Today's News

  • Tyler Thompson signs with Roane State

    Some kids are destined to play a certain sport. For Tyler Thompson that sport is basketball, and Thursday morning the Kingston senior signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

    “I'm really excited about this opportunity,” Thompson said after signing with the Raiders. “This was kind of my goal ever since I walked into a gym.

    “I really like Roane State and how close it is to home. I like Coach (Randy) Nesbit and how he is great at player development”

  • Harriman defeats Oliver Springs Thursday

    Harriman travelled to Oliver Springs on Thursday night to take on the Bobcats at Arrowhead field in game one of the two game series. The Devils were able to pick up the win 15-3.

    Dalton Woods was the starting pitcher for Oliver Springs.

    Joe Pace led off the game for Harriman with a double. After Tucker Goldston reached, Bobby Jackson knocked in Pace for Harriman's first run. Alex Wampler walked to load the bases. Hunter Atwell walked, plating Goldston to make the score 2-0.

  • Anderson County defeats Kingston 2-1 in non-district action Thursday night

    The Anderson County Lady Mavericks scored two second inning runs and held off the Kingston Lady Jackets to post a 2-1 victory Thursday night in  non-district softball action.

    Kayla Baker ripped a two-run second inning double Anderson County for the 2-0 advantage, but held Kingston scoreless until they scored one run in the top of the sixth inning.

  • Kingston outslugs Oak Ridge 12-11

    Kingston baseball fans got their money's worth Thursday evening, as the Yellow Jackets won a slugfest with the Oak Ridge Wildcats, 12-11, on Legion Field on Southwest Point, in a game that produced 23 runs on 20 hits with 14 walks, nine strikeouts and two hit batsman.

  • Rockwood diamond teams win Thursday

    Thursday was a good day for the Rockwood softball and baseball teams, as they both posted run ruled games. The Lady Tigers defeated Oliver Springs 12-1, while the Tigers upended the Monterey Wildcats 12-2.

    Rockwood 12, Oliver Springs 1: The Lady Bobcats took a 1-0 second inning lead at Brickyard Springs on Faythe Davis' RBI double,  playing Desirea Davis.

    The Lady Tigers tied the game with a solo run in the  bottom of the third inning and took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth on Breanna Denny's two-run double.

  • Crowe appointment still questioned

    For the second time in as many months, Cecil Crowe was chosen as mayor of Oliver Springs and the election is being questioned.

    By a roll call vote, Crowe was elected mayor by the Oliver Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday, filling a vacancy left when former Mayor Jerry Vann abruptly resigned in February.

    Crowe was first elected by paper ballot March 17, but as the ballots were unsigned, questions were raised about the process’ legality and possible violation of the state’s Sunshine Law.

  • Sheriff asks for more deputies, raises for staff

    Following his March 9 examination of the Roane County Jail, Tennessee Corrections Institute inspector William R. Kane recommended the county contact Jim Hart to conduct a staffing analysis to determine the number of employees needed to operate the jail.   

    The county has already done that. In 2008, when the jail was still under construction, Hart, a jail consultant with the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service, did an analysis and concluded an additional 23 employees needed to be hired to operate the jail.

  • Jail hopes program can help prisoners change

    Many may see prison as an ending, but Lt. Maretta McNichol of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office is working hard to make sure it better serves as a beginning.

    McNichol, who has been with the RCSO for eight years, is director of the Roane County Detention Center’s studies programs. Almost two dozen classes offer incarcerated women and men opportunities to better themselves and their situations.

  • Prisoners work toward new life

    Although incarcerated, Elizabeth “Beth” Cureton is building a new life.

    Currently an inmate at the Roane County Detention Center, Cureton credits the RCDC Course Studies programs with a new outlook and hope for her future.

    “It is just a different way of thinking,” she said of classes she has taken during her six months in jail.

    “I have been going through my feelings, and am learning how to deal with my emotions and my happiness,” she said.

  • Buddy’s robber enters guilty plea

    The man who robbed the Buddy’s Bar-B-Q in December pleaded guilty in Roane County Criminal Court on April 15.
    Andrew R. Stockton was charged with robbery and theft of property from $1,000-$10,000 in the Dec. 2 incident. He pleaded guilty to robbery and received a three-year sentence and $50 fine.