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Today's News

  • DOE razing east wing of K-25 building

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s demolition of Building K-25’s east wing began last month.
    The former uranium enrichment facility at East Tennessee Technology Park was once the world’s largest building under one roof, covering more than 44 acres.
    The project is one of DOE’s highest environmental management priorities in Oak Ridge and an integral component to completing cleanup of the technology park.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    MAY 9 CASES DISPOSED

    Brian K. Walker, theft up to $500. Dismissed.

    Michael E. Wampler, reckless driving. Dismissed. Driving while license revoked and financial responsibility law. Guilty.

     Brandon D. Sherlin, public intoxication amended to public indecency, first, second offense. Guilty.

    Terry L. Voyles, public intoxication. Guilty.

  • Math camps give kids a jump start to ease transition

    The transition from middle to high school math might not be as daunting for Alexis Tuttle.
    Last month she and dozens of other local students took part in some interactive math programs offered for rising freshmen and rising sixth-graders.
    “I really want to pass my freshman year, so I wanted to get help with my math and stuff,” said Tuttle, who will be attending Midway High School. “Hopefully, it won’t be as hard because I’ll already know some of it.”

  • Subway aims for Midtown to 'eat fresh'

     

    Travis Christopher and other members of his crew work on the interior of the new Subway with drive-through in Midtown. Reports are that the new restaurant, which is moving into the former Starbucks location near Pinnacle Pointe shopping center, will be open today, Monday. Subway also has standalone restaurants in Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood. There are also franchises in Walmart Supercenter, Rockwood, and Pilot Food Mart on Lawnville Road, Kingston.

  • Bowers opening may be delayed

     

  • One Man Army

     

  • OS judge to delve into Rockwood complaints

    Rockwood City Attorney Elmer Rich has bowed out of serving as the ethics officer looking into complaints filed against Vice Mayor Peggy Evans.
    Rockwood City Council approved hiring Oliver Springs City Judge Joe Van Hook to conduct the investigation of charges brought against Evans by Rockwood City Recorder Jim Hines in the wake of questions about the insurance bidding process.
    Rich believes it’s improper for him to serve as the ethics officer because of his role as legal representative to the council.

  • TVA to talk about land-use plans Tuesday

    TVA and Roane County officials will present plans on Tuesday for some of the property TVA purchased in the wake of the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.
    The meeting will begin with an open house at 5 p.m. in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.
    Staff from TVA’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project will give a formal presentation at 5:30, followed by an informal question-and-answer session.
    Officials also plan to discuss restoration of the shorelines and embayments.

  • Wanted man found in attic of Harriman home

    Sheriff’s deputies found a wanted man hiding in the attic at 525 Mee Drive in Harriman on July 27.
    According to the incident report, Stephanie Alred opened the front door and stated she didn’t know where anybody was.
    “After searching the residence, Mr. Mitchell Roberts was found hiding in the attic,” the report said.
    Alred was charged with obstruction of justice. Roberts was wanted for violation of  probation.
    Christopher Taylor, another man who was at the home, was also arrested. He was wanted for failure to appear.

  • Tax rate set to hold steady in Harriman

    Harriman City Council’s first look at the city budget doesn’t include many bells and whistles.
    The earliest draft calls for no property tax increase.
    “I did program in a 3-percent raise” for city workers, said Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley. “This is included in this target budget I give you here.
    Though no tax increase is planned, Kerley said he may recommend rounding up from $1.1933 to $1.20 per $100 valuation. The rounding will make no noticeable difference in people’s bills, he added.