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Today's News

  • Margrave Bridge completion more than a year away

    The replacement of the Margrave Bridge should soon be underway, but don’t necessarily expect to be driving across it this summer.

    The construction is to be completed on or before June 30, 2017, said Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms.

    It’s a welcome relief to some who live in the area or regularly travel on Margrave Street, which was once a popular route to the Flour Mill Flats ballfields and a means to avoid downtown traffic on Roane Street.

  • Quick action thwarts McDonald’s blaze

    Kingston McDonald’s customers were able to enjoy their breakfast Thursday morning.

    That might not have been possible without the quick work of the Kingston Fire Department, which responded to a fire at the restaurant at 1 a.m.

    “The KFD did an awesome job to make sure we would be ready to serve customers at open,” said Tara Stockton, an area manager for McDonald’s.

    Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon said his department was dispatched after a fire alarm went off inside the restaurant.

  • Facebook posts lead to stalking charge against 62-year-old

    Facebook posts were mentioned in a stalking warrant taken out on a 62-year-old Rockwood woman earlier this month.

    Emma Jo Chambers was arrested on the warrant on April 12.

    The alleged victim, Brian Phillips, accused her of driving by his residence and job, and posting disparaging things about him on Facebook.

    “Caller thinks he has a stalker on Facebook,” a dispatch report of his March 26 911 call said. “Caller advised her name is Emma Chambers, said that everything she has posted is about him.”

  • Old Roane Street fire
  • OFF the CUFF: Please please me: live and don’t die

    I acquired a fine roll of bubble wrap several years ago.

    I came into its possession for reasons I can’t recall. There was probably some project I had planned that was delayed until it evaporated from my memory.

    But you don’t give up high-quality possessions like bubble wrap merely because its original purpose has been forgotten. You never know when you might want to pack something, mail a fragile item, relieve stress or bring Dr. Seuss’ “Hop On Pop” to life.

  • Monkhouse signs with Roane State Community College

    Harriman senior Autumn Monkhouse signed to continue her basketball career at Roane State Community College last Friday morning and joins Kingston's Rachel Layne on the Raiderette squad for 2016-17.

    "Roane State is really close to home. I think they have a really good program," said Autumn, who plans to pursue a double major - psychology and criminal justice, to eventually join the FBI.

    "She is such unselfish player. Autumn works hard and gives a lot of options at point guard," said RSCC Coach Monica Boles.

  • Oliver Springs, Scott split non-district games

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats held their senior night on Monday, as they hosted Scott High in a non-district tune up against a larger team before District 4A play starts. The Bobcats split with the Highlanders on the night, as they lost the first contest  4-1 and picked up the victory in game number 2, 7-5.

  • Kingston rallies to defeat Catholic

    The Kingston Lady Jackets used an eight-run sixth inning to defeat Knox Catholic Monday evening in a District 4AA contest at Southwest Point.

    Knox Catholic took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning on singles by T. Tipton, J. Wherle, Knieier and K. Gast, but the Lady Jackets sliced the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the inning on Meredith Garrett's two-run home.

  • Jacket soccer team shuts out Scott 4-0

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team shut out Scott High last Friday 4-0.

    Goals were scored by Riley Roberts, Zach McCoig, Zac Williams and Kieran Lamoureux.

    Kingston has three straight home matches - April 29 vs. Grace Christian, May 2 vs. Rhea County and May 3 vs. Karns for senior night.

  • Henry inks with Carson-Newman University

    Dakota Henry, a 2016 Roane County High School senior, signed scholarship papers Friday to play baseball for Carson Newman University.

    Though he received interest from several colleges, Henry’s ultimate decision to attend Carson Newman was easy. “First off, it’s a good, Christian school that’s close to home, but far enough away,” Henry said. “And I loved the baseball program, academic curriculum, and atmosphere on campus when I visited.”