Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Feb. 8-17:

    From Algia Nichols and R.L. Lawson to Crawford May and Tanya May by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Cedar Street, $60,000.

    From Industrial Development Board of the City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board to RRP LLC by warranty deed, East Tennessee Technology Park, Lots 1.01 and 1.02, $239,775.

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  • 2011 Roane County Baseball Schedules
  • Raiders split with powerful Senators

    The Roane State Raiders ran their season record to 6-3 last Friday with a doubleheader split with the nation’s No. 4 ranked team, Walters State, at Roane State.

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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.