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Today's News

  • Pemberton asks for challenge dismissal

    Circuit court judge candidate Mike Pemberton has asked for a dismissal of the Roane County Chancery Court complaint that seeks to have him removed from the Aug. 7 ballot.

    Chattanooga attorney Wes Kliner filed the complaint against Pemberton and the Roane County Election Commission on May 16.

    Kliner represents Kingston resident Willis Hall, who contends Pemberton shouldn’t be on the ballot because he doesn’t live in the 9th Judicial District.

  • Whoops! TBI says Kingston good

    Kingston Police Department was erroneously listed as a Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System decertified agency in the state’s 2013 crime report.

    “We’ve actually been in compliance since 2013,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    The crime report is published by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

    “They should not have been listed in our 2013 report, because they were in good standing for data entry when the report was compiled,” TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said.  

  • Snake bite not big problem in Tennessee

    As summer approaches and many Tennesseans go outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, associate professor of clinical medicine and emergency medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.

  • Nationals qualify for major tourneys
  • Oak Ridge to host dragon boat races

     

    The inaugural Oak Ridge Dragon Boat Race Festival, which will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, is free to all spectators. It will be held at the Oak Ridge Marina and Pavilion, but officials say it’s unsafe to park along Melton Lake Drive.

  • Roane lands 18 on all-district teams

     

    The 2014 softball season recently ended and the news was good for a total of 18 individuals from Roane County as that’s the number all-district selections from the county’s five high schools.

  • EPA must act on ash regs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to a Dec. 19 deadline to take final action on regulating coal ash waste from power plants.

    In 2010, in the wake of the TVA coal ash spill in Kingston, the EPA announced it was considering two options to regulate coal ash. Environmental groups sued the agency for failing to take action on the proposed regulations.

    Last fall, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the EPA to set a deadline.

  • REU move gets city’s attention

    Rockwood Electric Utility may be eyeing the possibility of moving to its Tedder Street property, but Rockwood City Council approved a resolution asking the utility to instead consider renovating and expanding operations at its current location.

    Councilman Pete Wright said REU’s location at 341 W. Rockwood St. is an important element of downtown.

  • Rockwood mayor’s vote is new

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts voted at the Rockwood City Council meeting last Thursday.

    His second vote was on what could be a controversial topic: dismissing Jody Mioduski as Rockwood Park and Recreation director.

    Giving Watts the power to vote was part of the city charter changes that were recently approved at the state level.

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