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Today's News

  • Committee OKs half equalization board raise

    A proposed raise for members of the Roane County Board of Equalization got cut in half.

    On June 3, the budget committee voted 3-2 to increase the board’s pay from $100 to $150.

    Commissioner Randy Ellis wasn’t happy about the increase and made a motion at the June 24 meeting against any increase.     

    “You’re basically saying you’re not going to give them anything?” Commissioner Bobby Collier asked.

    “No increase,” Ellis replied.

  • Rockwood council meeting Tuesday

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts has set a budget workshop and special-called meeting of Rockwood City Council on July 5 in Rockwood City Hall.

    The workshop will begin at 5 p.m.

    The special-called meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

    Council members will consider and possibly take action on the second and final reading of Rockwood’s budget for 2012.

  • Covenant seeks to move stream in construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments regarding the impact of earthwork at the future site of Covenant Health’s new hospital in Midtown.

    Covenant Health is applying for permits from the Department of the Army under the Clean Water Act and from TVA.

    A public notice said Covenant Health proposes to “relocate approximately 890 linear feet of a perennial stream channel into 722 linear feet of 42-diameter, joint sealed, pipe.”

  • Cupcake Haven offering sweet treats to eat
  • Still time to have a blast
  • Giving RSCC library a new look
  • Roane State Basketball Camp
  • Coalfield Softball Camp set for July 26

    The Coalfield Lady Jackets softball team will be hosting a softball camp on Tuesday, July 26 at Coalfield School.
    There will be sessions on base running, hitting, throwing, defensive fundamentals, pitching and catching.
    The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch taking place from noon until 1 p.m.
    All ages are welcome and each session will be broken down by age and will be age appropriate.
    The cost for the camp is $40 and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
    For more information, call Lady Jacket head coach Jen Laurendine at 865-850-8523.

  • Devils, Tigers fall in AA opener

    After strong performances in the Dixie Youth AA west sub district, the Rockwood All-Stars and Harriman All-Stars ran into trouble in the opening round of the District 8 AA Tournament Friday night at Tellico Plains, as both suffered opening round losses.

  • Heavens above! Kingston fireworks fan has one last blast

    For more than a decade, Katherine Walker came to her daughter Harriet’s home in Kingston to help host their Fourth of July party and watch the fireworks. She had one of the best seats in the house at the Race Street residence.

    Her perspective will be even closer this year — Mrs. Walker is being shot up in one of the fireworks shells.

    Walker, who died in April at 87, was cremated. Her family has been scattering her ashes in the places the Tullahoma woman loved.