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Submitted by onetahiti on September 27, 2010 - 1:19pm.
Oct 2 2010 - 10:00am
Oct 2 2010 - 5:00pm

The Rockwood Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 2, in downtown Rockwood. It will be a "Festival of Fun, Food and Entertainment in Rockwood, Tennessee."

For more information, see RockwoodFallFestival.com/ (Link...)/.

There will be beauty pageants, too, for pretty babies up through Miss Fall Teen, sponsored by Rockwood2000.com:
Pretty Baby Fall Festival – (0-48 months old)
Miss Petite Fall Festival – (5-9 years old)
Miss Preteen Fall Festival – (10-12 years old)
Miss Junior Teen Fall Festival – (13-15 years old)
Miss Teen Fall Festival – (16-19 years old)

See their events page for more information and application forms (Link...).

Vendors are encouraged. Prices are particularly affordable for nonprofits and folks with exhibits relating to this area. See: Link...

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by onetahiti on September 22, 2010 - 10:03pm.
Oct 2 2010 - 10:00am
Oct 10 2010 - 6:00pm

The First Christian Church in Rockwood is having a "Pumpkin Patch" pumpkin sale.

The Patch officially opens on October 2nd, the same day as the Rockwood Fall Festival, and will run while supplies last. Hours are 10AM - 6PM Monday through Saturday and noon to 6PM on Sunday.

The Patch will be held at the church at 328 West Rockwood Street. This will be a great location for buying your fall pumpkins.

For more information, call the church office at 354-1753.

All proceeds will go to support FCC children and youth programs.

Please help us spread the word! Download, print, and post this 8.5x11 poster in PDF format (172kb): Link...

2010 Pumpkin Patch poster by First Christian Church
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Submitted by JJN on September 21, 2010 - 9:06am.

Monday, September 20, by a vote of 4-2, the Rockwood City Council voted to pass the first reading of the resolution that abolishes the RWS&G Board.

What is the legal precedent for abolishing a board?

The city's ordinance talks about setting up boards and a board's operation and duties, but not about abolishing one. In the interest of conducting business ethically and above board, we need to know what is the council's justification.

Due to family matters, I was not able to attend the meeting; however, I was told by one who was (and always is in attendance) that the council's justification to abolish the board was because the board "doesn't show us anything and they don't try hard enough." Is that sufficient cause to make such a drastic change in policy?

If this resolution is approved next month, what is the council's plan of action? This decision should not be made simply for the sake of change. Change without purpose only breeds chaos.

Without a precedent - if there is, I'd sincerely like to see it - this matter should be up for public vote.

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 17, 2010 - 11:32am.
Constitution Week poster, used with permission of the artist

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 17, 2010 - 8:39am.
Sep 18 2010 - 9:00am
Sep 18 2010 - 1:00pm

West Roane County Volunteer Fire department (Link...) will be handing out free 10-year smoke alarms at Station #1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood, Tennessee, from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 18. This is the third Saturday in a row for this giveaway.

A grant from FEMA is providing 538 smoke detectors. Volunteers from West Roane VFD wrote the grant application that enabled this giveaway.

Households in the West Roane service area--outside Rockwood city limits--are eligible. See this map of the service area (Link...); look inside the dashed red lines but outside the golden area of Rockwood proper.

Residents will be given detectors on a first-come, first served basis. Preference will be given to seniors and/or low-income households. Up to two detectors per household are allowed.

Correct placement of smoke detectors is very important. Residents who want help with installation of the detectors can schedule an appointment for West Roane VFD volunteers to properly install the devices.

Volunteer labor permitting, this giveaway will be repeated every Saturday until the detectors are all passed out.

For more information, call 865-354-8201.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by mushy on September 12, 2010 - 12:12pm.

It's good to see speculators building off the promise of a Downtown Harriman "arts and education" complex like the Princess!

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/apa/1947271129.html

Their dreams are coming true too!

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 12, 2010 - 3:19am.

The Knoxville News Sentinel has an interactive map showing meth labs found in East Tennessee since 2000. Roane County has its share. See: Link...

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 11, 2010 - 2:52pm.

Michael Moore writes today with an idea for something we can all do to honor 9/11 victims and their families and at the same time uphold our American ideals. See "If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America" in his blog at: Link...

