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Today's News

  • Morgan slip-fall lawsuit settled

    Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan settled his slip-and-fall lawsuit.
    He sued the Villages of Center Farm L.P., claiming it was responsible for an ankle injury he suffered in 2006. 
    The case was set for trial in Roane County Circuit Court on Jan. 24, but it settled on Jan. 23.
    Terms were not disclosed, but Morgan owes $7 in court costs.
    In the lawsuit, Morgan alleged that he fell from a curb when he was taking out his trash because a street light wasn’t working.

  • RSCC has help for human resources pros

    Human resources professionals who want to review before taking the Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources certification exams can take advantage of a class at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.
    The college’s Office of Community Outreach and Professional Training is presenting a course that utilizes the SHRM Learning System, the most widely used tool available to prepare for the certification exams. The class will be Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., from Feb. 7-April 25 at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

  • Black History Month show at RSCC

    “Lift Every Voice,” a one-act play that tells the story and influence of the Harlem Renaissance, will be held at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
    Performances will be held in the O’Brien Theatre at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
    The WordPlayers, a nonprofit theatre company, will perform “Lift Every Voice” as part of Black History Month. The 50-minute play features drama, song and dance.

  • GUEST OPINION: Free speech and the right to be crass

    By KEN PAULSON
    President, First Amendment Center
    One measure of our freedom is how foolish we’re allowed to be in exercising our rights.

    Case in point: Joseph W. Resovsky of Columbia Station, Ohio, decided to provoke some people with a grossly insensitive post on his Facebook page referring to the shooting of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn.: “I’m so happy someone shot up all those little (expletives). Viva la school shootings!!!!”

  • Rotary pancakes a treat for both the tastebuds and the community

    Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    Proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 2 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.

    Call Ralph Best at 376-0578 for details.

  • Valentine dinner trains hit the tracks

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will once again roll out its restored 1920s Pullman dining car for Valentine dinner excursions.

    Chef Andras Bartha will prepare four entrée choices for diners on the museum's Valentine dinner trains which give couples an opportunity to experience a romantic setting similar to that experienced during golden age of American rail travel in the 1930s-40s.

    Departures are at 6 p.m. Feb. 13-15; and at 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

  • Look Back: A little something from our files

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston City Council passed an ordinance calling for a referendum on a city sales tax increase. This action was taken to avoid a possible loss in sales tax revenue if Roane County voters approved an increase in the county levy.

    10 Years Ago
    Kingston Police Department was preparing to kick off its Neighborhood Watch Program. The first city in the county to initiate the program, police were looking for eyes and ears in the community to watch for anything out of the norm.

    Five Years Ago

  • The Garden GATE: Grains traditionally supply us with our staff of life

    Grains have been a major diet staple from the beginning of time — and in every civilization.
    Breads made from grain are the “staff of life.”

    The Bible has hundreds of references to bread and the various grains from which it can be made.

    There is also reference to what some of these grains in ancient times were and how their counterparts compare.

    We seldom hear about spelt, millet, pulse or maize, although spelt can be found in health food stores today.

    Rye, buckwheat, barley, wheat, rice and corn, however, are very familiar.

  • RMS girls, HMS boys reach title game

    A day off for ice delayed the Area 4-AA Tournament at Oliver Springs on Friday, but after play on Monday the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils would be playing championship games on Tuesday.

  • Kingston slams Scott in sweep

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hosted Scott Thursday night instead of Friday because of weather, and the Jackets dominated from the opening tip.