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Today's News

  • New database connects job seekers with area employers

    A new state jobs database is available to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.

    Jobs4TN Online, which can be accessed at www.jobs4tn.gov, is a virtual recruiter, automatically notifying job seekers when jobs they may qualify for are posted and notifying employers when candidates who fit their needs register.

    The online database contains positions from job orders placed directly by Tennessee employers, from corporate Internet sites, and from major job search engines.

    Jobs4TN Online also identifies available green jobs.

  • FASTTRACK: Governor’s bill aims to create jobs, help local governments

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation last week to expand the state’s FastTrack program to specifically support economic development in rural communities and for exceptional projects.

    The governor proposed the legislation in January to create the FastTrack Economic Development Fund, an expansion of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s current infrastructure and job training program.

  • Ware new Wellington sales, marketing head

    Terri Ware has been named the new sales and marketing manager at Wellington Place of Kingston.

    A native of Oak Ridge, Ware has 13 years of sales and marketing experience.

    She said she believes that the key to success is understanding peoples’ needs with compassion, respect and integrity.

    Wellington Place of Kingston, at 1098 Bradford Way, is a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community.

    Brookdale Senior Living communities provide active retirement living for thousands of residents, serving seniors and their families since 1978.

  • Tigers bow out in Sectional, 10-9

    “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

    That’s what Rockwood head coach Jake Witter said when asked what his team could have done different after suffering a heartbreaking 10-9 loss at North Greene Friday night in the TSSAA Class A Sectional.

  • Assessor candidate loses property to foreclosure

    Property owned by Roane County property assessor candidate Cheryl Laxton and her husband was foreclosed on by Citizens National Bank earlier this year.

    Laxton said she doesn’t think that should be a reflection on her ability to run the assessor’s office.

    “We were caught up in a downturn economy like so many other great people in Roane County,” she said.

    The property is located in Providence Place subdivision on Hwy. 58. Laxton said she and her husband purchased it in 2008 with plans to build mid-scale condos.   

  • A View from Lick SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Will it be a ‘bully pulpit’ or a pulpit for a bully?

    Gentle reader, as you know, there has been a widely perceived problem in this country that has come more and more to the fore over the last few years — the problem of bullying.

    One of the most serious consequences of this pernicious practice has been an unacceptable number of teen-age suicides brought on by bullying, especially the bullying of youngsters who appear to be effeminate or homosexual.

    There has been, and there is now, an ongoing programme on the internet to assure victims that “Things will be better.”

  • GUEST OPINION: Legislature’s ‘monkey bill’ Trojan horse

    Depending on whose press release you believe, Tennessee’s new science law either promotes “academic freedom” or “allows creationism to be taught in public schools.”

    Enacted on April 10, the legislation instructs school officials not to prohibit teachers from informing students about the “scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses” of “scientific controversies” such as biological evolution.

  • McKameys Hometown Singing coming up

    The McKameys, a premier East Tennessee family gospel-singing group from Clinton, will host their annual Hometown Singing on June 8-9 in Clinton Second Baptist Church.

    The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will be the special guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday’s special guest will be the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C. at 6 p.m.

    Reserved seating is $15; general admission is $13.

    Call 800-254-3047 or 865-457-3678 for details.

  • 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