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Today's News

  • Kingston's top worker

    The city of Kingston named water department employee Shawn Clark, center right, as February’s employee of the month.

    The presentation of the honor at last week’s Kingston City Council meeting includes, from left, Mayor Tim Neal, City Manager David Bolling, Clark’s wife Susie, son Jacob and Clark’s supervisor Jimmy Agee.

  • Rockwood’s Tractor Supply pet friendly with donations

    Rockwood’s Tractor Supply Co. store is donating 96 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.

    Recipients of the donation are Roane County Animal Shelter and Roane County PAWS.

    “More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption,” said Kristin McPherson, manager of the Rockwood Tractor Supply store.

  • Junior varsity perfection reached
  • Lady Tigers go cold against Oneida

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers’ suffered heartbreak in a Valentine’s Day loss to Oneida, 56-39, Wednesday at Oneida.
    The outcome of the second round of the district 3 A playoffs was the end of the season for Rockwood.
    The Lady Tigers had been hot in the last week or so of the regular season with wins against Midway and the Lady Indians.
    The Lady Tigers had beaten Oneida just eight days earlier.
    Rockwood continued the streak into the playoffs by knocking off the Oakdale Indians despite a cold shooting spell.

  • Lady Waves refuse to lose

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    South of the river is known for its farmland and the second round of the girls district 3A basketball tournament game between the Lady Bobcats and the hosting Lady Green Waves turned out to be a barn burner as the winner was decided at the final buzzer when Midway’s Rebecca LeMasters hit a three pointer to break a 34-34 tie to send her team to the semi-finals to play Sunbright on Friday night at Roane State Community College.

  • Tigers claw way to win

    The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3 A playoffs Thursday night at Wartburg’s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.

    “I thought we played just about as good on defense as we could play,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We got lost a few times, but we did a good job.

    “I know (Dillon) Fountain got into foul trouble, but we held down Wartburg’s other scorers.

  • Out to Lunch: We found happiness at Fulin’s

    If you’ve read any of my previous “Out to Lunch” articles, you know that I refer to the food and places that I write about as adventures.

    Our latest adventure again included members of our Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee.

    The committee is now planning a June 7 reunion lunch for the classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956 during the Oak Ridge Secret City Festival. The event will be at the former Wildcat Den, on Oak Ridge Turnpike, across from Al Bissell Park.

  • Kingston and Sweetwater meet for Senior Night

    By Derek Smith
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Monday night basketball at Kingston High Gym included a non-district battle that stayed close all the way until the final buzzer as the Kingston Lady Jackets edged Sweetwater, 49-47.
    The Lady Cats maintained the lead throughout the first quarter of the game. 
    They continued to keep the lead at the half 31-21.
    The Lady Jackets came back fighting in the second half through their defense and passing, as they only allowed 6 points by Sweetwater in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cats by 12.

  • Ashburn will join Patriots

    Surrounded by his family, Rockwood Tiger football standout Joe Ashburn (left center) signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his education and football career with the University of the Cumberlands Patriots in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Jackets run out of charge

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets played host to the Chargerettes and Chargers of McMinn Central on Tuesday night in high school hoops action.

    McMinn Central was able to pick up the win in the girls game by a score of 44-37.

    The Chargers were also able to pick up the second game of the night by a score of 57-48.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Riley Guillemet with 12 points. Lenna Robinson scored 11.

    Melia Baker led the Lady Chargers with 17 points.