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Today's News

  • Lady Tigers blast Union County, 11-0

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team opened the postseason in fine form Monday evening as they knocked off Union County 11-0 in the opening round of the District 3 A/AA Tournament at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Lady Jackets advance in district tournament

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets kept their season alive Monday evening with a 5-1 victory over Scott in the opening round of the District 4 A/AA Tournament.

  • KINGSTON Jobs, economic development pivotal to all candidates

    Kingston’s mayor and City Council candidates focused on lakefront utilization and economic development as the major issues of interest for the city’s progress.

    The biggest race is likely for Kingston mayor. Incumbent Troy Beets is being challenged by Kingston Councilman Tim Neal.

    “I think I’ve done a good job for the past nine years and I’d like to continue for the next four years,” Beets said.

  • ROCKWOOD: Mayoral hopefuls strive for jobs to keep youths in area

    While two Rockwood organizations gave voters separate opportunities last week to hear from candidates wanting to lead their city for the next four years, another political commitment kept a mayoral candidate away from one of them.

    Peggy Evans and Mike “Brillo” Miller had both committed to attending the Rockwood 2000 forum last Tuesday and the Rockwood Merchants Association event on Thursday. But on Thursday, Evans sat alone at the table in Rockwood Event Center.

  • Harriman woman gets 40 months for Alcoa thefts

    Harriman resident Kathy Winters was sentenced to 40 months in prison for theft of government funds from the U.S. Department of Education. 

    Winters, who was sentenced by the U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Reeves on Oct. 7, pleaded guilty in May to one count information charging her with the theft, according to a release from the office of United States Attorney William C. Killian. 

    Upon her release, Winters will be under supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. 

  • City STEPs up to handle sewage

    Kingston City Council members made it clear at their October work session: They’ll take your sewage, but they won’t take any flack.

    Council placed an item on the Oct. 14 meeting agenda that establishes a policy for the city to start receiving septage from Septic Tank Effluent Pumping systems — septic systems whereby household waste is moved from septic tanks to a central processing plant, rather than a leach field.

  • Candidates for Council split on how to attract industry to city

     What’s the biggest concern voters have shared with Rockwood City Council candidates?

    “Feral cats carrying viruses that are killing the other folks’ house cats, believe it or not,” Sam Seat declared.

    “That beats my answer,” replied Shane Trew, while Bobby Anderson added, “Well, I can see me and Sam’s been to the same house.”

  • Y-12 hosts directors of weapons labs

     

  • Ridgeview gets props for its STOP program

    The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services the highest quality classification for providing treatment to individuals who experience substance abuse and mental health issues at the same time.

  • K-31 demo kicks off this month

    Demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park began Oct. 8, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.
    The two-story building covers 750,000 square feet and spans a 17-acre footprint. The K-31 facility began operations in 1951, and it was used to enrich uranium for defense and commercial purposes until it was shut down in 1985. In 2005, EM removed most of the hazardous materials from the building’s interior.