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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Injured identified in salon crash

    Authorities have confirmed the identities of the 10 people injured Tuesday afternoon when a van crashed into Classic Styles salon on Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Richard L. Ward of Kingston was the driver of the van, said Kingston Police Lt. Gary Nelson. Ward was taken via helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and Nelson said Tuesday night he was in critical condition.

  • King preparing for 25th season

    When people are asked about Kingston football, some of the things that come to mind are winning, pride, championships and tradition.

  • Chapter applauds DOE Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is the recipient of the national chapter of Federally Employed Women’s Federal Department/Agency Award.

    The award, one of FEW’s most prestigious annual honors, was presented to Oak Ridge Office Manager Gerald Boyd at the chapter’s 41st national training program in New Orleans. About 2,500 members from across the nation participated in the training.

    “It is a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of the Oak Ridge Office,” Boyd said.

  • RSCC's Goff cited
  • Workshop to help with starting up a new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.
    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org.

  • Specialty Sportswear now open in Kingston
  • OUT TO LUNCH: Blue-plate deal really is special at Burchfield's

    By Bethel Poston • Roane Newspapers contributor

    As more of my “Out To Lunch” articles are published, more people are approaching me with suggestions of places to visit. My list is growing, and I’m always looking for recommendations.

    Maybe you’ve read some of my previous articles when I wrote about my Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee lunches.

  • 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.
    Wesley E. Scroggins, violation of registration Dec. 21. Dismissed Jan. 15, cost to state.
    Grace M. Gibbens, speeding Dec. 21. Dismissed Jan. 15, traffic school.
    Grace M. Gibbens, financial responsibility Dec. 21. Dismissed Jan. 15, cost to state. Ruling: proof of insurance.
    Richard C. Monkhouse III, speeding Dec. 28. Traffic ticket paid Jan. 22.

  • The Woody Era: Staff evaluation, EMA issues at top of new official’s list

    Roane County Solid Waste Coordinator Ralph Stewart showed up at the courthouse the evening of the election wearing a Mike Farmer T-shirt.
    That apparently won’t cost him his job when Ron Woody takes over as Roane County executive on Sept. 1.
    “You expect everyone to support their bosses,” Woody said. “I want people that can do their work. I don’t care who they campaigned for.”

  • The Woody Era: Will newly elected county heads share past hopes for Plateau Park?

    None of the executives/mayor who led their county into the Plateau Partnership Park project will be in office come Sept. 1.
    The park is a joint venture between Cumberland, Morgan and Roane counties.     
    Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe and Roane County Executive Mike Farmer both lost their re-election bids this month. Cumberland County Mayor Brock Hill did not seek re-election.
    The park has been hailed as an example of regional cooperation. The partnership wasn’t cheap.