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Today's News

  • Gun team coach arrested

    Kirt Phillippi of Rockwood was a coach of the WSI-Oak Ridge team that won a national shooting competition in 2010.
    Last week, it wasn’t his marksmanship that interested Harriman police.
    Phillippi was charged with public intoxication on March 19 after police were called about a parking lot urination incident.
    According to police records, Officer Michael Cox was dispatched to Kroger on a report of an intoxicated man in the parking lot.

  • Levee work postponed for two weeks

    Scheduled highway lane closures for geotechnical work at the Kingston levee has been delayed by two weeks because of wintery weather conditions, TVA said.
    TVA has contracted to perform core drilling to assess the health of all 49 TVA dams as part of a continuous improvement campaign.
    Some of this work will be performed from Hwy. 70, affecting traffic flow.
    The drilling was supposed to have begun last Sunday, but will now instead begin on Sunday, April 7.
    One lane of Hwy. 70 in Kingston at the levee will be closed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Kingston employee gives railing decorative touch

    Some old wooden railings at the lakefront in Kingston presented a dangerous problem for the city.
    The fix not only shored up the structure, but provided a spirit-lifting work of art, as well as a nod to the many fishermen the water draws.
    Rick Ross, who heads Kingston’s parks and recreation department explained how the decorative new metal railing came about.
    “The other one was just rotting out, and we needed to replace it for safety reasons,” Ross said.

  • Jim Henry honored by Boy Scouts
  • Kingston moves on search for city manager

    Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton had already proffered his resignation from the post he’d held with distinction for some 12 years on March 13.
    A special- called meeting of city council on March 21 made it official.
    With a minor change in the wording of Pinkerton’s letter — with his approval, it was altered to say that he was “resigning for retirement” rather than simply “resigning” — council unanimously accepted his decision to step down as the city’s chief administrator.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 27

    25 Years Ago

  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Nance turning 95 today

    Edith Nance celebrates her 95th birthday today, March 27.

    She was honored by her family and friends with a birthday celebration on March 24 in Bradbury Community Center.

    Nance is the mother of four: Patsy Nance, Larry Nance, Danny Nance and the late Gloria Miller.

    She has a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Payton Madox ‘Max’ Richardson and Maggie Rose Richardson

    Siblings Maggie Rose Richardson and Payton Madox "Max" Richardson both celebrated their birthdays on March 8.

    Maggie turned 5 on March 8 and celebrated with a Cinderella-themed party. Max, who turned 7 on March 8, had a Mario-themed party.

    They are the children of Cliff and Shauna Richardson.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry D. Richardson, and Michael and Kay Griffith of North Carolina.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Jacob R. Hester

    Airman Jacob R. Hester recently graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

    Son of Shannon and Lisa Hester, he is presently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in training to be a firefighter. Upon completion of his training, the airman will be transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

    Hester's grandparents are Pat Hester and the late Raymond Hester, the late Mary Carlene Morris, Reva Nickell and the late James Nickell.

    His brothers are Sammy and Jonathan.