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Kingston gears up for belated Fourth bash

By The Staff

The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies on Saturday.
That’s what the city of Kingston is counting on.
After having to cancel the majority of the city’s Fourth of July
activities due to last week’s torrential rains, Kingston plans to celebrate America’s 237th birthday this weekend with a bash befitting The Land of the Free, albeit a week late.
The pinnacle event for Smokin’ the Water, Kingston’s Independence Day celebration, starts at dark Saturday.


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Hangin' out in Kingston on the 4th


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New automated meters in

Kingston may widen liquor base

Kingston Council took the first step in opening the city’s retail liquor business to competition from all comers at its October meeting, but not without a rare note of dissent.
Councilman Kevin McClure spoke out prior to the first reading of an ordinance that would alter an existing city ordinance that limits retail liquor sales to individuals who live in Kingston.
If the ordinance passes on an eventual second reading, eligible business interests from outside the city would become eligible to open liquor stores here.


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Kingston’s the place to be on Fourth of July

This is the time of year when Kingston really shines.
The preparation for the Fourth of July has been going on all year, but the week before is a blur of activity.
Crews are out trimming along the lakefront, the American flags have been posted on the main streets. Set up for the thousands and thousands of people who come in for a great, small-town fireworks show — and more — is under way.
It’s great that Roane County has such an option.


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Safer pedestrian crossings needed on busy streets

Kingston is a wonderful place to walk if you just want to get exercise along the lakefront.
But if you ever find yourself trying to cross busy Kentucky Street on foot — watch out.
Last week a teenage girl was struck by a car as she was trying to do just that. While her injuries didn’t seem to be life-threatening, the accident could have been deadly.
Even at well-designated major intersections like Race Street at Kentucky Street, pedestrians are dangerously pitted against motorists.


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Young pedestrian hit in Kingston

By Katie Hogin


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Golf teams boost funds by washing cars

By Katie Hogin


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On the quilt trail

By Katie Hogin


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Fire at Kingston United Methodist

By Katie Hogin

Fire broke out at Kingston United Methodist Church Saturday at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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No one was in the building when Pastor John C. Anderson noticed the church was on fire while he was mowing the lawn.

 Lt. Gary Nelson of the Kingston Police Department noted that the rear left corner and auditorium had received the most damage.

Hordes of passers-by surrounded the area around the church, as members of Kingston, Midtown, Harriman, East Roane County and Oak Ridge fire departments worked dilligently to contain the fire.

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Iris in bloom

By Katie Hogin


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