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Today's News

  • Moore to speak at Sevier Drive Church

    Bro. Joe Moore of Scarboro Church of Christ, Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker at Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, on June 1.

    Moore will teach Sunday school 10:45 a.m. and deliver the service message at 11:30 a.m.

    The church is at 1014 Sevier Drive.

  • Vacation Bible School 2014

    Batley Baptist
    “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind” is the theme of Batley Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. The VBS will be May 27-31; classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The church is near Oliver Springs at 670 Batley Road. Call 435-2400 or email batleychurchoffice@comcast.net for details or transportation.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: High Sheriff still ignoring Old Curmudgeon

    Gentle reader, as you may recall, we have patiently endeavoured for some time to get the High Sheriff to respond to a few simple questions concerning the management of his, or our, jail. We didn’t realize just how long he has stubbornly resisted giving any response to these inquiries until we looked back in our files. It has, in fact been approximately seven months of silence on his part inasmuch as we first posed these questions in the issue of 25 October, 2013.

  • Woman finds respite ‘a little closer to home’

    It started with a nagging cough.

    Saundra Gillum thought it was probably just some sort of cold virus and, like most moms, disregarded her health concerns in favor of caring for others. Her adult son was going through cancer treatment, the holidays had arrived, and her time was precious.

    “I didn’t think about myself,” Gillum said. “I was thinking more about my son.”

  • Kingston wants to add $1 to bill to help other water customers

    City water board members passed a measure that will help Kingston water customers help each other at their May 13 session.

    The Neighbors Helping Neighbors program will allow water board customers to opt in — at their own discretion — to a program in which $1 extra will be charged on their monthly water bills, and kept in a fund that will be used to help customers facing tough financial straits.

    The program was proposed at city council in April, but was temporarily tabled so officials could devise a plan for implementing it.

  • Kingston makes use of leftover water funds

    With a waterline connection to Rockwood in under budget, Kingston City Council members have turned one project into four.

    The Rockwood interconnection project began with a roughly $2 million federal grant-loan combination to enable Kingston to purchase additional water — if needed — from Rockwood.

    The project wrapped with money to spare. Kingston officials want to use the remaining $724,000 for further water line improvements. But any new work must have a connection to the original project.

  • Arrests: May 14-21, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 14 — Michael Richard Harvath, 68, 707 First Ave. S., Myrtle Beach, S.C.: DUI. Bond $3,000; court date Nov. 10.

    • William Taylor King, 18, 2761 Knoxville Hwy., Wartburg: theft $500 or less. No bond listed; court date June 30.

    • Tracie Lynn Lemons, 41, 120 Farmer Road, Kingston: three counts violation of probation. Total bond $150,000; court date June 2.

  • Woman doesn’t fall for bold scam attempt

    A persistent scammer refused to take no for an answer from one Kingston woman.

    “Oh, they’ve called. It is bordering on harassment,” said Dottie Hulbert recently.

    “I ‘won’ $2.5 million and a 2014 Mercedes,” Hulbert said of her would-be prize offerings. She received multiple calls for several days from the culprits.

    Hulbert said she was told someone would call to set up the Mercedes delivery and that she would need to send $771.63 for the taxes before they’d send her the check.

  • Roane School of Karate receives awards

     

    The Roane School of Karate in Harriman was honored at the annual International Isshinryu Karate Association (IIKA) Nationals Banquet held in Manchester. The banquet and tournament provides both a forum for competition as well as an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of its members from around the country.  

  • Dunn golf tourney raises money for good cause

     

    Seventy-six golfers hit the links at Avalon Golf and Country Club near Lenoir City Monday afternoon in an effort to raise money for a worthy cause at the 16th annual Michael Dunn Foundation Golf Tournament sponsored by Jim and Angie Condra.