women they served with in the armed forces.

    “The American Legion really is a family, which is why my theme for the year is Family First,” said Denise Rohan, National Commander of The American Legion.

    Rohan, who was elected in August, has been visiting American Legions across the country, and one of the most recent stops included Rockwood American Legion Post 50.

  • One killed in deadly pursuit

    A high-speed chase ended in a fatal accident on Lower Rockwood Road in Pine Orchard Monday evening.

    According to a report issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Nathaniel Crow indicated William P. Crabtree, 34, of Oliver Springs, was driving a 2004 Volvo XC 9 traveling south on Lower Rockwood Road at a high rate of speed while being pursued by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to the report, the vehicle exited the roadway to the left while attempting to negotiate a curve to the right.

  • Kingston American Legion floods, volunteers needed

    The American Legion Post 110 in Kingston is looking for volunteers to help clean up after a flood devastated the lower level of the building on W. Race St.

    The trouble began with the heavy rains that hit the area Monday night.

    By Tuesday morning four feet of water was standing in the building, according to Chaplain Sam Cox.

    “We’ve had some problems with flooding before but never this bad,” Cox said.

  • Drug dealers may see jail time for role in overdose death cases

    Drug pushers could find themselves in trouble if someone overdoses on the drugs they sell.

    The 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force met in Kingston on Monday. During the meeting, District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the officers in the room that prosecuting people who supply the drugs in overdose cases has become a focus for his office.

  • Knox mom takes children to fight in Roane

    Two Knoxville women are facing charges in connection with a fight that occurred in Rockwood last week.

    Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich responded to the incident at 501 North Wilder Ave. According to his report, Jennifer Wilds showed up at Joyce Reno’s residence to have her 12-year-old daughter fight Reno’s 15-year-old daughter. The hostility had to do with an iPhone and derogatory statements that were made on social media.

  • Knox mom takes children to fight in Roane

    Two Knoxville women are facing charges in connection with a fight that occurred in Rockwood last week.

    Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich responded to the incident at 501 North Wilder Ave. According to his report, Jennifer Wilds showed up at Joyce Reno’s residence to have her 12-year-old daughter fight Reno’s 15-year-old daughter. The hostility had to do with an iPhone and derogatory statements that were made on social media.

  • Rockwood codes help ISO rating

    When thinking of a city’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating most people think of fire safety ratings.

    Rockwood recently showcased how their building codes can play a role as well with an announcement from ISO that the city had improved their building code effectiveness grading classification from a 9 to a 4 in both one and two family residential properties as well as for commercial and industrial properties as well.

    “I was quite enthusiastic to see that rating,” said Building Inspector Harold Ishman.

  • DANCING IN THE STREET
  • Nelson Farms not kidding with dairy goat successes

    What happens when you combine a love for God, family, farming, business, and arts and crafts?

    For Pine Orchard’s Jamie and Amy Nelson, the result is a thriving business, Nelson Farms.

    The Nelsons were married in 1996, but the concept of the business didn’t start until the birth of their son Nate 12 years ago.

    It was at that time that Amy wanted to combine the self-sufficiency aspect of farming with ways to make life better for Nate.