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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: What’s up, doc? Queen Anne’s lace up Bugs’ alley

    Did you know that the beautiful Queen Anne’s lace blossoms beginning to ornament fields and roadsides everywhere are really wild carrots?

    Pull one up and sniff at the root, and you will recognize the familiar carrot smell.

    The root you are holding is white, but it will be as edible as the familiar yellow ones. You will have to cook it a little longer than the familiar garden variety, but it will taste just the same.

    Carrots are related to parsnips, caraway and parsley and combine well with all of them.

  • Kingston team headed to world series

    The Kingston 9-Under travel baseball team will heading to Kingsport from July 4-8 to compete in the USSSA World Series.

  • AA Jackets closing in on state

    After cruising in sub-district play, the Kingston AA All-Stars finally found themselves in a battle Saturday night against Tellico Plains in the third round of the Dixie Youth District 8 AA Tournament at Spring City. The Bears pushed the Jackets to the limit, but Kingston remained undefeated in the postseason following a 13-10 victory.

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.

  • Three board hopefuls eyeing new RCHS building

    District 5/6, which includes the city of Kingston and East Roane County, has three seats on the Roane County Board of Education.

    Four people are vying for those three spots in this year’s election.

    The group consists of incumbents Marjorie Earick, Rob Jago and Hugh Johnson.

    Newcomer Rhonda Mossing is also running for one of the seats.

    Early voting runs from July 13-28. Election Day is Aug. 2.   

    Marjorie Earick

  • Salvation Army in need of a few good volunteers

    A dedicated but small group of people have kept the Salvation Army in Roane County going strong, but members would like to see a turnaround on their dwindling numbers.

    “Instead of the Salvation Army, we’re down to the Salvation Battalion,” quipped board member Bob Lepsig. “We need to get some folks.”

    The organization is responsible for finding volunteers to ring the bells at their famous Christmastime red kettles for donations that go to help people in the community, including those in emergency situations.

  • Pick and win Tennessee Products

    Pamela Bartholomew shares recipes and more with consumers such as Rockwood’s George Sartin last week at the Harriman Farmers Market.

    Sartin and others who went to the market registered to win a basket filled with Pick Tennessee Products, items produced in the state.

    Bartholomew, agritourism and farmers market marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, was at the Harriman market as part of the Pick Tennessee promotional tour to different farmers markets throughout East Tennessee.

  • THP to conduct July license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during July.

    The first checkpoint will be from 8 to 9 p.m. July 4 on Hwy. 27 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. July 13 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of `Tennessee.

  • Arrests: June 14-19, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 14 — Timothy Adam Dopel, 25, 214 Pine Ridge Road, Clinton: contempt of court. Bond $1,300; court date June 14.

    • Tameria Jean Edwards, 24, 371 Batley Road, Clinton: failure to appear, criminal trespassing, forgery. Total bond $3,000; court dates July 6 and 9.

  • Honor Guard needs a few good men and women

    The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard is in need of new members.

    The unit provides a final military tribute to honor the service of United States Armed Forces veterans in Roane, Morgan and part of Anderson counties.

    Graveside or funeral home services are provided at no cost to families upon proof of honorable discharge from any branch of service.

    To become a member of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, an individual must be honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.