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  • Kingston rejects alcohol sales for special events

    Following several months of discussion, Kingston City Council will not be considering special event alcohol permits anytime soon.

    The body had mulled possibly voting on an as-yet undrafted ordinance which could potentially allow special event alcohol permits to be considered by Council on a case-by-case basis.

  • Harriman police say man forced to withdraw money

    Harriman Police Department are investigating a possible abduction after being called to the Check Into Cash at 1826 Roane State Hwy. around 3:27 p.m. Wednesday.

    Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico said the 911 call came out that two men were in the Check Into Cash and one looked endangered.

    Victim Arvil Daugherty indicated he wanted the police to be called. The 911 caller said there was also people in a car outside who were possibly armed.

    Officials said Daugherty was being taken around to get money.

  • Barbecue latest Kingston event for Ethan Guinn

    The Kingston community continues to rally around Ethan Guinn, the Roane County High School senior diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in late January. Sunday afternoon was another show of support as a barbecue fundraiser was held at Kingston City Park to help the Guinn Family with expenses.

    “It’s important for me to help them out,” said Kenny Barding, organizer of Sunday’s event. “The Guinn family is a friend of mine. My daughter, Bailey, and Ethan are best friends.

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  • Kingston man accused of setting home on fire

    Jonathan D. Grizzell, a 39-year-old Kingston man, is accused of setting his house on fire and trying to file a false insurance claim.

    He was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month on charges of arson and attempted insurance fraud.

    He declined to comment on the charges when contacted late last week.

    “You need to speak with my attorney,” he said.

    The Kingston Fire Department responded to a fire at Grizzell’s 1511 Kathy Circle residence on Oct. 5, 2016.

  • Harriman cracking down on messiness

    Harriman officials have been cracking down on unkempt properties around the city.

    Mayor Wayne Best said voters asked him for help with cleaning up properties during his campaign last year.

    He’s been taking the requests seriously, driving around and looking at properties that have been identified as in need of clean up.

    “It is already looking better. We just need to get the word out that we have took it long enough, and we aren’t taking it any more. We’re taking you to court,” said Best.

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  • Rockwood High principal’s domestic abuse case dismissed

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson agreed to voluntary dismiss a domestic assault charge against Rockwood High School Principal Shannon Cawood on Monday.

    However, Johnson let it be known that a grand jury indictment on the charge is still possible over the next year if Cawood gets into any more trouble.

    “We meet again in the Roane County grand jury in June, again in October and then again in February,” Johnson told General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens.

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