Today's News

  • Lady Indians down Harriman, 5-1


    Despite a depleted squad with six out of 20 players inactive due to injury, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils held their own against the Oneida Lady Indians before falling by a 5-1 margin on Tuesday. 

  • Lady Tigers crush Tellico Plains, 11-0


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers picked up their seventh straight win of the young season Tuesday evening with an easy 11-0 victory over Tellico Plains at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    The game was never in doubt as the Lady Tigers scored eight goals in the first 40 minutes of play.

  • Lady Jackets fly past Lady Jets, 6-0


    After a day off for Labor Day, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets went back to work Tuesday and put together their strongest performance of the season in winning at Cumberland County, 6-0.

  • The Garden Gate: Orange in any form is always a big winner

    Oranges have been around for as long as we have records.

    Although they have been used in many ways over the centuries, it is only within our own time that we’ve become aware of the many benefits of oranges and their high content in vitamin C.

    It is interesting to note that oranges, lemons and limes were used by provisioners of the world’s navies to prevent scurvy — even without the knowledge we have of their vitamin content and uses today.

  • Obed to sell hog-hunting permits

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will allow hunting for wild hogs from Sept. 27 through Feb. 28, 2015.

    A permit is required to hunt hogs and may be purchased at Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.

    The permit costs $5 and is good for both Obed and Big South Fork National River and Recreation


    A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.

    Call the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at 423-346-6294.

  • Yager to have grant conference Thursday

    State Sen. Ken Yager will have his second annual free grant conference this week.

    The conference’s purpose is to improve the opportunities for citizens, organizations and governments to find and tap into a wide variety of grant funds available to them.

    The conference will be Sept. 4 in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • Bethel fall fest helps public agencies

    Three area public agencies will benefit from Bethel Presbyterian Church’s annual fall festival.

    Proceeds from festival, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston, will go to the Michael Dunn Center, Second Harvest Food Bank’s backpack program and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Attractions include a $5 breakfast, entertainment, children’s games, a petting zoo, horse rides and lunch, including homemade fried apple pies for dessert.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads in September.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 7 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Sept. 14 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Sept. 21 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

  • General Sessions Court: April 14-17, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 14 — Jeramie K. Clayton, simple possession/casual exchange: guilty; amended to possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities.

    • Whitney A. Brackins, two counts probation violation: guilty.

    • Nicholas J. Hawn, probation violation: guilty.

  • Arrests: Aug. 21-25, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 21 — Shella Ann Epling, 54, 299 Hobson Road, Kingston: DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Oct. 27.

    • Charles Nicholas Lee, 22, 132 Lee Road, Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date Oct. 20.

    • Kenny Lee Ariks, 29, 2618 Kingston Hwy., Kingston: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,000; court date Nov. 3.