Today's News

  • Jackets battle in four-way scrimmage

    The popping of football pads commenced once again on Friday evening as the Kingston Yellow Jackets traveled to Webb School of Knoxville to scrimmage against the Morristown East Hurricanes, Webb Spartans, and Clinton Dragons with Kingston tying the Hurricanes 1-1, losing to the Spartans 1-0 and extinguishing the Dragons 2-1. 

  • Moore's computer likes Rockwood, Kingston

    With the start of the 2012 high school football season less than two weeks away, now is a great time to see what Sonny Moore Computer Power Ratings have to say about the upcoming season.

  • Tigers play well in first scrimmage

    With the start of the Tennessee high school football season only nine days away, the Rockwood Tigers got in a lot of valuable time Friday by participating in a five-way scrimmage at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

  • Nominees sought for recognition in preservation

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2012 East Tennessee Preservation Awards, given annually for outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the 16-county region.

    These awards will be presented at the awards banquet in conjunction with the East Tennessee Preservation Conference  on Nov. 9 in Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Aug. 6

    We enjoyed a nice visit with our son David and wife, Wanda, who came to visit Friday evening.

    We were talking about how much fun it was to stay at Fickey's Store and buy candy and gum or little lollipops.

    The bus driver would let children get off long enough for him to go over the bridge and pick up other children and turn around and come back for those who had got off at the store to get back on.

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes class offered starting Aug. 8

    Roane County Extension and Roane County Health Department have partnered to offer Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a six-week class that starts Aug. 8.

    “This class can be the turning point between enduring everyday life and enjoying everyday life,” said Donna Raines of Roane County Health Department.

    The class, a $1,200 value, is offered free. Call Roane County Health Department at 354-1220, Ext. 108, to sign up

    Participants will be taught to:

    • Manage your symptoms

  • Arrests: July 27-31, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 27  — Michael Jayson Barnes, 36, 234 Wind Crest Lane, Harriman: public intoxication, bail with conditions. Total bond $1,500; court date Sept. 24.

    • Jennifer Ann Pollard, 27, 510 Tate St., Rockwood: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $3,000; court date Aug. 20.

  • General Sessions Court: June 15-22, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 15 — Dan D. King, financial responsibility law, display of registration plates, speeding.

    • Whitney S. Sexton, financial responsibility law, speeding. Dismissed.

    • William D. Sloan, speeding. Dismissed, on cost and traffic school.

    • Barbara S. Standridge, registration expired, speeding. Dismissed.

  • Help stock Teachers Supply Closet this year

    Teachers from Roane County Schools stock up annually during the Teachers Supply Closet, and the public is
    encouraged to donate to the cause this year.

    Items frequently needed for classrooms include pencils, pens, staplers and staples, three-hole punchers, crayons, ruled writing paper, hand sanitizer, paper towels, markers, scissors, tape, tissues, glue sticks, sticky note pads, construction paper, rubber bands, folders, Band-Aids, tennis balls, binders, calculators and backpacks.

  • Tusculum College graduates: spring 2012

    Two Tusculum College students from Kingston were awarded their degrees during spring commencement.

    Amber K. Collins graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management with
    a concentration in financial management.

    Students graduating with a 3.75-3.94 grade-point average received magna cum laude honors.

    Collins was a member of the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society.