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Today's News

  • More talk on greenway

    The Ladd Landing Greenway and the paving of Kentucky Street were in the news again at the Kingston City Council May 6 work session, with council hearing updates on the status of both ongoing projects.

    Project engineer Danl Hall told council that the second phase of the Ladd Landing Greenway project is moving as expected, with one minor change in plans.

    The second phase of the greenway project calls for restroom facilities,

    signage, mile markers and exercise

    stations across the park’s three sections.

  • Pursuit suspect evades police for eight months

    It took authorities eight months to the day, but they were finally able to catch up to a Wartburg man who eluded them after an alleged high-speed chase on Sept. 7.

    Nineteen charges were filed against Joseph Wayne Roysden, 29, who was taken into custody on May 7 when police went to 2719 Harriman Hwy. to perform a warrants check.

    The charges include felony evading arrest, three felony counts of aggravated child abuse and four felony counts of reckless endangerment.

  • Rockwood community helps find man a home

    A homeless and sick man now has a place to call his own, thanks to Rockwood community members.

    Former Rockwood City Council member Harold Ishman said he was proud of the community response when Eddie Phillips was found sick under a bridge.

    “I am just extremely grateful to live in this town,” Ishman said.

    When Rockwood police got a welfare check for Phillips under the Tedder Street bridge, they found him not well and took him for treatment.

    Initial arrangements were made to put him up in a hotel.

  • UDDERLY AWESOME!
  • Busy time for gardeners in Roane County
  • Dunn shredding program fights litter
  • Businesses give to Educational Foundation
  • Parsons Plumbing now open

    After almost 40 years in the plumbing business, Chet Parsons has opened his own business.

    Parsons Plumbing opened in Midtown on April 28.

    Parsons, formerly of Ideal Plumbing in Rockwood, has 37 years of experience in the field.

    He offers service plumbing and home plumbing repair.

    Parsons Plumbing is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 466-4914 for details.

  • Nursing homes in state mark special week

    Nursing homes across Tennessee are observing National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day, May 11, and continues through May 17.

    “Nursing Home Week is an excellent time to visit nursing homes, participate in activities and thank the caregivers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to providing quality care to the residents.” said Jesse Samples, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Association.

    THCA is a nonprofit organization representing long-term care facilities located throughout the state.

  • Midway falls in title game, 4-0

     

    The Midway Green Wave came tantalizingly close to their first ever district tournament championship, but in the end the they didn't have enough pitching or offensive energy to hold off Grace Christian for the title.