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Today's News

  • Lady Devils stay unbeaten in district

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It’s been a good week Harriman Lady Devil softball as they defeated inner county rivals Midway and Rockwood to stay undefeated in the district.

    Harriman traveled to Midway on last Thursday and easily defeated the Lady Waves by a final score of 16-1.

  • Slump continues for Yellow Jackets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets had trouble at the plate for the second game in a row, losing to Alcoa, 4-0, Tuesday night at Legion Field at Fort Southwest Point.

    “We’re just not hitting it at all right now,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said.

    The Jackets had trouble from the beginning.

    Alcoa’s Ty Boyd doubled to begin the game for the Tornadoes. He was eventually brought home to make the score 1-0 in Alcoa’s favor.

  • Bobcats and Coalfield split

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Game one of a double header between Coalfield and Oliver Springs took extra innings with the tying and winning runs scored courtesy of two straight walks as the Cats defeated the Jackets by a final score of 6-5.

    After two and half scoreless innings, Ryan Jones singled followed by Bryson Alcorn who was hit by a pitch and both runners scored on a single by Joey York that was misplayed by the Coalfield outfielder and OS took a 2-0 lead.

  • OS can’t stop Jacket offense

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    District leading Coalfield brought their bats to Oliver Springs on Tuesday evening and hammered out multiple extra base hits to defeat the Lady Cats by a final score of 10-2.

    “Coalfield is a good team and you have to bring your A team to compete with them and we didn’t bring or play our A game and they made us pay for it”, says Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden.

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  • Best: 46-month bank robbery term ‘a blessing’

    Christopher Wayne Best didn’t view his sentencing for bank robbery on Thursday as a negative.

    “I’m going to take whatever time you give me as a blessing and try to be a better person,” Best told Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan.

    The federal guidelines called for a sentence range of 46 months to 57 months. Varlan kept it on the low end and sentenced Best to 46 months.

    “The court appreciates the defendant’s statement,” Varlan said.

  • Stove merchant racks up felony charges

    From staff reports

    A Kingston businessman faces multiple felony charges after customer complaints initiated a police investigation.

    Jody Starnes, owner of Starnes Woodstove and Patio Store on Race Street, has been charged with two counts of theft, said Kingston Police Detective Keith Kile.

    The charges, which will be combined and sent before a grand jury in June, allege that Starnes took deposits from customers after signing a contract to perform installation of stoves and fireplaces but performed no work.

  • Head out for fun at Kingston Street Fest Saturday

    The second time should be the charm for Kingston’s Spring Street Fest in Courthouse Square Saturday. The original event scheduled for March 23 was cancelled due to rain

    City leaders predict the event will build on the success of October’s Fall Street Fest.

    “It’s springtime, and people are ready to get outdoors,” said Debbie Russell, events coordinator for Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.

    “If the weather holds out, we will probably have more people,” she said.

  • Granger out of Commission race

    The race for District 6 County Commission will feature four candidates instead of five.

    One of the people who qualified, Carolyn Granger, pulled her name as a candidate on Thursday.

    “Carolyn decided not to run,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    Election Day is Aug. 2. Other contested races include County Commission Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5, trustee, county executive, county clerk, register of deeds and Harriman City Council.