Things you should Know
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
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.
Submitted by travis kirkland on July 17, 2010 - 7:43pm.
My name is Travis Kirkland, On June 30, my life changed forever, my father James Kirkland was side swiped by a blue logging truck.
On hwy.61 north of Harriman, Eleverton Church, a blue 18 wheeler loaded down with logs headed towards Harriman, hit his front driver fender and mirror, he lost control of his car and plowed into a ditch, causing multiple fractures, organ damage.
I am asking anyone who may have been traveling this road at 1:25pm in the area of Eleverton Church, all the way to downtown Harriman who may have seen this logging truck, any little bit of info will be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by onetahiti on July 13, 2010 - 5:21pm.
From today's mail:
Submitted by onetahiti on July 3, 2010 - 7:11pm.
Lit sparklers are very hot, as hot as 1800°F to 3000°F. This is more than hot enough to cause severe skin burns, catch clothing on fire, and start wildfires.
Consider treating the family to a public fireworks display instead. The fireworks show at the Fourth of July Celebration in Kingston City Park is free. For more information on fireworks safety, see: Link...
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on July 3, 2010 - 10:50am.
Jessica Allen joins the Creative Arts Co-op's mystery troupe. Debuting as the blushing bride, 'Elise', in the upcoming murder mystery 'Dearly Beloved...' Jessica is a talented addition to the group. To see Jessica and the rest of the cast in action, contact the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on June 30, 2010 - 3:43pm.
West Roane VFD has a chance to receive a Michigan Power Cleaning ultra high pressure foam fire suppression system from Operation Wildfire, the company's donation program (Link...). Volunteers have been working on the grant application and have great hopes.
This unit would greatly increase firefighting capabilities, especially on our back roads and in wooded areas where the large tankers and pumpers cannot go.
Submitted by onetahiti on June 29, 2010 - 6:26pm.
The West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD, Link...) urgently needs volunteer firefighters for its Station #2 serving the neighborhoods of Eagle Furnace, Camp Buck Toms, Whites Creek, Glen Alice, and Brigadoon. Free training is available.
Right now there are no volunteers for Station #2 on Eagle Furnace Road at all. None. This means all medical and fire responders must drive all the way from Station #1 on Pumphouse Road to get to emergencies in this area.
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on June 27, 2010 - 10:35pm.
With summer flying by, and July 4th creeping upon us, I'd like to remind everyone of the local camp offerings at the Creative Arts Co-op.
Four very different camps are scheduled throughout July. They are:
With something for boys and girls, students have a chance to explore new, creative avenues and make friends along the way.
Call the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit Link... for registration information.
Submitted by onetahiti on June 26, 2010 - 12:53pm.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Roane County Park June 12 race. Here are the race results:
Submitted by UtilityBill on June 25, 2010 - 9:05am.
Last week AT Harriman City Council Meeting .Frank Mee approached city council wanting a home removed near the high school , and another on Swand Pond Rd that had burnt and claimed 2 lives ,
He had an excavation crew at the Roane Street house and it was gone within just a few hours, now Frank lets get that one up on Swan Pond Rd. gone and the younger one might have a shot at re-election next year at this time. GOOD JOB FRANK.....
Submitted by UtilityBill on June 21, 2010 - 8:13am.
This was brought to the attention of Roane views on Thur.
The Chief as well as mayor said this crap is not tolerated.
This has been going on for nearly 4 years now both knew of the actions of city employees playing on the internet, but when faced with pressure from the press they back down, "saving face".
Roane County News article second page of the june 21st issue.
Submitted by mushy on June 19, 2010 - 2:57pm.
Somewhere around 1949 or 1950 my family moved to a "flat top" house on West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge. I can remember the area and much of what happened in those days, even at 4 or 5, but seeing an original "flat top" at the AMSE Museum Saturday did not bring back any memories of the interior of the house.
I wanted to remember details of the house, but the exterior is all that I can remember. However, the tour of the original 68 West Outer Drive unit did nothing else for me, except make me proud that I lived during this era.
This unit is on permanent display at the museum now and you should make it a point to visit it...just for the sake of history.