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 10, 2010 - 12:49pm.
Oct 2 2010 - 6:30pm
Oct 2 2010 - 10:00pm

The Roane County Heritage Commission in Kingston, Tennessee is holding their annual Gala on October 2.

Schedule:
6:30 PM: "Wine, Heavy Hor d'oeuvres, & Silent Auction"
8:00 PM: Program

The featured speaker is Marion Carpenter and the guest of honor is Frank Williams.

Period dress is encouraged.

Tickets:
$50.00 per person ($25 tax-deductible)
Patrons:
$125.00 per person ($100 tax-deductible)
$250.00 per person ($200 tax-deductible)

For further information, please call 376-9211.

Come on out and support this fine group!

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by Annie on September 10, 2010 - 10:04am.
Sep 24 2010 - 8:35am

poster

Consolidating two households, household items at bargain prices, original art, frames, some pottery, senior care items, furniture, lamps, clothes size 6-14, costume jewelry, fixer-upper dollhouse, hospital bed. 555 Scandlyn Drive, Rockwood. Call 865-250-6938 for more information


Submitted by onetahiti on September 9, 2010 - 12:39pm.

Come recognize our local fire departments for their service on Saturday, September 11th, from 9-10 AM at the Rockwood City Park downtown by the fountain. Both Rockwood Fire Department and West Roane Volunteer Fire Department (Link...) will be in attendance.

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 9, 2010 - 12:15pm.
Sep 11 2010 - 9:00am
Sep 11 2010 - 10:00am

Come recognize our local fire departments for their service on Saturday, September 11th, from 9-10 AM at the Rockwood City Park downtown by the fountain. Both Rockwood Fire Department and West Roane Volunteer Fire Department (Link...) will be in attendance.

See a photo of the park at Rockwood2000.com.

Note that some West Roane County VFD volunteers will still be at Station #1 passing out free smoke alarms at 9 AM.

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by grasshopper on September 7, 2010 - 9:05pm.
maxie.jpg

Found this girl in the Midtown area. She has the sweetest disposition EVER!!! I hope someone knows her, or wants her. Otherwise, I'll have to take her to the shelter this weekend because I just can't rescue anymore :(

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Submitted by mushy on September 7, 2010 - 7:57pm.

I posted some shots from "Hooray for Harriman" on my Flickr page if you would like to shift through them. Just CLICK HERE!

Hooray For Harriman 2010


Submitted by onetahiti on September 6, 2010 - 10:45pm.
Sep 11 2010 - 9:00am
Sep 11 2010 - 1:00pm

West Roane County Volunteer Fire department (Link...) will be handing out free 10-year smoke alarms at Station #1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood, Tennessee, from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 11.

A grant from FEMA is providing 538 smoke detectors. Volunteers from West Roane VFD wrote the grant application that enabled this giveaway.

Households in the West Roane service area--outside Rockwood city limits--are eligible. See this map of the service area (Link...); look inside the dashed red lines but outside the golden area of Rockwood proper.

Residents will be given detectors on a first-come, first served basis. Preference will be given to seniors and/or low-income households. Up to two detectors per household are allowed.

Correct placement of smoke detectors is very important. Residents who want help with installation of the detectors can schedule an appointment for West Roane VFD volunteers to properly install the devices.

This giveaway will be repeated every Saturday until the detectors are all passed out.

For more information, call 865-354-8201.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 1, 2010 - 3:53pm.

West Roane County Volunteer Fire department (Link...) will be handing out free 10-year smoke alarms at Station #1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood, Tennessee, from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays starting September 4.

A grant from FEMA is providing 538 smoke detectors. Volunteers from West Roane VFD wrote the grant application that enabled this giveaway.

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 1, 2010 - 3:47pm.
Sep 4 2010 - 9:00am
Sep 4 2010 - 1:00pm

West Roane County Volunteer Fire department (Link...) will be handing out free 10-year smoke alarms at Station #1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood, Tennessee, from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 4.

A grant from FEMA is providing 538 smoke detectors. Volunteers from West Roane VFD wrote the grant application that enabled this giveaway.

