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  • Campground now under county control

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Riley Creek Campground is now under county control.

    “We got the keys from TVA the end of May,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “They had some work left undone, so we were kind of struggling to get in there.”

    The campground is South of the River behind Anglers Cove subdivision.

    Earlier this year Woody said TVA approached the county about taking over operations at the campground.

  • Principals change at two county schools

    Longtime Rockwood Middle School Principal Bill Thompson has retired.

    “I thought it was time to step down and let the younger ones have a try at it,” he said.

    Thompson said he spent 51 years in education, including 39 years as principal.

    “I just appreciate the parents letting me have their children,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed having them. I look forward to watching them go on through school, grow and become adults.”

  • Video production skills go far beyond TV screen

     

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  • TVA moves on six nuclear reactors for Roane

    TVA has signed a letter of intent for the creation of up to six small modular reactors at the TVA Clinch River Site in Roane County off North Hwy. 58.

    A press release from the Babcock and Wilcox Co., majority owner of Generation mPower LLC, said “GmP remains on track to deploy the first B&W mPower reactor by 2020 at the Clinch River site.

  • School board quietly protests budget decision

    Sometimes so little says so much.

    That seemed to be the Roane County Board of Education’s attitude about its unanimous passage of a resolution rebuking county officials for cutting $450,000 from the school’s general purpose fund for the upcoming year.

    “I think it speaks for itself,” school board member Wade McCullough said in the only discussion before he and his fellow board members officially went on the record to back the resolution.

  • Harriman names HUB members

    New and familiar faces will be taking seats on the Harriman Utility Board this summer.

    While it isn’t July yet, Harriman City Council went ahead and approved two appointments to the board.

    Roane State President Gary Goff, who is the board chair, will be stepping off the board in July. He will be replaced by Chris Whaley, vice president of student learning at Roane State.

    Whaley, who lives in the Cornstalk Heights community of Harriman, was recommended by Goff, said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

  • Humor helps when Kingston vice mayor says her goodbyes

    Last week was an emotional time for Kingston Vice Mayor Teresa Nichols.
    After choosing not to run for re-election, her final council meeting was Tuesday night.
    Nichols, who emerged as something as a peacemaker when conflicts arose on the council, expressed her fondness for her fellow city council members and city employees.
    “Guys, it has been a pleasure working with each of you,” she said at the start of the meeting.
    She recalled her earliest days on the council.

  • Princess marquee gets grant help

    The Princess Theater Restoration Committee accepted a $2,500 grant to help pay for the replacement of the theater’s marquee last month.
    The grant was the first Knox Heritage announced from its Save Our Signs program.