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Today's News

  • McCoig’s goal lifts Kingston past Alcoa

     

    By DARREN GIDEON

    The Daily Times

  • Midway tops Sweetwater for fifth straight win

     

    The Midway Green Wave won its fifth consecutive game with a 7-3 victory over Sweetwater Friday at Midway. 

    As they have done almost all season, Midway used good pitching and solid defense to ease past the Wildcats.

  • Midway pitchers combine for no-hitter

     

    Midway pitchers Justin Dutton and Christian Moore combined for a no-hitter Saturday afternoon in leading the Green Wave to an 11-1 victory over Mount Pisgah.

    Dutton pitched the first three innings, allowing one run on four walks while recording three strikeouts. Moore pitched the final three innings, allowing no hits to go along with eight strikeouts.

  • Raiders split with Vol State

     

    A lot can change from one game to the next in baseball. That was the case Saturday afternoon for the Roane State Raiders in their doubleheader with Volunteer State.

    In game one, Roane State dropped a high-scoring shootout, 14-10, but in game two, the Raiders defense and pitching turned things around and shutout the Pioneers, 6-0.

  • Tigers split with Meigs County in tennis action

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers tennis team traveled to Meigs County last week and picked up an impressive 7-2 victory over the Lady Tigers from Decatur.

    Rockwood won five of the six matches on the day in doubles while winning two out of three matches in doubles.

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  • ‘Heart of Caring’ offers pampering to caregivers

    Carolyn Moore gets a well-deserved break, visiting with other caregivers like herself while bright hues are painted on their fingernails.

    For years, she cared for her husband Billy, who suffers from dementia, at home before she had to put him in a nursing home.

    “I had him at home I guess four years,” Moore said.

    “Last year, he fell and broke his pelvis. He couldn’t stand up, so I had to go take him to the nursing home.

    “I’m down there pretty regular.”

  • Director of accounts didn’t receive full salary budgeted in first year

    Kaley Walker started her job as Roane County director of accounts and budgets on Oct. 1, 2010.

    The salary budgeted for the position that fiscal year was $69,461.

    Walker, however, was only paid $41,344, which included $1,220 for board and committee meetings.

    “We hired her at the total budget amount, but we did not pay her at that rate immediately,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said he wanted to give Walker some incentive to prove herself worthy of the job.

  • Police stun combative man

    Joel Glenn Willis, a 55-year-old Kingston man, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass last week.

    Kingston Police Officer Brian Luttrell said he was traveling on North Third Street when he saw Willis standing in the road, yelling at cars.

    “When Mr. Willis saw me, he started walking toward the United Community Bank located at 223 N. Third St.,” the report said. “Mr. Willis made entry into the bank.”

    Luttrell said Willis became combative while inside the bank.

  • Hair donation drive part of Relay for Life events

    One of the most dramatic experiences cancer patients have during treatment is losing their hair.

    Locks of Love is a charity that helps collect natural hair to make wigs for ill children, including those impacted by cancer treatment.

    A Locks of Love donation drive will be part of this year’s Roane County Relay for Life event April 25.

    Those who wish to donate 10 inches of hair to make wigs for those who lost their hair while undergoing cancer treatment can go to the event to have their hair cut by a licensed beautician at 8 p.m.