My family moved from Oak Ridge around '51 or '52, but I will always feel a little part of Oak Ridge and of all that history.
Number 68 was auctioned off in 1950 and taken to Tazewell an used as a weekend home by the Fitzpatrick family. They recently donated it to the museum and I think it's a great addition and wonderful way of preserving history.
At a cost of around $3400 each, 1622 of these Type B-1 Houses, with 576 square feet of living space, were built in Oak Ridge between 1943 and 1945 to house some of the 75,000 people working at the plants.
The Type B-1 House had 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen with extended pantry, and a living room.
Obviously, the houses got their name from the flat roofs. Some of these still stand today. This one was originally located at #68 West Outer Drive.
It was sold in 1950 and used as a summer home in a nearby town. The family recently donated it to the AMSE Museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Take a tour: www.amse.org/content_wide.aspx?Article=1173&menu=66
More photos HERE:
Submitted by Stormin-Norman on June 19, 2010 - 6:19am.
For anyone not yet aware, RHS is having an "all years" reunion this week, at the Baptist Church property down on the lake. I believe it wraps up tonight.
Submitted by mushy on June 18, 2010 - 9:53pm.
TVA's Kingston Steam/Fossil Plant has changed it's profile over the years.
This first shot I took back in 1972, before the tall chimneys came on line in '76.
Toward the end of the construction of the 1,000 foot stacks, I was working at the Roane County NEWS when I took this photo.
Today the two new scrubbers are on line and doing the work the other 11 stacks couldn't! However, there will still be ash to throw out behind the building!
On the bright side, there is 95% less emissions and I'm sure glad my AC is cranking!
Submitted by UtilityBill on June 15, 2010 - 9:32am.
Well made headlines again , councilman Mee , and his father asked city council to tear down a housenear the high school, well he has owned one on Pansy Hill that claimed the life of 2 persons, why did he not asked council to tear down that house, 3 years ago!!!! it still sits burnt out with children playning nearby, not even knowing the danger it has caused already, what a shame, i counted 7 houses in Harriman today that are burnt out , and the city says there hands are tied, i approached an owner of one of these propeties and asked what was planned, he said he was fincially unable to remove the remains of this old home, but would welcome anyone or the city to remove it, and the city says there hands are tied, i am willing to say all of these burnt out house could be gone in less than a work week if that codes dept, just asked the owner what they wanted done with the property, hey a councilmans dads not afraid to ask , so you should not either you might get it done, this lazy admin. we gt now nothing getting done
Submitted by onetahiti on June 11, 2010 - 11:42am.
Summer Fest 2010 is tomorrow in Roane County Park.
This is a big deal, folks. Family entertainment in the park, all day.
Shop with local crafters and vendors, have fun at Carnival Cove For the Kids and the Grand Opening of the Roane County Splash Pad, play in the 1st disc golf tournament, run or walk the Summer Fest 5K, ride along with “Cruisin' for the Kids” motorcycle ride, enjoy the BBQ, cheer on Roane County’s finest in the Law vs. Order softball game and much, much more!
Times: Summer Fest 5k at 8 am, Motorcycle Ride 10 am, Softball game at 6 pm. Other activities are 10 am to 6 pm. Call 865-466-0294 for more details.
Directions: See the map (Link...).
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on June 4, 2010 - 9:56pm.
With summer break beginning for most schools and the whimper of 'I'm bored!' looming in the back of most parents' minds, there is hope.
The Creative Arts Co-op continues to offer a variety of summer camps - from Pre-k through high school. With a vastly expanded schedule, the Co-op offers art camps, stage camps, pre-k camps, playwright camps, Kite camp, and more. With half-day and full-day camps available, there is something for everyone.
For more information, call the Creative Arts Co-op or visit Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on May 28, 2010 - 7:00pm.
Volunteers at the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) have just received notice from FEMA that WRCVFD will be receiving funds for 538 10-year smoke alarms.
Once the alarms arrive, they will be distributed to 269 local families, 2 to a family. The Food Pantry in Rockwood will assist with distribution.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 26, 2010 - 4:20pm.
Jun 12 2010 - 8:00am
Jun 12 2010 - 6:00pm
Bring the whole family for a day of summer fun at Roane County Park!
