.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Former EMS director retires

    Former ambulance director Gloria Wright is no longer employed with the county.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said her departure was treated as a combination of termination and retirement.

    Woody removed Wright as director of the ambulance department to a lower administrative position on April 25.

    Wright told Woody via email the next day that she planned to take early retirement.

  • Glow of Christmas lights gives city bit of buyer's remorse

    In the merry month of May, Kingston City Council members have another kind of merry on their minds — Christmas.

    At the council’s workshop Tuesday, officials will continue a discussion launched last month on the fate of Christmas lights the city places on utility poles along Kentucky and Race streets.

    It turns out that the lights, which are left on night and day during the Christmas season because there is no easy way to turn them on and off, have been costly.

  • Technology Nelson's aim in clerk's office

    Modernization has been one of Kim Nelson’s focal points during her first eight months as Roane County circuit court clerk.  

    “I embrace technology,” she said. “I’ve been all about making sure that we put things on the computer, that we’re using email, try to be as paperless as possible and not take up a bunch of storage space.”

    Nelson hopes to get more modern with the implementation of the Tennessee Court Information System.  

  • Paver bricks to be dedicated during Memorial Day

    A Memorial Day program, including the dedication of more than 40 veterans engraved paver bricks for the Rockwood 2000 Memory Lane project, is planned in downtown Rockwood.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 30 at Homecoming Park. The paver bricks were sold late last year and early this year during a special offer to honor area veterans and military personnel.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts will give the welcome for the program, with the invocation by Rockwood First Christian Church Pastor Kara Foster.

  • Washing up after a catch

    Paul Lingerfield of Oak Ridge scrubs his boat after cruising on Watts Bar Lake last week.

    He caught a 14-inch largemouth bass on his outing.

  • An afternoon of fishing with Grandpa

    Jacie and Taryn Underwood spend an afternoon bonding with their grandfather, John, on a Watts Bar Lake fishing outing last week.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Benjamin A. Dodd, financial responsibility Sept. 21. Dismissed Jan. 28, cost to state.

    Mike G. Hill, speeding Nov. 8. Dismissed Jan. 14, cost to state.

    Rocky P. Lane, violation of registration Oct. 26. Dismissed Jan. 28, cost to state. Financial responsibility Oct. 26. Guilty as charged Jan. 28, convicted.

    Trevor D. Gross, speeding Oct. 23. Dismissed Jan. 14, cost to defendant.

  • Thompson signs with Patriots

    A great student with great character are a couple of ways to describe Kingston’s Woody Thompson. A couple more ways are a great athlete with a great work ethic.
    That total package was something that didn’t miss the eye of John Bland and last Thursday the University of the Cumberlands head football coach was in Kingston to sign Thompson to an athletic scholarship.

  • Tellico Plains roughs up Rockwood

    Senior Night for the Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team ended on a sour note as the Lady Tigers dropped a 15-7 decision to the Tellico Plains Lady Bears.
    The Lady Bears had an RBI double by Shaylyn Dicandio and a sacrifice RBI by Laney Lovin to take an early 2-0 lead.
    Rockwood scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning when Chelsea Cheek and Kelsey Brackett each stole home.
    Tellico Plains scored a trifecta of runs in the top of the second inning courtesy of a two-run double by Braden Garren and an RBI off of an error to make the score 5-2.

  • Cherokee finishes second