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  • HUB warehouse may cost $17.5 million

    Harriman Utility Board’s dream warehouse facility could be a costly one.

    Among the features would be  an outdoor classroom area and public walking trail along Hannah Creek and a fitness center.

    The price, if the facility is built according to plan, would be around $17.5 million for the site improvements and facility on the 38-acre tract on farmland in north Harriman on Hwy. 27.

    Those estimates are conservative, according to officials with McGill Associates.

  • 20 apply for Rockwood utility chief job

    Rockwood is seeing no shortage of interest in the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas manager position.

    Twenty people have applied, although officials weren’t publicly naming names.

    The Rockwood City Council, which has served as the utility board since it was dissolved last year, narrowed that list down to six to invite for an interview.

    During the applicant review last Monday, the council referred to each application by number, not name.

  • Cawood legal decision has ripples

    The legal community is feeling the repercussions of a Tennessee Supreme Court decision involving Kingston attorney Chris Cawood.

    After two unsuccessful attempts to have Cawood disciplined for a sexual tryst, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility appealed to the Supreme Court.

    The court threw out the appeal on Dec. 20 because the board’s petition for certiorari  or appeal failed to meet the requirements of state law.

  • Jim Henry sworn in as state commissioner

    Kingston’s Jim Henry was sworn in as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on Monday.

    “There might have been 400 or 500 people there,” said Roane County Executive Ron Woody, who attended the event in Nashville.

    “The governor said I believe you got more people here than when I got inaugurated.”   

    Henry was chosen by Gov. Bill Haslam to lead the department back in December.

  • Planned power outage to affect Kingston area

    Weather permitting, Rockwood Electric Utility has scheduled a power outage at its Kingston substation next weekend.

    The outage is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and last through 5 a.m. Sunday, March 20.

    All customers served from this substation will be without electrical power during this time.

    Areas that will be affected include the corporate limits of the city of Kingston, South Hwy. 58, North Kentucky Street,  Race Street, and Lawnville Road.  

  • County could get TVA campground

    Roane County could be taking over some TVA land.
    County Executive Ron Woody said the quasi-federal agency has approached the county about operating the Riley Creek campground.
    “Roane County will need to apply, and we still must approve, but we have said we are willing to consider and we think it is a good idea,” TVA spokesman Travis Brickey said.
    The campground is south of Kingston behind Anglers Cove subdivision.

  • Couple indicted

    A Harriman pair was indicted for selling drugs in a school zone.
    Stacy L. Inman and Marshaun Luden of 112 Redwood Drive were indicted for one count of possession for resale of a schedule substance in school zone.
    The indictment said that in May 2009 the couple sold marijuana in the amount of more than one half ounce but less than 10 pounds within 1000 yards of the grounds of a school facility.
    Police said the majority of the buys took place near Harriman High School.

  • TVA campground schedules

    The Tennessee Valley Authority’s 11 seasonal campgrounds on reservoirs throughout the Tennessee River watershed will open for the 2011 recreation season on Friday, March 18.
    These are in addition to about 70 TVA day-use recreation areas located on dam reservations that are open year-round.
    Day-use recreation areas are used for hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming. The season for most campgrounds runs through Nov. 14.

  • 4-H Chick Chain