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Today's News

  • MMS blasts Norwood

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves and Lady Waves picked up a pair of easy wins Tuesday night against Norwood.

    The Lady Waves took the floor first and cruised to a 50-23 victory then the boys took the floor and ended the evening with a 63-19 trouncing of the Jaguars.

  • Knee-jerking on religion puts freedom at risk

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Much of the news media seemed bemused or bewildered when Sharron Angle warned of an Islamic-law takeover in America during her unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Harry Reid.
    Angle was widely ridiculed for citing Frankford, Texas (a town that no longer exists), and Dearborn, Mich. (with a large population of Arab-Americans living under American law), as examples of the imposition of Islamic or sharia law.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Aaron R. Cooper, seat belt law March 2. Dismissed March 8, cost to state.

    Aaron R. Cooper, fail to exercise due caution March 2. Dismissed March 8, cost to state.

    Kevin J. Waits, domestic assault March 26, 2009. Dismissed March 8, cost to defendant.

    Warren E. Dyer, probation violation Nov. 2, 2009. Guilty plea March 29, convicted.

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell

    Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell of Rockwood turned 2 years old on Nov. 13.  

    She celebrated Nov. 14 with a party at a bounce house in Knoxville with family and friends.  

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.  

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Jerry and Cleta Brackett  and David and Trish Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Carter of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 24

    25 Years Ago
    Ted Wagner Jr., a former Kingston resident, was featured with his Nashville-based band, Moment’s Notice, on the nationally syndicated “Star Search” television show. Wagner played bass guitar for the group, which had won on more of the talent-show-format series than any other group except Sawyer Brown. Wagner once played with Cheyenne, a Roane County-based band.

    10 Years Ago

  • Mystery play, homes part of Rockwood Christmas tour

    The 20th annual Rockwood Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 4-5 promises to be a magical experience.

    The Rockwood 2000 event, planned from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, will showcase seven historic homes and an historic church while holiday music plays throughout the day.  

    The homes will be decorated in their Christmas finery, and holiday food will be part of the tour.

    The historic Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have music programs throughout the day.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Armes 65th

    Pete and Imogene Armes of Kingston were honored on Nov. 13 with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary reception at Calhoun’s at Fort Loudon Marina.

    More than two dozen relatives and friends attended the special occasion.    

    The Armeses were married on Nov. 16, 1945, in Rossville, Ga. Over their 65 years of marriage, they have raised five children and enjoy the periodic family gatherings of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Brylee Crouse

    Brylee Crouse turned 5 years old on Nov. 15.

    She celebrated with a special cupcake party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Bryan and Brandi Crouse of Bay City, Mich.

    Grandparents are Tim and Vandy Earick and Gene and Claire Crouse, all of Kingston, and Jeff Jones of Knoxville.

    Great-grandparents are Larry and Margie Earick, Jim and Patsy Brown and Bob and Vickie Jones, all of Kingston, Dorris Simmons of Marietta, Ga., the late Reed Julian, the late Florence Crites and the late David Simmons.

  • Rockwood footage to be part of workshop

    Footage of Rockwood in 1951 will be shown during a Dec. 2 workshop about preserving film and audio recordings.

    Preservation Toolbox No. 7: Preserving the Past with Moving Pictures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    It will be presented by East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.

    The Rockwood footage will be among the materials that will provide an unmatched glimpse of life and the environment in East Tennessee.

  • Accounts set up to help Longmires, fire victims

    Accounts have been established at Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union to benefit Johnny and Karen Longmire and family.

    The accounts were established in response to members of the public who have indicated a desire to help the Longmires, whose home in the Ponderosa subdivision burned on Oct. 29.

    Donations for the couple and their sons, Hunter Golliher and Johnathon Longmire, can be dropped off or called in to either credit union until Dec. 17.