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Today's News

  • Barber-Miller

    Shayla Joy Barber and Chancey Randall Miller are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The couple will be married June 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Rockwood. A reception will follow at Club Grande at Grande Vista Bay.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Shannon Barber and Larry Frost, both of Rockwood. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barber of Rockwood.

  • Colyer-Zeigler

    Wesley Colyer and Michelle Hreha Colyer of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Anne Colyer, to Zachary Zeigler.

    He is the son of Terry and Marge Thompson and Tom Zeigler of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on June 14 at Scott-Ellis Pavilion in Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late William and Mary Colyer, and Maria Hreha of Kingston and the late Stephen Hreha.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Midway High School and is a current student at Roane State Community College.

  • GUEST OPINION: Satirical tweets may be fake, but they’re protected

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    The queen of England had a rough weekend recently. It rained relentlessly and her youngest son, Edward, was stuck in the garden wearing an Easter Bunny suit.

    I know this because I follow “Elizabeth Windsor,” a Twitter account that shares Elizabeth’s personal musings. It’s informative, amusing – and totally fabricated.

  • Motto not questioned in city building

    A simple suggestion was behind the Kingston Police Department’s decision to post the national motto “In God We Trust” at its office in the new city hall building.

    “We put that here when we moved in,” Chief Jim Washam said.

    “(Councilman) Norm (Sugarman) had the idea. We asked around, and everybody was for it and thought it would be a good thing for our new building.”

  • The Garden GATE: Gardeners try to fool Mother Nature

    Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

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  • Harriman Happenings: June 2 edition

    Pastor Jesse Sr. and Elfredia Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 27.

    Pastor Williams was in the Air Force stationed in Alaska. Elfredia was a student at the University of Tennessee.

    When he was on leave, he and Elfredia were married by the late Rev. C.W. Matthew in Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

    Afterward, Pastor Williams was stationed in California. After his discharge from the Air Force, they made their home in Knoxville.

    They are parents of two children, Lourenda Pryor and Jesse Jr.

  • Government contracting to be workshop topic

    A free workshop addressing U.S. General Services Administration schedule contract training will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

    The Oak Ridge Chamber is at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The workshop will be presented by The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the GSA.

    GSA purchases a broad range of  goods and services for the federal government.

  • Silver Angels opens to fanfare in Rockwood

     

  • Proton Power Roane’s Industry of the Year

    Proton Power is the 2014 Industry of the Year for Roane County.

    The Roane County Industrial Development Board presented the award last week during the annual Roane County Industry Appreciation Breakfast on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    “I have been amazed at just what is being accomplished right here [in Roane County] that is having an enormous impact on the world around us,” said The Roane Alliance President and CEO Wade Creswell.