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Today's News

  • Roane State offering FAFSA help in Oak Ridge

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will host College Goal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13.

    High school seniors, their parents or anyone interested in attending college in the fall will have the opportunity to talk with Roane State representatives about applying for college and about receiving financial aid.

    The Oak Ridge event is one of several College Goal Sundays planned across the state that day.

  • The Garden Gate: There’s a lot for the gardener to do in February

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Sheriff’s office gives residents easy access to Roane offender information

    Roane County residents now have fast access to custody information on county jail offenders, thanks to the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and annual funding from the state of Tennessee throughout 78 counties.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton has joined and launched TNSAVIN, an automated service utilizing the Victim Information Notification Everyday system in which citizens can access a 24-hour-a-day notification system either by telephone or the Internet.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 9

    25 Years Ago
    In the eyes of Virginia Hackler of Harriman, her son, Robert Hackler, was a hero. When the 36-year-old man of Lansing, Mich., learned that his sister, Linda Demo, 41, of Knoxville, would never lead a normal life again without a kidney transplant, he offered her one of his. Demo lost one kidney from a congenital kidney disease 16 years previously and had been dependent on a dialysis machine for survival since January 1985.

    10 Years Ago

  • Changes sought in Plateau Park relationship

    Ron Woody said he’s not opposed to multi-county partnerships.

    “But I think it should be an equal distribution of the rewards,” he said. The way Woody sees it, the Plateau Partnership Park doesn’t provide for that.  

    “Everybody is using our money and theirs, but we’re getting very little benefit from it, as opposed to at least what Cumberland County is getting,” Woody said.

  • Kingston leads way on election changes

    By TERRI LIKENS
    & CINDY SIMPSON

    A movement that began in Kingston could lead to some election changes — and leave more money in city coffers.

    Kingston City Councilman Tim Neal has been pushing for a referendum to change the municipal election cycle in Kingston to coincide with state and national elections.

    “It was a no-brainer with the amount of money we spend on the elections every two years,” Neal said.

  • Suspect charged in armed robbery

    Kingston police arrested a juvenile for an armed robbery that occurred last month.

    Police Chief Jim Washam said the teen suspect is from Knoxville.

    “We charged him late Friday night,” Washam said.

    The robbery occurred on Jan. 15 at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road.

    The suspect allegedly walked into the motel and put a gun to the clerk’s head.  
    Last week police put out a press release asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

  • County to seek payment in chlorine leak

    Someone could have to pay for the chlorine leak that occurred at Marjorie Dodd’s property last spring.

    The county said it incurred $21,895 in expenses for the emergency response.

    A resolution on the County Commission’s Feb. 14 agenda asks County Attorney Tom McFarland to take the necessary steps to recover the costs.

    The incident occurred on Poland Hollow Road. Officials said Dodd’s son, David, drilled a hole in a chlorine cylinder because he wanted to sell it for scrap.

  • Blue Devils take broom to Greenback

    For the second time in five days, the Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils picked up a District 3-A sweep over Greenback.

    On Monday, it was the Blue Devils picking up a pair of victories at home. Friday night, Harriman took their brooms to Greenback and completed the season sweep of the Cherokees.

    The Lady Devils opened the evening with a 52-34 victory then the Blue Devils completed the sweep with a 74-55 victory in the nightcap game.
    Girls Game

    Friday's contest was close for a half, but the second half belonged to the Lady Devils as Harriman rolled to an 18-point victory.

  • Jackets struggle with Alcoa

    Friday night was a tough night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as Alcoa came to town and took a pair of District 4-AA games from the home team.

    The first game of the night was a nail-biter as Alcoa held off the Lady Jackets, 44-41.

    There would be no drama in the second game as the Tornadoes rolled to a 70-53 victory.

    Girls Game

    Once again the Lady Jackets came close to pulling an upset in District 4-AA play, but in the end they came up just short.