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Today's News

  • Boy Scout Troop 101 to start annual tree sale on Nov. 28

    Kingston Boy Scout Troop 101 will begin its annual Christmas tree sale at 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Gravel Pit shelter of Kingston City Park.

    Tree sales will continue all trees are sold or until Dec. 23.

    Trees offered for sale this year will come from Roan Mountain.

    Proceeds from the tree sale support the Scouts in their camping, outdoor activities and service to the community.

    Troop 101 has provided hundreds of hours of community service this year, with five completed Eagle Scout projects in the area.

  • Tubists put ‘oom-pha’ in Christmas

    The Babahatchie Community Band will present Harriman’s 26th annual Merry TubaChristmas concert at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 6 in Harriman High School’s James M. Williamson Auditorium.

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with rehearsal at 10.

    The tuba/euphonium choir under the direction of Sande MacMorran will perform carols and songs of Christmas in a free public concert.

    Tuba/sousaphone and euphonium/baritone players of all degrees of ability are welcome to participate in this event.

    Call Dr. Joseph Williams at 882-3446 for details.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The pros and cons of Keystone pipeline stated

    Last week’s column was, as the constant reader knows, the annual pre-Thanksgiving publication of Dr. Martin Rywell’s versionn of the traditional Tennessee Apple Stack Cake.

    In that column we make mention of the fact that Dr. Rywell was married to one of the Stone girls, of the Stone’s Department Store family.

  • Blue Devils top Bobcats, 76-67

     

    In a game that featured 61 fouls and 82 free throws, the Harriman Blue Devils outlasted the Oliver Springs Bobcats at Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium Tuesday night by a final score of 76-67.

  • Jackets split with Sweetwater

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a tale of different games Tuesday night at Roane County High School as the Kingston Lady Jackets were able to come out on top with the Jackets falling in a tough contest to the Wildcats of Sweetwater. 

  • Hot start leads Lady ’Cats past Harriman

     

    After opening its season with a trio of losses, Michelle Christopher's Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats picked up their first win of the year Tuesday evening with a 66-56 victory over previously unbeaten Harriman (2-1).

  • Rockwood Pythian Sisters take home honors

    Rockwood Volunteer 1 Pythian Sisters, an auxiliary of Rockwood Knights of Pythias, collected a number of awards during the organization’s recent Supreme Convention.

    Volunteer Temple 1 Most Excellent Chief Jewel Breeden a letter of recognition, and congratulatory comments and certificates were given to those who sponsored of new members in 2013.

    Accepting the honors are, in no particular order, Pat Brown, Jennifer Ezell, Jenni Kelly, Elizabeth McNelly, Kathy Human (who accepted Charlie Parker’s award on his behalf) and Kathy Cole.

  • New to Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club President Eddie Bilbrey welcomes Cindy Miller, a teacher at the Rockwood High School, as the club’s newest member.

    Miller is married to Mike “Brillo” Miller, newly elected Rockwood mayor and longtime member of the Roane County Board of Education.

  • Military Matters: Austin J. Jackson

    U.S. Air Force Airman Austin J. Jackson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of William A. and Amanda B. Jackson of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • State Bar seeking bill to affect divorce notification

    The Tennessee Bar Association plans to pursue legislation requiring respondents to be served notice of the filing of a petition for divorce or separation before the court action is made public.

    “Our Family Law Section has been in discussions about how to address what they see is a growing problem,” said Tennessee Bar Association President Jonathan Steen.

    “Respondents find out that their spouse has filed for divorce before safety plans can be put in place or before restraining orders can be served,” he added.