Tag Archives: Roane County

Fatal Vehicle Fire on Interstate Leads to Traffic Delays

A tragic incident occurred earlier today near Harriman when a vehicle ran off the interstate into a wooded area and caught fire near the 346-mile-marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is investigating the cause of the crash. The crash, which happened around 8:30 AM, resulted in one fatality. Rescue squad …

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Rockwood Introduces New Automated Garbage Collection System

Rockwood residents are now seeing the new 95-gallon garbage cans from Waste Connections in their neighborhoods. These cans are part of a new automated garbage collection system where trucks equipped with mechanical arms will handle the bins without manual intervention, enhancing efficiency and safety for workers. With this new system, …

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Two local high school students made their Broadway debut thanks to the Tennessee Theatre’s first ever Marquee Awards.

The Marquee Awards’ Outstanding Actress winner Norah Younger and Actor winner Max Mishler participated in the Jimmy Awards, which are a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theatre. The Oak Ridge High School students were also surprised by getting to attend the rehearsal and live presentation of the …

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Six local firms receive ORNL Small Business Awards

Six firms received Small Business Awards from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Friday morning at an awards ceremony held at ORNL and virtually.  Standing, from left to right, are Jolene Johnson, President of Absolute Access; Jeremy Shoop, President of City-State; Vicki Dyer, President of Scientific Sales; …

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