Today's News

  • School librarians tour RSCC facility

    Librarians at Roane County Schools recently spent several hours exploring the Roane State Community College Library in an effort to better provide for information needs of students, faculty and staff.

    Molly Stover, far right, web services librarian, shares with librarians, from left, Janet Sather, Lana Foster, Laura Taylor and Linda Olmsted the many services, resources and digital information the Roane State Library offers to Roane County students and community.

  • Morrison Hill cranking down volume for new Sunday service

    Morrison Hill Christian Church loves rock’n’roll.

    The Kingston church has rocked out with a praise band for nearly 20 years.

    But lately, Morrison Hill’s preaching minister Dennis Mullen has been thinking that a lighter touch may meet a real need.

    That’s why  Morrison Hill is beginning a new worship service that Mullen describes as “lighter, quieter and contemplative.” The new service begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel

    Folk Mountain Gospel presents Don and Donna Mohl in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church at 336 Patton Lane.

    The Mohls’ music is a blend of folk and mountain-style gospel.

    They use traditional and Biblical instruments such as the bowed psaltry, hammered and mountain dulcimers, mandolin, zither, guitar and harmonica.

    The program includes familiar hymns, recent gospel and some songs they have written.

  • Dyllis Baptist celebrates 130 years of ministry

    Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a homecoming on Sept. 23.

    Activities will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Evangelist Jeff Myers will deliver the message for the 11 a.m. service; The Promise Trio will present special music.

    A potluck dinner will be served in the church’s fellowship hall at noon.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 14-Oct. 28

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day fall/winter children’s consignment sale. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 405 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. featuring Chapel Voices and The Melodys. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • GUEST OPINION: When police kill, public has right to information

    By KEN PAULSON    
    First Amendment Center
    There’s often tension between government and the press about access to public information.

    Typically, reporters  strive to use public-records laws to obtain information about government expenditures and decision-making.

    What’s on the mayor’s city-issued credit card?

    Does that ambitious new developer have business ties to members of the city council?

    Will plans for this development have a potential impact on the environment?

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: It’s gala time for the Heritage Commission

    We don’t know about you, gentle reader, but we can scarcely believe that a full year has passed since we were preparing for one of the social highlights of the year 2011, the Roane County Heritage Commission’s Annual Gala, but here we are getting ready for the social highlight of 2012, the Heritage Commission’s Annual Gala.

    Beyond the food and festivities, we dare-say that one of the great attractions of this annual event is the chance to meet many old friends, and equally, the opportunity to make new friends.

  • Pizza craving leads to Lawnville crash


    Emergency responders deal with a single-vehicle accident at Lawnville Road Wednesday afternoon. Christopher A. Gilmore, 18, was involved in the rollover wreck around 4 p.m. Kingston police said Gilmore was eating while driving. He reached for a piece of pizza, the accident report said. “He ran off the roadway, and it (the minivan) rolled a few times and came to rest next to a light pole.” Gilmore was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville by ambulance.

  • Board seeks deal with Santek

    The Roane County Industrial Development Board voted unanimously to move forward with a proposal that could bring another industry to Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance, said Gerry Eastman of DEKD is considering building a facility in the park and leasing it to Santek. The waste management company is headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn.  

  • Restaurant sues Kingston, excavator

    The owners of Kittrell’s Kitchen are suing the city of Kingston and a Crossville excavating company.

    Knoxville attorney James K. Scott filed the lawsuit on behalf of Gregory and Annette Kittrell in Roane County Circuit Court.  

    Kittrell’s Kitchen is at 1190 Gallaher Road. The lawsuit alleges that the city selected Norris Brothers Excavating LLC “to temporarily take and work” on the Kittrells’ property.