Today's News

  • Scarves and more at this year’s Christmas Ideas Fair

    Madge Jackson shows off some off the scarves that were for sale at the annual Roane County Family and Community Education Clubs’ Christmas Ideas Fair last week in Kingston Community Center. Alongside the homemade crafts and decorating ideas, a homecooked meal was offered, with both lunch and dinner served up on Thursday. The FCE organization holds the crafts fair every year to raise money for its Betty McGlasson Scholarship Fund.


  • Kimble Chase cited as drug-free workplace

    Kimble Chase in Rockwood received a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program Award on Nov. 4 during a meeting of the Roane County Industrial Development Board.

    Kimble Chase’s human resources director Tim Williams and several employees accepted the award.

    The award is in recognition of the significant pro-active leadership Kimble Chase has taken to contribute to workplace safety by its implementation of the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program for its entire Rockwood plant workforce.

  • Griffin Insurance recipient of Make It Happen Award

    Griffin Insurance Agency in Kingston is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with the Fort Sanders Foundation and Roane Medical Center.

    The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for the Fort Sanders Foundation to benefit Roane Medical Center and entry in the Safeco Make More Happen Contest.

    In the contest, the public is encouraged to vote for a favorite charity and leave a virtual cheer for those who make a difference in the community.

  • Sign of business as usual


    The Taco Bell logo had been missing from the Kingston skyline since June, when an EF0 tornado and straight-line winds blew through the city and destroyed the sign. That all changed last week, when the Mexican food chain erected a new sign directing travelers to its site on North Kentucky Street.

  • Rockwood BPW marks 93rd anniversary

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women’s Organization met at Victorian Square in Rockwood on Oct. 21 to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the city’s longest-existing civic organization.
    The group also met to participate in the observance of National Business Women’s Week.
    Working women have celebrated the specially designated week, the third week in October, since 1928.

  • Kingston native a Certified Financial Planner

    Kingston native Mary L. Beets has earned distinction as Certified Financial Planner professional as authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

    Beets, vice president/investment officer with the Myrtle Beach, S.C., office of Wells Fargo Advisors, has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1989.

    The certification identifies individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning course work and who have passed the 10-hour certification examination.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

    Kingston City Council member Teresa Nichols and her husband, Jeff, took the Roane County News with them on a recent trip to Denmark.

    The trio stopped by Legoland in Billund, Denmark, for one of the paper’s more fun photos. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!

  • Blue Devils fall in defensive struggle, 8-6


    Old-school, smash-mouth football was the name of the game between the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, and for 48 hard-fought minutes, both teams slugged it out in a match that saw the Yellow Jackets eke out an 8-6 win and punch their ticket to Round 2 of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs. 

  • Midway runs past Red Boiling Springs


    They say the postseason is a new season. Midway was thankful for that, as after ending the regular season with six straight losses, the Green Wave erupted for a 42-8 victory at Red Boiling Springs Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers take down Boyd-Buchanan, 24-21


    After coming up empty in their four previous playoff trips to Chattanooga since 2009, the Rockwood Tigers finally got the monkey off their back with a come-from-behind 24-21 victory at Boyd-Buchanan  Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs.