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  • Shatters Alaskan fishing record
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  • Math camps give kids a jump start to ease transition

    The transition from middle to high school math might not be as daunting for Alexis Tuttle.
    Last month she and dozens of other local students took part in some interactive math programs offered for rising freshmen and rising sixth-graders.
    “I really want to pass my freshman year, so I wanted to get help with my math and stuff,” said Tuttle, who will be attending Midway High School. “Hopefully, it won’t be as hard because I’ll already know some of it.”

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  • OS judge to delve into Rockwood complaints

    Rockwood City Attorney Elmer Rich has bowed out of serving as the ethics officer looking into complaints filed against Vice Mayor Peggy Evans.
    Rockwood City Council approved hiring Oliver Springs City Judge Joe Van Hook to conduct the investigation of charges brought against Evans by Rockwood City Recorder Jim Hines in the wake of questions about the insurance bidding process.
    Rich believes it’s improper for him to serve as the ethics officer because of his role as legal representative to the council.

  • TVA to talk about land-use plans Tuesday

    TVA and Roane County officials will present plans on Tuesday for some of the property TVA purchased in the wake of the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.
    The meeting will begin with an open house at 5 p.m. in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.
    Staff from TVA’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project will give a formal presentation at 5:30, followed by an informal question-and-answer session.
    Officials also plan to discuss restoration of the shorelines and embayments.

  • Wanted man found in attic of Harriman home

    Sheriff’s deputies found a wanted man hiding in the attic at 525 Mee Drive in Harriman on July 27.
    According to the incident report, Stephanie Alred opened the front door and stated she didn’t know where anybody was.
    “After searching the residence, Mr. Mitchell Roberts was found hiding in the attic,” the report said.
    Alred was charged with obstruction of justice. Roberts was wanted for violation of  probation.
    Christopher Taylor, another man who was at the home, was also arrested. He was wanted for failure to appear.

  • Tax rate set to hold steady in Harriman

    Harriman City Council’s first look at the city budget doesn’t include many bells and whistles.
    The earliest draft calls for no property tax increase.
    “I did program in a 3-percent raise” for city workers, said Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley. “This is included in this target budget I give you here.
    Though no tax increase is planned, Kerley said he may recommend rounding up from $1.1933 to $1.20 per $100 valuation. The rounding will make no noticeable difference in people’s bills, he added.

  • Kingston police schedule Night Out Against Crime

    Kingston’s Police Department will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime for the fourth year in a row on Tuesday (Aug. 2) from 5 to 9 p.m. at City Park.  
    The long-standing National Night Out event has sought to create drug and crime awareness for communities across the country for the past 28 years by offering a safe, family-friendly environment to bring citizens and law enforcement together, while encouraging neighborhood watches.
    “I’m just looking forward to everyone having a good time,” Chief Jim Washam said.