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Today's News

  • Tigers wipe out Green Waves on Senior Night

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers celebrated Senior Night Monday with a pair of big District 3-A wins over Midway.

    The Lady Tigers took the floor first and picked up a 61-37 victory.

  • Brackett gears up for state tournament

    Kingston’s Darik Brackett is bound to have some butterflies in his stomach come Thursday afternoon as that’s when the Yellow Jacket senior will make his debut at the TSSAA Division I State Wrestling Tournament in Franklin.

  • ORNL credit union to start board election

    ORNL Federal Credit Union will begin conducting online voting at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 22 to fill three available three-year terms on its board of directors.
    Results from the voting will be announced online and at the 63rd annual meeting of the membership beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Online voting will end at 11:59 p.m. March 3. Members must be 18 or older and have an account established with the credit union as of Jan. 31 to be eligible to vote.
    Paper ballots will be available during the voting period at credit union branch offices.

  • UT poli sci prof to talk about bombs

    Brandon Prins, a University of Tennessee associate professor of political science, will be the guest speaker for the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory monthly luncheon lecture.
    “Controlling the Bomb: New Challenges to the Nonproliferation Regime” will be the topic of the Feb. 16 program.
    The meeting will be in the UT Resource Center at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Socializing and coffee starts at 11 a.m., with lunch available for $7 at 11:30. The lecture begins at noon, with adjournment planned for 1 p.m.
    This meeting is open to the public.

  • 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.

    Rickey R. Brown, financial responsibility Feb. 26, 2010. Dismissed June 25, cost to state.

    Tammy S. Gaskins, financial responsibility Feb. 28, 2010. Dismissed June 30, cost to state.

    Jaqeisa S. Reaves, speeding March 4. Failed to appear June 7, convicted.

    Jaqeisa S. Reaves, violation of registration March 4. Failed to appear June 7, convicted.

  • Felon now guilty of cop posing

    A Rockwood man who posed as a federal agent to commit a home invasion was found guilty in federal court last Thursday.

    The jury convicted Ricky Eugene Cofer of impersonation of an officer and being a convicted felon in possession of a pistol.

    Cofer was indicted on four counts, but the government dismissed two of them “in order to mainstream the issues before the court.”

  • Bowman new to Meadows' practice in Rockwood

    Dr. Eric Bowman has returned to his hometown of Rockwood to join the Summit Medical practice of Angela E. Meadows.
    Bowman, a general practice physician, comes to Summit from the Alvin C. York Campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro, where he has practiced for the past two years.
    Prior to earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 2004, Bowman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology from East Tennessee State University.

  • Hurdle cleared for land annexation

    Harriman officials are moving forward with a referendum to annex three properties neighboring where Covenant Health plans to build a hospital in the Midtown area.

    Harriman City Council approved Mayor Chris Mason’s request to put the referendum involving about  five residents on the June ballot.

    Councilman J.D. Sampson said he hadn’t had a chance to visit with other area residents, but he plans to see if he can generate any interest from others who might like to be in the city.

  • Austin facing DA opposition in fight for citizen rights

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson is still planning to oppose Thomas Alva Austin’s petition to have his rights restored.

    Austin was a Roane County General Sessions Court judge before he went to prison for extortion.

    “As I have stated to you earlier, it is my intention to oppose the petition and I will be filing a formal response in the near future since it now appears that you intend to move forward with the request,” Johnson wrote Austin attorney Browder Williams.

  • AARP Tax-Aide born from happenstance chat

    By Patricia Bryant
    Tennessee AARP Tax-Aide

    Did you know that the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance program began with a chance discussion between two naval reservists more than 40 years ago?

    During a weekend drill, an Internal Revenue Service agent expressed concerns about older tax filers making mistakes on their returns to then-AARP Executive Director Bernie Nash.