Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: State’s forestry resources are under attack

    Tennessee Nature Conservancy  
    Tennessee is one of America’s greenest states.

    It is still more than 50-percent forested. In fact, much of the majestic beauty that defines Tennessee comes from its trees.

    Our trees provide habitats for animals, nesting for birds and shading for our homes. They are also under attack.

    Tennessee’s beautiful trees are appetizing to many foreign pests that are making new homes in our state.

  • Kingston holds Arbor Day event


    KAITLIN KEANE/Roane Newspapers
    Jason O’Shell with the Tennessee Department of Forestry, left, distributes some tree seedlings to Amanda Monore in the rain. The city of Kingston celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, March 29, at the Roane Alliance Home and Garden Show at Fort Southwest Point. Tree seedlings of bald cypress, Southern red oak, black cherry and white pine were given away to anyone interested.

  • KINGSTON: Grant leftovers for Gallaher Road?

    With leftover grant and loan money from a previous project sitting dormant, Kingston City Council members are looking to ensure economic development along the  Gallaher Road corridor with increased water capacity.

    At an early April work session, Council placed a motion to consider how to spend around $780,000 in combined leftover grant and loan funds on the agenda for the full council session on April 8.

    The money is left from the Rockwood waterline interconnection project, which tied Kingston to Rockwood waterlines through Midtown.

  • Midway's winning streak ends in Knoxville

    Midway’s baseball team entered play Tuesday with a seven-game winning streak, but the Green Wave couldn’t make it eight-in-a-row as they traveled to Knoxville Central and were knocked off by the Class AAA Bobcats, 4-1.

    The Green Wave had a lot of trouble offensively Tuesday as one hit was all Midway picked up on the evening.

  • Rockwood seeking church league teams


    Rockwood Parks and Recreation is now accepting men's and women's church teams for the 2014 spring league. 

    Games will be played on Monday nights.  

  • Harriman to hold church league meeting


    There will be a meeting at Harriman Community Center on Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m. for all teams interested in playing in the 2014 Harriman Church Softball League.

  • Fishing Report


    Douglas Lake- Crappie and Walleye are the two species mainly sought after and were targeted far more often than black bass. The fishing has been super across the lake with outstanding crappie and walleye catches and the good fishing has been repetitive day after day with only minor glitches in the routine usually blamed on a rapid change in water temperature or level.

  • Pink Panthers win KOC title
  • Queen Bees win title
  • Wild Hog lease member exemption set to expire


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding all individuals involved in private hunting leases that they must be listed as designees on a landowner’s wild hog exemption in order to assist with wild hog control after July 31, 2014.