Today's News

  • TWRA informed of federal area closings


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is informing sportsmen that due to the federal governmental shutdown on Oct. 1, several federal public lands have been impacted.

  • Lady Waves take 2nd in district
  • Lady ’Cats come up short against Campbell County


    If Tuesday’s Campbell County versus Oliver Springs soccer game was a movie, it would be called "Tenacious D and the Kick of Destiny" as Campbell County used stifling defense and a booming 35-yard kick to win by a 2-1 margin over the Lady Bobcats at D.J. Brittan Field. 

  • October opens with key 3-A battles



    There’s nothing quite like it for high school football fans. Along with a chill in the air that signifies fall, the 10th month of the year means the regular season is winding down and every game takes on a greater role with the playoffs just around the corner.

  • Kingston kids donate birthday money to charity

    Kingston siblings Keira, 8, and Brock Leffew, 6, recently celebrated their birthdays, but instead of asking for toys, they requested family members and friends donate to a charity.

    After learning about the Dream Connection and its purpose, the charity they chose was the Dream Connection.

    The Dream Connection is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the special dreams of children who are faced with life threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses in the East Tennessee area.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Patterson 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patterson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1 with family and friends.

    Patterson and the former Kay McMann were married on Oct. 1, 1963, in Lincoln Park, Mich.

    The couple’s three children and their spouses are Brad and Sherry Patterson of Ten Mile, Kent and Katie Patterson, and Greg and Emily Patterson, all of Kingston.

    There are eight grandchildren.

  • Arrests: April 28-May 9, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 28 — Tiffany Laura Edwards, 34, 536 Baumgarder Road, Harriman: domestic assault. No bond listed; court date June 24.

    • Nathan Glenn Eller, 24, 275 Little Johnson Valley Road, Kingston: open container law, DUI, violation implied consent law. No bond listed; court date June 3.

  • Kingston shutterbug Sims heads up Arts Council

    New board members were elected, and changes to the charter were made, during the annual meeting of the Arts Council of Roane County.

  • Wheat lives on for those who called it home

    By Bonita Irwin • For Roane Newspapers
    Alumni of the former Wheat High School and old Roane College, as well as former residents of the former Wheat community, will celebrate 82 years of homecomings at the George Jones Church on Oct. 6.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m., with John Stair Jr. bringing the message. A covered-dish dinner will be at noon under the nearby tent.

    The community of Wheat, situated near the K-25 Site, was first known as Bald Hill because all of the timber had been cut to construct houses.

  • One-man show to give Lincoln, Twain stances on Civil War

    “Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War,” a one-man theatrical production, will take place Oct. 9 in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    The historical, humorous and educational program will start at 6 p.m.

    Dave Ehlert will portray both Lincoln and Twain in this 90-minute production, which tells how a Union president and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery in both pre- and post-war days.

    Call the library at 376-9905 for details.