Today's News

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: It's tough saying goodbye to the neighborhood dog

    If you are a softie, like I am, don’t read this.

    OK, you’ve been warned.

    For the past four years or so, I have been lucky to have custody of my ridgetop community’s neighborhood dog.

    Jasmine, so I’m told, was dumped here  about 16 years ago as a puppy.

    I smile to imagine what that roly-poly golden ball of fur must have looked like then. She was lucky enough to find a home with a family that had children.

  • Autumn sunset

    The Maxwell and Lawson families take in the Wednesday sunset’s rich hues while fishing on Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

  • Police academy

    The Roane County Sheriff Office’s Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy instructs participants about patrol duties and defensive tactics Tuesday night. Gary Inman, a participant, acts as police officer in a scenario where Deputy John Mayes plays someone stopped for doing 15 mph over the speed limit without headlights. “It’s just to give an idea of what we do,” Mayes said.

  • Lady Devils finish second
  • RMS splits with Cherokee

    The Cherokee Lady Jackets started off swarming to the basket and buzzed past the Rockwood Lady Tigers en route to a 31-14 win Monday night. 

  • HMS battles Cherokee

    Despite having to fight off a furious fourth period rally by the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils, the Cherokee Lady Jackets escaped with a 29-26 victory Tuesday night. 

  • Roane State sweeps Wallace State

    The Roane State Raiders and Raideretts tipped off the home portion of the schedule Tuesday night and the results were good for the home teams as they picked up a sweep over visiting Wallace State.

  • United Way's Pump Day
  • Love a parade? Holiday lineups scheduled

    Kingston will kick off the Christmas parade season on Nov. 29, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

    There is a $10 fee for commercial entries, and the deadline to enter is Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

    The parade starts at 7 p.m. in front of Roane County High School, and lineup is 5:30-6 p.m.

    Harriman’s Christmas Parade will be Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., starting at Harriman High School.

    Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m., and entries must be received by Nov. 18. To register online, go to http://cityofharriman.net/home-page/announcements.

  • Cawood jabs at board in book

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood has made a living documenting his feuds with authorities.

    His latest work focuses on the state Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the ethical conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    Not surprisingly, Cawood has some rather unflattering things to say about the board in his new book, “The Board of Unprofessional Irresponsibility.”

    “I think a lot of lawyers will enjoy it quietly,” Cawood said Tuesday.