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    They say follow your passion.

    One Kingston man is doing just that, morphing his love of searching for the perfect collectible into a vintage clothing resale business that recently caught the attention of a leading international fashion magazine.

    Jonathon Galyon started sifting through thrift store and yard sale finds as a child, dreaming of finding an elusive and valuable baseball card or comic book and hearing stories of someone finding that once-in-a-lifetime rare item.

  • County teams use summer to rebuild

    Rebuilding is a part of sports everyone must deal with at one time or another. Whether the choices made pay off down the line won’t be apparent until time passes. Those choices can work out in a team’s favor or they can work against it.

    It would apear this is a prospect that the Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets and the Harriman Lady Blue Devils are facing this year. According to the teams’ respective coaches, the summer will be a good time to get the younger, inexperienced players some much needed playing time which should lead to a better sense of the game.

  • Kingston’s season ended by Harriman big inning

    The Harriman All-Stars ended the Kingston All-Stars’ season, 15-3, on the strength of a 10-run third inning Saturday evening in Spring City during the Dixie Youth League’s District 8 double-elimination AA sub-district tournament.

    “You hate for the season to end,” Kingston Coach Athony Lane said, “but it is what is. You try to prepare as much as you can, but once the kids step on the field it’s their time to do what they’ve been taught to do, so they take the responsibility on at those times.

  • Devils advance despite diamond setback

    The Harriman All-Stars couldn’t stop the Campbell County All-Star offense Monday evening in Spring City. Harriman lost the Dixie Youth League’s District 8 double-elimination AA sub-district tournament Championship, 29-4.

    Campbell County came out of the gate firing on all cylinders as they batted through their line-up and scored 18 runs in the top of the first inning.

    “It was just one of those days,” Harriman Coach Marty Tedder said, “They came out on fire and we came out ice-cold.”

  • OFF the CUFF: We’re more similar than we think

    Like many of you, I was anxious to find out more about what happened at an Alexandria, Va., neighborhood baseball field where serenity was forever marred by a disturbed man bent on resolving the country’s political division with a firearm.

    Five injured, with the House’s majority whip in critical condition. Our own Rep. Chuck Fleischmann among the Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity game that unites both sides of the aisles for a fun evening of America’s favorite pastime.

  • County’s ’18 budget on its way toward finalization

    It looks like property owners will not have to fork over more money to Roane County Government in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

    Currently, there is no request for a property tax rate increase in the budget that will be presented to County Commission for approval next month.

    “We are continuing to fund our debt in compliance with our policy and we’re funding our capital improvements in the general operations and the highway operations in compliance with policy,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • Paving, sidewalk repairs part of Rockwood’s no-tax-hike budget

    Rockwood residents can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the city’s fiscal year 2018 budget that was approved by City Council on Monday.

    “We are keeping no tax increase on this,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

    The city’s property tax rate is $1 per $100 of assessed value.

    “I’m tickled there is no property tax increase,” said Councilman Jason Jolly.

    The $5.2 million budget shows a beginning fund balance of $841,891.

  • Teenage girl leads police on pursuit

    A 16-year-old Rockwood girl is facing 18 charges stemming from a Sunday night pursuit with police.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Kendall Mitchell was on the lookout for a beige Chevy Impala because the suspect had reportedly taken the car without her guardian’s permission.

    “Dispatch directed me to North Chamberlain Avenue where her guardian had visual contact with her,” the report said. “I arrived there and found the suspect vehicle in the middle of the street stopped.”

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