Today's News

  • Peek-a-boo!
  • Kudos to Yager at annual Courthouse Gala

    Directors of the Roane County Heritage Commission, area residents and history buffs from as far away as Kentucky gathered at the old Roane County Courthouse in Kingston last Saturday for the first Spring Gala and fundraiser.

    All proceeds from the evening went toward continuing renovations of the old courthouse, which is one of only six pre-Civil War courthouses still standing in Tennessee.

  • Help Rockwood mark its 150th anniversary

    Residents of the city of Rockwood are preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the city’s founding.

    The anniversary is two years away, in 2018, but planners are getting ready now for the extravaganza.

    A number of exciting events are planned throughout the year to commemorate the city’s rich history.

    Those who are interested in helping with the planning process are encouraged to attend a meeting on May 26 at Rockwood City Hall.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Off-duty officers on traffic control

    Traffic troubles in Kingston do not mean city officers are ignoring city business.

    Kingston City Manager David Bolling said he had recently received one comment that “we shouldn’t be taking officers off the streets and paying them to sit under tents in the shade watching the traffic go by” in the wake of Interstate 40 construction work that has massive amounts of traffic spilling over into Kingston.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Property law a lifeline for governments

    A bill that recently passed the state legislature will help Roane County and other counties across the state, get some relief from being forced to take responsibility for unwanted properties acquired because of delinquent taxes.

    House Bill 2343 and Senate Bill 1949 gives local chancellors the authority to set aside a county’s bid on properties that the county takes possession of through delinquent property taxes if the financial or environmental risks outweigh the value of the property.

  • Midway advances in District 3A Tournament

    After splitting the regular season series against Tellico Plains in a pair of one-run contests, the Midway Lady Green Waves downed the Bears Monday evening in the second round of the District 3A Tournament, 4-3.

    The key to Midway’s success Monday was the combined efforts of Payton Kelley and Ragyn Hall in the circle.

    The duo combined to throw a 3-hitter with only two walks and 10 strikeouts past the Lady Bears.

    “Our pitchers were dealing the whole game,” Midway head coach Megan Arndts said. “Both of them threw it well.”

  • Lady Waves shut out Greenback 10-0 to win first post-season playoff game


    The second-seeded Midway Lady Green Waves moved into the double-elimination portion of the District 3A softball tournament with a first-round win over Greenback 10-0 last Friday at Midway.

    Midway played third-seed Tellico Plains Monday at  Brickyard Springs in Rockwood.

    Tellico Plains beat Harriman 3-1 Friday night.

  • Davis, Thurman, Spurgeon lead Lady Jackets over Aloca

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team advanced into the winner’s bracket of the District 4AA Tournament at Alcoa High School Monday, with
    an 8-3 victory over the Lady Tornadoes. Kingston was to play Christian Academy of Knoxville on Tuesday.

    The tournament was originally to be played at Southwest Point this week.

    It was moved due to some electrical issues on the softball field.

  • Yellow Jackets eliminated 9-8 from district tournament by walk-off sacrifice fly

    Sean Kearney's two-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Knox Catholic a 9-8 victory over the Kingston Yellow Jackets in the loser's bracket of the District 4AA Tournament Monday night at Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Catholic played Alcoa Tuesday night in the loser’s bracket.

    Kearney was the winning pitcher, after relieving Tyler Hayes in the sixth inning.

  • McCoig scores three goals in Kingston win


    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team advanced into the District 4A/AA semifinals Tuesday night at Knox Catholic with a 7-2 victory over the Scott Highlanders Monday night. Catholic defeated Oliver Springs.

    The Kingston/Catholic winner will face the CAK/Alcoa winner in the championship game Thursday night.

    Kingston 7, Scott 2: Zach McCoig led Kingston with three goals, including his 70th career goal and 29th of the season. Riley Roberts had two goals, while Kieran Lamoureux and Zach Williams had one goal each.