Today's News

  • Boat races may stay, but not on July Fourth

    Kingston will likely give the annual boat races another chance next calendar year, but the races might not be held over the July Fourth holiday.

    The matter was discussed at both the City Council workshop and the regular Council meeting last month, in response to a memo written by Kingston City Manager David Bolling.

    “As we’ve discussed, and you’ve likely heard from others, this year’s 4th of July celebration left much to be desired,” Bolling’s memo began.

  • Public comment sought on Manhattan Project Park mission, founding

    The National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy are inviting public review and comment on a draft Foundation Document for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

    The document is designed to affirm the park’s core mission and significance, key resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell its stories.

  • ‘Tire separation event’ trouble on I-40


  • Kingston man arrested for heroin possession

    A Kingston man was reportedly found with suspected heroin and alprazolam last week.

    James Allen Agee, 36, faces multiple charges in the incident. He was arrested on Sept. 26.

    According to the warrant, Kenneth Colandro called 911 and reported a blue car with the trunk open was backed up to his house at 114 Cedar Brook Lane.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Murphy said he found Agee passed out at the vehicle when he responded to the call.  

  • Rockwood mayor: ‘Nobody any more fair than we are’

    Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller wants citizens to know that he and City Council members are “more than fair.”

    He was responding to allegations made by Rockwood resident Roberta Dennis at last week’s regular monthly council meeting when he said that “there is nobody any more fair than we are.”

  • Meeting the new police chief


    CINDY SIMPSON/Roane Newspapers
    New Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico, left, meets with Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler during last week’s meeting. It was Pacifico’s first meeting with officials since City Manager Kevin Helms selected him to lead the department. Pacifico officially starts on Oct. 17.

  • Ruffles and Kennedy spur mom’s new venture and aid for Hurler syndrome

    A new clothing business will help young girls be stylish, but, more than that, will hopefully help find a cure for a serious disease.

    KFrances, named in honor of 2-year-old Kennedy Frances Ladd of Rockwood, had its grand opening Sept. 23 in front of Carmella’s in Kingston.

    The shop itself is conveniently mobile. Kennedy’s parents, Allie and Ryan Ladd, own the business.

    Allie Ladd said Ryan ordered a car hauler, and put in the flooring and clothing racks himself.

  • Green Wave roll over Jellico 49-12

    By Robbie O’Daniel
    It was a game that was 20-12 Midway late in the first half, but the Green Wave would go on to score 29 unanswered points to win 49-12 at Jellico High School on Friday night.
    “Obviously not the result that we want, we have a long ways to go as a football program, but I’m proud of the way our kids are growing, the way they’re starting to compete,” Jellico head coach Dustin Buckner said.

  • Coalfield wins battle of region unbeatens

    By Zach Selby
    morgan county news
    The Harriman Blue Devils and the Coalfield Yellow Jackets featured two of the top offenses in Class 1A, but rather than offensive plays, it was defensive stands that put the cap on the game.
    The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets’ offenses were rolling, scoring a combined 65 points. But the Yellow Jackets forced four defensive stops, including two interceptions for touchdowns by Austin Lowe, and cruised to 7-0 after a 44-35 victory.

  • Highlanders end Kingston’s playoff hopes

    By Ed Greif
    "Not all is lost. We still have three games left...York, Alcoa and Loudon. We still have a lot to play for," Kingston Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey told his players after their 48-24 loss at Scott County, which ended his team's shot at a second straight playoff appearance. "All it was mental breakdowns. You have a lot of potential. The offense was good tonight. They have a good football team."
    There was a lot of offense from both teams.