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Today's News

  • OUR OPINION: Pinkerton sets professionalism bar at Kingston

    The announcement of Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton’s retirement leaves us with mixed feelings.
    He has earned the opportunity to give up the working world and spend his free time as he sees fit.

    For that, we are happy for him and his wife, Wanda.

    On the other hand, it saddens us to think of Kingston city government without him.

    Pinkerton has been with Kingston for 12 years. He has done an excellent job advising and executing the demands of the city council and managing and taking care of city employees.

  • Mixed forecast mars Sunshine Week, freedom

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The forecast from this year’s National Sunshine Week, March 10-15, which annually focuses on issues of freedom of information and transparency in government, was “partly cloudy, with some sun and some storms.”

  • Finding might give us more reason to smile

    Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.

  • TVA tackles fish study

    Fishing enthusiasts interested in the health of sport fish in TVA’s reservoirs along the Tennessee River are invited to observe the annual surveys this spring.

    The surveys, which have been conducted yearly since 1995, collect data on sport fish species such as black bass and crappie.

    This year’s surveys began March 12 at Wilson Reservoir, near Muscle Shoals, Ala., and will continue through May 9 at Douglas Reservoir east of Knoxville, sampling nine TVA reservoirs.

  • Juniors from county’s five high schools converge for career fair

    At the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Annual High Schools Career Day on April 5, around 475 juniors will have to opportunity to learn about careers they may never have considered and what it takes to prepare for them.

    With a little more than a year from graduating from high school, these students are thinking about their futures and their careers.

    About 50 businesses plan to participate in the Career Day at Roane State Community College’s gymnasium.

  • Lady Jackets win Tiger Classic

    Playing seven games in two days didn’t bother the Kingston Lady Jackets softball team on Friday and Saturday, as Ronnie Ladd’s squad went 6-1 on their way to capturing the 2013 Tiger Classic in Decatur.

  • Lady ‘Cats ease by Rockwood, 2-1

    In what amounted to a true cat-fight, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats escaping by the hair of their chinny-chin-chin over their in-county feline counterparts, the Rockwood Lady Tigers, by a 2-1 tally on Saturday afternoon in a tournament at Coalfield.

    The Lady 'Cats struck first with a pair of runs coming in on wild pitches in the top of the first inning.

  • Quail hunt set for Saturday

    The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter and TWRA will sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake WMA this Saturday, March 23.  

  • Midway keeps busy with 4 games in 3 days

    After a pair of rain outs last Monday and Tuesday, Midway and Harriman decided enough was enough and they got in a Wednesday game that was not previously scheduled. Midway would end up getting a 7-4 win over the Blue Devils, but the result would not be counted as a district game.

  • Cornellison signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Haley Cornellison’s career has had its ups and downs over the past four years at Kingston, but Cornellison celebrated the ultimate high Friday when she signed scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.
    “I’m so excited,” Cornellison said after signing with the Lady Bulldogs. “I can’t wait to go play. I couldn’t have done this on my own. I’ve been blessed to have a great support team behind me.
    “I really like Tennessee Wesleyan. It has a community feel. It’s kind of like a home away from home for me. I feel like it’s a place where I’d fit in.”