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Today's News

  • Ron Berry named interim director for Rockwoood utilities

    Roane County Commissioner Ron Berry knows the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas operation.

    The former longtime utility board member was unanimously approved to be an interim part-time manager for the utility at a special-called Rockwood City Council meeting to discuss the position and the city’s budget.

    Berry told the council he began thinking of what he could do as he reflected on the utility’s woes he read about in the newspaper.

  • County also cited for trashiness

    Earlier this year, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation cited Roane County for unsatisfactory litter control at the Midtown Recycling Center.

    According to TDEC reports, the county was put on notice about the problem during an inspection on May 5.

    TDEC inspected the center again on May 17 and cited the county for the same problem.

    “Progress has been made,” the inspector wrote in the comment section of the May 17 report. “All litter must be picked up.”

  • Meth lab cleaned up near Rockwood

    Authorities discovered a meth lab at 1303 Black Jack Road near Rockwood on Monday.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John H. Mayes said the cleanup took more than six hours.  

    No one was charged, but Mayes said they did find some receipts for pseudoephedrine, which is a main precursor for meth.

    A state database could help authorities find out who purchased the pseudoephedrine.

    Mayes said that could be a valuable lead in determining who was responsible for the lab.
     

  • Raiders top WSCC, 76-60

    The Roane State men’s basketball team earned a convincing 76-60 win in Morristown Saturday night from Walters State.  

    The conference opener gives the Raiders a 1-0 league start and a 3-1 mark overall.

  • Kingston wins two TVL titles

    The 2010 Tennessee Valley League season came to a close recently as four champions were crowned at “Super Saturday” in Kingston.

    The day proved truly super for the Kingston crickets and cutters as both won championships. 

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  • UPDATE: Fatal accident South of the River

    Two people were killed and two other victims were transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center Monday morning following a fiery accident at the intersection of Squaw Valley Road and Hwy. 58.

    Law enforcement and emergency responders confirmed the double fatality at the scene.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol later identified the deceased as Ronnie Ray Brummitt and Matthew A. Sneed. The wreck could have been more horrific if not for quick thinking on those arriving on the scene before police or rescue personnel.

  • Treasures still on tap

    Nov. 6 came and went this year without a Founders’ Day celebration.
    However, that doesn’t mean one won’t happen in the future.
    New County Executive Ron Woody said he plans to continue having the event.
    “We probably will not do that until January or February,” he told commissioners at their Nov. 8 meeting.

  • Second try for budget in Rockwood

    Rockwood City Council will once again be considering a second reading on a budget this Monday, Nov. 15.
    “Basically what I’m doing, I’m putting the budget we passed on first reading right, putting it on the table and I’m going to allow the council, if they have any amendments to that, I’m going to allow them in accordance with the law make recommendations,” said Mayor James Watts.
    The suggested budget has some employees getting a raise while the rest are only up for a bonus.