Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 4

    25 Years Ago

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 13-17, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 13 — Jeffrey Lee Quinn, speeding: guilty. Financial responsibility law, unlawful use of driver license, following too closely: dismissed.

    • Colt M. Johnson, obedience to any required traffic control device: dismissed.

    Jan. 14 — LesLa C. Collins, speeding: guilty; traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Property transfers: Jan. 21-27, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Jan. 21 — From Benhaven Stables LLC to ERika Sue Adams, Thomas D. Adams and Virginia S. Adams by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 2 tracts Kingston Hwy., $500,000.

    • From Virginia B. Craighead to Homer E. Harmon and Wanda B. Harmon by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 2 acres, $125,000.

    • From Gary M. Brown to Margaret J. Brown and Mitchell Crass by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Dixie L. and W.C. Harrison, Lot PT7, $30,000.

  • Rockwood library plans science fun for summer reading program

    It's summertime, and time for the Rockwood Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program.

    This is the 26th annual statewide summer reading program in Tennessee. The theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

    “We will be exploring all things science this summer,” said Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs. “These programs are designed not only to encourage the individual reading habits of older kids, but also to inspire and delight preschoolers.”

  • Barber-Miller

    Shayla Joy Barber and Chancey Randall Miller are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The couple will be married June 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Rockwood. A reception will follow at Club Grande at Grande Vista Bay.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Shannon Barber and Larry Frost, both of Rockwood. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barber of Rockwood.

  • Colyer-Zeigler

    Wesley Colyer and Michelle Hreha Colyer of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Anne Colyer, to Zachary Zeigler.

    He is the son of Terry and Marge Thompson and Tom Zeigler of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on June 14 at Scott-Ellis Pavilion in Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late William and Mary Colyer, and Maria Hreha of Kingston and the late Stephen Hreha.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Midway High School and is a current student at Roane State Community College.

  • GUEST OPINION: Satirical tweets may be fake, but they’re protected

    First Amendment Center
    The queen of England had a rough weekend recently. It rained relentlessly and her youngest son, Edward, was stuck in the garden wearing an Easter Bunny suit.

    I know this because I follow “Elizabeth Windsor,” a Twitter account that shares Elizabeth’s personal musings. It’s informative, amusing – and totally fabricated.

  • Motto not questioned in city building

    A simple suggestion was behind the Kingston Police Department’s decision to post the national motto “In God We Trust” at its office in the new city hall building.

    “We put that here when we moved in,” Chief Jim Washam said.

    “(Councilman) Norm (Sugarman) had the idea. We asked around, and everybody was for it and thought it would be a good thing for our new building.”

  • The Garden GATE: Gardeners try to fool Mother Nature

    Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

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