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Today's News

  • Boating safety class slated

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is giving an “About Boating Safely” class.

    The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 4 and 6 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

    All ages are encouraged to take the class, but it is particularly important for young would-be boaters who want to take to the water on a boat.

    “If you are born after Jan. 1, 1989, you are required to take a boating safety class,” said Bill White, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

  • Second Chance chili supper set

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 15th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Kingston Community Center.

    The meal, available for a $5 donation, includes chili with toppings, dessert and drink.

    Proceeds will help Second Chance in its work to aid those who are unable to afford to spay and neuter their pets.

    The nonprofit group also provides pet food to pet owners unable to afford to buy it.

  • Kingston bed, breakfast named among nation’s 10 ‘most romantic’

    Love is in the air at Kingston’s Whitestone Country Inn.

    The inn, at 1200 Paint Rock Road, and its 360 picturesque acres along Watts Bar Lake make it an easy choice for those wanting to make an escape with a special someone.

    Now, Whitestone has an official place among the nation’s most romantic settings.

    American Historic Inns and its iLoveInns.com website have named Whitestone as one of its “10 most romantic” inns in 2014.

  • Workshops to focus on business with government

    A free workshop on doing business with the government is set next month in Oak Ridge.

    The workshop, a partnership between Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center under the Leadership of the Center for Industrial Services, will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 18 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Comerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Helping business with festival site
  • Mount Pisgah wins TACS region title

    Powered by 36 points from senior guard Samuel Parrott, the Mount Pisgah Patriots captured the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) East Region A Championship Saturday afternoon with a 62-51 victory over Fairview Christian Academy.

    A TACS title didn’t seem possible just 30 days earlier when the Patriots dropped a 72-61 decision against the Falcons while playing without starting post Colby Turner, who suffered a season-ending knee injury.

  • Lady ’Cats top Harriman in region opener, 52-41

     

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils put up a good fight Friday night, but they weren’t able to knock off Oliver Springs, as the Lady ’Cats picked up a 52-41 victory at home in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Robotics team chili supper Saturday

    Roane County’s student robotics team will be hosting a chili supper and silent auction on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center.

    The cost is $5 for a meal that includes chili, dessert and drink.

    Vegetable soup and white chicken chili is also available.

    More than 80 items donated from local merchants or handmade will be up for bid.

    The money raised will help pay for the costs of the robotics competition.

  • More growth in Midtown?

    A developer hinted at new prospects for property adjacent to the Pinnacle Pointe shopping center.

    Robert Bowen attended a recent Harriman City Council meeting with news that a partner is willing to do the work to extend Pinnacle Drive to their adjacent property.

    However, Bowen was faced with the news that the mediation between the city and the Pinnacle Pointe developers had not been finalized yet earlier this month, which might put the plans on hold.

  • Schools deal with first districtwide accreditation effort

    AdvancED, an accreditation agency, was in town this week to conduct a review of the Roane County school system.

    “In the past we have done individual schools,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said. “We have never done a district accreditation in which they look at the whole district together, so this is a new experience for us.”

    Aytes said the school system contacted AdvancED for the review.