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Today's News

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Kingston First Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme of Kingston First Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. Classes for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade are from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 in the church gymnasium at 215 N. Kentucky St. Register online at www.kingstonfbc.org, or call 376-6041.

    Kingston United Methodist/Bethel Presbyterian

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance: Third Nine Weeks, 2011-12

    Pre-K
    Emorie Jones
    First Grade
    Joey Berryhill
    Cadence Miles
    Logan Carroll
    Second Grade
    Katelyn Perry
    Macy Young
    Shayla Wood
    Grace Luke
    Nick Jenkins
    Shelby Belcher
    Dominic Meza
    Third Grade
    Dylan Meza
    Ashton Stephens
    Dakkota Jones
    Natrice Childress
    Dylan Cowell
    Jayse Wyrick
    Fourth Grade
    Lillian Bacon
    Sarah Collins

  • Midway Elementary honor roll: Third Nine Weeks, 2011-12

    A Honor Roll
    Third Grade

    Anna Humphrey
    Ashton Stephens
    Gillian Fuhrmeister
    Taylor Helms
    David Keko
    Seth Hayes
    Tarris Shultz
    Jackson Snow
    Abby Townsend
    Dylan Cowell
    Cailynn Shelley
    Jayse Wyrick
    Shealeigh Moses
    Fourth Grade
    Chloe Allen
    Lillian Bacon
    Brendan Burnum
    Eliza Sweeney
    Andrew Burton
    Dalton Carroll
    Lauryn Purda
    Dillon Steele
    Fifth Grade

  • Longtime Rockwood employee’s position cut

    Rockwood officials have cut a longtime employee in response to the city’s financial woes
    Finance officer Joby Lancaster, the person Vice Mayor Peggy Evans continually placed blame on for failure to pay payroll tax and Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System payments on time, was let go on Thursday, May 10. The city paid thousands of dollars in fines for the late payments.
    Auditors at one meeting said the fines from the IRS were the result from at least 10 different penalties.

  • Rockwood financial crisis

    Rockwood City Administrator Jack Miller may be out if the Rockwood City Council approves a budget proposed by Mayor James Watts.
    However, some council members are not so ready to see Miller go.
    Since Miller took office late last year, the city council has been more aware than ever about the financial strains the city is facing.
    One of those strains is a negative fund balance of more than $1 million, with city expenditures continuing to substantially outpace revenues.

  • Tip foils prank at Rockwood High

    A group of Rockwood teens must have been disappointed when their small prank went awry last week.
    A school employee was tipped off that there would be a prank at Rockwood High School on the night of Thursday, May 10. The employee kept an eye on security cameras and saw the group of pranksters enter through the boiler room, move into the hallway and drop what a Rockwood police report characterized as “inappropriate pictures.”
    No damage was done to the school and the male teens ran out of the building after dropping the pictures.

  • Police Explorers help sick girl

    The dreams of a sick little girl will be answered, thanks to help from the Kingston Police Department Explorer Post 376.
    The Explorer Post adopted 12-year-old Kimberly through Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee.
    “We have made her an honorary Explorer for life. She decided she wanted to do this, and she loves the post,” said Matthew Sackett, Explorer Post adviser.
    “She came to our meeting last month; for the first time we got to meet her,” Sackett added.

  • Many TVA reservoirs low due to little rainfall

    Despite recent rainfall, several TVA reservoirs are experiencing lower water levels due to below normal rain and runoff this spring and may not reach targeted summer recreation levels by June 1.
    TVA is working to provide the highest possible water levels to support popular recreation activities, including boating, fishing and swimming all across the Tennessee Valley.
     Rainfall since the first of April is 92 percent of normal in the eastern part of the Tennessee Valley above Chattanooga and only 53 percent of normal below Chattanooga, including West Tennessee.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: I’ll be out on the porch if you’re looking for me

    Cool mornings and afternoons in the shade — it’s porch-sitting time again.
    I have a sizeable back deck facing the woods behind my house, but more often I am drawn to my covered front porch.
    Mornings are a great time to sit there. I can slowly sip a steaming cup of black coffee while studying the glittering dew on my lawn, listening to the morning chorus of birds and clearing the cobwebs cluttering my mind.

  • Carrying the load