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Today's News

  • Kingston falls to Sequoyah on senior night

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets did battle on Senior Night, Monday, against the Sequoyah Chiefs.

    Sadly for the Jackets, Kingston came up just short in their final game of the regular season, 71-68.

    With the loss, the Yellow Jackets finish the season winless in district play.

    The Jackets (10-17, 0-8 District 4-AA) came out hot against the Chiefs, jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead. However, the Chiefs (13-12, 7-1 District 5-AA) would respond with a 7-1 run of their own and knot the game up at 8.

  • Lady Jackets lets Lady Chiefs slip away with win

    Monday night was the last home game of the regular season for the Kingston Lady Jackets, as the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs came to town and walked away with a 48-33 win.

    This marked the fifth straight win for the Lady Chiefs (14-10, 6-2 District 5-AA) and the third straight loss for the Lady Jackets (14-13, 4-4 District 4-AA).

  • Midway, Rockwood split regular season finale

    The Rockwood Tigers claimed fifth place in district 3-A with a 44-39 win over Midway Monday night.

    The Midway Lady Waves cruised to a 48-37 win over Rockwood and they will be at Harriman Thursday night. Rockwood will be playing at Tellico Thursday night in their first round tournament game. Rockwood is 2-10 in district 3A.

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  • Tennesseans paying 12 cents more at the pump

    Tennessee motorists saw pump prices jump more than a dime last week.

    Both the national and state average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 12 cents in seven days.

    “Gas prices increased due to a series of refinery issues in the Midwest and a rise in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA, The Auto Club Group.

    “Gasoline and oil prices quickly rose mid-week, but stabilized through the weekend.”

  • Yager TN911’s Legislator of the Year

    State Sen. Ken Yager has been named 2014’s Legislator of the Year by TN911, an association of emergency communications districts across Tennessee.

    John Stuermer, the organization’s 2014 president, presented the award.

    “On behalf of TN911 and the folks who work in emergency communications across this state, we want to recognize Sen. [and] State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager for his commitment to improving the 911 system in Tennessee,” Stuermer said.

  • ‘The Breastplate’ author to speak at DAR event

    Author Shirley McCracken will be the guest speaker for a Southwest Point Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution free public event later this month.

    McCracken, author of “The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure,” will discuss how a Civil War relic inspired her to write what is described as a Christian fiction tale of danger, intrigue and romance.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in Kingston Church of Christ’s fellowship building.

  • Don’t forget about Presidents Day health fair

    A blood lab is only one of the many screening services to be provided during Luminary United Methodist Church’s annual free community health fair on Feb. 16.

    The lab and several physicians and medical specialists will provide free screening services from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Call the church at 376-7040 to schedule a free bone density scan appointment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Healthy breasts save lives

    Roane County is one of the top three counties in a 16-county area with the highest incidences of breast cancer, a Tennessee Department of Health study reported in 2013.

    That’s why the Roane County Health Department and Roane County United Way are teaming up to serve as Ambassadors for the Susan G. Komen Knoxville breast cancer awareness and education program.

    The study, Cancer in Tennessee, determined that 4,363 new breast cancer cases are annually diagnosed in Tennessee.

  • Controlled burns now underway near old K-25 Site

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is initiating a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The controlled burns are for prescribed burning at East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through April.

    Weather permitting, controlled burns will take place at:

    • West Borrow kudzu infestation, approximately 6 acres southeast of the Technology Park.

  • Give blood, help the area’s hungry

    Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is partnering with MEDIC Regional Blood Center this month to help feed those who are hungry.

    When blood donors opt out of receiving a T-shirt during blood drives through Feb. 28, Medic will donate the money saved to Second Harvest.

    Each shirt declined will provide eight meals to the hungry in East Tennessee.