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Today's News

  • Veteran gets help with helping hand

    Kelly Gibson, the marketing director at Victorian Square in Rockwood, said one thing sticks out to her about area veterans.
    “Around here, they take care of each other,” she said.
    That was evident on Feb. 18.
    Disabled American Veterans Chapter 86 presented Victorian Square resident Jack Adkisson with a check for $230.
    The money is for a deductible Adkisson needed to pay for a bionic arm.

  • School board offended by denial

    A routine budget amendment that wasn’t passed by the Roane County Commission drew the ire of Board of Education members.
    “I’m just truly shocked that we send a budget amendment over there that we’ve done for years and it comes back,” Mike “Brillo” Miller said. “I just don’t get it.”
    Commissioners discussed the $99,012 amendment at its Feb. 11 meeting.
    When it was time to decide, six commissioners voted yes, five others passed and four voted no.

  • School safety meetings set at five schools

    A series of meetings to discuss Roane County Schools safety has been scheduled, according to Director of Schools Gary Aytes.
    Each of the five meetings, which start March 5, will include school and Roane County Sheriff’s Office personnel and will run from 6-7 p.m.
    The schedule is:
    • March 5 at Midway Elementary School.
    • March 7 at Ridge View Elementary School in Rockwood.
    • March 14 at Cherokee Middle School in Kingston.
    • April 2 at Dyllis Springs Elementary School in Oliver Springs.

  • Mother, daughter arrested after fight

    A mother and daughter were arrested Sunday morning after a sheriff’s deputy couldn’t figure out which was the main attacker during an alleged fight.
    Ashley Gail Andrews, 22, and her mother, Teresa Gail Andrews, 44, both were charged with domestic assault.
    “The smell of alcohol was also present on both parties while speaking to them at the scene,” the report said.
    Mother and daughter had reportedly been together at Claudia’s Bar in Midtown before the altercation took place at an apartment they share.

  • Contract with TVA outlines next step in modular nuclear reactor project

    STAFF REPORTS
    The effort to build a small modular reactor at TVA’s Clinch River site in Roane County continues to move forward.
    Last week, TVA and Babcock & Wilcox announced a contract was signed between the two on Feb. 7.
    “The agreement is the first definitive milestone in the U.S. Department of Energy’s recently initiated SMR Licensing Technical Support Program, which aims for commercial demonstration of SMRs by 2022,” TVA said in a news release.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files for the Week of Feb. 27

    25 Years Ago

  • ‘Service Above Self’ more than motto for Tanaka

    When Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan visits Oak Ridge next week, Rotarians in the city’s three clubs will recognize him as a great role model.

    Tanaka has demonstrated the Rotary motto “Service above Self” many times. He declared “Peace through Service” as his theme and is planning international peace forums in Berlin, Germany, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hiroshima, Japan.

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people appreciate spring

    The Romany people — usually referred to as gypsies — are descendants of an ancient  warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west around the year 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, their travels took them into Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma people are scattered all over the world. Their lifestyle is largely nomadic and greatly influenced by the effect this has had on their culinary ways.

  • General Sessions Court: Nov. 13-30, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 13 — Billy J. Johnson, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Rocky Wayne King, seat belt 18 and older. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    Nov. 15 — Christopher J. Wheat, capias for failure to appear court date. Recalled capias by office.

  • DAR honors Largen for conservation

    Presenting Gerald Largen with his National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award and Medal are Avery Trace DAR chapter members, from left, Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Rosemary Alexander, Gertie Day, Nancy Herhold, Avery Trace Regent Brenda McDonald, Dixie Mason, Honorary Regent Joyce Tidwell, Darleen Trent, Annabelle Harvey and Janice Black.