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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Morton 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Morton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
    They will celebrate with a reception for family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 in Kingston First Baptist Church family life center.
    Morton and the former Carolyn Christopher were married on Sept. 10, 1960, in Kingston, with Brother Rudder officiating.
    He is retired from Martin Marietta, and she is retired from the Roane County Health Department.
    The couple has three children: Karen Morton of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Ted Morton Jr. and Amy Workman, both of Kingston.

  • No sirens for Y-12 emergency drill

    Emergency personnel from the National Nuclear Security Administration and B&W Y-12, along with federal, state and local emergency management personnel, will conduct an emergency management exercise Aug. 25 at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
    The public may observe emergency personnel performing environmental monitoring or sampling. These offsite activities are part of the exercise, which will simulate a chemical release.

  • Sept. 3 blood drive set in Kingston

    Medic Regional Blood Center offices will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 6.
    That means a day of no blood collections for the community.
    “Please visit a blood drive before the holiday weekend so we can increase our inventory to ensure everyone’s safety over the long weekend,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.
    One such blood drive will be on Sept. 3 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
    The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • It's Country Fair time!

    The Family and Community Education Clubs of Roane County are making plans for the annual Kingston Autumn Country Fair.

    The fair will be on Oct. 2 at Fort Southwest Point.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files

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  • UPDATE: Injured identified in salon crash

    Authorities have confirmed the identities of the 10 people injured Tuesday afternoon when a van crashed into Classic Styles salon on Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Richard L. Ward of Kingston was the driver of the van, said Kingston Police Lt. Gary Nelson. Ward was taken via helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and Nelson said Tuesday night he was in critical condition.

  • King preparing for 25th season

    When people are asked about Kingston football, some of the things that come to mind are winning, pride, championships and tradition.

  • Chapter applauds DOE Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is the recipient of the national chapter of Federally Employed Women’s Federal Department/Agency Award.

    The award, one of FEW’s most prestigious annual honors, was presented to Oak Ridge Office Manager Gerald Boyd at the chapter’s 41st national training program in New Orleans. About 2,500 members from across the nation participated in the training.

    “It is a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of the Oak Ridge Office,” Boyd said.

  • RSCC's Goff cited
  • Workshop to help with starting up a new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.
    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org.