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  • WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
  • UNDECKING THE STREETS
  • Classes teach seniors how to get most out of smartphones

    Did you receive a smartphone as a present this holiday season and are not sure what to do with it?

    Are you only using your smartphone as a phone?

    Don’t know how to text or use all the features of your phone?

    Want to connect with family and friends on Facebook?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency and Social Media 4 Seniors are teaming up to teach seniors how to use smartphone technology to the fullest.

    Classes are informal, and small in size to maximize the learning experience.

  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie time

    The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is now in the next century of a beloved fundraising tradition, with Girl Scouts now taking orders for the 2018 campaign.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Bartha no chef for Arnold, Zsa Zsa

    Andras Bartha, owner and chef at Carmella Restaurant in Kingston, was born in Hungary where he was raised and studied nuclear power before emigrating to Austria in 1988 and America in 1990.

    Living in Los Angeles, he studied hotel and restaurant management while also working at Shatzy on Main, a restaurant owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Bartha was not, as some have claimed, a personal chef for Arnold, nor did he work as a chef for Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

    He said he doesn’t know how such stories get started.

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  • Teacher charged with DUI on New Year’s Eve

    A teacher employed with Roane County Schools was arrested on New Year’s Eve.

    Michael P. Neal is charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and immediate notice of an accident.

    According to reports, Neal was driving a Lincoln MKX when he was involved in a property damage crash on Hobson Road near Kingston.

  • Cooking fire damages Swan Pond home

    A family of six children and two adults are displaced after a house fire that started in the kitchen of the 2419 Swan Pond home this weekend.

    Nobody was injured, and the family of Rhyanna Frazier was able to find a place to stay for the moment.

    “They went with family,” said Harriman Capt. Matt Hickey.

    The fire department narrative said smoke was visible from the front door and eaves when fire fighters arrived.

    Firefighter Travis May and Lt. John Stringfield made entry through an unlocked front door.

  • Trial delayed for mom accused of starving toddler

    Another delay has occurred in the case of the parents accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death.

    Matthew and Amanda Dotson are being tried separately on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

    Amanda Dotson’s trial that was scheduled to start on Jan. 16 was recently postponed.

    “Another delay is correct, and it’s because of the DNA testing that the defense is having done,” Assistant District Attorney General Bob Edwards said.

  • No one hurt when SUV rolled into Clinch

    On Monday morning, Kingston Fire Department, with assistance from Roane County Rescue Squad, were called to Ladd Landing to rescue a submerged Ford Escape.

    The vehicle had rolled down the boat ramp and into the frigid water around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

    Mary Tuck of Oliver Springs told police that she and her husband Mickey were in the vehicle, and both got out at the same time, and the Escape started rolling down the ramp.