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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Fruitcakes full of ancient exotic ingredients

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.

    Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.

    Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.

  • Courts need bridge between media, judges

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center

    As a young reporter, I had the good fortune to cover circuit court judges who didn’t mind helping a rookie.

    I was a lawyer and a reporter, but there were times when my law school education came up a little short. I found judges in the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida who were willing to provide background and context so that I could write a story as accurately as possible.

  • A very, very carbon-neutral Christmas

    By RICH LOWRY
    Special to Roane County News
    The great Christmas-tree debate should be settled for now.

    No more agonizing over artificial versus natural, not after the sustainable-development firm ellipsos released a bombshell study.

  • Kingston to decide on policy that dictates financial reserves

    by MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    It’s not that Kingston City Council members don’t like the idea of saving for a rainy day; it’s just that some don’t cotton to the notion of a set policy dictating how much extra change has to be rattling city coffers at any given time, and what actions must be taken should the balance slip by a shekel or two.

    That’s the message that came across at the Nov. 1 work session, when council members discussed a potential new fund balance policy for Kingston.

  • POLICE NEWS: Chicken and underwear?

    A woman suspected of trying to rob the Rocky Top on Bluff Road last month was arrested on Sunday.

    Tawny Michelle Inman, 21, is charged with aggravated robbery. A sheriff’s office report said she walked into the Rocky Top on Oct. 24, acted as if she was armed and demanded $250 from the clerk. The report said she fled when a customer walked in.

    Inman is scheduled to appear in court next month.

  • Rockwood Middle splits with Wartburg

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers opened the home portion of their schedule last week against Wartburg and the results were mixed for fans of the green and gold.

  • Cherokee opens season with sweep

    After last Thursday night, Cherokee Middle School can call Abby Wilson "Miss Clutch" after sinking the final three points of the game en route to a thrilling 26-23 win over the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils. 

  • King stepping down after 26 years

    “It’s time to turn the page.”

    That’s what Kingston head coach Vic King said Tuesday morning after announcing his decision to step down as Kingston’s head football coach after 26 years.

  • BATTLE OF THE BANDS
  • Gas N’ Go on the way to Harriman Food City

     

    Justin Overton works to finish construction on the Gas N’ Go station at Harriman Food City. Representatives on site said Friday they expect the new express fuel center to be completed within the next two weeks.