Today's News

  • Kingston church shakes up how vacation Bible school is handled

    Morrison Hill Christian Church will shake things up for vacation Bible school season this summer.
    Rather than simply have a week-long vacation Bible school, Morrison Hill will host four different day camps, giving others more options to fit more schedules.
    They believe the new options will serve both vacation Bible school newbies and seasoned veterans.

  • 8-year-old raises substantial money for Relay for Life

    Kingston Elementary School third-grader MyKenzie Price, has already raised more than $1,200 for Relay for Life.
    It’s a very personal mission.
    The 8-year-old will be keeping her great-grandfather in her thoughts as she walks in the Lenoir City relay May 6.
    MyKenzie was very close to her “Pa Paw,” former Kingston fire chief Bobby Scruggs.
    “He would take me fishing, and he would push me on the swing,” she said.
    Scruggs died after struggling with cancer for four years, and Price will recognize him for her third year at the relay.

  • Iris in bloom
  • Bobcats rally comes up short

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats rallied from five runs down twice to force extra innings Monday evening in their District 4-A showdown with Wartburg, but the rally went for naught as the Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the ninth inning and held on for a 9-8 victory.

  • Lady Waves roll past Harriman, 11-1

    The Midway Lady Waves celebrated Senior Night with an impressive 11-1 District 3-A win over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on Monday. 

  • RCHS girls camp set for June 6-9

    Roane County High School will hold a girls youth basketball camp for girls entering second grade up to eighth grade on June 6-9 from 8 a.m. until noon daily.

    The cost of the camp is $60 and each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

  • Harriman bats catch fire in 16-1 victory

    There’s not much sweeter than picking up a win on Senior Day. That was the case Monday evening as Andy Adcox’s Harriman Blue Devils celebrated Senior Day 2011 with a 16-1 victory over county and District 3-A rival Midway.

  • Ambulance director loses job

    Gloria Wright is no longer director of the Roane County ambulance department. She was informed about the county's desire to go in another direction on Monday.

    "We asked Gloria to basically take a position lower than what she's at now," Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said Office of Emergency Services Director Howie Rose and consultant Jack Jinks will manage the ambulance department on an interim basis.

    "Until we do a search or determine exactly what we need to do," he said.

  • Lady Waves pick up big win

    The Midway Lady Green Waves knew if they wanted a chance to win the regular season District 3-A title that they had to beat Rockwood last week.

    Midway did just that as the Lady Waves erased a 6-2 deficit by scoring 14 unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to beat the Lady Tigers, 16-6.

  • Making a run for the prize egg