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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tigers sweep Green Waves in 3-A action

    What a difference one night makes. After getting trounced by Kingston the night before, the Rockwood Lady Tigers redeemed themselves with a 69-39 win over the Midway Lady Waves.

    Midway would hit the first three points and the last three points of the opening period, but in between there was a 17-4 run by the Lady Tigers, giving them a 17-10 lead early on.

    Runs of 12-3 and 9-1 in the second period then helped give the Lady Tigers a 38-18 halftime lead.

  • Raiders battle to split

    It was a good news, bad news type of weekend for Randy Nesbit’s Roane State Raiders.

    The good news came Friday night as Roane State knocked off visiting Motlow State, 68-66.

    The bad news came on Saturday, however, as the Raiders dropped their first home game of the season, falling to Volunteer State, 83-67.

    With the split, Roane State falls to 14-7 overall and 8-6 in TJCCAA play.

    The Raiders have two more conference games on tap this week. The Raiders travel to Chattanooga State Wednesday and they will host Cleveland State on Saturday.

  • Raiderettes close in on first place after sweep

    The Roane State Raiderettes remain in a dog fight for the top spot in the TJCCAA standings following a weekend sweep of conference foes.

    Friday night, the Raiderettes disposed of Motlow State, 73-46, and they followed that up on Saturday with an 84-70 victory over Volunteer State.

    With the sweep, the Raiderettes are currently 16-5 overall and 12-2 in conference play.

    The Raiderettes have also won six games in a row following the weekend sweep.

  • Jackets celebrate special night with sweep

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets celebrated Senior Night in style on Monday as both teams picked up victories over visiting Coalfield.

    The Lady Jackets took the floor first on Monday and gutted out a 59-50 victory over Coalfield.

    The boys game would see Coalfield lead throughout, but Kingston ended the game with a 13-0 run to pick up a 56-46 victory.

    Girls Game

    Kingston's Haley Cornellison put on a show Monday night as the talented Kingston sophomore scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in leading the Lady Jackets to a 59-50 victory.

  • Out to Lunch: Jackson Square Bistro sure to 'fuel' you up

    By Bethel Poston

  • Marriage licenses: January 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in January:

    James Allen Spriggs to Stacy Lynn Beaty

    Elvis Aaron Turpin to Kalia Nadine Butler

    Steven Adam Thurman to Amanda Michelle Bryant

    Tyler Brian Parsons to Kacie Ann Cunningham

    Bernard A. Fisher to Nellie Sue Buxton

    Xavier Samone Murphy to Mary Ellen Wolfe

    Jason Wayne Morris to Stephanie Jane Parker

    Benjamin Heath Clark to Tiffany Renee Shepherd