Monthly Archives: February 2020

Claxton fire injures none

A fire early Sunday morning caused significant damage to a house on Blockhouse Valley Road, but injured no one. Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt McGhee reported that he was dispatched to the 1300 block of Blockhouse Valley at around 5:30 am Sunday. When he arrived, McGhee said that the house …

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Smokies announce ‘Silver Smokies’ registration

(Tennessee Smokies press release) The Tennessee Smokies have opened Silver Smokies registration for the 2020 season presented by Senior Benefit Inc. Any Smokies fan over the age of 55 is eligible to join. Registration is only $35 (value of $92) and includes admission to six home games, a membership card, …

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ORFD receives donation

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (TVSFPE) recently presented the Oak Ridge Fire Department with a $7,500 contribution for the Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration burn trailer that was provided by the National Fire Sprinkler Association. According to a city press release, after each fire demonstration, …

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Initial business filings up in TN, economy growing

(TN Secretary of State press release) Initial business filings continue year-over-year growth and don’t show any signs of slowing down, according to a reported released Tuesday by Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office. The Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report for the fourth quarter of 2019 showed that there were …

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Weed Wrangle 2020 set for March 7th

(TN State Parks press release) Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers to help rid the parks and State Natural Areas of invasive species with the annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 7.  Most of the state parks and the Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area are participating. The …

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Danny John McKinnie, Sr., age 80, of Harriman

Danny John McKinnie, Sr., age 80, of Harriman, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence.  He was born June 6, 1939 in Dearborn, MI and later moved to Roane County.  Danny served in the United States Army and enjoyed traveling across the country as an over-the-road truck …

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Patricia Louise Munson, age 91, of Kingston

Patricia Louise Munson, age 91, of Kingston, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at her residence.  She was born December 4, 1928 in Topeka, Kansas, moving to Roane County in 1985.  Patricia was of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and doing various crafts.  She was also …

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Mary Lillian Shipwash, age 76 of Ten Mile

Mary Lillian Shipwash, age 76 of Ten Mile passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at Parkwest Medical Center. She was born September 23, 1943 in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Kirkman Tech High School. She was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church and loved her pastor and church …

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