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Today's News

  • Yellow Jacket soccer team defeats Grace Christian 6-1 Friday evening

    The eighth-ranked Kingston soccer team defeated Grace Christian 6-1 Friday.

    Kingston led 1-0 at the end of the first half, but Grace Christian tied the game early in the second half at 1-1. Kingston scored five goals in the second half for the 6-1 victory.

    Riley Roberts scored two goals with one assist, while Brandon McClure, Zach McCoig and Benji Headrick each scored a goal. Assists were by Zac Williams, Collin McCoig and Joao Victor Loao. That was Headrick's first career goal.

  • Kingston baseball team beats Loudon in non-district action

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hosted Loudon in a non-district game Friday night and posted a 9-4 victory; however, Monday's game with Knoxville Christian School was canceled due to the impending forecast.

    Loudon grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a single and a groundout, but Kingston tied the game with a solo run in the bottom of the first.

  • Sequoyah at Kingston softball game rained out

    The Sequoyah Lady Chiefs softball game vs. the Kingston Lady Jackets at Southwest Point Monday for senior night was rained out; however, senior night cereonies have been moved to Wednesday (tonight) when they host Cleveland at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Jackets closed out their District 4AA regular season Tuesday evening at CAK. Kingston will host the District 4AA Tournament beginning May 9.

  • Cherokee, Rockwood, Harriman middle schools qualify golfers to ETMSGA region

    The East Tennessee Middle School Golf Association (ETMSGA) District 2 Tournament was held at The Links at Kahite on Saturday, April 30.  Seven schools participated:  Rockwood, Harriman, Greenback, North Middle, Cherokee (Kingston), Lenoir City and Concord Christian.

    The nine hole event resulted in the following winners: Boys - Concord Christian, first place; Cherokee, second place; and North Middle School, third place; and girls, North Middle, first place; Greenback, second place; and Rockwood, third place.

  • Rockwood/Midway soccer team wins three matches in Rockwood Invitational Saturday

    The Rockwood/Midway soccer team won three games in the Rockwood Invitational over the weekend, beating Rhea County 3-2, Cumberland County 3-1 and Karns 3-0.

    Rockwood/Midway 3, Rhea County 2: William Bonancin scored two goals and had one assist in the Tigers win over the Golden Eagles. Yefre Elvir Costaneda scored once, while Jack Lowe had two assists.

    Rockwood/Midway 3, Cumberland County 1: Gilbert Verlarde, Bonancin and Costaneda each scored one goal, while Lowe had two asists and Costaneda had one assist.

  • ‘Star Trek’ star on check

    Former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien made a court appearance on Monday for what the public defender said was a status check.

    She didn’t want her picture taken, however, and she hid her face as she was leaving the courtroom.

    Lien has multiple charges pending in Roane County General Sessions Court for run-ins she had in 2015.

    One was over an alleged pursuit, in which she was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

  • THP: Baby had cocaine in system

    The infant daughter of a West Tennessee couple arrested in Roane County last month had drugs in her system, according to the state trooper who made the arrest.

    The couple also reportedly told a state trooper they were fleeing the Memphis area because a gang placed a bounty on their family.

    William Harold Alexander, 42, and Latonya Lashay Alexander, 38, were charged with possession of schedule II drugs for transport, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Couple accused of sex in restroom ordered to pay

    Harriman Police Department’s drug fund is getting a boost thanks to the couple accused of having sex in the restroom at the Dollar General Market.

    Lindsey Ramsey and Dennis Isham were charged with public indecency for the alleged intercourse along with one count each of simple possession.

    The case was resolved in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday.

    Ramsey and Isham both pleaded guilty to attempted simple possession. They were fined $250 and placed on supervised probation for six months.

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  • Smoother ride on some roads in Rockwood

    Drivers no longer have a bumpy ride traveling down Delozier Lane in Rockwood.

    The city of Rockwood paved its portion in late April. It’s just one of a small number of paving projects the city is doing with the $120,000 it budgeted this fiscal year for paving.

    “It is much nicer,” said Glenda Hill. “It was getting pretty rough. It is nice. It is really nice. They did a good job.”

    Hill has lived on Delozier Lane about 16 years, and it’s the first time she recalls any paving work on the road.