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Today's News

  • Free hot dog luncheon kicks off ’11 Roane United Way campaign

    Roane County United Way will kick off its 2011-12 campaign on Sept. 20 with a free hot dog lunch at Kingston City Park.

    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2011-12 “Make a Difference — Live United” campaign.

    The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    The program will start at about noon with featured speaker Alex A. “Bo” Shafer.

  • Lions to benefit from 5k run, walk

    Kingston Lions Club’s annual Moonlight for Sight 5k run and walk along the Kingston riverfront is planned for the evening of Oct. 1.

    The event at Fort Southwest Point is the organization’s second fundraiser of the year.

    Walkers will start at 8:30 p.m., with runners following at 9.

    A certified race timer will be on hand, and prizes will be awarded in all age categories,

    Participants will receive a T-shirt. Refreshments and door prizes will follow the event.

  • Class teaches how to grow groceries

    “Grow Your Own Groceries From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of the next free community workshop offered by the University of Tennessee Master Gardeners of Roane County.

    The Sept. 24 workshop will be led by  Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer,  Anderson County Extension Agent Heather Guinn and area Master Gardeners.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 14

    25 Years Ago
    Camel Manufacturing, a Kingston sewing company, announced plans to permanently close its facility. The government contract for tents was not renewed, forcing the layoff of 60 employees.

    10 Years Ago

  • Let cassia spice up your day

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    We cannot really know what was the first spice known and used by humans, but most authorities on the subject agree that it most probably was cassia or, as it is now known, Chinese cinnamon bark.

    Ancient records have proven it was used before 2700 B.C. It is still one of the most important and most widely used of spices today.

  • Barnes-Fink

    David and Melinda Barnes of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Barnes, to Tim Fink.

    He is the son of Jerry and Wilma Black of Rockwood and Jeff Fink of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in Lee Village Baptist Church in Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • William Micah Moore

    William Micah Moore was born Aug. 23 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    He is the son of Morgan and Andy Moore of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Bill and Bernice Koprince of Knoxville and Curtis and Debbie Moore of Kingston.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    AUG. 3 CASES DISPOSED

    Marsha D. Tuggle, theft of merchandise-shoplifting. Dismissed.

    AUG. 4 CASES DISPOSED

    Jordan P. Williams, financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    Lillian H. Winchester, speeding. Dismissed, traffic school. Financial responsibility law. Dismissed.

    AUG. 5 CASES DISPOSED

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 23 — Billy John Beeler, 49, 510 1/2 Margrave St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $975; court date Sept. 19.

    • Joshua Ray Clark, 25, 719 Morgan Street, Harriman: violation of probation (GS). Bond $15,000; court date Nov. 14.

    • Melanie McKenzie Cofer, 38, 515 Skyline View Lane, Harriman: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Oct. 3.

  • Marriage licenses: August 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in August:

    Terry Wayne Barger to Monique Noel Dorrough

    Steve Allen Westberry to Nancy Elizabeth Comunale

    Justin Andrew Stout to Stephanie Ann Truax

    Robert Eugene Thomas to Margaret Elizabeth Woods

    Charles Alan Cofer to Michelle Nicole Jenkins

    Elbert Royce Porter to Betty Jane Collins Jensen

    Stacy Lamar Hickman to Terri Ann Cowgill Miles

    Jason Scott Stafford to Candace Ann Mayton