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Today's News

  • Clark’s heroics propel Kingston

    Kingston travelled to Rhea County Friday night. Both games had different outcomes. The Lady Jackets lost, 67-54. The boys won on a halfcourt buzzer beating shot by Davely Clark in overtime, 77-75.

    The girls game was give and take throughout with neither side in control for long.

    But it was in the fourth quarter when Rhea County found another gear, scoring 25 points to put the game away.

    Riley Guillemet scored a game high 26 points for Kingston. Amadea Pankey chipped in with 10.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    Midway head coach Mike Hayes has been pleased with how his team has practiced over Christmas break, and that work was evident Friday night as the Lady Waves picked up a 48-27 victory at Oakdale.

    “We had a good end of December and early January in practice,” Hayes said. “We’ve been working hard I saw some improvement in some of them that I needed to step up and they stepped up.”

    One thing Midway has been working on is passing, and it showed Friday as the Lady Waves racked up assists on 12 of their 15 made field goals.

  • Devils and Jackets in close one

    The weather was cold outside on Friday night, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets of Coalfield travelled down to Harriman to take on the Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a win in the first contest by a score of 42-28.

    The Blue Devils dropped the second game of the night as they lost 74-70.

    Harriman was led in scoring by Christina Pack and Olivia Goins as Pack posted 12 and Goins posted 11 in the 42-28 win.

    “I’m proud of how the girls played tonight,” said Harriman Head Coach Dallas Davis

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Bartha no chef for Arnold, Zsa Zsa

    Andras Bartha, owner and chef at Carmella Restaurant in Kingston, was born in Hungary where he was raised and studied nuclear power before emigrating to Austria in 1988 and America in 1990.

    Living in Los Angeles, he studied hotel and restaurant management while also working at Shatzy on Main, a restaurant owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Bartha was not, as some have claimed, a personal chef for Arnold, nor did he work as a chef for Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

    He said he doesn’t know how such stories get started.

  • GLIMPSES from a Teacher Historian: Remembered past can temper tensions

    By MARK BANKER

    Sometime around the mid-point of my nearly 40 years as a history teacher, I realized that I should begin my courses by discussing the nature of history and whether it is worthy of our time and attention.

    Perhaps those reflections might help us today better understand why history’s lessons are so often contradictory and why Americans disagree so vehemently about our past and future greatness.

  • New year, new coach, new Vols!

    The New Year has begun and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to the University of Tennessee football team.

    I hate to be the one to say it, but Tennessee had their worst season in the history of the program. 2018 could be a lot better for Tennessee, but it also could be another rebuilding year for football.

    I know people are probably thinking that we have had like 12-13 years of rebuilding or whatever but it true to a point. 2017 was 100% not good when it came to the pigskin.

  • Green Wave can’t slow Bulldogs

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Wartburg Middle swept the visiting Midway Lady Waves and Green Wave in Thursday nights’ district matchup. The Lady Bulldogs came back in the fourth quarter for the 43-31 win, while the Bulldogs took control of the game early to cruise to a 48-38 victory.

    The Lady Bulldogs got off to a hot start and outscored the Lady Waves 12-6 in the opening frame. Olivia Davis led the charge for Wartburg with seven points.

  • Early run pushes Yellow Jackets over Bobcats

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hit the floor running and didn’t look back on the way to a 74-24 non-district win against the Oliver Springs Bobcats Thursday night at the Roane County High School gym.

    “I thought our starters came out with a bunch of energy tonight and played really well early,” Kingston Coach Colt Narramore said. “It allowed us to get a bunch of our guys in.

    “We were able to get some freshmen some playing time, so it was a good night for us.”

  • Kingston out shoots Oliver Springs

    The Kingston Lady Jackets got off to a fast start against the visiting Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and never looked back on the way to a 71-30 win Thursday evening at Roane County High School gym.

    “It was a big win,” Kingston Coach Connie Guinn said. “We’ve had a rough couple of weeks, going 0-4 in the last four games.

    “We practiced on some things this week and I was very pleased most of all with our effort tonight.”

    The Lady Jackets took advantage of aggressive defense to set up their quick strike offense.

  • Jobless numbers still low

    Even though Roane and 89 other Tennessee counties saw slight increases in unemployment rates in November, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said rates remain low across the state.

    The vast majority of Tennessee counties continue to experience rates below 5 percent.

    “The economy remains strong in Tennessee, but we are not going to let up on our Drive to 55 to ensure our workforce is ready for the demands of employers in the years to come,” Haslam said.