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Today's News

  • Raby field goal lifts Rockwood past Sweetwater

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Call it a barnburner, a donnybrook, a slobber knocker, or whatever you will. The bottom line is that fans at Rockwood's Civitan Field Friday night witnessed one of the best games in Rockwood football history in quite some time.

  • Neighbors describe Highland parking woes

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Residents of Highland Street appeared at the Kingston City Council work session last Tuesday night to discuss parking issues on their street, which just recently became a problem.

  • Expense issue still on table

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Thursday’s meeting of the Roane County Ethics Committee turned out to be a question-and-answer session.

    Members of the committee asked the questions, and Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham, the subject of complaints, did the answering.

    The committee, which consists entirely of elected officials, found her explanations on Tennessee Greenbelt law and property appraisal sufficient enough to find two of the complaints noncredible.

  • Sally port in works for courthouse

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    County officials see a better way to transport prisoners to and from the Roane County Courthouse.

    That’s why plans are in the works to construct a sally port on the side of the building.

    “It’s going to be done this fiscal year, and hopefully this calendar year,” County Executive Mike Farmer said.

    A sally port is a garage-like structure that will allow officers to take prisoners into the courthouse without exposure to the public.

  • Governor touts long-term care initiative during Kingston stop

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Gov. Phil Bredesen was in Kingston on Wednesday to discuss new changes in long-term care, which will be the addition of more choices in home-and community-based services.

    The changes come in the form of a new law called the Long Term Community Choice Act of 2008 signed by Bredesen in June.

    “It gives families a lot more options,” Bredesen said.

    The act restructures the long-term care system and the way funds are spent, offering more than simply nursing home care.

  • Roane teams gear up for region play

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The first two weeks of the season have been great as county rivalries and non region contests have got football fans back in the groove. Now, however, it's time to turn it up a notch as region play starts Friday night for Kingston, Midway and Rockwood, and all three teams would like nothing more than to exit Friday night at the top of their respective region standings.

    In Region 2-A, Craig Moser's Midway Green Wave will look to take the first step in defending their region title when they travel to Oakdale.

  • VIDEO: Gov. Bredesen visits Kingston
  • Young Jackets even record with win over Wartburg

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    After opening the season with a loss at Robertsville, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets evened their season record at 1-1 Tuesday with a 30-14 victory at Wartburg.

  • Region play gets under way this weekend

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The first two weeks of the season have been great as county rivalries and non region contests have got football fans back in the groove. Now, however, it's time to turn it up a notch as region play starts Friday night for Kingston, Midway and Rockwood, and all three teams would like nothing more than to exit Friday night at the top of their respective region standings.

  • OS girls edge Alcoa, 2-1

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team evened their season record at 1-1 last week with a 2-1 victory at Alcoa.

    Oliver Springs did all of their damage in the first half of play as the Lady 'Cats led 2-0 at halftime and then John Roberts' squad held off the Lady Tornadoes in the second half.

    Oliver Springs' first goal of the night was scored when foreign exchange student Julia Hombach found the back of the net in the 15th minute.

    Katie Harvey picked up the assist for Oliver Springs.