Today's News

  • Kingston Lady Jackets softball team finishes second in District 4AA Tournament
  • Grant in hand, but work on park stalled

    The sign in the field next to Gertrude Porter Memorial Park on Roane Street in Kingston reads “Future Site of The State of Tennessee LPRF Grant Project.”

    The sign, now almost covered by grass, has been standing in the field since shortly after Gov. Bill Haslam visited the site in October 2014 to announce a $250,000 grant that would have added another ball field, two soccer fields, a playground, a greenway and restroom facilities.

  • School facilities ‘wasted, empty’ space

    The Roane County Board of Education received another presentation from its architect earlier this month.

    This one looked at elementary and middle schools, in addition to the high schools.

    “What we’re going to present is a complete assessment of your school system,” Todd Brang, vice president of business development and marketing for the Lewis Group Architects, told the board.

    “Where you stand today and what it may look like 10 to 20 to 30 years from now.”

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  • Harriman sales tax hike issue headed for November ballot

    A referendum to increase Harriman’s local sales tax rate will not be on the August ballot.

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms said state legislation changed the deadline to submit material for the election, which resulted in the city missing the opportunity to have the issue decided in August.

    “As a result, the referendum will be held in November with the general election that includes the presidential election,” said Helms.

  • Henry: TCAT plays key role in job growth

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman campus is a great resource, especially now that there are more opportunities for students to attend than ever before.

    Thanks in part to the Tennessee Reconnect, an initiative which helps adults attend and earn a diploma or certificate at one of the 27 TCATS free of tuition or fees, TCAT at Harriman has seen interest grow.

    TCAT saw enrollment jump 27 percent in 2015.

  • Lady Waves advance into Region 2A final

    After coming close the past two seasons, the Midway Lady Green Waves won their way into a region tourney this season. And they took full advantage of the opportunity Monday when they beat the District 4A champs, Coalfield, 7-1 in the Region 2A semifinals.

    However with the good news comes some not so good news. Midway will play District 3A rival and this year’s champion, Meigs County, for the fifth time this year Wednesday in Decatur.

  • Lady Jackets softball season ends at Union County

    A solid season came to a disappointing end Monday evening for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets, as Ruth Thompson’s squad dropped a 10-1 decision at Union County in the opening round of the Region 2AA Tournament.

    “We had errors and we didn’t hit the ball today,” Coach Thompson said following the loss. “We’ve been streaky hitting the ball all year. We expected it an any moment to take off, but it never did.

  • Kingston track athletes qualify for A/AA sectional

    The Kingston track and field teams competed in the TSSAA A-AA East Subsectional at Christian Academy of Knoxville.
    The boys finished 10th with 14 points, while the girls took ninth with 15 points in the subsectional, with two individuals and two relay teams qualifying for Thursday's A/AA East Sectional at CAK.