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Today's News

  • Balance key to Rockwood win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Rockwood Tigers ran their Region 2-A record to 2-0 Friday night with a 48-21 victory over county rival Oliver Springs.

  • School drug testing policy stays intact

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The Roane County Board of Education didn’t budge on its policy of random drug testing for student athletes at Thursday night’s meeting.

    If some of the comments made is any indication, it might take a lot more than threats from the American Civil Liberties Union to get the board to budge.

    “I supported that policy, and I’m not going to change my mind on that policy until the law shows me it’s different,” board member Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

  • Ex-Wellington Place employee accused of making bomb threat

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Kingston police have arrested a former Wellington Place employee they believe called in a bomb threat to the assisted-living facility on Aug. 30.

    Krystal Webb, 26, of Kingston, was taken to Roane County Jail around 12:30 p.m. Friday after officers of the Kingston Police Department picked her up at her home.

    Police Chief Jim Washam said Webb has admitted to making the call as a prank.

    Webb is charged with facilitating a bomb threat, Washam said.

  • Defense rules in Cherokee win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned defensive battle and that’s what the fans at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston witnessed Tuesday night as Cherokee Middle School used a one-yard run by Brandon Ott with 1:04 remaining to give the Jackets a 6-0 victory over visiting Harriman.

  • Mid-season is here

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Week four of the high school football season is upon us and it’s a huge one for all five teams in Roane County as Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood all have big games on tap Friday night.

  • REU passes on TVA hike

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Starting Oct. 1, Rockwood Electric Utility customers will see a significant increase in their monthly bills.

    Last month, TVA announced about a 20-percent rate increase in electricity passed on to utility companies.

    On Tuesday, the REU board approved passing the increase on to its customers.

    According to General Manager Kendall Bear, customers will see an increase of $14.20 a month per 1,000 kilowatt hours used.

    “We hate it for our customers,” Bear said.

  • Constable Patton jailed

    By DAMON LAWRENCE & TERRI LIKENS

    For a short while, Constable Mark Patton found himself in a place where he vowed to put others – behind bars. He smiled Thursday night as he walked into the Roane County Jail at 8:20 p.m. to be booked on three counts of assault.

    After posting bond of $3,000, Patton was free again by 9:20.

    The charges stem from an incident that occurred at Kingston City Park on Wednesday. Patton got into an altercation with some young men, including the son of Roane County Executive Mike Farmer.

  • 'Cats top Rockwood Middle, 22-14

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouih.net

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats ran their season record to 2-1 with a 22-14 victory over Rockwood at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • HMS wins turnover-plagued game

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Insanity might be the appropriate term for Harriman Middle School’s victory over the Coalfield Yellow Jackets by a 12-6 margin.

    Both teams had a combined total of nine turnovers and Blue Devil head coach Baron Tapp was absolutely flabbergasted after the game.

  • Grace runs up score in 61-20 win over Oakdale

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    KARNS-Oakdale's high school football team is making believers out of a lot of people. The Eagles went toe-to-toe with the state's 6th-ranked team Friday night in Karns. Oakdale led Grace Christian 14-7 in the first quarter and only trailed 29-20 late in the first half before the Rams ran away and poured it on in a 61-20 victory.

    "I'm proud of the boys. We played hard, but we just ran out of steam. They (Grace) just wore us down and they didn't let up," offered Eagle head coach Randy Miller.