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Today's News

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Although the heat and humidity may trick you and have you thinking summer is here to stay, you would be wrong.

    Summer’s end is fast approaching and fall is coming.

    With fall comes football.

    For me, a transplant from the West Virginia and Kentucky border, it’s going to be exciting to experience my first Tennessee football season.

    I don’t think it will be drastically different. After all, football knocked baseball out of the coveted “America’s game” spot a long, long, time ago. So football is football.

  • Athletic training growing in Roane County sports

    Athletic training conjures different images in everyones’ minds.

    Most everyone shares the idea that athletic trainers are the people that wrap ankles for sports teams and stand on the sidelines during football games with water bottles.

    Some of this is still true, but in the 21st century, there is so much more to athletic training.

    According to Chip Ladd and Jon Beach of Star Physical Therapy in Midtown, there is a lot that goes into helping athletes and it all starts with the athletic trainer.

  • Ham radio enthusiasts to meet

    Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet in regular monthly session at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

    The meeting will be in Rockwood Community Center at 701 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Call or email Jim at k4apy@yahoo.com or 603-7212 or Cliff at kd4gt.tn@gmail.com for details.

    Information is also available at www.ke4rx.org.

  • Close out summer with fun

    As summer winds down and school bells are ready to ring, soak in the last precious moments of the season with a vacation around Tennessee.

    Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga, houses more than 300 rare, vintage guitars.

    Acoustic, electric, jazz, bass, mandolin and banjo guitars are all on display, providing a stunning visual of music history from the 1930s to 1970s. Tack onto your visit access to The Vault to see 60 timeless, vintage guitars that have been a driving force to today’s culture.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Kingston 2030 a big eye opener

    The Kingston 2030 Visioning exercise could have been called Kingston 20/20 because it not only opened my eyes, it also improved my vision.

    The exercise involved collecting citizen input on a variety of subjects related to the future of Kingston. As a resident of Kingston, I was glad to get the opportunity to contribute. About a dozen fellow citizens also showed up including businessmen and women.

  • Kingston softball tryouts scheduled

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.
    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.
    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.

  • Kingston softball tryouts scheduled

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.

    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.

    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.

    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.

  • Rockwood edges Kingston for swim title
  • Jackets weather Jets’ air raid
  • Ash spill cleanup contractor heading to trial in early ’18

    A federal lawsuit filed against Jacobs Engineering Group by ash spill cleanup workers is scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 29, 2018.

    A dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008, released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash. TVA hired Jacobs to provide oversight during the ash spill cleanup.

    The first of what would be several lawsuits was filed against Jacobs on Aug. 22, 2013.