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Today's News

  • Library Foundation, Choral Society receive state arts grants

    Kingston Library Foundation and Roane Choral Society are among the 26 East Tennessee recipients of Tennessee’s Arts Build Communities grants.

    The Library Foundation is receiving money for the 2014 Roane County Student Writers Anthology, an annual publication of student works determined through a contest of Roane Writers Group.

    Roane Choral Society’s “A Child Again at Christmas” concert is the beneficiary of the funds.

  • Clark-Long

    Tina and Eric Clark of Kingston, and Winston Chelf and Carrie Burg announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Logan Clark, to Eric Long.

    He is the son of Rick and Vicky Long of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Twin Cedar Farm, Rockford. A reception will follow at Twin Cedar Farm.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Frights on tap for annual Hauntings of Harriman tour

    Ghoulish tales centered around some of the notable homes and buildings in Harriman's elegant downtown return once again in time for the Halloween season.

    Hauntings of Historic Harriman is set this year for Oct. 3-4.

    Tours leave from Walden Street in front of the Harriman Public Library beginning at 8:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes.

    The last tour will be 11 p.m. on Friday and at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    Tickets are $10 and available at Rocky Top General Store, Red Door Antiquities in Harriman and at the gate at the tour.

  • 2015 Relay for Life won’t be overnight

    Roane County’s Relay for Life organizers are getting ready for next spring’s big event with their yearly fall kickoff.

    Big changes are happening for the coming year, and they’ll be announced in more detail at the kickoff, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Kingston United Methodist Church at 212 W. Church St., Kingston.

    The kickoff will include a chili supper and the awards for 2014 being handed out.

    One of the changes is moving the traditional overnight event to one during the day Saturday.

  • Lady Jackets take down Oliver Springs, 8-1

     

    In an in-county showdown between the Kingston Lady Jackets and the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, the number eight proved to be a great number for Kingston as they took an 8-1 win Monday evening.

  • Lady Tigers knock off Harriman, 13-0

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers won their 10th consecutive game of the 2014 season Monday night with a 13-0 victory at Harriman in a District 3 A/AA match-up between Roane County rivals.

  • Applications being taken for WMA waterfowl hunts

    The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s 2014 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts is now underway. The application period will be accepted until midnight (CDT) Oct. 1, 2014.
    A computerized drawing system will be held to select successful applicants based on the priority drawing system. Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at www.tnwildlife.org.

  • Special opportunity available for youth deer hunters

     

    Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2014 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 25. 

  • Szozda advances to state tournament

     

    For the second time in three years, Kingston junior Savannah Szozda is heading to the TSSAA Class A/AA State Golf Tournament in Manchester. She earned her spot by shooting an 18-hole total of 79 and finishing third overall at Monday’s Region 2 A/AA Tournament in Sevierville.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Gloria Jean’s has a flair for great southern cuisine

    In our “Out to Lunch” adventures I’ve discovered restaurant locations change management and names.