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Today's News

  • Kingston police ups drive ante to 1,000 Thanksgiving meals

    The Kingston Police Department has raised the bar for its annual Thanksgiving food drive with Hands of Mercy.

    “This is going to be our biggest food drive ever,” said Police Chief Jim Washam.

    After managing the distribution of thousands of Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need over the past 13 years, Washam said he decided to challenge his department and supporters in the community to serve even more.

    The goal this year is to distribute 1,000 meals, up from 780 meals last year.

  • Fighting the FLU
  • OSMS hoops tournament action

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Bobcats were eliminated from the Hollis Eble tournament Thursday night after falling to 41-35 to the Oakdale Lady Eagles, while the Oliver Springs boys moved to the loser’s bracket after a close one against the York Dragons.

    Oakdale took a 12-7 lead over the Lady Bobcats in the first quarter thanks to a pair of threes from Amelia Miller. The Lady Eagles stepped off the court at halftime with a comfortable 10-point lead, but Oliver Springs wasn’t finished just yet.

  • X-country teams state bound

    The Midway girls’ cross-country team is state bound for the first time in school history after its second place performance at the Region Meet this week. Kingston also had Jack Miller(right) as the sole Yellow Jacket qualify for the State Championship Meet in Nashville November 4th.

  • Yellow Jackets lose focus, game

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets were hoping to build momentum heading to the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs with a victory at Gatlinburg-Pittman Friday night. Kingston, however, will have to regroup as the Highlanders defended Legion Field, 33-28.

    “Gatlinburg-Pittman played a great game and we didn’t,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said following the loss that ends the Jackets regular season with a mark of 7-3.

  • Tigers earn home playoff with win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers put on an offensive gameshow and the price was right as senior tailback Zander Price rushed for over 150 yards, scored two touchdowns, had a fumble recovery and an interception to lead his team to a 41-13 victory over the Cumberland Gap Panthers.

    “We had a lot of distractions this week with homecoming and senior night, but our kids came out and played well on offense” says Coach John Webb.

  • Hot ‘Cats dry up Green Wave

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats beat the Midway Green Wave, 41-7, to close out the regular season at home Friday night and seal third place in the region.

    Contributing largely to the win was six interceptions by the Bobcats’ defense throughout the night

    “I’m just so proud of this team,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “this coaching put in some preparation this week, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

    “The defense played well, the only time they scored was when we gave them a short field.

  • Out to Lunch: Corner 16 delivers an experience

    “I’ve never heard of Corner 16 in Knoxville,” I told Jan Harlan when she recommended I go there for an “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    Jan and I lived two houses apart when we were growing up and going to school in Oak Ridge. She has been a lunch scout for me for some time.

    “Corner 16 is a new part of the Copper Cellar Family Restaurants. It’s just over six months old,” she replied.

  • Bobcats open by grounding Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With football season winding down for the local middle schools, the preseason basketball quickly takes the forefront. The annual Hollis Eble preseason basketball tournament held at Oakdale starting things off for the boys Oliver Springs Bobcats as they took on the hosting Eagles.

    Both teams showed first game jitters with struggles on the offensive side. Three point plays by OS’s Tanner Melton and Oakdale’s Carson Barber kept the crown alive as the first quarter ended with the score knotted up at 7.

  • OSMS takes second tourney win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs middle school boys took their 2nd win of the night over the Wildcats of Allardt.

    The first quarter was nip and tuck and both teams putting points on the board but the Cats held a two point lead at 10-8. Brett Daugherty led the way with four points and was key on getting defensive rebounds.