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Today's News

  • Kingston run-in with the law literal, ends in DUI charge

    A Kingston patrol car was damaged in a crash off the Interstate 40 Exit 352 ramp.

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said a driver traveling the wrong way up the exit ramp late Saturday night struck the patrol car driven by Nate Wilson.

    Washam said Amanda Rochelle Endsley, 25, of Kingston, was almost to the interstate and would have been traveling east in the westbound lanes if she’d not hit the crusier.

    “I hate we lost a car in it, but I’m glad she didn’t make it to the interstate,” Washam said.

  • Help feed others at holiday

    Hundreds of people who might otherwise go hungry enjoy the traditional fare of Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of Kingston Police Department and Hands of Mercy Food Bank.

    “It is a whole lot of work, but it is all worth it,” said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam.

    This year, 800 Roane County families will be fed thanks to the annual food drive, which is in its sixth year.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 26, cars will line up along Hwy. 70 as they make their way to Kingston City Park, where the food is distributed.

  • Nov. 4 election certified
  • GUEST OPINION - Lobbyists: Power concentrated in few influential hands

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    Lobbyists are not all-powerful. They don’t win every battle. But they do win most.

    Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

  • Lady Crusaders pick up win

     

    Lauren Treadway and Emily Plemons proved to be a most effective offensive tag team for the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders, combining for all but two of Calvary Baptist’s points in a 42-23 victory over Maryville Apostolic on a bone-chilling Monday evening. 

  • Bobcats split Hall of Fame games

     

    Tony Ingram’s Oliver Springs Bobcats stayed busy over the weekend, playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games Saturday at William Blount.

    In their game against William Blount, the Bobcats knocked off the Governors, 65-64.

  • Mount Pisgah stays busy with games

     

  • Lady Jackets off to 2-0 start

     

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 2-0 Friday night with a 51-43 victory over Meigs County in a TSSAA Hall of Fame game played at Roane County High School.

    The news wasn't as good for the home team in the final game of the evening, as Meigs County came out hot and never looked back in picking up an 88-67 victory.

  • Lady ’Cats drop Hall of Fame games

     

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats spent Saturday playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at William Blount High School. 

  • Raiderettes pick up conference road wins

     

    The Roane State Raiderettes made their longest conference road trip of the season over the weekend, but the nearly 800-mile round trip was worth it as Monica Boles' squad picked up a pair of wins in the western part of the state.