Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Spud wonders helped bring it to the forefront

    Common in origin, lacking the symmetry and color of more glamorous vegetables — even sometimes defamed for its carbohydrate content — the potato’s place in history is still important.

    Enjoyed by rich and poor alike, it is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is estimated that 12 million tons of potatoes are consumed annually. Potatoes rank with rice, wheat and corn as the world’s most important crops.

  • Lipscomb University provost's list: fall 2011

    Anna Uselton of Kingston has been honored at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for academic achievement during fall semester.

    Uselton, a Roane County High School graduate and English major, earned placement on the university’s provost’s list.

    Only students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list.

  • Bryan College graduates: Spring 2012

    Six Bryan College students from Roane County were amonbg the 217 graduates who received their degrees during the college’s recent 84th commencement service.

    Keith Bauer, son of Charles Bauer of Kingston, received a bachelor’s degree in history, with secondary education licensure.

    Matthew Green, son of Donald and Dana Green of Kingston, received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Christian ministry: leadership.

  • Rueff serves as senate page

    Elizabeth Audrey Rueff recently served as a page in the state Senate for the 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

    Rueff, a fifth-grader at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, was invited by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    She was accompanied to the Capitol by her mother and stepfather, Annabelle and James Fielden.

    Yager issued an invitation earlier this year for area students to experience the legislature in action as a page in the state Senate.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School Principal Keevin Woody recently honored the school's January and February students of the month.

  • Lady 'Cats one win away from region

    Fans at Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park witnessed history Wednesday as Coalfield All-American pitcher Lindsey Fadnek broke the all-time Tennessee record for strikeouts in a career during the Lady Jackets 4-0 victory over Oliver Springs.

  • Lady Jackets split with Alcoa, CAK

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets learned a lot about revenge during District 4-AA Tournament play on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Jackets avenged a pair of regular season losses against Alcoa when they downed the Lady Tornadoes in extra innings, 8-5.

  • Tigers take next step following 13-3 victory

    Following play on Monday, the Rockwood Tigers, Midway Green Wave and Harriman Blue Devils were all still alive in the District 3-A Tournament along with Grace Christian Academy.

  • Bobcats batter Bulldogs, advance to region

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team secured a berth in Monday's Region 2-A Tournament by knocking off Wartburg 13-2 Tuesday evening in the second round of the District 4-A Tournament being played at Arrowhead Park.

  • Lady Waves force winner-take-all title game

    It hasn't happened often in recent years, but the Midway Lady Green Waves had to fight their way through the loser's bracket of the District 3-A Tournament at Greenback to secure a spot in next week's Region 2-A Tournament.