Commission approves bond resolution for OS High/Middle Building Project

The Roane County Commission overwhelmingly voted last night (Monday the 9th), to approve a bond resolution borrowing the money approved months ago, to start the renovation work at The Oliver Springs High School. The work includes major renovations at The Oliver Springs middle school as well, combining the schools. on the same property. The commission passed the final amount of $3.9 million dollars to an already approved $7 million last year, and after several delays got it done last night with an 11 to 2 and one pass vote. The two no votes came from Rockwood representatives Daryll Meadows and Ron Berry with south Roane county commissioner Stanley Moore abstaining. Now The Roane County School Board will vote on whether or not to spend the money for the project as they have the right to either go ahead with the plan or not , but if they don’t spend it there, then according to County Executive Ron Woody at last night’s meeting, the funds could not be used for other projects. The School Board recently voted to support building 2 High Schools instead of one mega school which would have left out the funding for Oliver Springs and would have asked High School students there to attend the new school which would have been miles away closer to Harriman.  The topic of the two high schools never came before the Commission last night. The commission met in the larger criminal court room last night to accommodate the large crowd expected, and the room was filled mostly with supporters from Oliver Springs.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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