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Today's News

  • Kingston falls at Alcoa

     

    One week after snapping a 13-game losing streak with a 28-21 victory over Rockwood, the Kingston Yellow Jackets came back to earth following a 45-14 defeat at the hands of defending Class 3A state champion Alcoa.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Use great care before incurring student debt

     

    Gentle reader, in 17 days we will, Lord willing, achieve another birthday, and complete 79 years of experience of life in these United States. 

    During that span of years we have observed many things, including almost revolutionary changes in so many things. But probably the most basic and most revolutionary changes we have observed have been the increased role of money, and the decreased role of individual independence.

  • Electric prices go up, based on TVA increases to utilities

     

    Both Rockwood Electric and Harriman Utility boards passed on TVA increases recently.

    The increases go in effect Oct. 1. 

    The TVA Board of Directors approved a 1.5 percent retail electric rate. The increase is estimated to cost an a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month about $1.70 a month. 

  • Wartburg takes HMS in rematch, 22-16

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

  • OSMS remains unbeaten

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats improved to 5-0 on the season after dominating Jefferson with a 46-6 rout on Thursday evening. 

  • Fishing Report
  • Kingston goes quiet on noise

    Kingston City Council members agreed not to sound off on noise for at least another month at their Sept. 9 regular council session.

    Council heard from residents of the neighborhood off West Race Street this summer, a neighborhood that had been plagued by a noise problem back in 2012, owing to a pair of area restaurant-bars that had been featuring live patio music several nights per week throughout the warmer months.

  • Pemberton dismisses first lawsuit

    Is 3 minutes and 11 seconds enough time for a fast-food restaurant to remedy a slip hazard?

    New Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton doesn’t think so.

    In his order dismissing a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Hardee’s, Pemberton said the timeframe wasn’t long enough for the restaurant to discover the hazard.

    “Negligence is not to be presumed from the mere happening of an accident,” Pemberton said in the order.

  • Busy month for Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club has a number of upcoming projects planned for the next month.

    Today — Sept. 20 — the club is sponsoring seven Rockwood High School juniors at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, an annual training program.

    Also attending will be five students sponsored by Harriman Rotary Club. Kingston Rotary Club is sponsoring four students for the leadership training.

    Rockwood Rotarians will distribute 196 dictionaries to third-graders at Midtown and Ridge View elementary schools on Sept. 30.

  • Creatures great and small to be blessed in service

    A line of pets will begin forming at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, for the fifth annual Blessing of the Animals.

    Everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses – four legs, two legs, feathered or scaled – all creatures are welcome.

    Light refreshments will be served for all the pets and their caretakers.

    This favorite traditional ceremony may be traced back to the fourth century when animals were first allowed into the church to be blessed.