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Today's News

  • Midway Middle splits with Oliver Springs

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves traveled to Oliver Springs Monday night and split a pair of games with the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats.

  • Cherokee knocks off Sweetwater

    Kalli Sampson couldn't have had a better performance than she did Tuesday afternoon against the Sweetwater Middle School Lady Wildcats, scoring 17 points to lead the Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets to a 36-17 win. 

  • Waves, Jackets suffer district losses

    Tuesday night wasn’t a fun night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Midway Green Waves a both suffered district sweeps on the road.

  • Second half woes costly for Bobcats against Oakdale

    It was a tale of two halves Tuesday night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats against Oakdale as both teams played well in the first half only to falter down the stretch in suffering a sweep at the hands of the Eagles.

  • RMS caps perfect regular season

    It wasn’t easy, but the Rockwood Middle School Tigers closed out a 14-0 regular season Tuesday night with a come-from-behind 47-43 victory at Midway. 

  • Inman, Howard lead Devils past 'Dogs, 70-59

    It was an exciting night of basketball at Richard Pickell Gymnasium in Harriman on Tuesday night, with the Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils hosting non district foe Wartburg.

  • Gunman holds up Budget Inn

    Kingston police said a man put a gun to an employee’s head during an armed robbery at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road on Saturday.

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said the robber made off with $200.    

    The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. The robber had on a hood, according to details provided to E-911 dispatch.

    Police were still gathering information on Tuesday. Washam said they were planning to review videotapes from the nearby Kenjo Market and Weigel’s gas stations.

  • Gunman holds up Budget Inn

    Kingston police said a man put a gun to an employee’s head during an armed robbery at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road on Saturday.

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said the robber made off with $200.    

    The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. The robber had on a hood, according to details provided to E-911 dispatch.

    Police were still gathering information on Tuesday. Washam said they were planning to review videotapes from the nearby Kenjo Market and Weigel’s gas stations.

  • Kingston city worker hurt when beam slips

    A Kingston city employee was hurt on the job Monday morning while performing maintenance at the Kingston wastewater plant. 

    Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton said plant manager Mike Jolly was injured when a beam struck him in the back.

    The accident happened around 11:30.

    Pinkerton said a cable attached to an A-frame had some slack that employees didn’t see.

    The beam was going to be used to lift a piece of equipment so the bearings could be replaced.

  • Roane schools get 'reasonable' report card

    Achievement is not the challenge facing Roane County Schools.

    “Our challenge is growth,” Director of Schools Toni McGriff said.

    That was reflected in the Tennessee Department of Education’s latest state report card.

    According to the data, Roane County had exemplary or above average grades in math, reading/language, social studies and science in the report card’s achievement category.