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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets beaten 10-0 at Christian Academy of Knoxville

    The Kingston Lady Jackets finished the District 4AA regular season Tuesday night with a 10-0 loss at CAK to finish second with a 6-2 league mark and fell to 17-10 overall. The only district losses are to CAK.

    "We just can't seem to pull it together when we play them. We just don't  swing the bats like we normally do, but CAK has a very talented team," Kingston coach Ruth Thompson.

  • Three Roane County Knights to play lacrosse for Tennessee Wesleyan College

    Three of the five original Roane County Knights lacrosse team will be attending Tennessee Wesleyan for 2016-17.

    Dylan Miller, Nicholas Goldschmitt and Caleb Edgar will be playing for the Bulldogs, and are part of the five who started four years ago on the first team. The other two graduating seniors are Elisha Stephenson and Austin Stanton.

    Goldschmitt and Edgar signed Tuesday morning with TWC Coach Kevin Parker.

    Parker said Tuesday, "I am excited to have them. Roane County is new to lacrosse."

  • Roane County Knights lacrosse team finishes season with 5-4 record
  • Pigeon Forge Tigers bite Blue Devils 6-0

    Harriman High School has been involved in some good soccer games this season and have competed with some good teams; however, a much larger Pigeon Forge team visited Harriman Tuesday .

    The Tigers have been playing very well this season and look to make some big noise in the post-season tournament which starts tonight (Friday).

    Harriman lost 6-0 to the Tigers.

    The Blue Devils have a “never say die attitude no matter how tough things get.”

  • Roane County Knights lacrosse team finishes season with 5-4 record
  • Coffee break turns into shoplifting bust

    Two detectives with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office busted an alleged shoplifter at Kroger on Monday.

    Detective Jason Mynatt said he and Detective Emily Ciaravino were at the Starbucks inside the supermarket when he saw Marty Robinson walking around.

    “Your affiant (Mynatt) noticed that Mr. Robinson was concealing something under the shirt,” the report said.

    “Your affiant and Detective Ciaravino approached Mr. Robinson, identified themselves as law enforcement officers and requested that he stop.”

  • Field of DREAMS

    Turning the master plan for the Swan Pond Sports Complex from a vision into a reality is going to require years of work, lots of funding and some tough choices, according to county leaders.

    The original plan developed by TVA includes multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields along with other amenities.

    Proponents of the facility have pitched the complex as an important addition to the Roane County community that could stimulate the growth of restaurants and hotels.

  • I-40 construction work on schedule

    The construction work that has led to traffic backups on Interstate 40 and through Kingston is still expected to be completed by May 26, Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said Wednesday.

    Construction crews are conducting bridge repairs on Interstate 40 between mile markers 350 and 352.

    The work has led to the interstate being reduced to one lane in both directions in that area.

  • Pickings slim for sex shop locations

    If a strip club or other adult-type business wants to locate in Rockwood someday, there won’t be many locations from which to choose.

    Rockwood City Council last month approved final reading of an ordinance defining adult businesses and limiting them to the M-2 zone, or heavy industrial district.

    “This would only [allow] these events or these businesses in a high-industrial area,” said Councilman Dudley Evans. “This would not include any of these on Gateway, Rockwood Street, Kingston Avenue.

  • Showers of blessings