Today's News

  • One suite damaged in Budget Inn fire

    A late-night Thursday fire damaged one suite at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road in Kingston.

    Kingston Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at 11:15 p.m.

    “The fire was in one room, which was a downstairs suite,” said Kingston Fire Department Lt. Eddie Lentz. “

    The fire was contained to one suite with no extensions. It didn’t get into anywhere else,” Lentz added.

    “There was some smoke, but we ventilated the rooms with the fans.”

  • Back at work after disaster

    Seven weeks out of knee surgery, and Amy Riddle is back standing at a salon chair.

    One of 10 injured when a van crashed into Kingston’s Classic Styles Salon three months ago, Riddle has opened her own shop, Cuts and Beyond.

    “Nobody has went back to work but me, that was injured,” Riddle said. “I have to give God all the credit, because without Him I wouldn’t be here and without him I wouldn’t have this shop.

  • REU sued by former manager

    A former Rockwood Electric Utility manager from the 1980s-90s thinks the utility should pay not his medical insurance, but also that of both his current and former wives.

    That was part of the proposed offer made and discussed last week by the utility’s board, who took the matter pertaining to former manager Charles Johnson under consideration.

    “We don’t believe we should be obligated to do that,” said REU Manager Kendall Bear.

  • Dunn Center recipient of $100,000 trust

    The Michael Dunn Foundation’s focus is on helping make sure the Michael Dunn Center can continue serving Roane County’s developmentally disabled well into the future.

    Martin and Dorothy Skinner are among the Foundations biggest advocates.

    The couple recently did their own part to contribute to the agency’s future by donating $100,000 through a charitable remainder annuity trust.

  • Sport fishing regulations set

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission approved the state’s 2011 sport fish regulations during its October at Pickwick Landing State Park.  

  • OSMS sweeps Cherokee

    dy Bobcats had more boards than 84 Lumber Thursday night, using 38 rebounds to propel them to an impressive 49-18 win over the Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets.

  • Webb knocks off Oliver Springs

    Thursday night was a rough night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats as Webb rolled into Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium and took a pair of games from the home team.

  • New Distance Learning Center opens

    Roane County Schools opened a new Roane County High School Distance Learning Center this week.

    The center is a dedicated classroom room ideal for large team meetings, cross-functional or training events and distance learning.

    The center has four large LCD screens and a Promethean interactive white board to enhance classroom participation.

    The LCD displays are for sharing rich media content and using collaboration tools. The classroom has integrated cameras, lights, microphones and speakers to optimize the learning experience.

  • Clark, Rue take top honors in annual writing contest

    Roane County High School senior Hannah Clark is the grand-prize winner of the second annual Roane County Student Writing Contest.

    Clark received the honor for her short story, “And His Sweat Became as Blood,” during an awards ceremony on Nov. 13 on the campus of Roane State Community College.

    Michael Vanlandingham, Clark’s advanced-placement English teacher, presented her with the “Flame of Knowledge” medal and expressed his praise for her creative, compelling short story.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll

    First Nine Weeks
    A Honor Roll

    Lilly Blair
    Taylor Boswell
    Taylor Bradshaw
    Brandon Buck
    Lindsay Buck
    Austin Byrge,
    Adam Carroll
    Johnathan Cate
    Sarah Channell
    Joseph Chaston
    Savannah Clark
    Tabatha Comeaux
    Sydney Cornett
    Jacob Dameron
    Abigail Daugherty
    Bradley Devaney
    Emily Duggins
    Sydney Duggins
    Julia Estes
    Lane Evans