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Today's News

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  • Other Houston brother takes on courts

    During a hearing in January, defense attorney Joseph Fanduzz vowed to suppress key parts of the government’s criminal case against Leon Houston.
    He’s proven to be a man of his word.
    Last week Fanduzz filed motions to suppress footage from the video camera agents installed, Houston’s alleged statement to law enforcement and evidence obtained from his residence.  

  • Meth found at Gallaher Road rental house

    Kingston police found 22 “one-pot” meth bottles at 739 Gallaher Road Sunday.
    It was the largest seizure to date for the department.
    “We’ve been lucky,” Chief Jim Washam said. “A lot of it’s been cooked out in the rural areas, but now we’re seeing the trend where people are coming into the city and cooking it.”
    The property was quarantined, and Washam said no arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, but police did have some suspects.

  • Ross elected chairman of state committee

    Kingston Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross already had the appreciation of local officials, who recognize him as the tireless, dedicated department head responsible for shepherding for so many of the city’s signature events.
    Now he’s been recognized by his peers, as well.
    Earlier this year, Ross was elected chairman of the athletic branch of the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association for 2013.
    The ballot was taken from fellow TRPA members — other parks and rec directors from all over the state.

  • Bedwell-Stone

    Michael and Sharon Bedwell of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen Bedwell, to Stephen Stone of Powell.

    He is the son of Rick and Adele Stone of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. March 23 in Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church at 12915 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

  • The Garden Gate: Easter is the lily’s time to shine

    The practice of placing floral groupings in temples began with the Chinese Buddhists in the 6th century.

    Flowers have been important symbols of worship for religions worldwide for many centuries, even long before the Christian era.

    They can be seen in secular and religious occasions, especially joyful ones like weddings, and in all places of worship and ceremonial occasions, such as churches, temples and synagogues.

    Festivals of ancient gods were marked by strewing flowers and their petals, as well as adorning statues with wreaths.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 20

    25 Years Ago
    Rolland “Rollo” McNelly of Midtown joined the elite ranks of bowlers who have scored a perfect 300-point game. His feat at Midtown’s Tri-Cities Lanes was accomplished with a ball given to him by Betty Maples, the facility’s owner. “When the pins fell, it was a great feeling,” McNelly said of that final frame that cinched the game. “I’d like to have another one — someday.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lybarger 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lybarger of Canton, Ill., formerly of Kingston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 9.

    Their daughters hosted a reception in their honor in Canton, and the couple is planning to take a trip to celebrate their anniversary.

    Lybarger and the former Kathleen “Kathy” Weaver were married on Feb. 9, 1963, in Canton First Christian Church, with the Rev. Orville Wright officiating.

    He was a Caterpillar Inc. human resources manager who retired in 2007 after 44 years of service. She is a homemaker.

  • Phone numbers changed: Facility not all that’s new for Roane Medical Center

    Phone numbers at Roane Medical Center have changed.

    This change, effective Feb. 17, is part of the move to the new medical center campus in Midtown.

    The new numbers are part of the dial scheme for the Covenant Health system, of which Roane Medical Center is a member.

    The Covenant Health five-digit dial plan is implemented across the system.

    This feature is designed to help decrease long-distance costs systemwide and allows facilities the ability to five-digit dial each other.

  • Gavin Lee Young

    Gavin Lee Young will celebrate his first birthday on Feb. 23.

    He is the son of Ashley Giles and Jesse Young.

    Grandmother is Teresa Johnson.