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Today's News

  • Faith-based rehab has new office

    Recovery Road, a local nonprofit substance-abuse organization, has opened an office in Kingston.
    Recovery Road concentrates its efforts in offering faith-based rehabilitation to individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions in Roane and Loudon counties.
    Recovery Road operates as a facilitator for individuals seeking help in matching a candidate with a rehabilitation center. It also provides transportation to and from the center.

  • Mercedes & Dixie Curry

    Mercedes Curry will celebrate her third birthday on Oct. 30, and her sister, Dixie, will celebrate her second birthday on Nov. 7.

    They will celebrate on Oct. 23 with a Dora the Explorer party with relatives and friends.

    They are the daughters of Edna and James Curry of Kingston.

    Grandparents, Nanny and Papaw, are Eileen and Don Kyle of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents, Mamaw and Papaw, are Louise and Charlie Hamby of Kingston.
     

  • Lauren Paige Nation

    Lauren Paige Nation turned five on Sept. 9.

    She celebrated her birthday with a Build-A-Bear party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Trevor and Katie Nation of Powell.

    Grandparents are Lisa Nation of Knoxville and Wayne and Cathy Bryant of Knoxville.

    Great-grandparents are Bill McKinney of Harriman and the late Eula McKinney.

    Lauren has one sister, 16-year-old Brittany.
     

  • Christina Lynn Copes and Nick Lee Pound Jr. wedding

    Christina Lynn Copes and Nick Lee Pound Jr. were married on Oct. 7, 2010, at 5 p.m. at the gazebo across from the Roane County Courthouse.
    Una Coffman officiated during the evening ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Rosemary Jennings of Maryville and Bill Copes Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.
    Her grandparents are Mary Eidson of Maryville and Tom Zerambo of Philadelphia, Pa.
    The groom is the son of Judy Roberts of Spring City and Nickey Lee Pound Sr. of Dayton, Ohio.
    His grandfather is the late Don Whitaker. The couple is at home in Spring City.

  • OSMS falls in title game, 8-6

    What a difference two weeks can make. 

  • Tigers cap perfect season with title

    Beating a good team twice in one season is never easy, but that's just what the Rockwood Middle School Tigers did Thursday as Scott Harvey's squad defeated Cherokee 14-8 to capture the Clinch Valley Conference Championship.

  • Parker brings optometry practice home

    Dr. Robert Parker, a fourth-generation Kingstonian and former Kingston optometrist, has returned to his hometown to reopen his practice.
    Parker is back in the area after serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps and as an independent contractor. He and his wife, Kingston native Elaine Toon Parker, both have family in the area and plan to retire in Kingston.

  • Coffee beans, brake fluid a recipe for Friday traffic snarls

    By Katie Hogin and Terri Likens, Roane Newspapers
    A Friday morning truck accident on Interstate 40 led to headaches for motorists all day and into the night.

    A collision involving a parked tractor trailer rig and one that was moving happened around 8 a.m. on the eastbound lane just east of Gallaher Road.

    The collision resulted in a spill of coffee beans and slippery brake fluid.

  • Parker brings optometry practice home

    Dr. Robert Parker, a fourth-generation Kingstonian and former Kingston optometrist, has returned to his hometown to reopen his practice.

    Parker is back in the area after serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps and as an independent contractor. He and his wife, Kingston native Elaine Toon Parker, both have family in the area and plan to retire in Kingston.

  • Rockwood council, water board meeting on new days

    Those with an issue to take before Rockwood City Council or the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Board during this month’s meeting will need to wait a little longer.

    The meeting dates and times have been shuffled around for both governmental bodies, with the permanent changes approved by ordinance in September and becoming effective in October.