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Today's News

  • Poole-Foster

    Tony and Beverly Poole of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leigh Ann Poole, to Adam Foster.

    He is the son of Susan Foster of Knoxville and Paul and Gail Andrews.

    The ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. May 11 in Concord First Baptist Church.

    The bride’s grandparents are David and Syble Poole, and Barbara Smith and the late J.C. Smith.

    The groom’s grandparents are Louise Foster and the late Herndon Foster Sr.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From the Past From the Week of April 17

    25 Years Ago

  • GUEST OPINION: NC proposal does not protect religious liberty

    Here’s a quick primer on a recent proposal by two North Carolina legislators to permit the state to designate a state religion:
    First, the North Carolina Speaker of the House effectively killed the proposal one day after it was filed, saying it “will not advance” to a committee hearing.

    Second, even if enacted, it would not survive constitutional scrutiny under existing Supreme Court decisions.

  • Interest in potential sale of TVA ‘amazing’

    By ERNEST NORSWORTHY
    Limited Government
    In the years of writing about the TVA, I have never seen such interest, pro or con, in the possible sale of TVA.

    From Bangor to San Francisco to Paris (Tennessee) and London, there are articles written about Obama’s view of selling what once was a sacred Democratic pearl.

    TVA, a vestige of FDR’s New Deal, has existed and has been challenged for 80 years.

    Defending TVA has cost ratepayers millions in legal defenses; billions in wasted or misspent ratepayer dollars that are down the drain.

  • The power of the Stump Cross

     

  • Quirky crime: Woman snoring in Rockwood men’s bathroom

    A woman was found asleep on a toilet in the men’s bathroom at Rockwood Hardee’s on April 10.

    Courtney Renae Nietzsche, 27, was charged with public intoxication and criminal impersonation in the incident.

    The restaurant contacted police at 12:10 p.m. about a female snoring in the men’s bathroom.  

  • Did you know?

    ... that famed naturalist and author John Muir passed through Kingston on Sept. 12, 1867, on his legendary walk to the Gulf of Mexico? He wrote about it:
    “Awoke drenched with mountain mist, which made a grand show, as it moved away before the hot sun. Passed Montgomery, a shabby village at the head of the east slope of the Cumberland Mountains. Obtained breakfast in a clean house and began the descent of the mountains. Obtained fine views of a wide, open country, and distant flanking ridges and spurs.

  • Rattled in Boston

    Local runner Tara Stockton was more focused on enjoying the Boston Marathon than finishing the race in a certain time.

    “I literally was just soaking all of it in,” she said.

    That turned out to be a good thing for the Harriman resident.
    On Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line at the 4-hour, 9-minute mark of the marathon.

    At least three people were killed and more than 170 people wounded at the scene of carnage.

  • OLIVER SPRINGS PULLS FOR JANELLE

     

    In Oliver Springs, all signs point to Janelle Arthur as the next “American Idol” winner. Go to Page 7 to see how the town is actively supporting the beautiful and talented country music singer from its midst.

  • Pinkerton goodbyes begin

    Kingston City Council members said their goodbyes to longtime City Manager Jim Pinkerton at his last official council meeting, each in his own special way.

    Then they set about appointing another city stalwart to fill his shoes until a permanent replacement is chosen.

    “I’m going to miss not coming down to City Hall to give you a hard time,” said Councilman Norm Sugarman.

    “So long, Pumpkin,” Councilman Kevin McClure added with a broad grin.
    Pinkerton sat quietly, smiling.