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Today's News

  • Kingston, Loudon tie in soccer

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team let a win slip away in the closing minutes against Loudon, giving up a late goal to wind up with a 2-2 tie on a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in Kingston. 

  • Lady Devils fall in opener, 3-1

     

    The 2014 season got off to a disappointing start for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Tuesday evening as Tellico Plains left Roane County with a 3-1 victory.

    There wasn't a lot of scoring opportunities in the first half, but the Lady Bears did manage to take a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 11th minute of play.

  • Football action heats up Friday night

     

    It's been 273 days since a high school football team from Roane County has played a game that matters, but that all changes Friday night as Harriman, Midway Oliver Springs and Rockwood play their opening game of the 2014 season.

  • Investigation: Officers justified in shooting; identities released

    Investigators concluded Wednesday that law-enforcement officials were justified in the shooting death of burglary suspect Miranda Guy.

    Guy was shot Tuesday afternoon at a 314 Fairchild St. home in Harriman after a pursuit in her white pickup and running inside the home.

    Police have said she pointed a gun at officers going into the home to detain her.

  • THP sets sobriety checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a couple of sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in August.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The second sobriety roadside checkpoint will be on the week of Aug. 31 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • Heritage Commission gala slated Sept. 13

    The annual Roane County Heritage Commission Gala on the Lawn will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the historic Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

    This year’s Heritage Commission honoree will be Eugene Pickel.

    Proceeds from the annual event go toward refurbishing the historic Roane County Courthouse, one of only seven antebellum courthouses remaining in Tennessee.

    Contact Stephanie Wright at 803-9778 or stephanie.wright@era.com for details.

  • Donation a Leffew tradition

    Siblings Brock and Kiera Leffew of Kingston started a birthday tradition last year, when they asked family and friends to make donations to The Dream Connection in lieu of buying them gifts.

    The tradition continued this year, with party-goers at the siblings’ pool party at Kingston Community Center giving more than $600 — triple last year’s donation — to the charity.

    The Dream Connection is an East Tennessee-based children’s charity that fulfills dreams of children who are faced with life-threatening or debilitating illnesses.

  • ‘Pliny’ author to speak at library

    Kingston native Myra Humphrey will present her children’s book, “Pliny the Mouse,” during Kingston Public Library’s next Thursday Night at the Library program.

    The program will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Seeking shelter from the cold, Pliny embarks on a fictitious grand adventure that’s based on a true account of an incident at Kingston First Baptist Church.

    Characters in the “Pliny” story share similarities with church organist Nancy Skidmore and Pastor Sonny Works.

  • Farmers still have time to apply for low-interest loans

    Farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture loans available through Tennessee Farm Service Agency’s direct farm ownership program.

    The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.

    Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or improve structures, pay closing costs, or promote soil and water conservation and protection.

  • Obed photo contest winners to be revealed at Art in Park

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will host an Art in the Park reception beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St. in downtown Wartburg.

    The event will include a display of photographs from the recent Obed photography contest.

    During the evening, the contest’s winning entries will be revealed.

    The Shelter Road Band will provide a range of Americana, rock and country music as light refreshments are served.