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Today's News

  • Park marking Girl Scout Week

    The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge and the Girl Scouts of USA to celebrate National Girl Scout Week on March 11.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Museum, individual Girl Scouts and/or troops are welcome to participate in hands-on activities until 3:30 p.m.

    Admission to CMOR will be free on that day for any Girl Scout in uniform and their families.

  • Guinn receives Daddy Jacket Award

    I watched victories in games and saw the development in character.  I saw the adversity you have gone through as a team. You are the next generation of leaders," said Wade Creswell at the Kingston football banquet on Feb. 18.
    He was the master of ceremonies for the annual banquet held at the First Baptist Church for the 4-6 Yellow Jackets.

  • Harriman loses close one to GCA

    C.J. Gettlefinger hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left in the game to give the Grace Christian Academy (GCA)Rams a 68-66 victory over the Harriman Blue Devils for the District 3A championship Wednesday at Tellico Plains High School.
    Blue Devil Hayden Bingham missed a game-tying shot at the buzzer, sending his team into the region quarterfinals against Coalfield Saturday at Harriman High School.

  • Fewer schools, more choices?

    Since the Roane County Board of Education doesn’t have the money to build a massive new high school, it will need the County Commission to pass a plan to cover the funding.

    There is no guarantee that will happen.

    “I personally do not think one high school would work,” District 1 Commissioner Darryl Meadows said. “Maybe on paper, but not necessarily reality. There’s too much travel time and too many natural barriers, such as rivers.”

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  • Harriman man accused of child rape, kidnapping

    A Harriman man made his first appearance in court Tuesday, Feb. 21, on rape of a child and especially aggravated kidnapping.

    The Oct. 18, 2016 indictment said Michael David Russell, 57, 640 Margrave Drive, Harriman, Apt. 1, “did intentionally, knowingly or recklessly sexually penetrate” a child older than 3 but younger than 13 years of age on or about Feb. 3, 2014.

    A second count was related to the kidnapping, saying he unlawfully removed or confined the juvenile younger than the age of 13.

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  • Chillin’ out for CASA
  • Crash into Kingston mart; overturn stalls I-40 traffic
  • Kingston eyes new fire truck

    Kingston needs a new fire truck.

    Fire Chief Willie Gordon discussed the matter with Kingston City Council members earlier this month at the group’s regular work session.

    He said there had been a need for a new truck for several years, and that the city’s newest truck is a 2005 ladder truck.

    “We try hard, train hard and need this truck,” Gordon said. “It would not benefit me or the firemen, but would give them a tool to work with.