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Today's News

  • PLOWING TOT GOES VIRAL

    A Kingston youngster’s snow “cleanup” last week caused a media frenzy that reached New York City almost as quickly as the monster snowstorm itself.

    Three-year-old Sam Curry operated his custom bulldozer ride-on toy following last Wednesday’s snow, and his mother, Carrie, snapped several photos near the family’s Eblen Circle home.

    She shared the shots with local and regional media outlets, and the shot made its print debut on the front page of last Friday’s Roane County News.

  • Clerk lets down hammer in robbery attempt

    Eugene Heller, a cashier at the KenJo Market on Gallaher Road, didn’t comply when a robber ordered him to fork over money at gunpoint Wednesday morning.

    “The guy comes in, pulls a gun on the clerk and demands money,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    “The clerk reaches down like he’s getting money, gets a large hammer, raises up and strikes the guy on the arm.”

    Washam said the robber fled the store at that point, but Heller wasn’t finished.

  • Man jailed for role in fatal crash

    A fatal wreck that occurred in Roane County in 2013 has landed a Lenoir City man behind bars.

    Otto Joseph Flachbart III was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Feb. 23, 2015, for one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication. He was picked up at the Loudon County Jail on Tuesday and brought to the Roane County Jail, where he remained in custody Thursday afternoon on a $20,000 bond.

    The fatal wreck occurred on Sept. 15, 2013 on Hwy. 327.

  • MMS loses to Chuckey-Doak 54-39 at TMSSA East Section AA Tournament

    Midway Middle School’s hopes of a TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional championship ended Saturday afternoon following a 54-39 loss to Chuckey-Doak.

    Saturday’s contest was decided early as the Black Knights came out on fire. Chuckey-Doak’s Cayden Phillips hit three 3-pointers in the opening frame to lead the Black Knights to a 16-2 lead after six minutes of play.

    Phillips stayed hot in the second period. He buried two more triples and scored eight total points in leading Chuckey-Doak to a 32-10 lead at halftime.

  • Kingston, Oliver Springs lose Tuesday

    Both the Kingston and Oliver Springs basketball teams dropped district double-headers Tuesday night.

    The Kingston Lady Jackets were beaten 48-44 at Alcoa to fall to second place in District 4AA at 5-2, while the Yellow Jackets were defeated 61-45 by the Tornadoes to fall to 0-7. Kingston travels to Scott County Friday to close out their regular season league schedule.

    The Lady Bobcats lost 46-39 at Oakdale, while the Bobcats were beaten 77-50 by the Eagles.

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.

  • OSMS Lady Bobcats win quarterfinal contest

    Survive and advance is a common saying in postseason basketball. That phrase rang true Wednesday evening, as Tonya

    Collins’ Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats advanced to the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional semifinals with a 31-29 victory over Soldiers Memorial in a game played at Pigeon Forge Middle School.

  • HMS boys earn semifinal tourney berth

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils scored the final eight points of Wednesday’s TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional quarterfinal contest against H.Y. Livesay, and that 8-0 run proved just enough to send Allen Hickman’s squad into Friday’s semifinals following a 44-39 victory over the Eagles.

    Wednesday’s contest was a great match-up between two teams with similar styles, as both liked to push the tempo and attack the basket off the dribble.

  • Rockwood loses twice at Wartburg Tuesday

    The Wartburg basketball teams took a pair of Region 2A games from Rockwood Tuesday night in the Bulldog gym, as the Lady Bulldogs won 43-26 and the Bulldogs edged the Tigers 54-51.

    Wartburg 43, Rockwood 26: Olivia Hamby buried two 3-point baskets to stake Wartburg to an 11-3 first-quarter lead, as they were 4-of-5 from the field.

    Lexi Hill had the only field goal for Rockwood, which was 1-of-9 from the floor and 1-of-3 from the charity stripe.