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Today's News

  • Driver safety course May 10-11

    An upcoming eight-hour AARP smart driver class in Roane County offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be from noon to 4 p.m. May 10-11 in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes, reduce incident of violations and accidents, and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.

  • Victorian Square’s spring fling scheduled for Saturday

    Victorian Square Assisted Living is hosting a spring fling from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7.

    A yard sale, entertainment and refreshments available for purchase are among the attractions.

    All proceeds will go toward the Resident Life Enrichment Fund, which is available to help resiwith items such as clothing, coats, haircuts or other personal care items.

    Victorian Square is at 241 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood.

    In the event of inclement weather, all activities will be indoors.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in France!

    The Roane County News traveled through France — from the east to the west coast — before ending up in Paris with Steve and Mona Bolden.

    “After visiting Nice and Monaco, the newspaper stopped at the beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau,” Mona said. “Then it was on to Omaha Beach to visit the site of D-Day and the American Cemetery in Normandy. A nighttime river cruise gave them a view of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night.

  • Get ready to pay even more at the pump

    Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline.

    Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive.

    Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of $2.20.

    “Gas prices could climb another 8-10 cents this week in response to the recent hike in oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.

  • Rockwood defeats Oliver Springs in season finale

    Kolby Robbins and Jimmy Vanosdale combined to two hit the Oliver Springs Bobcats 14-3 Friday night in the regular season finale at Arrowhead Park to sweep the home-and-home series.

    Robbins pitched five innings, allowing three runs on two hits with two strikes, two walks and a hit batter, while Vanosdale went to the mound in the bottom of the sixth, striking out one and walking one for the Tigers.

  • Lady Waves defeat Lady Tigers 9-0 Friday evening

    The Midway Lady Waves solidified second place in the District 3A softball tournament with a 9-0 victory over the Rockwood Lady Tigers Friday at Brickyard Springs; however, Monday's game at Midway was postponed due to the rainy forecast. No make-up game was announced.

    Payton Kelley and Raygn Hall combined for a two-hit shutout over the Tigers. Kelley was the winner, allowing one with six strikeouts, while Hall gave up one hit with five strikeouts.

  • Yellow Jacket soccer team defeats Grace Christian 6-1 Friday evening

    The eighth-ranked Kingston soccer team defeated Grace Christian 6-1 Friday.

    Kingston led 1-0 at the end of the first half, but Grace Christian tied the game early in the second half at 1-1. Kingston scored five goals in the second half for the 6-1 victory.

    Riley Roberts scored two goals with one assist, while Brandon McClure, Zach McCoig and Benji Headrick each scored a goal. Assists were by Zac Williams, Collin McCoig and Joao Victor Loao. That was Headrick's first career goal.

  • Kingston baseball team beats Loudon in non-district action

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets hosted Loudon in a non-district game Friday night and posted a 9-4 victory; however, Monday's game with Knoxville Christian School was canceled due to the impending forecast.

    Loudon grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a single and a groundout, but Kingston tied the game with a solo run in the bottom of the first.

  • Sequoyah at Kingston softball game rained out

    The Sequoyah Lady Chiefs softball game vs. the Kingston Lady Jackets at Southwest Point Monday for senior night was rained out; however, senior night cereonies have been moved to Wednesday (tonight) when they host Cleveland at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Jackets closed out their District 4AA regular season Tuesday evening at CAK. Kingston will host the District 4AA Tournament beginning May 9.

  • Cherokee, Rockwood, Harriman middle schools qualify golfers to ETMSGA region

    The East Tennessee Middle School Golf Association (ETMSGA) District 2 Tournament was held at The Links at Kahite on Saturday, April 30.  Seven schools participated:  Rockwood, Harriman, Greenback, North Middle, Cherokee (Kingston), Lenoir City and Concord Christian.

    The nine hole event resulted in the following winners: Boys - Concord Christian, first place; Cherokee, second place; and North Middle School, third place; and girls, North Middle, first place; Greenback, second place; and Rockwood, third place.