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  • Prom dress event is double good deed

    It may seem early to be thinking about prom, but it has been heavily on the minds of two Roane County High School teens and their friends from surrounding communities.

    They want to do something to both help those who cannot afford a costly dress and give back to society’s hungry as well.

  • Kingston-Rockwood water connect

     

  • 'Tis the season
  • Kingston/Rockwood Waterline Interconnect finished

  • LOC fate still up in air

    More time.
    Steve Kelley said that’s what’s needed before the Roane County Commission can vote on an interlocal agreement that calls for cooperation amongst several counties on issues related to U.S. Department of Energy activities in Oak Ridge.
    The resolution to approve the agreement appeared on the commission’s Nov. 14 agenda.
    Kelley, a commissioner and Oak Ridge resident, recommended the commission postpone the matter for 60 days. It was approved unanimously.

  • Rockwood Christmas Parade postponed Monday

    The Rockwood Christmas parade scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Monday, has been postponed due to forecasted bad weather set to hit the city this evening.

    It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

  • Out of the audit loop leaves official miffed

    Rockwood officials want to tackle the problems addressed in a city audit head on.

    Rockwood City Councilman Bill Thompson has asked for a meeting this month auditors to address some of the problems he took affront to because they were never addressed by council.

    Thompson is adamant council is part of city management and needs to address the issues brought up at a Nov. 21 meeting.

    “A lot of things were talked about,” he said. “A lot of things were not resolved.”

  • Things quiet at permit hearing for distribution facility in Roane

    No one from the public spoke at a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation hearing at The Roane Alliance last Thursday.

    The hearing was held to give the public a chance to comment on an application for a state water quality permit for CPD Development Inc.

    The permit is for the construction of a major vehicle parts distribution facility in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    CPD has ties to Panattoni Development Co., which specializes in industrial projects.   

  • Harriman man may be new DDR recordholder

    The Guinness Book of World Records entry for a Dance Dance Revolution marathon has been blown out of the water.

    Harriman’s Travis Houk said he completed a staggering 40 hours, 2 minutes and 12 seconds dancing with the computer game during an event at Zuma Fun Center in Knoxville.

    If Guinness accepts the  28-year-old’s entry, it will replace the currently-held record of 15 hours, 17 minutes and 44 seconds.

  • EMS workers resign amid probe

    The county received resignations from a group of ambulance department employees last week.
    County Executive Ron Woody would not confirm or deny if the employees were seen drinking at an area restaurant while in uniform.
    “I got a call saying ‘Ronnie, we had a complaint, we started an investigation, we’re going to have some resignations,’” he said.
    Woody said five employees — three full-time and two part-time — were the subject of the investigation.