Today's News

  • Look Back: A little something from our files

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston City Council passed an ordinance calling for a referendum on a city sales tax increase. This action was taken to avoid a possible loss in sales tax revenue if Roane County voters approved an increase in the county levy.

    10 Years Ago
    Kingston Police Department was preparing to kick off its Neighborhood Watch Program. The first city in the county to initiate the program, police were looking for eyes and ears in the community to watch for anything out of the norm.

    Five Years Ago

  • The Garden GATE: Grains traditionally supply us with our staff of life

    Grains have been a major diet staple from the beginning of time — and in every civilization.
    Breads made from grain are the “staff of life.”

    The Bible has hundreds of references to bread and the various grains from which it can be made.

    There is also reference to what some of these grains in ancient times were and how their counterparts compare.

    We seldom hear about spelt, millet, pulse or maize, although spelt can be found in health food stores today.

    Rye, buckwheat, barley, wheat, rice and corn, however, are very familiar.

  • RMS girls, HMS boys reach title game

    A day off for ice delayed the Area 4-AA Tournament at Oliver Springs on Friday, but after play on Monday the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils would be playing championship games on Tuesday.

  • Kingston slams Scott in sweep

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hosted Scott Thursday night instead of Friday because of weather, and the Jackets dominated from the opening tip.  

  • Midway takes two from Berean Christian

    With an ice storm looming on Friday, the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves traveled to Knoxville 24 hours early and swept the Berean Christian Eagles.

  • Howard tops 2,000 in win

    Saturday was a big day for Harriman’s Xavier Howard as the Blue Devil senior guard topped the 2,000-point plateau with a 26-point performance against Berean Christian.

  • DA says no proof of theft in bar death

    Witnesses reported seeing someone go through David Harvey’s pockets as he either lay dying or dead in the parking lot of a bar outside Harriman.

    No one, however, has been charged with theft or robbery, and that’s not gone over well with Harvey’s family.

    “We’ve talked to the family,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said. “The family wants us to charge theft or robbery, but we can’t prove anything was taken.”

    Harvey, 46, died outside the Grill & Pub on July 23, 2011.

  • THP to conduct February license checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 on Pansy Hill Road in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

    THP officials said they have found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • More meth labs seized in Roane over the last year

    Meth labs continue to proliferate in Roane County, despite state laws passed in recent years that were supposed to curb the problem.

    “We’ve dealt with more labs than we care to deal with, but they’re there and we got to deal with them,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

    Kristin Helm, a public information officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said complete statistics for 2012 were not available.

  • Arrests: Jan. 12-17, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 12 — Warren Everett Dyer, 27, 402 Furnace Ave., Rockwood: criminal trespassing, shoplifting theft of property, an unknown charge. Total bond $3,000; court date Feb. 25.

    • Tiffany Laura Edwards, 34, 536 Baumgarder Road, Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $5,000; court date Feb. 4.