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Today's News

  • Early voting sluggish this round

    Roane County’s early voting turnout for the Nov. 4 election isn’t following the trend of the August election.

    “It’s been a little slow,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said. “We’re not having the same number of voters we had.”

    Early voting started on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    According to the Tennessee Department of State, the early and absentee total for Roane County through Monday was 1,783.

    “I think it’s lack of interest,” Holiway said.

  • THEN THE HEAVENS SHONE
  • Parker Pressley aims for the stars

    A Kingston resident is working hard to find his way on the road to country music stardom.

    Parker Pressley opened for Joe Diffie on Oct. 7 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, and he was recognized as the Horizon Male Entertainer of the Year for the North American County Music Association.

    “It is just being in the right place at the right time,” Pressley said. “People will call it luck, but it is who you know.”

    Pressley likes country-music classic artists such as George Strait and Alan Jackson.

  • October Sky Festival
  • Kingston finally approves measure for septic users

    Kingston City Council members took the final step for STEP owners at their Oct. 14 session, approving a policy that will enable septic tank customers to use the city’s expanded sewer plant.

    STEP stands for Septic Tank Effluent Pumping; it refers to a system using single septic tanks with electric pumps.

    The city had placed a moratorium on such systems several years ago due to capacity issues at the treatment plant.

  • Devils fall at home, 45-19

    To say that “speed kills” would be the most apt of descriptions of Harriman’s game against Meigs County as the Blue Devils took a 45-19 defeat.

    Meigs County got their first drive deep into Harriman territory, advancing all the way to the Harriman 5-yard line before getting knocked back and hitting a 34-yard field goal to make the score 3-0 with 9:20 left in the first quarter.

  • Bobcats blank Bulldogs, 30-0

     

    The much-maligned Oliver Springs defense came to play Friday night and the result was a 30-0 victory at Wartburg.

    The Bobcats entered Friday’s game surrendering 41.8 points per game, but Wiley Brackett’s squad allowed only 88 total yards in posting the team’s first shutout since beating Unaka to open the 2013 season, 40-0.

  • Tigers reach Eble finals

     

    Thursday was day three of the Hollis Eble Tournament and four teams from Roane County would be in action.

    In girls play, Rockwood and Oliver Springs took the floor, but both suffered losses. Rockwood dropped a 43-19 decision against York Institute, while the Lady Bobcats suffered a 25-22 setback against the Lady Eagles.

  • Headlocks on Hunger wrestling to help food pantry

    Mid-South Wrestling Association returns to Harriman next month, with part of its proceeds going to the M-14 Ministry, which serves the hungry in the Harriman area.

    Doors open for the Nov. 1 show at 6:30 p.m., with bell time at 7:45 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall at 624 Morgan St.

    In addition to a championship matchup, the Headlocks on Hunger event will feature a super junior heavyweight tournament.

    Tickets are $8. Children 4 and younger are admitted free.

  • Church Calendar: Oct. 24-Nov. 8

    FRIDAY, OCT. 24
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.