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Today's News

  • Impressions by Johnny Teglas: Careful food handlers won’t need iron stomach

    Iron stomachs.
    Some folks have them. Some don’t.
    The fellow sitting in this chair is one of the latter.
    I think it has to do with the fact that when I was a child, carsickness came easy for me.
    I often had to ask my parents to stop so my head would quit spinning.
    It’s also well documented that when I get near water, moving or still, my ruddy face turns green.

  • Humor helps when Kingston vice mayor says her goodbyes

    Last week was an emotional time for Kingston Vice Mayor Teresa Nichols.
    After choosing not to run for re-election, her final council meeting was Tuesday night.
    Nichols, who emerged as something as a peacemaker when conflicts arose on the council, expressed her fondness for her fellow city council members and city employees.
    “Guys, it has been a pleasure working with each of you,” she said at the start of the meeting.
    She recalled her earliest days on the council.

  • Princess marquee gets grant help

    The Princess Theater Restoration Committee accepted a $2,500 grant to help pay for the replacement of the theater’s marquee last month.
    The grant was the first Knox Heritage announced from its Save Our Signs program. 

  • TVA smart phone app provides information on lake conditions

    A new smart phone application from TVA provides real time information about TVA lakes.   
    The app, initially available to iPhone users, offers lake elevations, water release schedules, yearly operating guides and Google-based maps.
    Available for free at the iPhone App Store, the app gives lake enthusiasts access to TVA reservoir information from anywhere using Wi-Fi or the user’s cellular network. The app will also work on the iPod Touch and the iPad.

  • Rockwood fire
  • Spring Street sidewalk construction
  • State extends cave closures to third year

    Caves located on state lands in Tennessee will remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among the state’s bat population. During the upcoming year, state and Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations will consult with recreational caving organizations to determine how to best manage the spread of this disease while maintaining high quality recreation.

  • Mays shines in Cooperstown

    Kingston’s Cade Mays helped lead the Tennessee RBI Rangers to the prestigious Cooperstown Dream Park Classic Championship. 

  • Campers learning pro moves at RSCC camp

    Most of the kids at this week’s Roane State’s Basketball Camp have a dream of one day playing in the NBA, and Roane State head coach Randy Nesbit is teaching some of the moves of NBA stars like  Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Derrick Rose in an effort to one day help them reach that goal.

  • Man drowns at Roane County Park

    A 22-year-old man drowned in the swimming area at Roane County Park on Monday.

    The incident was reported to E-911 around 7:30 p.m. Dispatch was told that two men said their friend, Caesar Uribe, went under and did not come back up.  

    “It’s been ruled an accidental drowning,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “We don’t know if alcohol was involved or not, but we found the body (Monday) night about 10:30 right in the swimming area.”