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Today's News

  • HUB water increase still up in the air

    Harriman Utility Board water customers can expect an increase in their bill this fall, but one question remains:

    Will  they see a percentage increase on their rates or will it be a flat fixed charge?

    HUB officials said they need to pay off $1.7 million in loans for necessary improvements, including a million-gallon water tank on McKinney Road and the installation of a new water line across the river next to the Lon Mee Bridge.

    The debt payments are about $125,000 a year.

  • IMPRESSIONS: A country boy can survive – even in D.C.

    “George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio, with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation.”

    Sound like something out of our lives right here in Roane County?

    Good people grounded in what really matters … family.

  • Woody tackles first meeting

    Billions with a “B.”

    District 2 Commissioner Randy Ellis said that’s how much money his employer — Ed Financial Services — handles in student loans.

    “I’m highly qualified,” Ellis said, about serving on the Roane County Budget Committee.

    Ellis, a debt management supervisor with Ed Financial, will get the chance because he was one of four commissioners appointed to serve on the budget committee.

  • State chimes in on ash health impacts

    No harm to health is believed to have occurred from touching the fly ash that spilled after a dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

    The Tennessee Department of Health released that conclusion last December, and that’s still the department’s conclusion today.

    Last week TDH announced it had finalized its health assessment for the fly ash catastrophe.

    A draft health assessment was released in December 2009.

  • Footlocker filled with explosives found

    Kingston police found an arsenal of explosives in a home at 1461 Kingston Hwy. on Sept. 10.

    According to the offense report, a woman notified police there were possible explosive items in a home.

    “Upon arrival, officer found a Dan Bolden on the scene, and he stated that his friend Neil Brown had told him of some explosives in the basement, but it was safe,” the report states.

    Police said the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and ATF were called to the scene.

  • Mr & Mrs. Brashears 50th

     

  • Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser helps with spaying, neutering pets

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 11th annual Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kingston City Park.
    A hot dog with trimmings, chips, drink and dessert will be available for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go toward various Second Chance community projects.
    Second Chance assists low-income families and individuals who are unable to spay or neuter their pets. It also assists with shots, but pets must get their rabies vaccinations.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 3-30:
    Randall Wade Campbell to Kimberly Dawn Clawson Berndt
    Jergen Hartwig Beier to Joan Ethel Moran Beier
    William Matthew Holley to Jennifer Shannon Brackett
    James William Crippen to Mary N. Jeffries Chapman
    Kenneth Douglas Tinsley to Tasha Marie Marney
    David William Wiffen to Tina Anette Johnson Moore
    Clifford Preston Gallaher to Ameera Akram Al-Hussein
    Timothy Shawn Westmoreland to Heather Marie Szczgiel

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 28-July 6:
    From Emma Clark Personal Representative, Arline M. Culkowski Estate and Arline H. Culkowski Estate to Faith Lutheran Church by deed, Dist. 2, 0.5 acre, Country Club Estates, Lot 9, $0.
    From Shellie Wallace, Michael J. Grizzard and Gina A. Grizzard to Housing and Urban Development and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, Meadow View Gardens, Lot 3, $0.

  • Conservation loan available to area farmers

    The USDA Farm Service Agency has launched a conservation loan program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources.