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Today's News

  • Woman accused of using checks to cheat ex

    A Kingston woman is accused of using the child support checks she received from her ex-husband to defraud him.  

    Heather Michelle Melton was indicted for identity theft and computer crimes on Feb. 16. She was arrested on May 7 at the Food City in Kingston.

    According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Melton spoke with Capt. Tim Hawn on Dec. 21 about someone using his bank account without authorization.

  • State funds repair roads

    Roane County drivers will benefit from more than $800,000 in state grants for repairs and upgrades to more than 8 miles of roads this year.

    The $200,000 provided by the state for road repair in 2015-16 has been augmented by about $610,000 for a total of $810,000.

    The state started cutting back on road funding almost a decade ago.

    This year’s bump in revenue was a one time bonus that will help make up for some of the cutbacks, said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

    “We’re tickled to have the extra money,” he said.

  • Lady Jackets earn berth in region tourney

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets and Christian Academy of Knoxville CAK) Lady Warriors have been putting on a show in the District 4AA Tournament at Alcoa.

    Through play on Wednesday, the two teams had met twice with both teams coming away with one-run victories.
    Kingston’s victory came on Tuesday, as the Lady Jackets snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Lady Warriors with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory that secured Ruth Thompson’s squad a berth in next week’s Region 2A Tournament.

  • Lady Waves advance into region tourney

    The Midway Lady Waves softball team defeated the Grace Christian Lady Rams 5-2 Wednesday evening at Brickyard Springs in Rockwood to earn a berth in the championship game Thursday night, weather permitting, against the Meigs County Lady Tigers.

    The victory gives the Lady Waves their first berth in the Region 2A championship since 2013, when current seniors Raygn Hall, Jayde Rose, Kallie Sohm and Abby Bertram were freshmen. Abigail Higgins and Payton Kelley are the other two seniors on the team which have added to the Lady Waves' successful season.

  • Lady Waves shut out by Meigs County 9-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves found themselves in a familiar position after a 9-0 loss to Meigs County Tuesday in the District 3A Tournament winners bracket final in Rockwood.

    Midway has played in the losers bracket final every year that the six Midway seniors have played. In 2013, they beat

    Harriman and went on to the championship series, but lost to Grace Christian.
    In 2014, they were eliminated by Grace Christian at Harriman, and in 2015, they were eliminated by  Meigs County on a dramatic seventh inning home run.

  • Greenback eliminates Rockwood from District 3A baseball tourney

    The Greenback Cherokees scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night to defeat the Rockwood Tigers 3-2 in the losers bracket of the District 3A Tournament at Meigs County High School.

    A walk, two stolen bases and a throwing error gave the Cherokees the victory.

  • Greenback eliminates Rockwood from District 3A baseball tourney

    The Greenback Cherokees scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night to defeat the Rockwood Tigers 3-2 in the losers bracket of the District 3A Tournament at Meigs County High School.

    A walk, two stolen bases and a throwing error gave the Cherokees the victory.

  • RCHS students get hooked on fishing

    Six young men from the Roane County High School fishing team will be competing in a Tennessee High School B.A.S.S. affiliated tournament May 21 on Guntersville Lake or Nickajack Lake.

    Gavin Daniels, Coby Nelson and boat captain Guy Daniels; Chris McAbee, Hunter Runyan and Dan Runyan; and Matt Stager, Troy Powers and Michael Powers will be representating RCHS in the tournament.

    Daniels and Nelson are currently eighth in points, while McAbee and Runyan are in second place in points, and Stager an Powers are 25th in points.

  • HMS wins weather-plagued Tennessee Valley baseball tournament

    By Jace Greene
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It was an interesting turn of events for the Harriman Middle School baseball team as they participated in the Tennessee Valley Baseball League tournament that started two weekends ago and ended last Saturday. However, the blue Devils were able to make the most of it.

  • Kingston soccer team loses to Catholic in District 4A/AA semi-finals

    The Kingston Yellow  Jacket soccer team was beaten 3-0 by Knox Catholic Tuesday night in the District 4A/AA semifinals.  

    Their final record was 15-3 with the only losses against private schools CAK and Catholic (twice).  

    "This was an outstanding season filled with great memories and accomplishments. I’m proud of the boys and the work they continue to put in to get better.