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Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: Artist rolls to victory over Crimson Tide

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    College football means big money. Amid talk of a possible national playoffs system, we’re reminded of the extraordinary revenue potential of an “amateur” sport.

    Understandably, universities want to maximize their income and protect their broadcast and intellectual-property rights, particularly in a digital age. And yet it was refreshing last week to see a clear First Amendment victory for someone who works in one of the oldest media: paint on paper.

  • Credit debt can be managed — with care

     While recent reports indicate that credit card debt had declined over the last year, much of this decline is due to financial institutions writing off delinquent debt and not due to consumers reducing the amount they owe.

    A study from Nerd Wallet indicates that the average household still carries $6,772 in outstanding credit card debt and paying down debt is an ongoing struggle for many consumers.

  • Man killed when cycle struck

    A Murfreesboro man traveling eastbound on I-40 through Roane County last week died Monday, June 25, at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    Travis D. Frazier’s 2006 Buell motorcycle was struck from the rear by a 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by Avraham M. Solomon, said Trooper Matthew Vespie in his report.

    Frazier was pinned under the Corolla.

    Solomon and his passenger were both not injured.

    No citations or charges were issued. Drug and alcohol tests for Solomon were requested.

  • Dry conditions, fires plague area

    Over the weekend, four additional wildfires burned across the region.

    Although they were not large in size (largest being 10 acres), it serves as an indicator as to how dry the region is.

    Two fires occurred in Monroe County; both of these were suspected cigarettes.

    A 10-acre fire continues to burn in Morgan County off Tunnel Hill Road. One 2-acre arson fire is out in Scott County.
    In addition, a structure fire in Knox County set a nearby forest on fire, and state forestry crews are working to contain this part of the blaze.  

  • Princess seat sponsorship offered

    The Princess Theatre¹s seat sponsorship program gives people an opportunity to support the theatre’s events, its programs and role as a center for arts education.

    Sponsorships range from $100 to $1,000. A permanent plaque will be placed on each seat a person sponsors. The plaque can include two lines of text (25 characters per line) of the sponsor¹s choice.

  • Jackets advance to District 8 A Tournament

    When the Dixie Youth A sub district tournament started Friday in Kingston, three Roane County teams were hoping to peak at just the right time and advance to this week's Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament in Caryville.

  • Kingston cruising in O-Zone tourney
  • Kingston rolling through AA tourney

    After two days and three rounds of action in the Dixie Youth AA sub-district tournament in Rockwood, it appears that the Kingston AA All-stars are the team to beat.

  • New look for a Harriman car dealership
  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Have a meal fit for The Queen at Paris Apartment

    “You need to write about The Paris Apartment & Tea Room in Sweetwater,” longtime friend Luci Bell told my wife, Carol, and me one Sunday morning at church.

    “I recently went with my Garden Club from Kingston, and everyone really enjoyed the food and the trip,” she added.

    The Paris Apartment was already on my “Out to Lunch” prospect list.

    “When can you and Jimmy (her husband) go with us?” I replied.