Kingston, Tennessee

Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Roane County, United States. This city is thirty-six miles southwest of Knoxville, it had a population of 5,934 at the 2010 United States census, is included in the Harriman Micropolitan Statistical Area. Kingston is adjacent to Watts Bar Lake. Kingston has its roots in Fort Southwest Point, built just south of present-day Kingston in 1792. At the time, Southwest Point was on the fringe of the legal settlement area for Euro-Americans. A Cherokee village, headed by Chief Tollunteeskee, was situated just across the river, at what is now Rockwood. In 1805, Colonel Return J. Meigs, who operated out of Southwest Point, was appointed Cherokee Agent moving the agency from the Tellico Blockhouse to Southwest Point; the city of Kingston was established on October 23, 1799, as part of an effort to partition Knox County. Kingston was named after an officer at Fort Southwest Point in the 1790s. On September 21, 1807, Kingston was Tennessee's state capital for one day.

The Tennessee General Assembly convened in Kingston that day due to an agreement with the Cherokee, told that if the Cherokee Nation ceded the land, now Roane County, Kingston would become the capital of Tennessee. After adjourning that day, the Assembly resumed meeting in Knoxville. At the outset of the Civil War in 1861, Kingston was selected as the site of the third session of the East Tennessee Convention, which attempted to form a new, Union-aligned state in East Tennessee. Due to the Confederate occupation of the region, this third session, scheduled for August 1861, never took place. In October 1861, William B. Carter and several co-conspirators planned the East Tennessee bridge burnings from a command post in Kingston. On November 24, 1863, Confederate Cavalry under Joseph Wheeler numbering about 500-1,000 men tried to take Kingston from the Union, but they were unsuccessful. In 1955, the Tennessee Valley Authority completed work on the Kingston Fossil Plant, which at the time was the world's largest coal-burning power plant.

The plant, which consumes 14,000 short tons of coal daily, can produce up to 1,456 megawatts of electricity. The plant's 1,000-foot smokestacks are a familiar sight to those driving on the Roane County stretch of Interstate 40. On December 22, 2008, a 40-acre impoundment containing fly ash slurry from the power plant broke, spilling more than 1 billion US gallons of waste into the surrounding area; the town is situated at the confluence of the Clinch and Tennessee rivers. These confluences are now part of Watts Bar Lake, a reservoir created by the impoundment of the Tennessee by Watts Bar Dam several miles to the southwest. Kingston is located near the junction of U. S. Route 70, which connects Kingston with Knoxville to the east and Nashville to the west, State Route 58, which connects Kingston with Oak Ridge to the northeast and Chattanooga to the south. Interstate 40 passes through Kingston, running parallel to U. S. 70. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles, of which 7.1 square miles is land and 0.73 square miles, or 9.56%, is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,264 people, 2,263 households, 1,532 families residing in the city. The population density was 803.7 people per square mile. There were 2,478 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 3.55% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population. There were 2,263 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.77. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $34,071, the median income for a family was $44,979. Males had a median income of $40,186 versus $22,971 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,301. About 6.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. Roane County News Robert K. Byrd, Union Army colonel and state senator George Lewis Gillespie, Jr. U. S. Army general and Medal of Honor recipient Jennie Jackson, one of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers Martin W. Littleton, U. S. congressman and attorney, known for defending Harry Thaw at his murder trial Sam Rayburn, U. S. congressman and Speaker of the House Bowden Wyatt, University of Tennessee football coach Media related to Kingston, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons City of Kingston official website Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Kingston — information on local government and link to charter

Thomas Dagworth

Sir Thomas Dagworth was an English knight and soldier, who led English armies in Brittany during the Hundred Years' War. In 1346 he led a small English force in Brittany in support of John de Montfort's claim on the dukedom. De Montfort was backed by the English throne, whereas his rival, Charles of Blois was backed by the French. On 9 June, Dagworth's force was attacked by Charles' much larger army at Saint-Pol-de-Léon. Though surrounded, the longbowmen won the day for the English; the next year, on 20 June, he claimed an more famous victory at the Battle of La Roche-Derrien, where he captured Charles of Blois. He was summoned to the Parliament of England in 1347 as Baron Dagworth, he was killed in an ambush on 20 July 1350, near Auray, a few miles west of Vannes, by a Breton force under Raoul de Caours. Sir Thomas came from Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall in Essex. In 1343 he had married Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde, the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Elizabeth Plantagenet, King Edward II's sister.

They had a daughter Eleanor, who married 3rd Baron Fitzwalter Turnbull, Stephen. The Book of the Medieval Knight. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1985. ISBN 0-85368-715-3 Accessed 22 March 2008 A History of Dagworth

Variable pricing

Variable pricing is a pricing strategy for products. Traditional examples include auctions, stock markets, foreign exchange markets, bargaining and discounts. More recent examples, driven in part by reduced transaction costs using modern information technology, include yield management and some forms of congestion pricing. Sport venues, such as AT&T Park in San Francisco, have employed variable pricing to capture the most revenue possible out of consumers and fans. Due to advances in technology, another variant of variable pricing, called "real-time pricing", has arisen. In some markets events occur so fast that there is insufficient time to either set a fixed price or engage in lengthy negotiations. By the time you have all the information to determine a price, everything has changed. Examples include airline tickets, stock markets, foreign exchange markets. In each case prices can change in less than a second. By linking all the market participants through internet connections, price changes are disseminated as they occur.

A variant of real time pricing is online auction business model. All participants can view the price changes soon. Traditional auctions are inefficient. By solving this problem, online auctions reduce the transaction costs for bidders, increase the number of bidders, increase the average bid price. Sales are a traditional example of discriminatory pricing. During the Christmas shopping season prices are high. Come the new year there are sales. Other examples of sales occur on various goods such as cars. Electronics, clothes washers/dryers, etc. have a season of the year where sales occur. Cars are sold at discounts before the new model year. Discriminatory pricing is not always bad, it helps people who will/cannot pay "list" or street price an opportunity to buy at a better price if they are willing to wait and/or to buy older models. At the same time it helps merchants clear out old stock and/or items that they misjudged the market for; this kind of price discrimination is and used by rental car companies.

Those firms need to know what your country of residence is so they can adjust the price. Depending on the answer you can get different quotes for the same vehicle and time of rental, it is true when accessing the rental car site through main site. Electricity real-time pricing allows charging higher prices when demand is highest, expected to reduce actual use during peak demand periods, which increases production costs because it drives the expansion of costly equipment. E-marketing Geo Marketing Price discrimination Pricing Maglaras, C. Meissner, J. "Dynamic Pricing Strategies for Multi-Product Revenue Management Problems." MSOM 2006