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Today's News

  • TWRC to meet

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will convene for the final time of the calendar year when it meets Dec. 1-2 in Gatlinburg. The meeting will be held at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

  • Jackets split with Wartburg

    Makisha Fuller quite possibly had the performance of her life for the Kingston Lady Jackets Monday night as her 25 points propelled her team to the 60-53 win over the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs. 

  • Bobcats drop two games

    After losing much of their rotation from last year's TSSAA Class A State Tournament team, Tony Ingram's Oliver Springs Bobcats were expected to take their lumps early in the season while a new team got familiar with each other.

  • Lady 'Cats pick up holiday split

    The 2010 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic ended with mixed results over the weekend for the Oliver Springs Lady 'Cats as Michelle Christopher's squad split a pair of games with Clinton and Oak Ridge.

  • THP to conduct license check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 1 on Hwy. 29 (Pine Ridge Road) in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ audience urged to give to animals

    “There are days you come into work and you cry because you know you have to put animals down,” said Kayla Morton, Roane County Animal Shelter office manager and kennel assistant.

    “You know you have to make the decision of which animal gets to stay another day or which animal doesn’t get to make it ... and that’s the worst part about working here.”

    The Roane County Animal Shelter receives nearly 100 cats and dogs into the shelter each week with minimal space to accommodate them.

  • Kingston police help give holiday dinner to others

    Christmas is still weeks away, but the spirit of giving is already alive and well in Roane County.

    Hundreds of local families got the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner thanks to that spirit, which was on display Tuesday at Kingston City Park.

    The Kingston Police Department teamed up with Hands of Mercy to hand out boxes of food to those in need.

    Police Chief Jim Washam said the recipients were able to choose either a ham or turkey and got all the fixings to feed a family of six to eight.

  • Nutcracker 2010: Holiday tradition all in the family for some performers

    A number of Roane County families ushered in the holiday season over the weekend by queuing in line for Black Friday sales and trimming the Christmas tree.

    Roane County’s Ochs family, however, has been in the holiday spirit for months. And they and others will see their hard work pay off Thursday, when “The Nutcracker” opens for its first show at Roane State Community College.

  • Surplus revenue earmarked for airport

    Rockwood Councilwoman Peggy Evans didn’t need a airplane to be floating on air last week.

    The fired-up councilwoman, who is on the airport steering committee, was elated after she received permission to allot the revenues gained by the surplus of several vehicles to a match for funds to make improvements at the Rockwood Municipal Airport.

    “I’m absolutely thrilled to death,” she said. “No matter what, it could really be a lot.”

  • Preliminary design for new school OK'd

    The Roane County Board of Education has approved the preliminary design for the new elementary school in the Oliver Springs area.

    The proposed K-4 school will be on Ollis Road.

    It is part of the school system’s $32 million TVA-funded building program.

    Architect Lanis Cope showed a presentation on the new school design at the board’s Nov. 18 meeting.

    He said the building will be all brick with sloped roofs.