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Today's News

  • ‘HOPPY’ EASTER
  • Kingston woman injured in fire

    From staff reports

    The Kingston Fire Department responded to a call early Monday morning in which a woman suffered serious burns.

    Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon said his department responded to a call at a West Race Street residence at 3:16 a.m. Monday. He said the resident had been smoking in bed while using oxygen.

    The cigarette apparently ignited the oxygen causing the woman to suffer serious burns to her head and face.

  • Brown up for parole for striking officer

    The man who ran over a Kingston police officer is up for parole.

    Henry Nicholas Brown, 34, is scheduled to have a parole hearing at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning on April 23.

    Brown was driving a truck that was pulling a car hauler trailer when he was stopped by then Kingston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Singleton on Aug. 6, 2017.

    Singleton’s body camera captured what happened next.

    “How you doing, sir?” Singleton asked when he approached Brown. “You OK?”

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  • What’s the SCORE? Business relationships — Quantity or Quality?

    By Dana Peterka

    Successful business people know how critical relationships are to success. Quantity or quality of relationships, what is the most effective measurement?

    In today’s social media-driven culture the focus has dramatically shifted to quantity, with people counting the number of friends, followers, likes, etc. This shift is troublesome on several levels. We will discuss two.

  • Roane State Middle College grad wins ADDY Awards

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    She was in Roane State’s inaugural Middle College class, and now this 20-year-old is making a name for herself in the advertising world.


    Madison Duncan won two coveted ADDY Awards — silver and bronze certificates — in the student category from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Duncan, who graduated from the University of Tennessee in December, is an intern at Second Mile Marketing in Knoxville.

  • New medical manufacturing jobs coming to Oak Ridge

    A medical manufacturing company has its eyes on Oak Ridge as the site of a new facility that could produce 200 permanent, high paying jobs.

    Coquí Radio Pharmaceuticals Corp. has announced plans to build a dedicated Medical Isotope Production Facility that could be complete by 2025.

    According to a press release from the company, the U.S. Department of Energy transferred land for the facility and provided research support through the national laboratories.

  • Dollar General remodeled in Ten Mile

    Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 2690 S. Highway 304 in Ten Mile. 

    With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.

  • Prepare teens for driving before handing over keys

    It’s time for tuxedos, prom dresses, and corsages as prom season gets underway for parents and teens across the Volunteer State.

    But before handing over the car keys on prom night, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages parents to first do their homework about auto insurance.

    Talking to young drivers about the importance of responsible driving can help ensure that prom season is safe for everyone.

  • THP to conduct license checkpoint

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a driver license roadside safety checkpoint during the week of May 5 on Pumphouse Road at Arp Drive.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws while ensuring the protection of motorists.