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Today's News

  • LEADERSHIP Roane County
  • Rhino detailed in detailing your vehicle

    Kingston native Michael Jackson — owner of Rhino Auto Detailers — likes to keep things neat and clean.
    “I’m very detail oriented,” he said.

    Attention to detail is a characteristic that shows up in a lot of the businesses he’s owned over the years, including lawn services and auto-detail shops .

    Jackson said he keeps his new detail shop on Race Street in Kingston as clean and shiny as his customers’ vehicles.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: More on millenials in the workplace

    In a previous column, we discussed millennial workplace expectations. In this column, we will focus on connecting with millennials.

    Previously, we separated millennials into two groups: early millennials aged 30-37 (born 1980-87) and recessionist millennials aged 22-29 (born 1988-95). I like this differentiation because there are significant differences that were experienced in each group’s formative years.

  • Kingston Sting wins preseason basketball tournament
  • Flag football coming to Roane County this fall

    Flag football has been around for a long time. Now, thanks to Kingston Parks and Recreation, a league will be available for kids this fall.

    According to Director Rick Ross, the interest in a flag football league is already in place and it’s pretty strong.

    “We’ve had a lot of folks approach us over the years about bringing this to Kingston,” he said, “and of course to Roane County.

    “We’ve opened it up so that anyone in the county and there are some from outside the county who want to participate as well.”

  • Cherokee wins battle of turnovers for win

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman Middle, 2-5 last season, hosted Cherokee for the first game of the middle school football season on Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    Turnovers seemed to be the story of the game, and the Yellowjackets, who made it to the State Championship and went 8-2 last season, dominated on both sides of the ball.

    Harriman was first to receive after the initial kickoff. The series would be short after the Yellow Jackets’ Jayden Dryman intercepted on third and fifteen.

  • Green Wave clips LaFollette, 26-6

    The American heavy metal band Trivium once released a song called “In Waves”.

    The Midway Green Wave might have been outmanned in numbers, but more than made up for it with a lethal combination of offensive efficiency and a powerful trio of running backs by scoring “in waves” to earn a smash-mouth 26-6 win over the Owls.

    Midway Assistant Coach Scott Mason was elated to see his Midway Middle Waves earn their first win of the season. “It was a good game on both sides,” he said.

  • Hannibal carries Tigers to opener win

    The middle school football season started Thursday evening with the Rockwood Tigers edging the Oneida Indians, 16-14, in Oneida.

    Rockwood was down 14-8 and facing fourth-and-7 on their own 47-yard line in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.

    A fumble by the Indian offense was recovered on the Tigers’ 44-yard line by Rockwood’s Dakota Waldo. The next three plays only moved the offense three yards.

  • Oliver Springs’ late rally falls short

    To quote the poem “To a Mouse” by Scottish poet Robert Burns, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Such was the case for the Oliver Springs Bobcats in their season-opener against the Bledsoe County Warriors as the ‘Cats rallied from a 21-0 first quarter deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but miscues and misfires on both sides of the ball proved to spell “d-o-o-m” for the Bobcats as Bledsoe County persevered for the 28-21 win.

  • Tigers hang on to edge Midway

    In a wild start to the 2017 season, the Rockwood Tigers held off a late Midway rally to pick up a 41-40 victory Friday night at Civitan Field.

    The Green Wave trailed 41-26 midway through the final period before scoring two late touchdowns to cut the gap to one. Midway also had the ball deep in Tiger territory with less than two minutes to play before Rockwood’s Zander Price picked off a defelected pass to seal the win for the Tigers.

    For Rockwood, the victory might have come at a steep price as the Tigers suffered a rash of injuries.