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Today's News

  • Family fun planned at Bethel fall festival

    Family-oriented fun for all ages is on tap at Bethel Presbyterian Church’s annual fall festival.

    This year’s festival will be on Sept. 20, with breakfast, marketplace, live entertainment, children’s activities, café and fried pies.

    All proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Michael Dunn Center, Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program and Second Harvest Food Bank’s backpack program.

    The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston.

  • Arrests: Sept. 10-14, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 10 — Barbara Rachel Abston, 19, 244 W. Vanderbilt, Oak Ridge: domestic assault. No bond listed; court date Oct. 27.

    • Stephanie Marie Armstrong, 29, 225, Kelly Lane, Lenoir City: court/hold only. No bond or court date listed.

    • Adam Clint Baker, 32, two counts violation of probation. Total bond $3,000; court date Nov. 3.

  • General Sessions Court: April 28, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 28 — Bobby D. Dagley, failure to appear, probation violation: dismissed.

    • Gill Thomas, driving while license suspended: guilty; amended to driving without license.

    • Jason Masengil, failure to appear: dismissed; cost to defendant. Two counts failure to appear: dismissed. Driving while license suspended: guilty; amended to driving without license.

  • Alexander Inn to receive special honor

    Oak Ridge’s Guest House/Alexander Inn is the recipient of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s 2014 Historic Preservation Award.

    The group will present the award to Rick Dover of Family Pride Corp., owner of the Alexander Inn, during a special ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the building’s entrance.

    “We’re going to faithfully restore this building to its original look, from the soda-fountain bar in the lobby to the beautiful wide porch out front,” Dover said.

  • Library Foundation, Choral Society receive state arts grants

    Kingston Library Foundation and Roane Choral Society are among the 26 East Tennessee recipients of Tennessee’s Arts Build Communities grants.

    The Library Foundation is receiving money for the 2014 Roane County Student Writers Anthology, an annual publication of student works determined through a contest of Roane Writers Group.

    Roane Choral Society’s “A Child Again at Christmas” concert is the beneficiary of the funds.

  • Clark-Long

    Tina and Eric Clark of Kingston, and Winston Chelf and Carrie Burg announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Logan Clark, to Eric Long.

    He is the son of Rick and Vicky Long of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Twin Cedar Farm, Rockford. A reception will follow at Twin Cedar Farm.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Frights on tap for annual Hauntings of Harriman tour

    Ghoulish tales centered around some of the notable homes and buildings in Harriman's elegant downtown return once again in time for the Halloween season.

    Hauntings of Historic Harriman is set this year for Oct. 3-4.

    Tours leave from Walden Street in front of the Harriman Public Library beginning at 8:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes.

    The last tour will be 11 p.m. on Friday and at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    Tickets are $10 and available at Rocky Top General Store, Red Door Antiquities in Harriman and at the gate at the tour.

  • 2015 Relay for Life won’t be overnight

    Roane County’s Relay for Life organizers are getting ready for next spring’s big event with their yearly fall kickoff.

    Big changes are happening for the coming year, and they’ll be announced in more detail at the kickoff, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Kingston United Methodist Church at 212 W. Church St., Kingston.

    The kickoff will include a chili supper and the awards for 2014 being handed out.

    One of the changes is moving the traditional overnight event to one during the day Saturday.

  • Lady Jackets take down Oliver Springs, 8-1

     

    In an in-county showdown between the Kingston Lady Jackets and the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, the number eight proved to be a great number for Kingston as they took an 8-1 win Monday evening.

  • Lady Tigers knock off Harriman, 13-0

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers won their 10th consecutive game of the 2014 season Monday night with a 13-0 victory at Harriman in a District 3 A/AA match-up between Roane County rivals.