Today's News

  • Kingston Police Explorers receive national accolades

    Kingston Police Explorer Post 376 will be presented with the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award during Kingston’s National Night Out event on Aug. 7.

    The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kingston City Park Pavilion.

    The award recognizes valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and is a means of thanking Americans who set a standard of service and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.

  • LaSuer-Woodcock

    Beth McConnell of Kingston and Jerry LaSuer III of Birmingham, Ala., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mattye Caroline LaSuer, to Matthew Lee Woodcock.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Causey and the late Lee Woodcock of Glennville, Ga.

    The ceremony will be on Nov. 3 in St. Simons Island, Ga.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Houser of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry LaSuer II of Birmingham.

  • Liam Smith

    Liam Smith turned 4 years old on May 27. He celebrated with a pool
    party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran of Harriman and Ruth Headrick of Oakdale.

    Liam has a 5-year-old sister, Taylor.

  • Mr & Mrs. Johnston 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

    A cake and punch open house in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Johnstons’ home at 106 S. Church Ave., Rockwood. Best wishes only; the couple requests no gifts.

    Johnston and the former Betty Neal were married in Rockwood in 1962.

  • Property Transfers: June 29-July 10, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse June 29-July 10:

    From Yvonne D. Chastain and William D. Chastain to Yvonne D. Chastain Trustee and William D. Chastain by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 17.958 acres, Hwy. 322/Sweetwater, $0.

    From James Campbell and Donna Campbell to Steven Campbell and Hannah Campbell by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 2 tracts Collins Road, $0.

  • Arrests: July 16-27, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 16 — Steven Wayne Large, 45, 2607 Old Harriman Hwy., Oliver Springs: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 20.

    • Hayden Walker McKinney, 23, 3976 Sugar Grove Valley Road, Harriman: no charge listed. No bond or court date listed.

    • David Russell Moore, 58, 409 Taylor St., Salem, Ky.: DUI. Bond $2,500; court date Oct. 22.

  • General Sessions Court: June 11-15, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 11 — Sara Lowe, worthless checks $1,000-$10,000. Dismissed.

    •  Douglas Mann, domestic assault. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Kindra Lee Martin, speeding. Traffic ticket paid in full.

    • Amanda D. McCarter-Jones, probation violation. Guilty.

  • The Garden Gate: Veggie eating law of the land in ancient Rome

    Everyone knows how important vegetables, greens and fruits are to our nutritional well being.

    We should give ourselves credit for having this knowledge — and for having the good sense to make salads an important part of every good dinner.

    It is nice to know that the ancient Romans felt just as smug about their nutritional expertise, since they also felt that a salad was an essential part of a good dinner.

    In fact, it was actually a matter of law. Romans were compelled to eat salads and greens.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 1

    25 Years Ago
    The unemployment rate for Roane County rose to 6.6 percent. Even so, a study ranked Roane County 28th out of 95 counties in terms of economical health. Eight economic and demographic variables were taken into consideration, and the outcome was considered a better indicator of economic health than any single variable such as unemployment.

    10 Years Ago

  • Jackets finish 5th in world series

    The Kingston AA All-Stars made history Monday as the Jackets finished a great Dixie Youth season with a fifth place finish in the Dixie Youth AA Regional World Series played in Powhatan, Va.