• U-verse available in Roane

    Residents of Kingston and parts of Roane county now have a new choice for their television and communications services powered by advanced technology.
    AT&T has launched U-verse TV, high-speed Internet and voice services in parts of the county.

  • ORNL contributes oral histories, items to project focused on Oak Ridge history

    History was recently made when the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History received a donation of oral histories and other history-related materials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to add to its growing collection.
    The center, headquartered in Oak Ridge Public Library, was established in 2009 as a partnership between the city of Oak Ridge and the U.S. Department of Energy.
    A committee of community volunteers, organizations and state and federal agencies provide advice and guidance to the city on its oral history initiative.

  • Out to Lunch: Have a taste of history with your Stagecoach meal

    By Bethel Poston

  • Industry of Year is Oldcastle Adams

    The Roane County Industrial Development Board named Oldcastle Adams Building Products Industry of the Year during its annual industry appreciation breakfast Thursday.
    Oldcastle Adams provides masonry and ornamental concrete building products.
    Its parent company is the largest building products manufacturer in the country — ranked 129 in the Fortune 500.
    The Roane County facility supplies all the Lowe’s stores in Tennessee and Kentucky with outdoor lawn and garden stone and block.

  • Don Eduardo's open for business in Kingston
  • VECustomers Share gives grant to Laurel Bluff boosters group

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,750 in grants to Roane County community service organizations in April.
    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.7 million to various community-service organizations.
    Roane County groups garnering grants in April include the Laurel Bluff Baseball Boosters, which received a $2,000 grant; and the Tennessee Chapel Baptist Church Food Pantry Fund, which was awarded a $750 grant.

  • Out to Lunch: Land’s End worth the trip for dessert and frog legs

    The weather was just right to sit on the outdoor patio of Land’s End Southern Seafood and Steak, overlooking scenic Watts Bar Lake, for our recent “Out to Lunch” adventure.
    Home folks know the location as Euchee Marina at Ten Mile. It’s now called Osprey Pointe Marina. Going south on Hwy. 58 from Kingston, turn right on River Road (Hwy. 304) and enjoy the ride. Land’s End is on the right at 200 Euchee Lane, about 15 miles down River Road and  seven miles north of Watts Bar Dam.

  • Kingston native manager of new Tractor Supply

    Kingston native Susan Brown has been named store manager of the new Tractor Supply Co. store in Rockwood.
    Brown began her career at Tractor Supply Co. as a manager-in-training two years ago in Sevierville. She later became manager of the Ooltewah store near Chattanooga. Before joining the company, she was store manager at Babies “R” Us for 15 years.

  • Chamber award recipients told

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce presented its prestigious annual business awards last week before a crowd of about 150 community and business leaders who attended the 65th annual banquet.

    The event, which draws community and business leaders from the county and region, was in Whitestone County Inn.

    Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett delivered the keynote speech and described how the governor and the legislature are working hard to reduce the size of government while improving its effectiveness.

  • First students finish AMTEC at Roane State

    Twenty students recently became the first graduates of Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center.

    “Everybody wants to be a leader, and everybody wants to blaze a new trail,” guest speaker Jamie Nelson, training and logistics manager for Toho Tenax America, told the graduates during a ceremony at the college’s Oak Ridge campus. “You have done that. You have opened up a new door. What a proud moment it is for us all to see you at this point.”