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Today's News

  • OS letter carriers collect donated food

    Rural letter carriers at the Oliver Springs Post Office recently served the community by volunteering their time to pick up donated food generously donated by postal patrons in the Oliver Springs area.

    The food was donated to an area food bank.

  • October Sky Fest applications available

    Planning for Oliver Springs’ seventh annual October Sky Festival and Pageant is in full swing, and applications for interested vendors and exhibitors are now available on line.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.octoberskyfestivaltn.org.

    This year’s event will be on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park. Sept. 1 is the application deadline.

  • New Greif book gives Bernard information

    Rockwood’s Maurice Greif has penned a third book, “80-Plus Years of Greif: My In-Laws, The Bernards of Rockwood.”

    “There is a lot of information about the families, its beginnings, etc.,” Greif said.

    “This book contains lots of early pictures and information about the Stone and Bernard families.”

    Greif, a longtime Rockwood resident and businessman, said he would not be in Rockwood had it not been for the Bernards and his wife, the former Carolyn Bernard, who passed away in May 2000.

  • AA Blue Devils win Dixie Youth title
  • Kingston All-Stars win sub-district tourney

     

    The Kingston A All-Stars brought home the Dixie Youth District 8 A west sub-district title Tuesday evening with a 13-5 five-inning victory over Lake City in a game played at Spring City.

    Tuesday’s victory capped an impressive tourney run for Kingston. The Jackets went 4-0 in the tourney, and they won all four games via the slaughter rule.

  • Rocky wants no hard-nosed sentencer

    Rocky Houston doesn’t want to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves.

    In a motion filed on June 15, Houston attorney Michael McGovern contends Reeves should recuse himself because of what he was exposed to during the trials and sentencing of Leon Houston, who is Rocky Houston’s older brother.

    Leon was tried in federal court for possession of firearms while under the influence of an illegal substance and using a telephone communication to threaten to kill Cleveland, Tenn., attorney James Logan.

  • TVA tracks at Swan Pond coming up

    As TVA’s ash spill cleanup winds down at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Swan Pond, an important element of effort is being removed.

    TVA will be taking up railroad tracks that cross the roadway near the plant. The rails were installed for the cleanup after the Dec. 22, 2008, spill.

    Much of Swan Pond Road will be closed on Monday, June 23, for the removal, which TVA is paying for.

  • REU transformer problem douses lights

    Much of Rockwood lost power Monday after a late afternoon transformer problem.

    Rockwood Police directed traffic at intersections for several hours until power was restored.

    The problem was at Rockwood’s primary substation, said Kendall Bear, Rockwood Electric Utility manager.

    Bear estimated 4,000 to 5,000 customers were impacted by the outage.

    Two transformers were both de-energized when the breakers that feed them tripped.

    One transformer has been isolated and the load switched to the other while TVA runs diagnostics.

  • CSI: Roane County Youth Edition

    A group of middle school-aged students were immersed in their own crime scene investigation this summer.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Youth Academy was like a “CSI” spinoff that took place at Roane County High School.

    Instead of relaxing by the pool or playing video games, these students were able to get a better look into what the sheriff’s office does and what all goes into law enforcement.

    There’s another benefit.

  • Cooling-off period proposed for Harriman council

    Harriman elected officials may find it harder to seek city employment after they have served.

    A policy proposed by Harriman City Councilman Lonnie Wright would require at least four years between an elected official’s time in office and any employment with the city.

    “I think it is a good ordinance,” Wright said.

    He said he’d heard from residents who were concerned a city official might resign and seek an office like the newly established city manager position.