Today's News

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  • RSCC basketball teams resume conference play this weekend

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams return to college action this weekend, as they host Columbia State Friday evening and Jackson State Saturday afternoon. The men open play both dates, 5:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
    The Raiderettes (5-5, 1-2) split a pair of games in Georgia over the weekend, beating Atlanta Metropolitan 70-56 on Friday and losing to Gulf Coast State Saturday 73-66, while the Raiders (4-6, 1-2) lost to St. Petersburg State 62-59 on Friday and to Chipola 82-70 Saturday.

  • Lady Bobcats post 1-2 mark at Farragut

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats finished 1-2 in the Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament last week, losing to Greenback 41-37 and William Blount 51-34 and beating South-Doyle 50-41.
    Greenback 41, Oliver Springs 37: Greenback led 9-8 after the first quarter, sparked by Megan Lemons' 3-point basket. Alivia Baker had five points for the Lady 'Cats, while Mari-Claire Crass was 3-of-4 from free-throw line.

  • Kingston, Sweetwater split non-district games

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games in Sweetwater Monday, after sweeping the Wildcats last week in the Kingston gym. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Wildcats 57-48, while the Wildcats avenged last week's loss with a 54-42 victory.
    Kingston 57, Sweetwater 48: The Lady Jackets led 18-8 after one quarter, but the Lady Wildcats outscored Kingston 11-6 in the second quarter to slice the deficit to 24-19 at the break.

  • Tennessee Hurricanes competed in Pig Bowl
  • Shilling to continue softball career at APSU

    Roane State Community College's starting sophomore centerfielder recently signed with Austin Peay in Clarksville.
    "Offensively as a lefty slapper she finished the year with a .320 batting average, and a .407 on base percentage. Shillings walked 18 times last season and had 29 stolen bases, which was good for second in the conference.
    "It was close to home. They had a nice campus and made a really good offer. I could not refuse it," said Shilling, who hales from the Clarksville area.


    Even though she was a charter member of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble and a former University of Tennessee dance instructor, Jennifer Austin says she “never had any intention” of opening her own studio.

    She offered private classes to former students, but saw an unfilled need in Roane County and began Kingston-based Arts in Motion more than 20 years ago.

    Today she not only operates the well-respected studio, but also oversees one of the largest “The Nutcracker” productions in the state.

  • Harriman seeks shooting suspects

    A Harriman man called 911 after being shot in the leg at 123 Pine Ridge Road Saturday night.

    According to a 911 detail call sheet, Adam Abston said he had been shot in his left upper thigh by someone in a car. The detail call sheet also described possible suspects as two males in a dark red Ford Focus who were heading from Ruritan Road toward Hwy. 27.

    Harriman Police Department shut down a portion of westbound Ruritan Road near Hassler Mill that evening looking for evidence.

  • Star Trek actress’ charges dismissed

    Staying out of trouble paid off for former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien.

    She appeared in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday, and had her criminal charges dismissed.

    “I know one factor was that she had fully paid restitution to HPD (Harriman Police Department) for damage done during the first incident,” said Public Defender Kim Nelson, whose office represented Lien.

    The first incident occurred on April 14, 2015.

  • Fallen limb causes injuries, outages

    A tree fell onto a vehicle on Race St. shortly after the start of the Kingston Christmas Parade Monday night, dropping a power line, breaking the windshield of the vehicle and injuring the passenger.

    Two others were injured by the falling power line and transported to the hospital.

    “I heard the tree crack but thought it was part of the parade,” said Garrett Strickland of Kingston, who was driving the BMW 535i near Johnson Street and Race Street and waiting for the parade to pass.