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  • Clock ticking on Harriman coordinator replacement

    Harriman only has until the end of next month to find a city coordinator, and the search has just started.
    City Coordinator Bob Tidwell is retiring this year.
    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason got approval of his request to form a committee to delve into a new job that combines the city coordinator duties with retail recruitment.
    “What I’d like to do is get a work group to get job qualifications,” Mason said. His idea was to use Tidwell’s position as a boiler plate and add the qualifications that they would like to see a new person have.

  • Application hints at new industry

    An application for a permit to disturb wetlands in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park may have hints to a major new industry here.
    The applicant is listed as CDP Development Inc., 1600 Division Street, Suite 670, Nashville. Panattoni Development Co. list that same address for its Tennessee office.

  • More seek to join TVA ash lawsuits

    More people are seeking compensation from TVA for the Dec. 22, 2008, ash spill.
    Gary Davis, one of the attorneys involved in litigation against the agency over the disaster, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on Tuesday that they are seeking to add an additional 300 plaintiffs to their case.
    A TVA lawyer said he thought the action was odd because the case Davis wants to add the plaintiffs to had a trial that concluded last month.

  • Crossville man Rockwood’s choice

    Former Crossville city manager Jack Miller may be taking charge of Rockwood’s administration this month.
    The Rockwood City Council met on Halloween to select one candidate from their short list of seven to begin negotiations with.
    “We’re excited about going ahead and getting this filled and going ahead to get things started,” Mayor James Watts said.

  • Nuclear regulatory meeting set on Unit 2

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a Nov. 8 meeting in Athens to discuss the status of construction at the Watts Bar nuclear plant’s second unit. 
    The meeting, at Comfort Inn, 2811 Decatur Pike, will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation by NRC staff on the Unit 2 construction schedule, including major milestones and potential challenges.
    After the business portion of the meeting, the NRC staff will be available to answer questions from the public about the plant near Spring City.

  • Sad times for Vol fans
  • Giving Mom and Dad a taste of freedom
  • New security for Kingston parks
  • Nationwide emergency alerting system testing scheduled for Nov. 9

    The first cooperative presidential-level, nationwide test of the broadcast Emergency Alerting System is planned for 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

    Americans are advised to note that the test, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, will only be a diagnostic exercise to determine the reliability and effectiveness of the national emergency information system.

  • Meeting to offer voters more about photo IDs

    People in Tennessee have to show a photo ID to buy cigarettes, liquor and Sudafed.

    Starting next year, they’ll also have to show one in order to vote.

    In an effort to educate the public about the new state law requiring voters to show a photo ID, town hall meetings are being held in all 95 counties on Tuesday.

    Roane’s is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Office of Emergency Services at 230 N. Third St., Kingston, which is next to the Dollar General Store.