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Today's News

  • Candy leads Jackets to region tourney

    Ruth Thompson is in her second year as head coach of the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets softball team and on Wednesday night, Thompson and her Lady Jackets had the chance to punch their second straight Region 2AA Tournament bid as they hosted the Lady Tornadoes of Alcoa. 

  • Bobcats bomb Bulldogs to keep season alive

    With the 2017 season on the line, Tony Kegley’s Oliver Springs Bobcats put together perhaps their finest performance of the season in knocking off Wartburg 15-4 in the District 4A Tournament being played at Arrowhead Park.

  • Catholic ends Kingston’s season, 7-4

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish split their regular season series, and they split another pair of games in the District 4AA Tournament.

  • Rams take down Tigers, 13-3

    On Monday, the Rockwood Tigers made a miraculous comeback in knocking off Harriman 8-7 in the opening round of the District 3A Tournament at Grace Christian Academy.

  • Meigs wins cat fight over Rockwood

     By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers played their final game of the season on Wednesday afternoon, as they dropped an elimination game against Meigs County 9-0. 

  • CAK knocks off Kingston for third time in ‘17

    The Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Lady Warriors are proving to be a thorn in the side of the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets, as Tuesday evening the Lady Warriors downed the Lady Jackets, 3-1, to advance to Thursday’s District 4AA Championship game at Southwest Point. 

  • Historic library hit with flooding woes

    Harriman Public Library is having flooding issues — and it’s not just water that has ended up in the basement of the historic building.

    In addition to water runoff entering the building at times, Harriman Public Library Director Tammie Edwards said sewer issues have also caused back up.

    “We replaced the carpet in the children’s department,” Edwards explained. “We had to move everyone out twice.”

    She said the water issues have been around about 15 years.

  • County may add road to holdings

    Some relief could come to residents who use Bournemouth Drive.

    Roane County Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said the Road Committee has voted in favor of adding Bournemouth Drive to the county road list.

    “It passed the Road Committee, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to pass the Commission,” said Hendrickson, who chairs the Road Committee.

    Bournemouth Drive is south of Rockwood in the Eagle Furnace area. Sharon Brown lives on Bournemouth Drive and has been trying to get the county to do something about the road for years.

  • Dollar General buy on, but not at $850,000

    The building that houses the Dollar General Store on Third Street in Kingston could soon be owned by Roane County.

    On Monday, the County Commission voted 13-2 on a resolution that allows County Executive Ron Woody and County Attorney Greg Leffew to negotiate with owner Matt Caldwell for the building.

    The purchase price cannot exceed $760,617.

    “It’s still a price to be negotiated, but we wanted to set a lower limit,” Commissioner Steve Kelley said.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Class of leaders soak up Roane

    I spent the past eight months enrolled in classes for Leadership Roane County.

    Our class traveled to government offices, businesses, social and health services, entertainment venues and law enforcement facilities, where we listened to a variety of elected officials, county employees and volunteers who work together to make Roane County a great place to live and work.