Shop with local crafters and vendors, have fun at Carnival Cove For the Kids and the Grand Opening of the Roane County Splash Pad, play in the 1st disc golf tournament, run the Summer Fest 5K, ride along with “Cruisin' for the Kids” motorcycle ride, enjoy the BBQ, cheer on Roane County’s finest in the Law vs. Order softball game and much, much more!
Summer Fest 5k Run/Walk:
Location: - View a map.
Content courtesy of RoaneCountyPark.com.
-- One Tahiti
Submitted by mushy on May 21, 2010 - 8:59pm.
Graduation at Kingston was supposed to be outside, but everyone got scared watching the forecast and began wishing it was going to be inside the gym. Their wishes came true, and it was the first time since 1994!
So, we all sat and sweltered, waving our programs at each other to stay cooler, while rude people filed into the gym and stood in the aisles in front of the seated first couple of rows.
And what's up with latest fashion trend of wearing a fancy dress and walking around with dirty bare feet?! Do we not respect ourselves and others anymore?
Thank God we only have to endure going back to school a couple times in our lives.
Back outside, as I broke the doorway, it was cool, with a clear blue sky, and the moon shining down.
We're never satisfied!
Submitted by mushy on May 16, 2010 - 11:00am.
I had no idea what a big deal the Tennessee Strawberry Festival was in Dayton until I went Saturday. I knew there must be lots of local people having a good time, but I had no idea that thousands attend!
CLICK HERE if you want to see what I saw Saturday, click on "Slideshow"!
Submitted by RoaneBooster on May 12, 2010 - 6:52pm.
... died shortly after 5PM today. It's been a real rough time for the family. She went to the hospital on Friday after burying Mike's Father the same Wednesday.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 11, 2010 - 1:35pm.
I just got a fundraising phone call purportedly from the "Officer Down Foundation." The man said he was collecting for officers in Tennessee in my local area.
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on May 10, 2010 - 5:18pm.
The Creative Arts Co-op is excited to announce the expansion of its summer youth programs for 2010. With the opening of the new Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Co-op has the opportunity to provide more creative avenues for area students. In addition to stage and art camps, the Creative Arts Co-op is offering Young Playwright camp, NOIZE! camp, Show Choir camp, 'Princess' camp, pre-school camp, and Flying Object camp. Camps vary in length from half-day to full-day, and all camps include materials, snacks and performances (where applicable) with tuition cost.
Please visit the web site at Link... and check out the summer camp page. You can even download registration forms from the site. And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 865/765-1129.
Submitted by UtilityBill on May 7, 2010 - 2:54pm.
A few tests are coming in from the dumping at riverfront park, 3 dump truck loads were dumped the the site, and covered up by HUB a few days later attached is a picture of coal ash, burnt chinks of low grade high sulfur coal, cresote.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 1, 2010 - 10:07pm.
Residents in the Eagle Furnace area of West Roane County witnessed a car chase Tuesday evening. Patrol cars chased a Roane County duo down back roads, including Eagle Furnace Road and Ledgerwood Lane. One suspect escaped and is reportedly still at large.
The Rhea County Herald-News posted the story on April 30: Link...
-- One Tahiti
Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on April 18, 2010 - 8:44pm.
GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE!!!
Please stop by our open house on Friday, April 30th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and check out our new home. And......
Join us at our Premiere Night Casino Gala!
Enjoy the excitement of gaming, desserts, and door prizes and a lot of fun!
For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on April 16, 2010 - 7:52pm.
The dedicated men and women who volunteer at West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) have been busy. They went out on 345 runs this past year, an average of almost one per day. About half were emergency medical runs, the rest fires, vehicle extractions, and other emergency calls.
Submitted by onetahiti on April 13, 2010 - 4:23pm.
Apr 30 2010 - 7:30am
May 1 2010 - 7:00pm
The West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual
Also, please limit the amount of clothing donated since we have limited remaining clothing space.
Support the West Roane VFD and have fun at the same time. Donate, then shop! Come meet with your neighbors and find bargains.
WRCVFD is a Roane County United Way Partner Agency.
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