City of Rocky Top officials are asking for the support of Anderson County Commission in pushing forward the development of a future golf course and resort that would bring revenue and several jobs to the county.
The location of the golf course and resort would primarily be in Campbell County, officials said, but to enter the resort visitors would go through portions of Anderson County via US 441.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Department has information on a crime alert. A local resident has reported receiving a call from someone with the "Neighborhood Watch Initiative" calling in response to "break-ins" in the area. The caller asked if the homeowner had an alarm system and said they were giving away security systems to those that did not. The caller also tried to obtain other personal information including the address of the homeowner. The call came from what is apparently a "spoofed" local telephone number.
Anderson County residents are warned this may be an attempt to gather a homeowner's address and if they have an alarm as a possible target to commit a burglary. Legitimate neighborhood watch groups or law enforcement agencies do NOT make such calls. NEVER give out personal information or address to anyone over the telephone.
Anderson County residents having received these types of calls are asked to contact the Sheriff's Communications Center at 865-457-2414 or their local police department.
During the Anderson County Operations Committee meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, Anderson County Commissioners on the Operations Committee voted 7-2 to nominate Tracy Wandell, Commissioner for Dist. 1, to serve as the committee’s new chairman.