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Today's News

  • 9/11 memorial up at TVA

    People visiting TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant will now be able to reach out and touch a piece of the World Trade Center that crumbled to the ground on Sept. 11, 2001.
    The agency held a dedication ceremony for its 9/11 memorial on Tuesday. It includes steel from the World Trade Center.

  • Council unsure on Hines’ legal fees

    Rockwood City Council approved paying $1,960 in legal fees for Vice Mayor Peggy Evans that were incurred after an ethics violation was filed against her by building inspector and one-time city recorder Jim Hines.
    Council had mixed reactions, however, about a similar request made by Hines, who asked for his fees of $840 to be paid.
    Council agreed with new city attorney Greg Leffew, who said he hadn’t had a chance to study the issue and said he could come back with an opinion.
    Hines was represented by Kingston attorney Richard Evans.

  • Rockwood gets new swim team

    Rockwood has a new opportunity for children looking for a sport that doesn’t involve a ball.
    Children can now be part of a swim team at the Rockwood Community Center pool complex.
    “Some kids aren’t ball sport oriented; they aren’t great at baseball or basketball. It is an alternative,” said Cassandra Dothard, a Rockwood Middle School science teacher. She and her family — including husband, Jason, and two sons Devin, 7, and Braden, 4 — are avid swimmers.

  • Road changes through Rockwood

    Kingston Avenue in Rockwood between Hwy. 70 and Dunn Street is closed temporarily because of construction.
    Hwy. 70 is also referred to as State Route 1.
    “This closure was necessary to construct its new alignment and for the relocation of the existing waterline,” said Mark Nagi, a Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman.
    “It is scheduled to be re-opened to through traffic on or before June 11th,” Nagi said
    Hwy. 70 is currently in the first phase of construction with all traffic on the existing northbound lanes.

  • Cutting hypertension risk

    SENIOR NEWS LINE
    By Matilda Charles
    Some with high blood pressure have adjusted out diets and medications to bring it under control — to no avail. Chances are those who still struggle with hypertension inherited the condition.
    Or perhaps we don’t have it yet but seem destined to by family medical history. Having just one parent with high blood pressure dramatically increases the odds of being hypertensive.
    Genes are tough to beat. But there might be an answer.

  • Memorial Day celebrated in Harriman
  • THP to conduct June license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during June.

    The first checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 p.m. June 1 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 9 to 10 p.m. June 15 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of `Tennessee.

  • Weeklong Rockwood schools reunion gets under way June 4

    The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.

    Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.

    Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.

    The week’s activities starting on June 4 are:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 30

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.

    10 Years Ago

  • Wright-Jebo

    Michael and Stacy Wright of Fort Mill, S.C., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Leigh Wright of Fort Mill, to Thomas Cameron Jebo III of Los Angeles.

    He is the son of Tom and Suzie Jebo of Fort Mill.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 16 at Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, N.C.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Judy Wright of Harriman.