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Today's News

  • Tenley and Leyton Bolden

    Twins Tenley and Leyton Bolden turned 1 year old on Oct. 29.

    They celebrated on Nov. 1 with a Dr. Seuss-themed party with relatives and friends.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Ramon, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • The Garden Gate: Did the pomegranate lead to exile from Eden?

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 14, 2012.

    Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

  • Free Knoxville hospital workshop to assist with health plan enrollments

    Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.

    Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Kingston run-in with the law literal, ends in DUI charge

    A Kingston patrol car was damaged in a crash off the Interstate 40 Exit 352 ramp.

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said a driver traveling the wrong way up the exit ramp late Saturday night struck the patrol car driven by Nate Wilson.

    Washam said Amanda Rochelle Endsley, 25, of Kingston, was almost to the interstate and would have been traveling east in the westbound lanes if she’d not hit the crusier.

    “I hate we lost a car in it, but I’m glad she didn’t make it to the interstate,” Washam said.

  • Help feed others at holiday

    Hundreds of people who might otherwise go hungry enjoy the traditional fare of Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of Kingston Police Department and Hands of Mercy Food Bank.

    “It is a whole lot of work, but it is all worth it,” said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam.

    This year, 800 Roane County families will be fed thanks to the annual food drive, which is in its sixth year.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 26, cars will line up along Hwy. 70 as they make their way to Kingston City Park, where the food is distributed.

  • Nov. 4 election certified
  • GUEST OPINION - Lobbyists: Power concentrated in few influential hands

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    Lobbyists are not all-powerful. They don’t win every battle. But they do win most.

    Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

  • Lady Crusaders pick up win

     

    Lauren Treadway and Emily Plemons proved to be a most effective offensive tag team for the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders, combining for all but two of Calvary Baptist’s points in a 42-23 victory over Maryville Apostolic on a bone-chilling Monday evening. 

  • Bobcats split Hall of Fame games

     

    Tony Ingram’s Oliver Springs Bobcats stayed busy over the weekend, playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games Saturday at William Blount.

    In their game against William Blount, the Bobcats knocked off the Governors, 65-64.

  • Mount Pisgah stays busy with games