Today's News

  • Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough

    Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough was born at 11:08 p.m. July 7 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Emily Duncan and Neil Clabough.

    Grandparents are Kim Parris Lively of Rockwood, Barbara Gaskin of Wartburg and the late Ray Clabough.

    Great-grandparents are Homer and Peggy Parris of Kingston.

  • The Garden Gate: Planting rules passed down by word of mouth

    Most of us have known people who insisted on planting certain things according to phases of the moon or development of a particular kind of tree or shrub.

    Ever since man began to till the soil, people have looked for favorable signs in the stars, moon, native plants, times of the migrations of birds, colors of sunsets and some other aspects of nature to guide them in planting and in harvesting.

  • New Rotary Club presidents installed

    Jack Bailey, right, 2012-13 Rotary District 6780, administers the oath of office to incoming presidents Vaughn Blank, left, of Rockwood Rotary Club and Ralph Best of Kingston Rotary Club during the recent joint officer installation meeting of the Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood clubs.

    Not pictured is Keith Uselton, Harriman Rotary Club incoming president.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 25

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston Regional Planning Commission gave strings-attached approval to final development plans of Brentwood Landing. The state planner said most of the problems would be easy to take care of. Everything was ready; it just wasn’t at the meeting. Construction activity was expected to begin within the month.

    10 Years Ago

  • Learn to lead at Girl Scout event

    Present and prospective Girl Scout volunteers are welcome to attend Leaderfest, an inaugural inspirational and informative event on Aug. 11 in Alcoa.

    Leaderfest, organized in part by the Roane County Service Unit, will offer workshops on a variety of topics, such as songs; ceremonies; science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs; discipline issues; crafts; and games for all ages.

    A special session will address troop basics, including the changes to the Girl Scout program over the past few years.

  • GUEST OPINION: Quote approval in news is shoddy journalism

    “One gets an image of reporters as
    trained pets, willing to sit up on command in hopes of being tossed a morsel of ‘news’ — morsels that in the end are much like today’s dog food: processed. shaped, and as bland as possible so as to be acceptable as widely as possible.”

  • Aytes in it for right reasons

    Gary Aytes’ ascension to Roane County director of schools is rooted growing up as a student in rural East Tennessee.

    “Neither of my parents were educated, but they were very determined that I be educated,” Aytes said during his interview with the Roane County Board of Education earlier this year.

    Aytes said he went to a two-room school in Morgan County that had a teaching principal and another teacher.

  • AAA Devils finish ninth in state

    The Harriman AAA All-Stars weren’t able to bring home a state championship, but the Blue Devils did pick up a win and finished ninth overall at the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament that was played in Jackson.

  • Rockwood to host 2012 Roane County Jamboree

    The 2012 Roane County Football Jamboree will take place Friday, Aug. 10 at Rockwood High School.

  • Kingston football gets bigger weight room

    Championship football teams are often built in the weight room and first year Kingston head coach Blair Harrison is hoping a move to a bigger weight room at the Kingston field house will pay dividends starting this season.