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Today's News

  • UCOR, tech park get green kudos

    Most people in the area are aware of the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up legacy contamination, much of it dating back to World War II and the Cold War.

    DOE wants the work done in an environmentally friendly way, such as by using products and materials that use less energy and that can be recycled, thus generating less waste.

    The DOE Office of Sustainability Support helps DOE sites such as East Tennessee Technology Park set goals and recognizes sites and contractors that achieve them.

  • Workshop to help with starting up new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Wells Fargo open for business in Kingston

    Helping welcome Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to Kingston during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration last week are, front row from left, Darrell Williams of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce; Kingston Mayor Troy Beets; Wells Fargo employees Fred Washington, Brenda Sullivan, LeAnne Grigsby, and Cindy Greene; Johnny Griffin, Jan Treadway, Brenda Murphy; and back row, Mike Barkley and Kent Calfee.

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is at 900 N. Kentucky St. Call 376-4235 for details.

  • Out to Lunch: Jacob Myers has picturesque scenery, good food

    Our first trip to the Strawberry Festival in Dayton was a fun adventure. As Kingston Jaycee president (1959-60), along with my wife, Carol, we chauffeured Nancy Henry, our candidate for Strawberry Queen, to the Festival.

    Harriman Ford let us borrow a new convertible for Nancy’s ride in the Strawberry Festival’s parade.

    Nancy is the sister of Kingston’s Jim Henry, former Tennessee state representative and currently Tennessee’s Commissioner for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

  • Ready to report on United Way at annual meet
  • Midway knocks off Clinton, Greenback

    The Midway Lady Green Waves picked up a pair of home wins against Clinton Wednesday and Greenback Thursday. 

    Midway now has a three-game winning streak and the Lady Waves are 2-1 in District 3-A.

  • Aycock, Snow spark Kingston 4-3 win in extra innings

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a huge District 4-AA win Thursday evening with a thrilling 5-4 10-inning victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

  • Caquelin signs with Tiffin University

    Kingston 3B Jacob Caquelin has enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather for much of his senior season with the Yellow Jackets.

  • School director finalists include Roane educator

    Roane County Schools administrator Gary Aytes is among the three finalists for the director of schools post.

    The Roane County Board of Education chose Aytes, Donald Andrews and John Green late Friday as the finalists for the position, which will be vacated with the retirement of Toni McGriff this summer.

  • RMS reception to honor retirement of former principal

    Rockwood Middle School will have a reception next week honoring the retirement of longtime school principal Bill Thompson.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 in the Rockwood Middle School library at 434 W. Rockwood St.

    Thompson, who spent more than half a century in education, retired last summer after serving as Rockwood Middle School principal for 39 years.

    A former coach, Thompson was honored in 2009 when the school’s gymnasium was named for him.