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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people on the right track with herbs, foods

    The Romany people, also known as Gypsies, are descendants of an ancient warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west in about 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, they traveled through Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma are scattered all over the world. Their largely nomadic lifestyle is greatly influenced by the effect this had on their culinary ways.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 30

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Hospital reaches out to Roane

    Each year, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gets more than 148,000 visits from tens of thousands of children across 16 Tennessee counties.

    More than 3,300 children from Roane County sought treatment in 2013 at Children’s Hospital.

    Families in Roane County recognize Children’s Hospital as one of the premier resources for pediatrics in the region.

    It offers care in more than 30 pediatric specialties, with more than 500 attending physicians.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Easter 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. Billy “Gene” Easter will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 15.

    Easter and the former Geneva Poland were married on May 15, 1954.

    He is retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems. She is retired from Roane Hosiery.

    The Easters have three children: Karen Easter of Knoxville, Michael Easter of Hixson and the late Scott Easter.

    There are six grandchildren.

  • Phillips-Waller

    Jon and Renee Phillips of Ten Mile announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Phillips, to Bryan Waller.

    He is the son of Charles Waller of Ten Mile and Debbie Lowe of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 10 at the home of Brad and Sherry Patterson of Ten Mile. Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the Pattersons’ home.

  • Kingston library receives funding to train seniors to use computers

    Kingston Public Library is the recipient of a 2014 Free Access to Computer Training grant made possible through funding by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    The library will use the funds to provide free computer training to seniors and many others over the next six months, said Steve Jacks, library director.

    “Several years ago, we received a $18,000 Rural Development Grant to create a computer lab,” Jacks said. “The FACT grant is a continuation of that program.”

  • Mr. Bond and The Science Guys headed to Rockwood in June

    The 2014 Summer Reading Programs across the country are focusing on science, and children attending the Rockwood Public Library’s program on June 18 will have a special treat.

    Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are gearing up for a visit at 10:30 a.m. to introduce and make science fun for children with their “Fizz, Pop, Boom,” program.

    The program for all ages includes tornado simulations, sound effects and optical illusions.

  • Boswell promoted to USAF master sergeant

    C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 10

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • GUEST OPINION: Vigorous debate continues on First Amendment

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    So, what part of the First Amendment, or the law around it, would you want to change?

    For most of us, the answer is an academic exercise at best. For a few legislators, lawyers and litigants, the response is proposed legislation or lengthy briefs and pointed legal arguments.

    But when the words involve justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, it is cause for special attention.