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Today's News

  • Carmen Van Horn new VISTA member

    Carmen Van Horn of Kingston recently became an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

    Van Horn will serve as the VISTA veterans coordinator for Roane County and a Roane County United Way intern coordinating the Earned Income Tax Credit and Roane Alliance for Financial Independence programs.

    “We are honored to have Carmen serving with us over the next year,” said Amy Harmon, United Way executive director.

    “Her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to serving others are an inspiration to others.”

  • The Garden Gate: Put celery on your shopping list for the health of it

    Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the first century, as a remedy for infections and tumors and a cure for gout.

    We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks. We are amazed to find that it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical uses since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.

  • Master Gardeners working to beautify the county

    The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension of Roane County educate and serve the community.

    Tennessee Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of horticultural training through UT Extension and return 40 hours of volunteer community service to become certified.

    They maintain certification with 25 service hours and eight hours of continuing education annually.

  • Five generation of Morgan men

    Five generations of the Harl Morgan family include, from left, Morgan of Gobey (near Sunbright); Gary Morgan; Gary M. Morgan, originally from Oneida; Eli Morgan and his dad, Zachary Morgan, of Corbin, Ky.

  • Muir biographer to be in Kingston

    Kingston Public Library will host a special event later this month with biographer John B. Hunt.

    Hunt, author of “Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68” will be at the library beginning at 6  p.m. April 25.

    He spend a number of days at the Kingston Public Library and the Roane County Historical Society’s Archives while conducting research for his book.

  • Poole-Foster

    Tony and Beverly Poole of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leigh Ann Poole, to Adam Foster.

    He is the son of Susan Foster of Knoxville and Paul and Gail Andrews.

    The ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. May 11 in Concord First Baptist Church.

    The bride’s grandparents are David and Syble Poole, and Barbara Smith and the late J.C. Smith.

    The groom’s grandparents are Louise Foster and the late Herndon Foster Sr.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From the Past From the Week of April 17

    25 Years Ago

  • GUEST OPINION: NC proposal does not protect religious liberty

    Here’s a quick primer on a recent proposal by two North Carolina legislators to permit the state to designate a state religion:
    First, the North Carolina Speaker of the House effectively killed the proposal one day after it was filed, saying it “will not advance” to a committee hearing.

    Second, even if enacted, it would not survive constitutional scrutiny under existing Supreme Court decisions.

  • Interest in potential sale of TVA ‘amazing’

    By ERNEST NORSWORTHY
    Limited Government
    In the years of writing about the TVA, I have never seen such interest, pro or con, in the possible sale of TVA.

    From Bangor to San Francisco to Paris (Tennessee) and London, there are articles written about Obama’s view of selling what once was a sacred Democratic pearl.

    TVA, a vestige of FDR’s New Deal, has existed and has been challenged for 80 years.

    Defending TVA has cost ratepayers millions in legal defenses; billions in wasted or misspent ratepayer dollars that are down the drain.

  • The power of the Stump Cross