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Today's News

  • Kelly Allen to play at Tennessee Technological University

    Kingston's Kelly Allen loves soccer and she loves Tennessee Tech University. That made for a perfect union Wednesday afternoon when the Lady Jacket senior leader signed her National Letter of Intent with the Lady Golden Eagles.

    “I'm so excited to get this opportunity to play with them,” Allen said. “I've always wanted to go there. It's close to home, I like the campus and the coach is awesome.”

  • Garrett to continue softball career with Chattanooga State

    Kingston Lady Jacket softball team will be continuing her career in 2016-'17 on the collegiate level.
    Senior Briley Garrett signed with Chattanooga State Community College, a member of the TJCCAA, on National Signing Day.

    Teammate Makenzie Spurgeon signed in January with Walters State, which is also a member of the TJCCAA.

  • Fruit trees focus of Master Gardener winter workshop

    Master Gardeners of Roane County will have its annual winter workshop from 9 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

    The workshop will focus on fruit tree management. David Lockwood, University of Tennessee state fruit and nut specialist, will discuss growing fruit trees, grafting of fruit trees and proper pruning of fruit trees.

    There will be classroom time with Lockwood as well as hands-on grafting of apple trees.

    A day filled with education, grafting, lunch and door prizes is planned.

  • Fiesta Time Grill offers family-friendly dining

    A new source of tacos, burritos and other tasty South-of-the-border fare is coming to Rockwood.

    Fiesta Time hopes to be open today, Monday, and will be offering a variety of items at its location in the former Radio Shack storefront in Tyler Pointe shopping center.

    “Everything is going to be fresh — produce, meat,” said co-owner Jaime Ayala.

    “Everything is going to be cooked to order.”

    They hope to create a family-oriented atmosphere and want customers to feel welcomed like a special guest.

  • Williams new to UCOR

    Fran Williams has been selected as chief operating officer for URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR).

    She will fill the position vacated last month by Matt Marston, who left to accept a senior management position within AECOM, one of UCOR’s parent companies.

    Williams previously served as UCOR’s manager of environment, safety, health and quality assurance.

    She retired in 2015 after overseeing UCOR’s successful designation as a Star site in the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program.

  • Hickman appointed city clerk of Oak Ridge

    Beth Hickman has been appointed Oak Ridge city clerk.

    Hickman formerly served as field representative for former Congressman Lincoln Davis in Rockwood. She previously was an executive assistant with The Roane Alliance.

    “Beth has been an Oak Ridge resident for many years and is familiar with the intricacies of our community,” Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson said.

  • Sweetheart of a treat to help Drug Task Force

    All the proceeds of a sweetheart of a strawberry Valentine’s Day treat will go to the Drug Task Force for the war on drugs in Roane County.

    The Well House Primary Care, Kingston, is taking orders for chocolate-dipped strawberries.

    The orders will be delivered on Friday or Saturday within a 15-mile radius of The Well House on North Kentucky Street.

    Orders are available through today, Monday.

    Cost is $20 for half a dozen or $35 for a dozen.

    The strawberries will be packaged and decorated with a single rose.

  • MMS loses to Chuckey-Doak 54-39 at TMSSA East Section AA Tournament

    Midway Middle School’s hopes of a TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional championship ended Saturday afternoon following a 54-39 loss to Chuckey-Doak.

    Saturday’s contest was decided early as the Black Knights came out on fire. Chuckey-Doak’s Cayden Phillips hit three 3-pointers in the opening frame to lead the Black Knights to a 16-2 lead after six minutes of play.

    Phillips stayed hot in the second period. He buried two more triples and scored eight total points in leading Chuckey-Doak to a 32-10 lead at halftime.

  • Kingston, Oliver Springs lose Tuesday

    Both the Kingston and Oliver Springs basketball teams dropped district double-headers Tuesday night.

    The Kingston Lady Jackets were beaten 48-44 at Alcoa to fall to second place in District 4AA at 5-2, while the Yellow Jackets were defeated 61-45 by the Tornadoes to fall to 0-7. Kingston travels to Scott County Friday to close out their regular season league schedule.

    The Lady Bobcats lost 46-39 at Oakdale, while the Bobcats were beaten 77-50 by the Eagles.

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.