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Today's News

  • Eight years’ probation sentence of man pleading to child neglect

    Multiple “roadblocks” hampered the prosecution of a Kingston man who was indicted in 2015 on four counts of aggravated child abuse.

    The case against Dakota Cain Lamping ended on Friday when he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted aggravated child neglect.

    Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks sentenced him to eight years of state probation. He was also fined $150 and ordered to pay the court costs. The remaining charges were dismissed.

  • Ready. Aim. FIRE!

    You never know what life has in store.

    For Brant Williams, his life has taken some turns over the past 25 years that have led to him owning a successful gun store at 1218 Gallaher Road near Kingston.

    “My dad and I had bought the campground in ’91 or ’92 for my brother to run,” Williams said. “He (brother) was getting sick and my parents were getting older so I moved back here (from Atlanta) in 1994. In ’98 my brother died, and I had to take over the campground.”

  • Make note of 11 tips for success in business

    Over my business career, I have identified many things, that when done effectively, can contribute to an individual’s increased success in the business world.

    Unfortunately, some were identified by observing the mistakes that I have seen in my career.

  • Hunting season on agenda at TFWC meeting

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will present a preview of recommendations for the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s April meeting. 

  • Big inning leads Jackets past Grace, 10-3

    A big fifth inning propelled the Kingston Yellow Jackets to victory Thursday evening, as Bruce Robinette’s squad travelled to Karns and defeated Grace Christian Academy, 10-3.

  • Bobcats suffer close losses in doubleheader

    Pitching duels and strategies were in full effect at Hightower Field on Thursday night as the Wartburg Central Bulldogs swept the Oliver Springs Bobcats in a doubleheader by 2-0 and 3-2 margins in games one and two, respectively.

    Game 1

  • Highlanders take down Devils on senior night, 6-3

    The Harriman High School Blue Devils had their senior night on Thursday evening as they played host to the Scott Highlanders.

  • Pace signs with Bryan College

    One of the best athletes to ever play sports in Roane County will be playing basketball at the next level, as Harriman senior Joe Pace signed scholarship papers Thursday to play at Bryan College.

  • Robbery suspect in custody

    A man is now in custody after a robbery at the Rocky Top gas station at 102 N. Roane St. in downtown Harriman early Sunday morning.

    Harriman police reported the clerk told them a man reached over and took cash from the open register while he was making a purchase. A brief struggle took place between the suspect and clerk before the suspect left the store with the money.

  • Shannon, Guinn lead All-County hoop teams

    Harriman Blue Devil coach Shay Shannon and Kingston Lady Jacket coach Connie Guinn are the Roane County News Coaches of the Year. Shannon guieded the Blue Devils to the Class A State championship, after finishing second in the District 3A, winning the Region 2A Tournament and beating Cosby in the sectional.
    The Lady Jackets finished 23-6 overall, including the District 4AA Tournament championship and a 1-1 mark in the Region 2AA Tournament, beating Austin-East and losing to Fulton in the semi-finals.