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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: March on the mark for transition

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Planned power outage to affect Kingston area

    Weather permitting, Rockwood Electric Utility has scheduled a power outage at its Kingston substation next weekend.

    The outage is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and last through 5 a.m. Sunday, March 20.

    All customers served from this substation will be without electrical power during this time.

    Areas that will be affected include the corporate limits of the city of Kingston, South Hwy. 58, North Kentucky Street,  Race Street, and Lawnville Road.  

  • Kingston Lions getting ready to serve pancakes

    Now is the time for a super spring tonic, such as some hot pancakes made on the spot by members of the Kingston Lions Club.

    The club’s annual pancake breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. March 26 in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center.

    Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12.

    Net proceeds of this event are used by the Lions primarily to purchase eye exams and/or glasses for people who cannot afford them.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Matthew R. Crabtree

    U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew R. Crabtree recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of Delbert Crabtree of Kingston, he graduated in 2006 from Midway High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Samuel I. Selvidge

    U.S. Air Force Airman Samuel I. Selvidge recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Son of Deborah Selvidge of Kingston and Ronald Selvidge of Loudon, he graduated in 2005 from Loudon High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Blood donations in dire need

    Medic Regional Blood Center has issued an emergency need for blood.  

    The sole blood provider for 21 counties and 27 area hospitals  — including Roane Medical Center in Harriman — struggles to meet the demand for area patients.  

    “Our coverage area has been hit pretty hard the last week with very serious accidents, and those have taken a toll on an already-thin inventory,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Spring heifer, bull sale set

    University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will have its annual spring heifer and bull sale starting at 9 a.m. March 25 at the center on Hwy. 70 North near Crossville.

    The sale will feature high-quality registered open Angus, Gelbvieh, and Balancer heifers as well as registered Angus bulls. All sale animals are from the existing UT herd. Minimum bids per head are required. Registration documentation and performance data are available for review. A list of the cattle to be sold is available online at plateau.tennessee.edu.

  • Five generations

    Maude Etta Conant Nelson, left, of Oliver Springs recently had a get-together that included five generations of the family.

    They include Nelson, the great-great-grandmother; great-grandmother Mary Rose Nelson of Harriman; grandmother Angela Beth Nelson of Harriman; and mother Caitlin Mical Nelson of Harriman, holding newborn Tinley Adyson Nelson.

  • Gable-Henry

    Kristen Gable and Jon Henry announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 12 at The Lockerly Hall and Arboretum in Milledgeville, Ga., with their pastor, Kelly Maddox, officiating.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Gina Gable of Ten Mile and the sister of Megan Gable of Ten Mile.

    She attends Central Georgia Tech College.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Armes 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Armes will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 12 in Liberty Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    Armes and the former Iva Sue Gallaher were married on March 11, 1961, in Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. L.D. Nolan officiating.

    They live in the Lawnville community and are members of Liberty Baptist Church. He is retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Clinton, and she is retired from K-25, Oak Ridge. They enjoy retirement and spending time with their granddaughter.