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Today's News

  • 'I'm just thrilled to be here'

    David Bolling dived right into his new job as Kingston City Manager.
    “I’m just thrilled to be here and part of a great team,” he said Friday as he closed out his first week as the city’s chief administrator.
    “It is going to be a good experience, and I’m certainly grateful for the opportunity,” Bolling added. “I know they had a lot of good applicants for the position.

  • Acorns? We don't need no stinkin' acorns!

    Let the other squirrels forage for nuts- these furry little rodents in Roane County Park have invaded the human world with their appetite for salty snacks. Cheetos, potato chips and bread were among the bushy-tailed creature's feast one Monday, when Roane County Newspapers photographer Kaitlin Keane wandered up on them at lunchtime. It's a midday treat worthy of bringing out even the shyest of the bushy-tailed beasts. Who needs acorns when you have lots of chips at your disposal?

  • Lady Tigers finish 2nd in district
  • HANDLING THE ROCK
  • Keko receives leadership award

    Local martial arts leader, Kyoshi Peter Keko was honored with the Masters Leadership Award by the prestigious World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC) during the 21st Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet on June 1 in Orlando.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Bethel Presbyterian/Kingston United Methodist
    “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps: Inspired by Marketplace 29 A.D.” is the theme of the Bible school planned by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, and Kingston United Methodist Church. Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 17-20 in Kingston United Methodist fellowship hall at 212 W. Church St. Registration information is available at Bethel Presbyterian at 203 S. Kentucky St., 376-6340 or Kingston United Methodist, 376-6337.

  • Crowe to speak at Little Leaf’s scholarship event

    Charles D. Crowe, co-founder of The Men of Tomorrow program, will be the guest speaker for the annual Ed Fritz scholarship program at Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The program starts at 4 p.m. June 9.

    Crowe, CEO of LeGacy Resource Consulting Corp., helped found the Men of Tomorrow mentoring program in 1990.

    The program promotes development of a good self image, positive role model, academic achievement, career development and cultural development among youth.

  • Registration jumpstart

    Kingston’s Shannon Palko, left, and her father, Leonard Palko, recently attended Summer Orientation and Registration at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

    Students at SOAR met with academic advisers, registered for classes, toured the campus and residence halls, received information about student activities, housing and financial aid and heard detailed information about First-Year Initiative, an orientation for first-year students the week before classes.
     

  • Five awarded $500 scholarships to RSCC

    Five recent high school graduates from Roane County will begin their freshman year at Roane State Community College with a $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarship.

    They are Alisa Barger of Midway High School, Jadah Gallaher of Harriman High School, Tavin Napier of Rockwood High School, Allison Taylor of Roane County High School, and Kara Young of Oliver Springs High School.

  • Rockwood Wesleyan Church reunion planned this weekend

    For more than 100 years, Rockwood Wesleyan Church on South Church Avenue has played a vital role in the community and in the lives of its congregation, especially during the Great Depression, World War II and the 1950-60s.

    Congregants past and present, the public and Pastor Bob Lower will celebrate that role this weekend during special reunion events that include a Saturday hot dog roast, Sunday services and a special afternoon singing.