Today's News

  • Kingston beats Harriman 6-1 in county soccer action

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team defeated the Harriman Blue Devils 6-1 Monday night.

    The Yellow Jackets led 3-0 at the half and outscored the Blue Devils 3-1 in the second half to post the victory.

    Zac McCoig scored Kingston's first goal on an assist from Brandon McClure, followed by an unassisted goal from Austin Courteau, who assisted Zac Williams on Kingston's third goal for the 3-0 advantage.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split district tennis matches at RSCC Monday

    Roane State Community College was again the site for another tennis match between two Roane County teams, as Rockwood played Harriman on a warm Monday afternoon.

    Rockwood won the girls match 6-3, as the Lady Tigers won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches, while Harriman won the boys match 6-3, as the two teams split the singles, but the Blue Devils took all three doubles matches for the victory.

    Rockwood 6, Harriman 3

    Madison Mioduski (R) defeated Amber Frost 8-1.

  • Lady Jackets post 2-2 record in Duff Tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team posted a 2-2 record in the Duff Tournament played in Cookeville over the weekend. Kiingston beat Beech 3-2 and Cookeville 10-6, and lost to Dobyns-Bennett 12-6 and Macon East 10-3.

    Kingston 3, Beech 2: Beech grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Kingston tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth; however, Beech took a 2-1 lead in the top of third.

    Casey Gaines singled home Makenzie Spurgeon and Meredith Garrett.

  • Curry hurls two-hit shutout over Webb

    Tony Curry tossed a two-hit shut out with 12 strikeouts, as the Kingston Yellow Jackets defeated Knox Webb 2-0 Monday evening on Legion Field at Southwest Point.

    Kingston 2, Knox Webb 0: Ben Hargis smashed two singles, while Paul Bolden, Curry and Preston Edmonds each poked one single for Kingston.

    Kingston's first run came in the bottom of the fourth inning on Noah Cash's sacrifice fly. The Yellow Jackets added another run in the bottom of the fifth for the 2-0 lead, which they relinquished.

  • Briley passes Tigers over Tellico Plains Monday

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball team defeated Tellico Plains 10-4 Monday evening at Tellico Plains, sparked by the pitching of Nathan Briley, who allowed four runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

    Terrance Ward smashed three singles with two RBIs, while Dalton Monroe cracked a single and a triple with two RBIs; Austin Lloyd singled and doubled, Will Warner homered with three RBIs and Rickey McElhaney smacked a single with an RBI.

  • Lady Tigers shut out Harriman 12-0 Friday

    Courtney Denny tossed a one-hit shutout striking out nine to lead the Lady Tigers to the victory and the season sweep of the Lady Devils Friday at Flour Mill Flats.

    Shasta Thompson had the big stick, four singles with two RBIs, followed by sister, Dakota, with two singles and a double with three RBIs and Brianna Denny with three singles.

    Olivia Metcalfe and Tori Parsons both singled and doubled; Courtney Denny poked two singles with an RBI and Megan Monday singled for the Lady Tigers.

  • Wartburg defeats Oliver Springs 7-6


    It was a battle for first place in  District, 4A and the Wartburg Bulldogs met and rose above that challenge. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the sixth inning after being down 5-3 for the majority of the game to take a 7-6 win over the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

  • Woman dead, residents are devastated

    From Staff reports

    A Harriman woman is dead and nine residents are displaced following a devastating early morning apartment fire Sunday.

    Officials identified the victim as Sandra Mills. Unconfirmed reports indicate the fire may have begun in her apartment, but no cause had been determined as of Monday afternoon.

  • Roane doctor is arrested for DUI

    Dr. Clary Foote was arrested on Sunday for driving under the influence.

    According to the warrant, he was driving a 1988 Chevy the wrong way on the 355 West on-ramp to Interstate 40.

    “The suspect smelled of alcoholic beverage and had bloodshot eyes,” Trooper Robert Woody said in the arrest warrant. “He could not say his alphabet from G to W.”

    Foote wouldn’t do the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, and performed badly on others that he did do, according to the warrant.

  • Former fire captain pleads guilty

    A former fire captain who was charged with stealing county property could have his record wiped clean if he stays out of trouble.

    John “Shorty” Rayburn pleaded guilty on Friday in Roane County Criminal Court to theft of property from $10,000-$60,000. He received no prison time and was placed on judicial diversion for three years. Successful completion of judicial diversion would allow the felony to be removed from his record.