Today's News

  • Buffett buy ringing endorsement for newspapers

    Perhaps you saw the news last week: Berkshire Hathaway, the prominent investment company headed by Warren Buffett, purchased Media General, a group of 63 newspapers.

    Unlike many investment firms, Buffett’s, under his guidance, is known for solid decision-making and building up its purchases.

    Too many others are known for dismantling their purchases for a quick, short-term profit. This often leaves hundreds and thousands of employees jobless and fewer prospects in the overall employment pool.

  • GUEST OPINION: Reaction against terror went too far

    First Amendment Center
    The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, posed many issues for our nation as to how to respond, and what lengths to go to, in the name of national security.

    In some cases, new safety rules have meant minor inconveniences. No bottles with more than 3 ounces of liquid allowed in carry-ons on an airplane, for example.

  • The Garden Gate: Minty fresh can be a major annoyance

    Sometimes we become so exasperated at the way mint tends to take over our gardens that we threaten to do away with it entirely.

    In actuality we seldom do, because mint has a way of reminding us of its many uses. And the scent of mint is so refreshing on a hot early summer day.

    Herbals are filled with references to the virtues of mint.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 23

    25 Years Ago
    Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • Fundraiser proceeds to help Peters family

    A June fundraising event is planned to help the family of a 12-year-old Rockwood girl who recently succumbed to spinal meningitis.

    The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking area at Precision Cuts/Tennessee Career Center on North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood.

    All proceeds will go to the family of Morgan Peters to help with expenses incurred from her sudden illness and death.

    Morgan was the daughter of Andy and Amanda Peters of Rockwood.

  • Madisyn Denise Ross

    Madisyn Denise Ross was born at 6:41 p.m. May 2 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Eric and Brandi Ross of Knoxville.

    Grandparents are Robin Barnes of Spring City and Darrell Barnes of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Dorothy Allen and Della Barnes.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Fritts 40th

    Edward and Judy Fritts, formerly of Harriman, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 9.

    A reception celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 9 in rooms B and C of Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant near Crossville. Light refreshments will be served.

    All relatives and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts or cards. The occasion will be casual dress.

  • Parkison-Bentley

    Michael and Karen Parkison of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Leann, to Ryan Bentley.

    He is the son of Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. June 9 in Laurel Bluff Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lane and Sylvia Parkison of Kingston, and Mitchell and Peggy Grosch of Manchester.

  • No charges in Cawood profanity tirade

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood exercised his right to free speech at the Roane County Sheriff’s Office on Monday — with a profanity laced tirade.

    Cawood wanted to give a piece of mail to Roane County Jail inmate Ralph O’Neal, but Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said policy requires that be sent via the post office. Cawood initially spoke with sheriff’s assistant Beth Sams and then demanded to speak to a supervisor.

  • Grads say farewell to high school