In a public notice posted on its website last week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), announced it had decided to reissue a hazardous waste management permit to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS).
According to the DSWM public notice, the reissued permit, which is TNHW-157 (formerly TNHW-108), “is for the container storage of mixed (hazardous and radioactive) waste in Building 310 Warehouse.”
“There is no increase in the 140-cubic-yard (28,276-gallon) capacity,” the DSWM public notice states. “The types of mixed waste allow have been reduced from 12 to three.” More...
The hiker found near the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi County the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 11, has been identified, according to local law enforcement officials.
In a phone interview on Tuesday, Oct. 14, Ronnie Adkins, investigator with the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, said the victim was Karl William Potraz, 53, of Olmstead Falls, Ohio.
Adkins said Potraz was found by two other hikers lying in the Appalachian Trail on Unaka Mountain in the vicinity of Beauty Spot. More...
Updated October 15, 2014 03:36:24 PMTown of Unicoi celebrates 20th anniversary
The Town of Unicoi invites everyone to attend its 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Unicoi Tourist Information Center, 106 Unicoi Village Place. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with fireworks scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Since its incorporation two decades ago, the Town of Unicoi has grown leaps and bounds.
During a vphone interview with The Erwin Record on Monday, Oct. 13, Johnny Lynch, who has served as the town’s mayor for the last decade, said the idea of incorporation of the town came about due to the threat of annexation of the Unicoi community by Johnson City. More...
Updated October 15, 2014 03:35:48 PMEarly voting gets underway
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election is currently underway at the Unicoi County Election Commission office, 106 Nolichucky Ave., Erwin.
Early voting, which runs from Oct. 15 through Oct. 30, will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters may also cast their early ballots on two Saturdays – Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 – from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Nov. 4 ballot will include races in the state and federal general election, Town of Unicoi municipal election and Town of Erwin municipal election. Also on the ballot for Erwin residents will be two referendums – one for on-premises alcohol sales and one for package stores. More...
Updated October 08, 2014 01:48:08 PMUnited Way campaign begins
The United Way of Unicoi County launched its annual campaign with a kickoff breakfast Monday, Oct. 6, morning at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.
Around 100 members of the community were in attendance. Lee Brown, president of the county United Way, announced that the 2015 campaign goal is $105,000.
Unicoi County High School seniors played a part in this year’s campaign breakfast. Cheyenne Haun, the runner-up in the 2014 Unicoi County’s Got Talent contest, sang the national anthem. Seniors Morgan Brown, Dylan Roberts, Eric Arnett, Zack Thelen, Davis Webb and Laura Rogers also assisted with the event. More...