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Today's News

  • Jackets swept by Alcoa

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping to make a statement in District 4-AA Tuesday night on the road at Alcoa, but the home team had a different plan as the Tornadoes and Lady Tornadoes swept Kingston.

  • Oliver Springs gets revenge on Coalfield

    Oliver Springs used a stellar defensive performance from their boys and girls to earn a sweep Tuesday night at Terry Hacker gymnasium.

    Girls Game

  • Lawyer goes after Houston land

    The signs brothers Rocky and Leon Houston have been accused of erecting South of the River could be coming down.
    Cleveland attorney James F. Logan Jr. has filed a petition in Roane County Probate Court to be appointed administrator of the estate of the brothers’ late father, Clifford Clyde Houston.

  • Airport key to progress, officials say

    The Rockwood Municipal Airport promise is why Vice Mayor Peggy Evans says she pushed so hard for Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division monies to help develop T-hangars — storage space for aircraft that land at the airport.
    “I think it is vital for this whole area,” Evans said.
    She and others helped raise matching funds to go with the Federal Aviation Administration funds to build the T-hangars and fueling upgrades, which will be completed this spring.

  • YMCA promising, Kingston mayor says

    Roane County has trawled for its own YMCA in years past, but Kingston Mayor Troy Beets believes the next couple of years could see the county finally land the big one.
    After a number of failed attempts at bringing a “Y” to Roane over the years, the city of Kingston made a serious go of it in 2012 when it submitted a grant request to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to build a “safe room” on a parcel of land donated by developer Matt Caldwell in the Ladd Landing commercial park.

  • New DOE security contract announced

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that a $181,672,893 protective force services contract has been awarded to National Strategic Protective Services LLC.
    The contract period of performance is five years, which includes a three-year base and a two-year option period. A 60-day transition period was scheduled to start on Tuesday.

  • Free tax help to be offered in Kingston

    AARP Tax-Aide is offering free income-tax assistance and preparation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 5-April 9 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

    AARP Tax-Aide is one of the nation’s largest free  volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low- and middle-income.

    Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 23

    25 Years Ago
    A groundbreaking ceremony in Oak Ridge kicked off the transformation of the Downtown Shopping Center to Oak Ridge Mall. It was planned for about 200 stores to occupy the center, which was to offer Roane Countians an alternative to Knoxville’s West Town Mall.

    10 Years Ago

  • General Sessions Court: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 29 — Luke Holliday, financial responsibility law, speeding. Guilty.

    • Craig Wornack, seat belt 18 and older. Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

    • Ronald W. Simmers II, seat belt 18 and older. Dismissed.

    • Douglas L. Lombard, failure to yield to emergency vehicle. Guilty.

  • District race tightens following Tigers victory

    The Rockwood Tigers kept their hopes of winning the District 3-A regular season championship alive Friday night with a thrilling come-from-behind 63-59 double overtime victory on the road at Grace Christian Academy.