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Today's News

  • Bacterial meningitis case reported for ETSU student

    East Tennessee State University reported earlier this week that an off-campus student was treated for a case of bacterial meningitis and recently released from the hospital.

    A probable case involving another off-campus student is being investigated by the health department.

    That student was evaluated by ETSU Student Health Services and was sent to an area hospital.

    ETSU health officials said the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community.

    The Washington County Health Department has been notified of both cases.

  • Lady Jackets fall in overtime, 2-1

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team dropped a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to the Lady Indians a scant two minutes into overtime Tuesday evening at Southwest Point. 

    The first half set the tone for the game as defense was of the utmost importance, with Oneida scoring the lone goal of the first half.

  • TVAA opens regular season

     

    The opening weekend of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association's 2014 was a hot one for all the teams involved. The extremely high temperatures has caused at least one program to reschedule week two games one hour earlier. 

  • Lady Tigers roll past Grace, 8-0

     

    What was expected to be a close game between District 3 A/AA powers Grace Christian Academy and Rockwood turned into a rout Tuesday evening as Wes Ford’s squad was clicking on all cylinders in an 8-0 shellacking of the Lady Rams.

  • Roane teams ready for busy Friday night

     

    The 2014 season got off to a great start for Roane County teams last week as all four teams that played picked up victories.

    All five teams will be in action this week, but most will have to find a way to win on the road if week two is to be another successful week.

  • Bentley-Theiss

    Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Bentley, to U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Corey Stewart Theiss.

    He is the son of Tim and Benét Theiss of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 30 at Hardin Valley Church of Christ.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rex and Shirley Bailey of Farragut, and Kathryn Bentley and the late Thomas Bentley of Knoxville.

  • Lewis gives area students a Super Bowl experience

     

    It’s not every day a Super Bowl champion running back is in Roane County, but that was the case Wednesday as former Tennessee Volunteer great Jamal Lewis was in town speaking to students at Harriman High School and Roane County High School.

  • Copeland, Lewis to speak at HHS

     

    Harriman High School students will hear a pair of Tennessee football legends Wednesday morning as former Blue Devil star and Tennessee wide receiver Jermaine Copeland along with former Vol and Super Bowl champion running back Jamal Lewis will make an appearance as part of the Vols for Life program.

  • The Garden Gate: Olives a constant through the ages

    One of the most beautiful, valuable and romantic trees through the ages is the olive.

    There are references to olive trees in more than 65 places in the Bible. The names of many places, such as the Mount of Olives, refer to olives.

    Olive trees are used for decoration in modern landscaping. The growing, production and exporting of olives is a major industry.

    The dove Noah sent forth from the ark brought back a black olive branch. The dove and the olive branch have been symbols of peace ever since.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Berlin, Germany!

    The Roane County News got another stamp in its passport when it accompanied Bill and Elaine Vandiver to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

    The newspaper went with the Vandivers on a Baltic Cruise June 27-July 7.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.