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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Daylilies are the tasty treat that keeps on giving

    Anyone can have a vegetable garden. All you need is a patch of soil.

    Some people have vegetable gardens in alleys or on vacant lots in the inner city, or in window boxes or bushel baskets full of soil on roofs of apartment buildings.

    If you have a small yard, you can grow lettuce, carrots or parsley as a border. Spinach, which loves shade, also may be grown as a border under evergreens or other shade trees.

  • Munsey-Foster

    Jim and Linda Munsey of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Lynn Munsey, to Clint Anthony Fos-
    ter.

    He is the son of Bryan and Lana Foster of Oakdale.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Whitestone Country Inn.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Roane County High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in communication studies.

    The prospective groom studied music business at Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed with Munsey Pharmacy.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Cantrell

    Mary Renfro and Ray Cantrell were married on July 2 in Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating.

    The attendants were their children. Marcia Hayes served as maid of honor, with Kimberly Cantrell as bridesmaid. Gregory Cantrell was best man, and Rodney Renfro was groomsman.

    The bride wore a floor-length cream-colored organza off-the-shoulder dress with ruching on the bodice.

    She wore it with a sheer lace and sequin bolero long-sleeved jacket.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Saltsman

    Alexanderia Elizabeth Honeycutt-Saltsman and John Bruce “Chip” Saltsman Jr. were married on Feb. 17 in Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville.

    Father Joseph McMahon of Nashville’s Christ the King Church officiated the small ceremony, consisting of only immediate family members.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Betty Honeycutt of Kingston. Her grandparents are Edward L. Johnson of Kingston and the late Margaret Johnson.

    The groom is the son of Bruce and Elaine Saltsman of Nashville.

  • Looking Back: a little something from our files

    25 Years Ago

  • Heritage, Preservation group to tour Children’s Museum

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members will take a free tour of the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum on one of its “traveling meetings” Aug. 8.
    The tour starts at 7 p.m. and is open to interested members of the public. It will replace the regular membership and public monthly meeting in Wildcat Den.  
    The Children’s Museum is at 461 W. Outer Drive in the former Highland View Elementary School,  the elementary school built for the Manhattan Project.
    Call Margaret Allard at 607-1122 for details.

  • Tigers run well in scrimmage

    John Webb’s Rockwood Tigers participated in their first scrimmage of the fall Friday night when they took on White-House Heritage, Jackson County and Livingston Academy in a four-way affair at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

  • Jackets struggle in scrimmage

    The sounds of pads popping are as addictive as chocolate for football-starved fans across Roane County.
    The Kingston Yellow Jackets partook in a three-way dance with Campbell County and Webb, armed with University of Tennessee recruit Todd Kelly, and fell 3-0 to Webb varsity and 2-0 to Campbell County.
    "Tonight was basically what happens when a young, inexperienced team goes up against one of the best teams in the state (Webb)," Kingston Yellow Jackets head coach Brian Pankey reflected post-scrimmage.

  • Green Wave, Eagles tie on gridiron

    The Oakdale Eagles and the Midway Green Wave battled last Friday and if anything was settled, it was these two teams are pretty even.
    Neither team could get going on offense in the early going.  Both teams made plenty of mistakes on offense and the defenses played tough. Midway finally struck for six on the 37th play of the game when junior Mason Woody raced 48 yards for the games first score. Four plays later the Green Wave struck again when Woody hit Jon Beason for a 49 yard touchdown.

  • Committee to take look at school budget

    Roane County Board of Education’s plan to fix its financial problems for the 2013-14 school year is not a done deal.
    The Roane County Commission, the funding body for the school system, still needs to approve the plan. That’s not simply a formality.
    “There have been amendments in the past year that have not been approved,” Board Member Wade McCullough pointed out at the July school board meeting.
    The budget committee, which includes four of the 15 commissioners, will discuss the plan on Wednesday.