Today's News

  • Lady Jackets win, Jackets fall to Athens

    The Cougars of Athens came into Kingston Thursday night and played two hard fought games against the Jackets. 

    The Lady Jackets won by a final of 35-26, as they played a good game the pressure defense proved to be too much for the Lady Cougars.  

  • Cherokee splits with Rockwood

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Rockwood Tigers met for the first time this season last week and both schools came away with a win.

    Rockwood’s victory came in the girls game as the Lady Tigers held off Cherokee, 33-30.

  • Midway comes up short at Wartburg

    Fans at Wartburg Middle School were treated to a shootout Thursday night as Thomas Davis’ Bulldogs held off Justin O’Toole’s Midway Green Wave, 63-56.

    Wartburg started fast Thursday as they jumped out to a 14-6 lead after eight minutes of play. 

  • Officials warn of early flu strike this season

    Flu season has started, and health officials are seeing higher-than-usual breakouts in Tennessee and other Southeastern states for this early in the season.
    Dr. Kelly Moore, immunization program director at Tennessee Department of Health, said the flu peaks at different times, but typically in Tennessee the flu peaks in January and February.
    “This year, it started out early,” Moore said. “We want to make sure people don’t wait to get vaccinated.”

  • Family feud has $6 million ending

    A years-long family feud over a prime piece of Roane County property has turned costly for one local man.
    According to court records, Katherine M. Mounger died owning several valuable pieces of property, including a 1,200-acre lakefront tract on Dogwood Road in East Roane County.
    Two of her children, E. Jay Mounger and Katherine Mounger Lasater, are executors of the estate. They sued their brother, Charles D. Mounger Jr., in Roane County Circuit Court in 2009, alleging he caused the estate to lose out on a lucrative sale.

  • Alleged mugger explains his attack on 84 year old

    A need for money.
    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said that was the motive a man gave for allegedly mugging an 84-year-old woman Monday.
    The suspect, 23-year-old Kingston resident Benjamin Heath Clark, was arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated robbery.
    “We got a couple of good leads and a couple of good tips,” Washam said. “We went and paid him a visit, and he gave a written confession.”

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  • Give blood for the holidays

    Medic Regional Blood Center is reminding people that the need for blood knows no holiday.  
    The giving is easy, too. A community blood drive is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Midway High School on 530 Loudon Hwy. Just look for the Bloodmobile there.
    Medic provides area hospitals with life-saving blood throughout the holiday season when donations tend to drop.  

  • Holidays provide plenty to sneeze at

    The holiday spirit can trigger allergic reactions to live trees and poinsettias, nut brittles, scented candles, dusty decoration boxes and even Santa’s fur-trimmed suit.
    Allergy and asthma sufferers can breathe easier this holiday season by following some tips from a national allergy bureau doctor.
    Getting out the boxes of holiday decorations from years gone by is a time-honored tradition. But in addition to stirring up memories, it also stirs up allergies.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: The waiting room – an emotional rollercoaster

    Thanks to a tennis accident, a massive blood clot in my leg,  a bout with cancer, a bum gall bladder and a few other health issues, I’ve spent more time than I care to recall in and around hospitals.
    So when my mother went in last week for surgery to relieve compression on her spine, I jokingly told her, “Better you than me.”
    Later, as I sat alone for hours in the surgery waiting room, I decided she had the easier role.