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Today's News

  • Getting ready for Memorial Day

    Rockwood Public Works employees Jim Huddleston, left, and Pete Kirby put the finishing touches on the laying of 41 paver bricks during a recent job in Rockwood Homecoming Park.

    The paver bricks, part of Rockwood 2000’s Memory Lane project at the downtown park, will be dedicated during a Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 30.

    The paver bricks were purchased during a special discounted offer from Rockwood 2000 to area veterans.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Trotter 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Trotter of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27.

    Their celebration will include a dinner with family and a trip to the mountains.

    Trotter and the former Leokadya Bukowski were married on May 27, 1961, in Crown Point, Ind. They met in St. John, Ind., after their mothers conspired to “fix them up” with each other.

    They spent most of their married life in St. John until their retirement and relocation to Tennessee.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Miller

    Lindsey Nichole Booth and Ethan James Miller were married May 14 in Westel Baptist Church.

    The Rev. Mike Higgins officiated during the evening ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of John Booth and Terra Booth.

    The groom is the son of Lisa Reid and Philip “Jake” Miller.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Bridesmaids were Kayla Evans, Savannah Keefer, Tinasha Rogers and Trista Hamby. Jessica Youngblood served as flower girl.

  • Forbes turning 90

    Beatrice Forbes will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 28.

    She will celebrate with a party with family and friends.

    She has four children, Phyllis Whittlesey, Ray Forbes, Ricky Forbes, and Vicki Jones.

    She also has six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews.

    Forbes has also been like a grandmother to two special friends, Presley and Jaret Dowker.

  • The Garden Gate: Nasturtium a tasty, colorful flower

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 25

    25 Years Ago
    A giant 88,000-pound earth mover with only 540 operating hours on it was purchased for the Roane County landfill. Smart shopping by Roane County Road Supervisor Bob Collier bought the monster for $2,500. The earth mover previously used by the county had half the capacity and more than 20,000 hours of operation.

    10 Years Ago

  • Rainwater excited about return trip to state tourney

    Kingston senior Sarah Rainwater has accomplished a lot this season. 

  • Lady Jackets come up one game short

    Unicoi County pitcher Kara Woods proved too much for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets to handle Saturday afternoon as the Lady Blue Devil ace tossed a complete-game four-hitter with six strikeouts to lead Unicoi County to a 6-2 victory with a berth in the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament on the line.

  • Coalfield camp starts Tuesday

    The 2011 Coalfield Basketball Camp will run next Tuesday thru Friday at Coalfield School.

    The camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily for ages 5-9 and from noon until 3 p.m. for ages 10-13.

  • Offense fails Harriman in 4-1 sectional loss

     

    In the past 10 years the Harriman Blue Devils have won district championships, region championships and have advanced to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament three times.

    Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the one they they haven't been able to do during that span is win a TSSAA sectional contest at Unaka and Friday night was no different as the Rangers ended the Devils season for the fifth time this millennium with a 4-1 victory at Twins Stadium in Elizabethton.