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Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!


IceCream Floats a company serving frozen novelty ice cream to the boating community, will return for a second Memorial Day weekend on Fort Loudon Lake/Tennessee River.

Garren and Lyschel Burket, boaters in the East Tennessee area for 9 years, saw a need to provide frozen deliciousness to boaters while hanging out in their floaties. IceCream Floats, LLC offers “ice cream with a mission” as the servers on board will be students and individuals raising money to take mission trips and support nonprofit organizations.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.  

26-year Lenoir City PD veteran passes away

A 26-year veteran with the Lenoir City Police Department passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning.

Lenoir City Police Chief Don White said Detective Jonathan Sartin, 49, died at his Lenoir City home from a medical issue. Sartin started at Lenoir City PD as a patrol officer, moved up to a K-9 unit and then worked as a detective for 14 years.

Friends and family are still working to finalize his arrangements. Click Funeral Home is organizing the services.

Sartin is survived by his fiancee and four adult children from a previous marriage.

Water main repairs affect some LCUB Loudon Co. customers

Update 3:30 pm.  Officials say work is complete and all customers should have their water restored.

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In a press release, LCUB said customers located around Cusick Circle, Strange Road, and Old Stage Road will be without water for five to six hours Thursday while crews work to repair two water main breaks near Highway 11 in Loudon County.

The water main breaks were reported around 4:00 a.m. Thursday.

The breaks directly affected customers around Cusick Circle and Strange Road.

Car theft suspect injured in crash following pursuit

According to a spokesperson with the Loudon Police Department, Cory Lee Braden was treated and released from Fort Loudoun Hospital after he led two officers on a two mile chase Tuesday night.

Police say a BOLO was issued for a stolen car from Roane County around 11:25 p.m.

A Loudon Police Department officer later saw a car matching the stolen vehicle's description on Highway 11.

Police say the officer ran the car's tag confirming it was the stolen vehicle.

When the officer tried to stop the driver, the suspect continued driving.

Officials to help Monroe, Loudon veterans receive benefits

Veterans in Monroe and Loudon Counties will have an opportunity to meet with experts to help them learn and apply for benefits.

On Wednesday, April 24, representatives from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) and other organizations will be at the Senior Citizens Center located at 901 Main St. in Loudon.  They will answer questions, provide information and assist in enrollment opportunities for Veterans and other eligible beneficiaries. They will be available from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

TVA work will cause lane closures in Lenoir City, Kingston

TVA has scheduled highway lane closures this weekend, April 19-22, for geotechnical work at Fort Loudoun Dam near Lenoir City and the Kingston Dike in downtown Kingston, weather permitting.

TVA has contracted to perform core drilling to assess the health of all 49 TVA dams as part of a continuous improvement campaign. The work at Fort Loudoun Dam will take about eight weeks.

One lane of U.S. 321 at Fort Loudoun Dam will be closed from 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 19, until noon on Monday, April 22. Travel will be controlled by a temporary traffic light.