Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Jeb is right, Politico is wrong on James K. Polk

    A few weeks ago, before we got involved in several other issues, we read in the News Sentinel (issue of 28 July, page 10A), in the obituary section, an article on the life and death of Ralph Griffith in Asheville, N. C. at age 91.


    Kingston’s Impact Church is about nourishing the soul.

    One group, however, focuses on nourishing the body as well.

    “Well, we like to eat,” said Dusty Stout, Impact’s pastor of administration, of the 15-member group. “It has turned into a full supper each week.”

    Groups at Impact are similar to Sunday school classes at other churches, Stout explained. But it’s with a twist. The group Stout leads meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.

  • Victorious moves to new location

This month’s “Singing in The City” hosted by Victorious  Ministries, will be this Saturday,  Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. but in a new location.

  • Photos illustrate how contest winner’s garden grows

    Kingston’s Marianne DeVaney won this year’s Roane County Cooperative Ministries photo contest.

  • Harriman Church of God revival set

    Harriman Church of God is planning “Elevate,” its 2015 revival with Host Pastor Jeff Blackburn from Aug. 23-27 at the church at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.
    Doug Small, president of Alive Ministries: Project Pray, will be the guest speaker for Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special music guest will be Ty Parker and the East Chattanooga Church of God Choir and Praise Team.
    Weekday services will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday will be Youth Emphasis Night. Thursday’s service will be followed by the pastor’s reception.

  • Church Calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 21
    • The Presbyterian Women’s Association of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have a two-day rummage/bag sale from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the basement of the church at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    • Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. at the church at 107 Paint Rock Ferry Road. Call Pastor Dennis Hawkins at 765-7459 for details.

    SUNDAY, AUG. 23

  • Roane Academy unneighborly fracases worry those close by

    Some residents and business owners hold the Roane County Commission responsible for the problems that have occurred at Roane Academy.

    “It’s your fault,” Rockwood resident Joseph Vought told commissioners at their Aug. 10 meeting.

    “You’re the one that allowed this to happen.”

    Roane Academy, which is owned by Omni Visions, is a treatment facility for male juveniles in the Roane County Industrial Park.

  • Flooding closes Kingston Elementary

    Too much rain in too short of time.

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said that’s what caused a flooding incident that prompted the cancellation of classes at Kingston Elementary School on Thursday.

    “We had about 2 inches of water that came in,” Aytes said. “It doesn’t look like there was any damage; just water.”

    Wednesday evening’s rain was the culprit. Aytes said the water entered the school underneath the doors.

  • Sheriff’s office looking into hurt woman

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause behind injuries to a seriously injured woman found outside a Bluff Road home on Aug. 16.

    Kristin Mallory Cupp was taken first to Roane Medical Center and then transported via Lifestar to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    “At this time, it appears it may have been a medical issue,” said Sheriff Jack Stockton. “Her clothing and things like that were consistent with someone having a fall.”

  • County rivalry returns to gridiron tonight

    For the sake of unity, Harriman Mayor Chris Mason quipped that it was a good thing an economic conference involving all the mayors was on Aug. 13.

    “If it was two weeks from now, Kingston would have already lost to Harriman in the football game so [Kingston] Mayor Tim Neal wouldn’t be quite as nice as he is right now,” Mason said.

    His joke got a big response from the audience.

    Officials can laugh about it now because after a two-year hiatus, Kingston and Harriman will once again face each other on the high school football field.