Today's News

  • University of Rochester graduates

    Chelsea Martin of Kingston recently graduated from the University of Rochester.

    Martin, who graduated cum laude, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in language and linguistics and Japanese.

    Daughter of Katherine and Melvin Martin, she is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville.

    The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, N.Y.

  • State offers Q&A on free, reduced-price meals

    The Tennessee Department of Education offers answers to some of the more frequent questions about free and reduced-price meals:

    Do you need to fill out an application for each of your children? No, you only need one application for all students in your household.

  • 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.

    April 25 cases disposed

    James R. Simpson, registration certificate must be carried, light law-motor vehicle, financial responsibility law and time restrictions of transport-enforcement  by ele. Dismissed, cost to state.

    Stephanie N. Skinner, disorderly conduct. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 16:

    From Brenda S. Gordon and Victor E. Lee Gordon Estate to James Walter Akins by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Scenic Hills Estates, Lots 14 and 15, $150,000.

    From Terry M. Goddard and Helen Ann Goddard to John W. Standridge and Rita Standridge by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 2.62 acres, US Hwy. 70, $75,000.

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Atish Kala and Nisha Kala by warranty deed, Fifth Street, $110,000.

  • Kingston champions in Dixie Youth play


  • Kingston AAA All-Stars champs of Harriman tourney


  • Disappointing loss ends Rockwood’s season

    The Dixie Youth Baseball Season ended on a sour note for the Rockwood Tigers as they fell 17-0 to Pigeon Forge Monday night at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.
    Pigeon Forge started off with three runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Mason Brown and a 2-run single by Nick Clabo.
    After holding Rockwood hitless in the bottom of the first inning, Pigeon Forge took total command of the game in the second inning. The visitors scored eight runs in the frame to take an 11-0 lead.

  • Riding out the heat
  • Life and limb
  • State Rep. Hurley gets in the wrong groove on desk

    State Rep. Julia Hurley decided to make her mark in the House chamber during this year’s session of the General Assembly.     
    “I did carve my initials into my desk on the floor the last night of session,” she said by email.
    Hurley, R-Lenoir City, said such things are not uncommon. 
    “It was really more of a nostalgic gesture that many of us do,” she said. “I suppose I made mine quite visible and too large.”
    Hurley, 29, is in her first term as a state representative.