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Today's News

  • Jackets battle Stars

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets played their final game before Christmas Tuesday by splitting a pair of games with North.

  • 'Cats split with Mavs

    It was a good news, bad news type of night Monday for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats in their home meeting with Anderson County.

    The good news came in the girls game as Oliver Springs knocked off the Lady Mavericks, 46-41.

  • Harriman picks up key district sweep

    In a match-up that appeared even on paper, the Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils came away with a huge District 3-A sweep over county rival Midway Tuesday night.

  • Kingston splits with Sequoyah

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Sequoyah Chiefs finished their season series by splitting a pair of games at Roane County High School Monday evening.

  • Tigers nip Jackets in OT, 50-48

    Rockwood and Kingston showed what a county rivalry is all about Tuesday night as Paul Kamikawa’s Tigers defended their home court with an exciting 50-48 overtime victory at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

  • Massacre jitters felt here, too

    School safety is at the forefront after a tragic school shooting in Connecticut last week took the lives of 20 children and six educators.
    This week Roane County Schools took steps to reassure families and children by coordinating with local law enforcement to have officers at every school when students walked through the doors Monday morning.
    Every community has a school resource officer shared between the high school, elementary and middle schools.
    However, for at least the remainder of this week, a greater police presence will be seen.

  • Roaming sex offender nabbed

    Registered sex offender Jasper Lee Russell has found it difficult to stay out of trouble.
    He was arrested on Sunday for failure to timely register or report. That’s not the first time he’s been arrested this year.
    Russell, 56, was arrested in April on weapons charges. He was also indicted by the Roane County grand jury in June for aggravated sexual battery against a child under 13 years old.

  • Kingdom Heirs to help Midtown VFD

    The Midtown Volunteer Fire Department is having a fundraiser at the Princess Theatre Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Chief Randy Scarborough said the event will feature Dollywood’s gospel-singing quartet, the Kingdom Heirs.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserve tickets are $20 and general admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department.
    Tickets can be purchased at Rocky Top General Store, 316 Ruritan Road, Harriman; Jerry’s Used Furniture, 2744 Roane State Hwy., Harriman; and Ellis Surplus and Salvage, 525 Morgan St., Harriman. 

  • Kingston changes sign laws

    Three public hearings; three new ordinances on the agenda; and zero drama or excitement as the hearings went off without any serious voices of dissent, with few words of input at all at Kingston City Council’s Dec. 11 full council session.
    The hearings were to give residents a chance to voice concerns about potential new ordinances that were on the night’s agenda for a second and final reading.
    The first was an ordinance amending the city’s existing sign ordinance to address new types of signs that have proliferated in recent years.

  • Rainy day wreck