Households in the West Roane service area--outside Rockwood city limits--are eligible. See this map of the service area (Link...); look inside the dashed red lines but outside the golden area of Rockwood proper.

Residents will be given detectors on a first-come, first served basis. Preference will be given to low-income households. Up to two detectors per household are allowed.

Correct placement of smoke detectors is very important. Residents who want help with installation of the detectors can schedule an appointment for West Roane VFD volunteers to properly install the devices.

This giveaway will be repeated every Saturday until the detectors are all passed out.

For more information, call 865-354-8201.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on September 1, 2010 - 1:47pm.

The Creative Arts Co-op is excited to announce the next phase of the new Visual & Performing Arts Center - a special events facility.

The building offers a nice open space with several rooms to choose from. With a large stage and sound system, the Arts Center can accommodate a disc jockey or live band. Whether you are planning a birthday party or an office party,consider us. With a clean, open design, convenient location, free parking, and more entertainment options than ever, why go anywhere else? Call for more details at 865/765-1129 or visit Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 31, 2010 - 2:33pm.

The Roane County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic will be held Monday, September 6, at noon in shelter #2 at the Roane County Park, 3515 Roane State Highway.

Gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter, Congressman Lincoln Davis, and State Representative Dennis Ferguson will attend.

Cost for the picnic is $5.00 per person. Children 12 and under may attend for free.

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 31, 2010 - 1:47pm.
Sep 6 2010 - 12:00pm
Sep 6 2010 - 6:00pm

The Roane County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic will be held Monday, September 6, at noon in shelter #2 at the Roane County Park, 3515 Roane State Highway.

Gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter, Congressman Lincoln Davis, and State Representative Dennis Ferguson will attend.

Cost for the picnic is $5.00 per person. Children 12 and under may attend for free.

Update: State Representative Dennis Ferguson's "campaign kickoff" will be at 5 PM, also at Roane County Park.

Call 865-332-1289 for more information.

map showing location of Roane County Park
 
 
detail map of Roane County Park showing Shelter #2
Images courtesy of RoaneCountyPark.com 
 

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by onetahiti on August 30, 2010 - 8:20pm.

A Rockwood man has been arrested for robbery in Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan has the story: Link...

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 30, 2010 - 7:37pm.

The Southwest Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is having a "Yard Sale" at the Kingston Community Center on Friday, September 10th and Saturday the 11th. Proceeds will go to their various charitable projects, including support of our military, historical education and preservation, and more.

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 30, 2010 - 7:34pm.
Sep 10 2010 - 8:00am
Sep 11 2010 - 12:00pm

The Southwest Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is having a "Yard Sale" at the Kingston Community Center on Friday, September 10th and Saturday the 11th. Proceeds will go to their various charitable projects, including support of our military, historical education and preservation, and more.

Please donate usable items to the yard sale. [They think baby clothes will sell, but don't think clothing will.]

Bring your items by 4PM on Thursday, Sept 9, to the Community Center. Yard Sale hours will be 8AM - 3PM on Friday and 9AM - noon on Saturday. Items that don't sell need to be picked up by the donor at noon on Saturday.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by mushy on August 26, 2010 - 11:44am.

I attended a family reunion near Florence, AL this past weekend and took this shot of the Pickwick Belle docked at the Florence Marina.

Pickwick Belle

Could this be the same one that was at Kingston, or is there some company that mass-produces these vessels? TURNS OUT NO. Read the comments!

More shots of my trip...if you're interested HERE.

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 25, 2010 - 9:00pm.

Once again it is time for the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Fall appeal.

The fine men and women of this all-volunteer charity not only fight our fires but also provide our First Responder and emergency medical services very cost-effectively.

Please consider a generous tax-deductible donation by mail to WRCVFD, P.O. Box 417, Rockwood, TN 37854, or online at WestRoane.com (Link...).

