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Today's News

  • Museum posts model bridge building contest rules and specifications

    The 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest rules and specifications are posted on www.amse.org for students in grades 7-12 and teachers utilizing this contest to encourage students in engineering, math and problem solving skills prior to the March 10, 2012 contest at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 14

    25 Years Ago
    The Rockwood Times celebrated 106 years of publications. Even though the paper changed names and owners, its governing philosophy stayed the same: the community comes first. From the days when Rockwood Avenue was described as “an ore-dusted pig and cow path” to when the county industrial park was filled with tenants, The Times grew along with the community.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane United Way selects Harmon as director

    The Roane County United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Amy Harmon to serve as executive director of the organization. Harmon, who began the new position on December 2, replaces Diana Knobloch, who left after 15 years of faithful service to spend more time with family.

  • Logan Conner Clark

    Logan Conner Clark turned 7 years old on Dec. 1. He celebrated on Nov. 26 with a party at Zuma Fun Center with a four wheeler cake with friends and family.

    He is the son of Dusty and Aleta Clark of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Hubert and Clara Clark, and Mary Harris, all of Rockwood, and the late Lee Harris.

    Great-grandparents are Sis Trew of Rockwood and the late Willie and Ruth Clark.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Matheson

    Kathy Lynn Rider of Anniston, Ala., and Clifton David Matheson of Harriman were married in an outdoor ceremony on Oct. 15 at their home in Harriman. The Rev. Joe Andrew of Ten Mile officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Donald and Linda Rider of Fruithurst, Ala., granddaughter of the late Albert (Mack), and Virginia McClellan of Anniston, Ala., and the late Jack and Willie Stapler of Bremen, Ga.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Nov. 1-4:

    From Anthony R. Steele, Bobby J. Ellison and Michelle M. Ellison to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, 0.44 acre, Ash Cabin Hollow Road, $41,040.

    From Shirley Rich to Louise Ellison by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 3.2 acres Sweetwater Kingston Road, $0.

  • TVA touts changes to ash cleanup site

    TVA officials said three people showed up for a public meeting about the ash spill recovery earlier this month. The low turnout wasn’t a disappointment, officials said, when compared to the droves who would show up to meetings that were held the first few months after the disaster. 
    “I think that’s a good signal to us,” TVA executive Bob Deacy said. “We didn’t have any questions or concerns raised at that meeting.”

  • UPDATED: Kingston developer sues TVA

    Despite TVA’s multi-million-dollar attempts to make the community whole, plenty of people claim they are still hurting because of the 2008 fly ash spill at the agency’s Kingston Fossil Plant.
    One of them is Ladd Landing developer Matt Caldwell of Kingston. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Caldwell alleges his high-end development has been significantly diminished because of the disaster.

  • TVA ash spill foundation meeting Wednesday

    The Roane County Economic Development Foundation — a committee formed after the TVA ash spill — will hold a special called meeting today (Wednesday) to hear project updates.
    TVA contributed about $43 million in support for economic development priorities in Roane County and its communities after the ash spill.
    The meeting is 10 a.m. at Kingston’s Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

  • The Garden Gate: Alabama leads the way for Christmas holiday

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Plants have been used as decorations at Christmastime ever since the first Christmas in Bethlehem.

    It started, according to an old tale, with a little shepherd girl who had no lamb, myrrh or gold to give to the Christ Child. She was showered with miraculous roses from heaven. She gathered them into a bouquet as a gift for the infant Jesus.

    Many and varied are legends, customs, ideas and traditions that, for many centuries, have celebrated Christmas.