Today's News

  • Dyllis Springs honor rolls, Terrific Kids and perfect attendance: Third nine-weeks' grading period

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

  • Midway Elementary honors, perfect attendance: Third nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:
    Third grade
    — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, Chloe Kyle, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Meredith Sweeney, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark, Cadence Collier, Jayleigh Davis, Rhyan Helms and Sierra Cowell.

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  • Bethel Presbyterian a certified NWF habitat site

    The congregation of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, recently received notification from the National Wildlife Federation that the church has been officially certified as a Wildlife Habitat site.

    Church members have been has been working since 2009 to make the landscape around the church more environmentally friendly to nature.

    Many areas around the church are mulched to create plant space that improves habitat for wildlife by providing essential elements needed – natural food sources, cover and places to raise their young.

  • Lower retiring from Wesleyan Church

    The congregation of Rockwood Wesleyan Church will honor the faithful service of Pastor Robert “Bob” Lower during its 11 a.m. service on June 8.

    Lower, who has served as church pastor for 21 years, is retiring. He has also served as chaplain for the Rockwood Fire Department during his 21 years with the Wesleyan Church.

    The public is welcome to join in the celebration of Lower’s dedication to the Lord, his community and his congregation.

    Rockwood Wesleyan Church is at 300 S. Church Ave.

  • Moore to speak at Sevier Drive Church

    Bro. Joe Moore of Scarboro Church of Christ, Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker at Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, on June 1.

    Moore will teach Sunday school 10:45 a.m. and deliver the service message at 11:30 a.m.

    The church is at 1014 Sevier Drive.

  • Vacation Bible School 2014

    Batley Baptist
    “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind” is the theme of Batley Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. The VBS will be May 27-31; classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The church is near Oliver Springs at 670 Batley Road. Call 435-2400 or email batleychurchoffice@comcast.net for details or transportation.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: High Sheriff still ignoring Old Curmudgeon

    Gentle reader, as you may recall, we have patiently endeavoured for some time to get the High Sheriff to respond to a few simple questions concerning the management of his, or our, jail. We didn’t realize just how long he has stubbornly resisted giving any response to these inquiries until we looked back in our files. It has, in fact been approximately seven months of silence on his part inasmuch as we first posed these questions in the issue of 25 October, 2013.

  • Woman finds respite ‘a little closer to home’

    It started with a nagging cough.

    Saundra Gillum thought it was probably just some sort of cold virus and, like most moms, disregarded her health concerns in favor of caring for others. Her adult son was going through cancer treatment, the holidays had arrived, and her time was precious.

    “I didn’t think about myself,” Gillum said. “I was thinking more about my son.”

  • Kingston wants to add $1 to bill to help other water customers

    City water board members passed a measure that will help Kingston water customers help each other at their May 13 session.

    The Neighbors Helping Neighbors program will allow water board customers to opt in — at their own discretion — to a program in which $1 extra will be charged on their monthly water bills, and kept in a fund that will be used to help customers facing tough financial straits.

    The program was proposed at city council in April, but was temporarily tabled so officials could devise a plan for implementing it.