Today's News

  • Harriman basketball team honored by state; Harriman Rotary Club

    State Senators paused from conducting the business of the 2017 legislative session on Thursday, April 6 to congratulate members of the Harriman High School basketball team for winning the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division I Class A State Championship.  

  • Roane County fishing team wins tourney

    Roane County's Fishing Team finished up the year with a strong showing at the Next Generation Tournament on Watts Bar Lake.
    There were 57 boats from 14 High Schools around the East Tennessee area fighting for the top 25 slots in the championship which will be held on Cherokee Lake May 6-7 where only five teams will advance to the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship.

  • Kingston FY18 won’t have tax, water increase

    The city of Kingston is not looking at a tax increase, or a water rate increase for the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to a draft of the budget offered by City Manager David Bolling last week during a work session.

    “For the second year in a row, I’m pleased to present you with a general fund budget that requires no tax increase,” Bolling stated in an accompanying memo.

  • Gertude Porter Park could cost contractor

    Delays on the Gertrude Porter Park project have the potential to cost the contractor, too.

    Kingston City Manager David Bolling updated City Council members during the group’s recent work session, reporting on a recent meeting with state officials and the project’s contractor, Southeast Contractors.

  • Rockwood’s Blake wins at Lake Cumberland tourney

    Rockwood’s Derrick Blake accomplished one of his biggest dreams when he joined the ranks of other big time fishermen this year.

    Blake made $10,000 recently with a 33rd place finish in the Fishing League Worldwide tournament on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky the weekend of April 6.

    “This year is my rookie year on the professional level,” said Blake.

  • Police cite woman with animal cruelty charges

    Kayley M. Ennis, a 25-year-old Harriman woman, was cited for animal cruelty last month.

    According to the report, animal control received a call about some dogs that had been abandoned at 1719 Ruritan Road.

    Animal Control Officer Jeffery Smith said they found two dogs in “very poor” condition when they arrived at the residence. One was a male Wolf Hound and the other was a female Pekingese.

  • Smith leaving 9th Judicial District, joining the 5th

    One of the lead attorneys on the Shawn Smoot case is no longer prosecuting cases in the 9th Judicial District.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Assistant District Attorney General Tiffany Smith resigned to take a job with the 5th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office in Blount County.

    Smith graduated from Carson-Newman University, and received her law degree from the Lincoln Memorial University John Duncan School of Law.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: What Sean Spicer really meant to say, but didn’t

    As regular readers know, the old curmudgeon has a penchant for defending even unpopular folks when the thundering herd of shallow thinkers, or non-thinkers, make false or misleading statements about them, or misinterpret their statements. As we recall we have done this for Dr. Ben Carson, The Donald, and several others in the past.

  • Kingston takes second Rockwood Tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jackets finished second in the Rockwood Invitational Tournament played over the weekend at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex and losing to Union County 2-0 in the championship game.
    “We played as hard as we could,” said Kingston Coach Ruth Thompson. “We played great all weekend and hit the ball really really well.  They never quit and played hard every single inning.”

  • Kingston drops two games in Oak Ridge

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team dropped a pair of games in Oak Ridge Friday, losing 7-5 to Daniel Boone and 7-6 to William Blount.
    Daniel Boone 7, Kingston 5: The Yellow Jackets scored once in the top of the second, but Daniel Boone scored five for the 5-1 lead; however, Kingston retaliated with a four-run third inning to tie the game at 5-5. Daniel Boone scored solo runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to seal the victory.