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Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH: Save room for dessert when you visit Carter’s Restaurant

    Because we have always enjoyed the food, this is the third time I have written an “Out To Lunch” article about eating at this Ten Mile location.

    It was called the Stone Cottage Inn in my June 2008 article. I wrote about it again in Oct. 2010, when it was the Pizza Factory.

    It became Carter’s Restaurant, sometimes referred to as Carter’s Pizza Subs & Grill, in February 2011. This is the restaurant of our most recent adventure.

  • Bolling in as Kingston manager

    By Friday morning, Kingston’s list of candidates for the open city manager’s position had been whittled down to David. And David.
    By 2 that afternoon, there was only one David left — David Bolling, a former Oliver Springs town administrator and Clinton native whose most recent stopover was a year-long stint in the town of Newcastle, Maine.

  • Accused killer broke?

    Last summer, accused murderer Shawn Smoot insisted he was poor.

    Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy is now skeptical of that claim and wants a review of Smoot’s indigent status.

    “The defendant is currently residing in the community of Corryton, Tenn., which the state recently determined is less than five miles from the residence of John and Brittany Myers, the sister and brother-in-law of the deceased victim in this matter, Brooke Nicole Morris,” Reedy wrote.

  • Ladd answers sought

    After months of holding their tongues on slowdowns that have attended the Ladd Landing Greenway project, Kingston City Council members let loose with a barrage of concerns at a work session on May 7.

    Unfortunately, engineer Kent Olson of Vaughn and Melton was the only one present to field the complaints.

    Olson was at the meeting as a fill-in for Danl Hall, the man who is actually the chief engineer on the project. Thus, he was unable to answer council’s sometimes-pointed questions as to why the project is experiencing difficulties.

  • Hats off to Mom — and Gram
  • Popular Harriman baker poised to make farmers market comeback

    Baked goods are an old favorite making a comeback this year to Harriman Farmers Market.

    Mary Beth Banner Crass, who sold baked goods at the market in 2008 when she owned Utopia Cafe in downtown Harriman, will have her baked pastries, muffins, pies and cinnamon rolls when the market opens for the season on June 1 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

  • New date for yearly plant sale

    Rain on May 4 postponed the Master Gardeners of Roane County plant sale.

    The new date for the eighth annual plant sale is May 18. Plants will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from trained volunteers through the Tennessee Master Gardener Program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

    A variety of perennials, annuals, native plants, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra to be in Harriman

    The famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be playing this weekend in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The Princess Theatre Foundation has lined up the Big Band orchestra, which will strike up at 7 p.m. May 18, and other well-known performers in the coming months to continue supporting the theatre monetarily.

    “The foundation’s goal is to raise funds to donate to [Roane State Community College] to continue to keep the doors open,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • County eyeing Cawood law office property

    The county is interested in purchasing Chris Cawood’s Kingston law office.

    The agenda for today’s (Monday) Roane County Commission meeting includes a resolution that would authorize County Executive Ron Woody to enter into negotiations to purchase the property.

    “It’s one, as we start looking at some other issues, that could be kept,” Woody said.

    “That’s something we’ll probably have our building and codes go over there and look at and see what it would take to rehab for office space.”

  • Lady Jackets come up just short of region

    It’s hard to beat a good team three times in a season.

    The Kingston Lady Jackets found out just how hard Thursday evening, as despite sweeping Stone Memorial in the regular season, the Lady Panthers ended Kingston’s season with a 2-1 victory in the District 4-AA Tournament at Alcoa.