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Today's News

  • Tigers face stiff competition in tourney

    For years, the Rockwood Tigers have traveled to Lookout Valley High School to play in Lookout Valley's spring tournament to see just where they stand against some of the state's best teams.

  • Bobcats pick up Good Friday sweep

    Good Friday was a good Friday for the Oliver Springs baseball team as Tony Kegley's squad swept Oliver Springs in a doubleheader.

  • Lady Jackets claim Rockwood Invitational

    The Kingston Lady Jackets started slow, but finished strong over the weekend in capturing the 2012 Rockwood Invitational Championship.

    Kingston opened pool play with losses against Rhea County and Cookeville, but did pick up a 5-0 victory in pool play over Midway. 

  • Kingston police investigating homicide

    A domestic violence case has turned into a homicide investigation for the Kingston Police Department. The change occurred because James Cobb died Saturday night, according to Chief Jim Washam.
    Cobb, 63, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville on April 4 after being shot at his home at 814 Rosedale Ave. Washam said Cobb was shot in the chest.
    The suspected shooter – Tammy Ellen Rosado – was arrested on April 6 and charged with aggravated domestic assault. She could be facing a homicide charge with Cobb’s death.

  • Home & Garden Show 2012
  • Unemployment extended benefits to end April 12

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making preparations to suspend unemployment benefits for claimants in the Extended Benefit program.

    More than 10,000 claimants who are in the last 20 of 99 weeks available will receive their last benefit
    payment the week of April 12.

    The Extended Benefit program is triggered on and off by the health of Tennessee’s unemployment rate. The trigger rate is based on a “look-back” provision of three years.

  • Employers save time, paper with state’s new E-Response system

    Employers can now respond electronically to requests for separation information regarding a claimant’s reason for separation when filing a claim for unemployment insurance.

    Through the new State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response, employers can exchange quality information quickly with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, resulting in a more accurate claims-filing process.

  • Jackson a STAR with Roane State program

    The advisory board for Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center recently presented a Skilled Teacher Ambassador Resource award to Connie Jackson with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    The award was presented on behalf of the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEd), headquartered at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash.

    Edmonds Community College provides advice and expertise to AMTEC, Roane State’s no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed.

  • With a song in their hearts

     

    “Are you ready for noise?”

    That’s the question Midtown Elementary School music teacher and choir conductor Beth Trescher posed before a recent rehearsal.

    Children — more than 20 of them — poured in the door just before 4 p.m., excitedly chattering and ready to sing.

    “They’re a lively group,” Trescher said. “And it really has become like a little family. They’re very supportive and help each other.”

  • Road supt. candidates tout their experience

    The Roane County Tea Party hosted a candidates forum for road superintendent at the Kingston Community Center last Thursday.

    All three candidates — Jim Beason, Dennis Ferguson and Brian Mullins — attended.

    The road superintendent job pays $76,407. The hopefuls spoke about their qualifications, backgrounds and issues facing the road department.  

    “I’ve been employed with the department for 36 years,” Beason said. “I’m the foreman down there now.”