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Today's News

  • Gallaher, Inman sign with Roane State

    Harriman seniors Darius Gallaher and Dimitrique Inman have spent a good portion of their life playing basketball together. 

    Now the duo will have at least two more years together as last week both players signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

  • State champs hold off Kingston, 6-5

    Bruce Robinette's Kingston Yellow Jackets gave Gibbs all they wanted Monday night in the Region 2-AA semifinals, but in the end the defending state champion Eagles kept their hopes of a repeat alive with a 6-5 victory.

  • Snow's blast sends Lady Jackets to title game

    With the Kingston Lady Jackets trailing 1-0 in a pitcher's duel in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Region 4-AA forecast called for “Mo Snow”. Morgan Snow, that is, as Snow hit a three-run home run to give the Lady Jackets a shot at a region championship with a 3-1 win over the Carter Lady Hornets Monday evening at Southwest Point. 

  • Lady Waves pound Oneida

    Five days after putting up 17 runs against Grace Christian Academy in the District 3-A championship game, the bats of the Midway Lady Green Waves stayed hot Monday evening as Midway blasted Oneida, 12-2, in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament at Midway.

  • Don Eduardo's open for business in Kingston
  • VECustomers Share gives grant to Laurel Bluff boosters group

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,750 in grants to Roane County community service organizations in April.
    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.7 million to various community-service organizations.
    Roane County groups garnering grants in April include the Laurel Bluff Baseball Boosters, which received a $2,000 grant; and the Tennessee Chapel Baptist Church Food Pantry Fund, which was awarded a $750 grant.

  • Out to Lunch: Land’s End worth the trip for dessert and frog legs

    The weather was just right to sit on the outdoor patio of Land’s End Southern Seafood and Steak, overlooking scenic Watts Bar Lake, for our recent “Out to Lunch” adventure.
    Home folks know the location as Euchee Marina at Ten Mile. It’s now called Osprey Pointe Marina. Going south on Hwy. 58 from Kingston, turn right on River Road (Hwy. 304) and enjoy the ride. Land’s End is on the right at 200 Euchee Lane, about 15 miles down River Road and  seven miles north of Watts Bar Dam.

  • After the storm: Homeowners pick up pieces from the lives of those devastated by disaster

    Roane County escaped serious damage from heavy storms that traveled across the Southeast last month.

    Homeowners across the county, however, are finding themselves affected by the devastation in an unexpected manner.

    Tattered and weathered pictures have been found in unlikely places across the county. And many are wondering if the wayward weather has blown these images from parts unknown.

  • State audit praises EMS

    A recent audit by the Tennessee Department of Health detected no deficiencies with Roane County’s ambulance operation.

    “Very good audit,” the report said. “It was pleasure to do the audit at Roane County EMS. All documentation and records were in order with service far exceeding the minimum requirements.”

    The audit also said Roane County’s ambulance service meets the state’s requirements for a Class A service. That’s the highest a service can achieve.

  • Federal meth sentences meted

    Last year’s roundup of meth suspects turned out to be a good haul for law enforcement.

    Eighteen of the 21 defendants have been sentenced in federal court so far.

    The average sentence has been 94 months.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said it’s a plus when local law enforcement can get someone charged federally because the punishments are much stiffer.