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Today's News

  • Milligan College graduates: Fall 2013

    Kingston’s Jeremy Woody was awarded a degree from Milligan College.

    Woody earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

    Milligan College is near Elizabethton in Northeast Tennessee.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: Fall 2013

    The more than 300 students earning placement on Tennessee Wesleyan College’s fall honors and dean’s lists included seven from Roane County.

    To be eligible for the honors list, a student must earn 12 or more non-remedial hours and attain a grade point average of at least 3.7 with no grade below B.

    They included Deanna Allen and Katelyn Harvey, both of Oliver Springs; Lindsay Arndts of Ten Mile; Kayla Evans of Rockwood; and Shanon Friauf of Harriman.

  • Tusculum College graduates: Fall 2013

    Four Tusculum College students from Roane County were among the Greeneville institution’s 276 recent graduates.

    Earning Master of Business Administration degrees were Amber K. Collins of Kingston and Christopher W. Lawson of Oliver Springs.

    Both are members of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society.

    Members of Omicron-Psi are selected from students in master degree programs with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better.

    Preston E. Daniels of Kingston earned a bacehlor’s degree in business administration.

  • Union University dean's list: Fall 2013

    Andrea Danielle Foster of Harriman was named to Union College’s dean’s list for fall semester.

    Union College is in Barbourville, Ky.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET:

    Well, Gentle Reader, here we all are at the beginning of a New Year — 2014, Anno Domini, and so it is fitting to start out this first column of this new year with our wish for you and yours of a Happy New Year.
    May it be healthy and profitable, as well as happy.
    ******

  • TVA ASH SPILL: Cleanup workers: Protection requests rejected

    Knoxville attorney James K. Scott has asked a federal judge to deny a motion to dismiss filed by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

    Scott filed a lawsuit against Jacobs in federal court last year claiming the contractor lied to TVA ash spill cleanup workers about the safety of fly ash and rejected requests to wear masks and respirators.

    The lawsuit listed 49 plaintiffs. Jacobs has asked for a dismissal, contending its entitled to discretionary function immunity.
    Scott disagrees.

  • Rockwood fire affects Long family

    Rockwood Fire Department put out a fire around 7 a.m. Tuesday at an outbuilding belonging to Councilwoman Jane Long and her husband, former councilmember Glen Long.

    “It appears to be accidental,” said Matt Crabtree, assistant fire chief.
    Rockwood Police Department’s Bill Stinnett was driving to work on Lakemont Heights, where the Long’s live when he saw the flames and called it in.

  • False alarm rules to be revived by Rockwood City Council

    An ordinance that would require a permit for alarm systems and fine repeated security false alarm offenders may have been tabled by

    Rockwood City Council, but officials are keen to see it back on the agenda in the future.

    Having an alarm go off and not knowing who to contact when they arrive is one reason Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright gave for having permits.

    “Sometimes we have alarms where we don’t have anyone listed as a responsible person to call,” Wright said.

    “That is the whole point, to make sure we have the documentation and the contacts for people to help us.”

  • Rockwood to send out texts in emergencies

    Want to help the police when they are looking for a suspect, a missing child or want to know when other emergencies are happening in the community?

    Rockwood Police Department is encouraging people to sign up for the wireless alert system to keep up with emergencies in the city. The system will send out text messages to alert residents of emergency information.

    “We want to make sure it is only used for emergencies, so when it does go off you see it and you do know it is an issue,” said Police Chief Danny Wright.

  • Lady Raiders adopt 18 angels