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Today's News

  • Woman accused of shoplifting, hurting cashier

    A cashier at the Rockwood IGA was allegedly assaulted by a shoplifter on Tuesday.

    “Once on scene I saw a woman sitting on the floor with blood on her hands that I identified as being Angelyn Selby,” Rockwood Police Officer Jared Hall wrote in his report. “Several IGA employees were standing around her watching her.”

    Hall said he also noticed IGA employee Glenda Bostin, who appeared to be bleeding from a minor cut on her head.

  • Grant opens up dental care

    A $150,000 grant from Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee means many adults without dental insurance will have access to dental care.

    Mid-East Community Action Agency, which operates in Roane and Loudon counties, has been awarded the second phase of a grant from the foundation to implement Healthy Smiles for Adults, which will use a voucher system to provide access to dental care in the area.

    “We are going to be doing a lot of dental services in the county this year,” said Dina Jackson, executive director of the Roane County United Way.

  • Hole found in leak policy

    The Kingston Water Board is considering changes to the policy regarding how the utility charges customers for water leaks.

    The city offers insurance for leaks through Serveline up to a loss of $2,500. Customers who do not choose to participate in the insurance program are responsible for paying the bill if a leak occurs.

    City Manager David Bolling presented the City Council with a case that involved a leak of more than $5,000. The customer had insurance protection for $2,500 of the loss but was concerned about how to cover the rest of the bill.

  • Police say man rammed ex’s car, ran

    Kingston police arrested a Harriman man for aggravated domestic assault, hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident on Tuesday.

    Matthew Adam Honeycutt, 30, is accused of intentionally rear-ending his ex-girlfriend April Washam’s Kia Soul with the front of his Chevy Camaro near Bunch Marine.

    Kingston Patrolman Adam A. Alkishawi reported he met with Washam near Bunch where she detailed how Honeycutt had met her at Walgreens, where they began arguing in the parking lot before she got in her Kia to leave.

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  • GOING with the FLO: Eliminating God’s word ends nation He protects

    We have endured hysterical talking points from those few in the top levels of the FBI who took an unverified and salacious dossier to secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on a fellow American without telling the court who paid for it and the political ramifications.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Crump on Trump? If the shoe fits, put it on!

    Gentle reader, if you are a long-time reader, you know that we have been much concerned with the religious right, or evangelical element, and their attitude towards President Trump. Many of them seem to have reverted to the ancient concept of divine right of rulers, and believe that Mr. Trump was not only elected, but was divinely anointed, to rule over us, as was believed by royalists in centuries long gone by.

  • Honor those who preserve ET history

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites nominations from across East Tennessee for Awards of Excellence in the field of history.

    The Society annually recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of the region’s history. The awards have been presented each year since 1982.

    The Award of Distinction recognizes a special project, such as publications, building preservation or program, such as a conference, heritage event or lecture series.

  • Free showing of ‘Sgt. York’ Sunday

    A free showing of the movie classic “Sgt. York,” starring Gary Cooper as the World War I Medal of Honor recipient from Tennessee, will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    Michael Birdwell, professor of history at Tennessee Tech University, will provide commen-tary.