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Roane leaders mulling massive school overhaul

Roane County leaders are continuing to learn more about a $68 million proposal to combine three of its high schools into one larger school, relocating one and making improvements to another. The proposal would close Roane County High School (commonly referred to as Kingston High), and Harriman and Rockwood High …

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Ivalene Vickery Beasley, age 88, of Kingston

Ivalene Vickery Beasley, age 88, of Kingston passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Parkwest Medical Center with her son at her side. She was born September 24, 1929 in Marion County, Alabama and has been a resident of Roane County since 1962. Ivalene was a member of Kingston Church …

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Lawsuit filed over alleged use of tax information

Anderson County Delinquent tax Attorney and Deputy Trustee Doyle “Trippy” Teno has filed a federal lawsuit against Trustee Myron Iwanski, County Commissioner Steve Mead and his wife Leslie, and County Commissioner and current mayoral candidate Steve Emert. The lawsuit, filed Monday in US District Court in Knoxville, accuses Iwanski–who is, …

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Roane Choral Society show May 12th

Roane Choral Society will present a concert, “Traveling Through,” at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the Princess Theatre, Harriman. The Society will sing selections by American composers. The talented Knoxville string band, Red Shoes and Rosin, will perform bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. The RCS children’s choir will also perform. The …

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Reminder: OR Blueprint Open House Thursday

The City of Oak Ridge’s Community Development Department is continuing the Oak Ridge City Blueprint effort with a discussion focused on multiple subareas. An open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Families and local business representatives are invited to attend …

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GSMNP announces temporary lane closures

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce temporary single-lane closures will be in effect on Tremont Road on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 for paving. Single-lane closures are needed to make up for work days lost due to inclement weather. Visitors traveling on Tremont Road should expect slight delays. Traffic …

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Tennessee Sports HoF announces full class of ’18

(TNSHOF)  The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced today the remaining 2018 Honorees for their 52nd Annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, June 16th at the Omni Nashville. Honorees announced today include the 2018 Professional Teams of the Year, the Pacific Coast League Champions Memphis Redbirds and the Southern League Co-Champion Chattanooga Lookouts. The …

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