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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets capture District 4-AA title

    Friday the 13th turned out to be a great day for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets as Ronnie Ladd’s squad traveled to Alcoa and downed the Lady Tornadoes, 8-4, to win the 2011 District 4-AA Tournament championship.

  • Kingston holidays get brighter

    Even if it doesn’t snow, Kingston will be able to declare a White Christmas each season for a couple of decades to come.

    That’s because of the efforts of one “bulldog” city councilman and the head of the street department.

    At this week’s city council meeting, Councilman Don White kicked off one of the city’s more colorful presentations with a motion to buy new city Christmas lights for $17,539.

  • Coal ash regs await EPA approval

    Those anxiously awaiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final ruling on coal ash regulations will have to endure a little while longer.

    The agency said it is unlikely the rule will be released in 2011.    

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Thanks to Foust — and maybe you?

    I’ve been pretty active this summer, often hiking 10-12 miles or more on a weekend, not counting dog walks.

    How about you?

    Are you looking to raise your activity level? Get in better shape?

    How about helping a worthy cause?

  • Crossville man arrested after accident

    A Crossville man was arrested by Oliver Springs Police after an accident with injury at the intersection of Hwys. 61 and 62 on Sunday.

    Police said Cameron C. Moffett, 20, was taken to the Roane County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, underage driving while impaired and reckless driving.

    Police said Moffett told them he and his passenger, Shannon Bice, were traveling westbound on Hwy. 61 when they crossed the intersection and collided with another vehicle.

  • Rarity auction could net county back taxes

    The auction of properties in Rarity Ridge subdivision could be a good thing for Roane County.

    The county’s back-tax attorney, Dick Evans, said buyers will be obligated to pay any unpaid property taxes on the property.   

    Those taxes, which together add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, have gone unpaid for years.

    “The taxes will be paid,” Evans said. “That’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but they will be paid.”

  • Bruner reinstatement official

    The reinstatement of Harriman attorney Spence R. Bruner is now official.

    The Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee officially announced the attorney was reinstated by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court on April 25 in a recent news release.

    His attorney, Chris Cawood, said last month that it took a panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility about five minutes before recommending Bruner be reinstated.

  • Johnson, Barksdale counselors at conference

    Darlene Johnson and Carrie Barksdale represented Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, during the 35th Tennessee State Youth Conference in Nashville.

    The Churches of Christ of Middle Tennessee was responsible for last month’s conference, which began at Strader Lane Church of Christ and concluded at Nashville’s Music City Sheraton.

    “What Message R U Sending,” from Matthew 5:14-16 and 1 Timothy 4:12, was the theme of the conference, which was attended by 1,200 youths and their parents.

  • Aid for Alabama effort under way

    Four Roane County churches are banding together in a communitywide effort to collect donations for Alabama tornado victims.

    The effort, Aid for Alabama, is seeking new and slightly used household items to replace those lost due to the April 27 tornadoes that struck the state.

    Volunteers from Kingston’s Victory Baptist Church, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, New Midway Baptist Church and Potters House Church of Midtown will collect all donations through May 25.

  • Braxton Chapel to give 4 scholarships

    Braxton Chapel AME Zion Church, Kingston, is taking applications for scholarships to be given to four high school and/or college students.

    Applications will be accepted through June 10. Scholarships will range from $500 to $1,000.