Information from WYSH Radio
Officials in what is now called Lake City have announced that the City Council will meet on Thursday, June 26, at 5 p.m. to ratify the town’s name change to Rocky Top.
The name change is considered vital for the development of several attractions aimed at turning the sleepy town into a tourist destination for travelers along I-75, and it cleared its most significant hurdle a couple of weeks ago when a federal judge refused to issue an injunction to prohibit the name change from going forward.
The request for a preliminary injunction had been filed by the owners of the copyright to the song “Rocky Top,” who had argued that the name change amounted to a trademark violation.
Initially, WYSH said, officials said the meeting would be held in City Hall, but they said Monday morning that it may be moved to Lake City Middle School—soon to be rechristened Rocky Top Middle—to accommodate what could be a large crowd for the historic vote.
Once the city ratifies the name change as expected, Lake City will officially become Rocky Top.