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Today's News

  • October Sky Festival
  • Kingston finally approves measure for septic users

    Kingston City Council members took the final step for STEP owners at their Oct. 14 session, approving a policy that will enable septic tank customers to use the city’s expanded sewer plant.

    STEP stands for Septic Tank Effluent Pumping; it refers to a system using single septic tanks with electric pumps.

    The city had placed a moratorium on such systems several years ago due to capacity issues at the treatment plant.

  • GUEST OPINION: We should view political corruption more broadly

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress
    A hefty majority of Americans believe that government is run on behalf of a few big interests.

    A focus on private concerns can lead to neglect of the common good.

  • What can we do about childhood obesity?

    Children are a product of their environment — the habits they are taught shape the rest of their lives.

    This fact is paramount in teaching our children how to nourish their bodies. Proper food and nutrition will literally shape how they grow — which is why we need to stop what we are doing to feed childhood obesity.

    If children see mom and dad go through the “drive-thru” three times a day, or just once a week, that habit will be ingrained in their mind as acceptable behavior.

    There is no healthy option in this cheap form of processed food — I guarantee it.

  • Dorothy and the Tin Man

    Brynlee Silvey and her brother, Corbin, dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz for Saturday’s Spooktacular at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston. The siblings are pictured with their mother, Haley Silvey. Visit www.roanecounty.com to see more pictures from Spooktacular.

  • Lady Devils top Rockwood in Hollis Eble tourney, 38-17

     

    The 2014 Hollis Eble Tournament continued Monday with four Roane County teams in action, including the first county rivalry game of the season with the Rockwood Lady Tigers downing Harriman, 38-17.

    In the other games involving Roane County teams, Oliver Springs bead Oneida, 25-24, while York Institute downed Harriman, 35-16.

  • Playoff picture still a mess for Roane County teams

     

    The final week of the 2014 football season is upon us and trying to figure out playoff scenarios across the state is downright confusing.

    Rockwood and Harriman appear to be in the playoffs. 

  • Kingston duo signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

     

    Kingston soccer teammates Brooke Bales and Skotti Bullington have played a lot of games together over the years, and they’ll continue that trend at the next level as both signed scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens. 

  • Seminar to help start up 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. Oct. 31 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Registration is required. Visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc to register.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org for more information.

  • Miller honored as year’s rising chiropractor

    The Tennessee Chiropractic Association honored Dr. Jude A. Miller of Kingston as Rising Chiropractor of the Year at its recent annual convention in Murfreesboro.

    Presented to a Tennessee chiropractor within his first 10 years of practice, the Rising Chiropractor of the Year is an individual who has contributed time and talent to the TCA, the chiropractic profession and his community.

    “Our association is excited to present this award to Dr. Miller,” said Tiffany Stevens, executive director of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.