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Today's News

  • Woody, Robinette lead Kingston over Alcoa

    The Kingston baseball and softball teams were on the road Wednesday despite the threatening weather.
    Coach Bruce Robinette’s Yellow Jackets defeated Alcoa 2-1 in a make-up District 4AA baseball game, as Bryce Woody outdueled Will Shelton. Woody held the Yellow Jackets to one run on five hits with 14 strikeouts and two walks, while Shelton limited the Yellow Jackets to two runs on six hits with one walk.
    Woody and Colton Robinette had run producing hits in the top of the fourth inning for Kingston.

  • Roane County Knights playing in Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament

    The Roane County Knights lacrosse teams will be playing in the Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament tonight and Saturday at Knoxville Catholic High School Blaine Stadiium to benefit Knights of Columbus Charities. The tournament features youth, high school and collegiate competition.
    The Appalachian Athletic Conference semi-finals are scheduled for 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    The CAK Warriors open play Saturday at 8 a.m. against Knox Canons Middle School and the Farragut Youth Lacrosse League vs. the Roane County Knights Middle School in semi-final matchups.

  • Tellico Lady Bears shut out Midway 16-0
  • Harriman basketball team honored by state; Harriman Rotary Club

    State Senators paused from conducting the business of the 2017 legislative session on Thursday, April 6 to congratulate members of the Harriman High School basketball team for winning the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division I Class A State Championship.  

  • Roane County fishing team wins tourney

    Roane County's Fishing Team finished up the year with a strong showing at the Next Generation Tournament on Watts Bar Lake.
    There were 57 boats from 14 High Schools around the East Tennessee area fighting for the top 25 slots in the championship which will be held on Cherokee Lake May 6-7 where only five teams will advance to the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship.

  • Harriman considers public safety director

    Harriman is considering creating a public safety director position to oversee both police and fire.

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms said he felt this would be the best time to try such a proposal because of the employees the city has on staff.

    “If I didn’t think we had the right people in place right now I wouldn’t be talking about this,” said Helms.

    Councilman Lonnie Wright agreed with the quality of the city’s staff.

  • Kingston FY18 won’t have tax, water increase

    The city of Kingston is not looking at a tax increase, or a water rate increase for the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to a draft of the budget offered by City Manager David Bolling last week during a work session.

    “For the second year in a row, I’m pleased to present you with a general fund budget that requires no tax increase,” Bolling stated in an accompanying memo.

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  • Garden vandalized at Riverfront Park

    The Harriman Garden Club found a sorry sight at the garden they have at David Webb’s Riverfront Park.

    Someone vandalized the garden that the members devote so much time to. A bird bath bowl, the tops of concrete benches, stepping stones and flowers were all removed from the garden.

    “This is the third year in a row we have been vandalized. The first time they stole a beautiful bird bath,” said club member Pat Ramsey. “It just makes you mad.”

  • Gertude Porter Park could cost contractor

    Delays on the Gertrude Porter Park project have the potential to cost the contractor, too.

    Kingston City Manager David Bolling updated City Council members during the group’s recent work session, reporting on a recent meeting with state officials and the project’s contractor, Southeast Contractors.