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Today's News

  • Roane players named all-tournament
  • Haywood, Kite new to industrial board

    The Roane County Commission appointed two new members to the industrial development board earlier this month.
    Tommy Pemberton and Kyle Agee resigned, creating vacancies on the board.
    Teddy Haywood was selected to replace Agee.  
    Bob Kite was chosen to replace Pemberton.
    The industrial development board works to attract new business and industry to the coun-ty.
    Kite and Haywood each spoke to the commission before being appointed.

  • Bus tour attracts public’s interest

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour has again posted strong attendance numbers.  
    The annual tour, offered from June until early September, provided the public opportunities to interact at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex, and East Tennessee Technology Park.
    Since its inception in 1996, the tour has attracted more than 24,500 visitors.  

  • 40-year DOE leader retires

    Daniel H. Wilken, assistant manager for administration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office, retired Nov. 3 after serving nearly 40 years as a federal employee.
    Wilken held the position since July 1989 and was responsible for the office’s procurement, federal and contractor human resources, automated data processing, records management, telecommunications, training, organization and management analysis, logistics activities, and management of the DOE’s 34,000-acre Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • New congressman meets with Y-12 officials
  • Tax preparers urged to register now

    The Internal Revenue Service is contacting nearly 23,000 Tennessee tax return preparers this week to remind them to renew their preparer tax identification number to qualify to prepare federal tax returns in 2011.
    “New regulations require all paid preparers to apply or reapply for a PTIN before preparing federal tax returns in 2011,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
    This week, the IRS is sending renewal reminder notices to 22,723 tax professionals in Tennessee who currently have PTINs.

  • Recovery Road opens its doors in Kingston
  • Houston brothers face civil suit in shooting

    Rocky and Leon Houston no longer face prison time for the shooting death of Mike Brown.

    They do, however, face a civil lawsuit filed by Brown’s mother Pat.

    The lawsuit was the subject of a hearing on Friday at the Roane County Courthouse.

    Judge Amy Hollars had Leon removed from the courtroom twice for unruly behavior.

    “This is conspiracy!” Leon hollered repeatedly the first time he was taken away.

    He directed an obscenity at the judge the second time.

  • Almost 16,000 voted in Nov. 2 general election

    The Roane County Election Commission met Thursday and certified the results from the Nov. 2 election.

    Anyone who wished to contest the results had five days after certification to do so.

    Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said he doubted anyone would.

    “I think the margins were wide enough that we won’t have any,” he said.

    Holiway said he thought the election went well and there were few complaints. According to returns posted by the Election Commission, 15,891 people voted.

  • Harriman reserve officer's ID missing

    A Harriman Police Department reserve officer knows what it’s like to be a victim.

    Charlie Russell reported to the Roane County Sheriff Office last week that his wallet was either missing or stolen.

    Items inside the missing wallet included his police identification, which officials said has his image on it and looks similar to a driver’s license.

    According to the sheriff’s office report, Rus-
    sell said he had last