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Submitted by Turbyville on August 24, 2010 - 2:35pm.
Aug 24 2010 - 3:26pm
Sep 6 2010 - 3:00pm

Cap off a long hot summer and a festive Labor Day week-end by meeting friends and family at Harriman's Riverfront Park on Monday, September 6th at 3:00 p.m. for a lively musical concert and ice cold watermelon. Roane County's own Babahatchie Band will be performing popular music favorites from the 40's and 50's, such as "String of Pearls", "April in Paris", and "Little Brown Jug".
The Harriman Lion's Club will be serving ice cold, sweet and juicy watermelon during the intermission, complete with an old-fashioned seed-spitting contest. There will be no charge for either the music or the melons. Donations to support the Babahatchie Band and the work of the Lion's Club in providing eyeglasses to the needy will be accepted and appreciated. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy these last hazy, lazy days of summer.

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Submitted by mushy on August 15, 2010 - 11:41am.

Wow, double wow! It was a "wow" day in Harriman Saturday. First is was HOT, then there were the cars!

When I first arrived I thought it too hot for people to show, but by 3:30 the cars had arrived and people began making the pilgrimage up and down Roane Street to feast their eyes on the car candy!

"CRUISIN' IN HARRIMAN" - 2010

If you go to my Flickr photos HERE, you can see all the great rods and vintage cars that attended Saturday.

CRUSIN' HARRIMAN - 2010

Yeah, it was hot, but there were several places to buy eats and drinks along the way. Dave's Dogs, the Crusin' Staff was selling cold drinks and popcorn, and The Spot always has fresh grilled food and drink outside!

I also stopped in to Red Door Antiques to see Pat Mynatt, cool off and peruse her store. You should go...it's loaded with great artifacts of yesteryear!

Ashleigh Watts, Miss Polk Salad for 2010, showed up and crowds gathered around for autographed photos and to see Rex Walls' '53 Caddy that was used in the coming film about Hank Williams.

Miss Ashleigh Watts - Miss Polk Salad 2010

It was a hot day, to be honest, but it was also very enjoyable. Along about 5 o'clock a nice breeze came down Roane Street from a storm off Watts Bar Lake, but it never rained. However, the moving air did put a good ending on the day.

See you on the 2nd Saturday in April of 2011!

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Submitted by farmer leaf on August 13, 2010 - 4:12pm.

is restructuring its' business plan.

Our farm's primary mission has always been to model and teach principles of sustainability. To supplement our workshop and consultation income in the initial years of our farm start-up, we took on the additional aspect of actually growing food for sale to the general public.

Acceptance of authentic, organically grown local food has been a hard sell in a community poorly educated in nutrition and health care (as opposed to the current "sickness care"), and plagued by high rates of obesity and diabetes. In five years of producing highly acclaimed, quality food at very affordable prices, and attempting to educate each and every customer as to the advantages of "knowing your local organic farmer," we have concluded that producing commercial food for sale to the general public is not a practice we want to continue. Instead, we will return to the roots of our work, the art of sustainable living at a time when climate change threatens to disrupt agricultural production, and a faltering economy that continues to lower the health outlook and standard of living for the average American.

We will continue our plant breeding work, and will continue to sell our organic heirloom, open pollinated seed, plants and bulbs to interested buyers.

Thank you for your past and present interest in the
Broadened Horizons Organic Teaching Farm.

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 10, 2010 - 4:07pm.

Today I received a fundraising call, purportedly from the "Fraternal Order of Police - Tennessee State Lodge - Armes-Shubert Memorial." While the caller was on the phone, I looked them up. Guidestar (Link...) didn't have them listed, but the Tennessee Department of State (Link...) did.

Last fiscal year this Rockwood group spent a whopping 69% of their income on fundraising and only 20% on their charity programs.

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Submitted by travis kirkland on August 1, 2010 - 1:48pm.

The family of James W Kirkland offering a $5000 reward for any information that leads to arrest , conviction of the person or persons involved in a fatal hit and run accident on June 30, 1:25pm on hwy 61 in front of Elverton
Church.

What we know is at 1:25pm June 30 a logging truck struck my fathers vehicle front fender and mirror driver side.

The logging truck was coming from the Oliver Springs, Dylis, Blair, areas, Anderson co or Morgan Co.

There was more than one truck traveling together or possibly coming from the same area.

Any one who was having land cleared off, timber cut for hardwood, pulp wood etc on or before June 30 please call us.

865-399-5359 or 865-406-4311

Someone out there knows who was traveling hwy 61 at 1:25pm in a big logging truck!! A photo is attached that shows the size of the truck not the color.

Link...

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