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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Midway splits with Coalfield

     

    The Midway Green Wave hosted Coalfield Monday night and both teams would pick up a victory.

    The Lady Waves picked up their second win in as many games with a 57-49 win over the Lady Jackets, but Midway’s boys would not be as lucky, falling 58-49 to Coalfield in the nightcap.

  • County can do little in Tiger Haven dispute

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Tiger Haven neighbor Toby Rhynehart has been persistent about showing up at Roane County Commission meetings to complain about the big cat sanctuary.

    “I still think it’s a shame that we’ve had to put up with Tiger Haven, all the noise and smell that we’ve had to put up with,” Rhynehart told commissioners during the public comment portion of last week’s meeting.

  • You’ll shoot your eye out ...

    Photo 1; Caleb Wright, center, plays main character Ralphie in Roane State Playmakers’ take on A Christmas Story. Conard Belitz, right, playing Flick, and Schwartz, left, played by Luke Taylor.

  • Rosado murder trial continued

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen granted a defense motion to delay Tammy Rosado’s second degree murder trial. It was scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

    “We’re going to have to continue the case,” Eblen said.

    Rosado is charged in the death of James Ronald Cobb. He died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on April 7, 2012, days after he was allegedly shot by Rosado at the couple’s Kingston home.

  • Schools to select architect to look at consolidation

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The Roane County Board of Education will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday “regarding selection of architects.”

    The school system is in the midst of a financial crisis and has been looking at consolidation.

    Four architect firms — Michael Brady Inc., Red Chair Architects, Cope Associates and The Lewis Group — met with the school board during a workshop last month.

  • Bruner clients still must show

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Some of suspended defense attorney Spence Bruner’s clients could face arrest if they don’t show up for court next month.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Bruner’s cases were originally set for Nov. 5.

    “He had about 17 cases set,” Johnson said. “Only two clients showed.”

    Johnson said the two clients that did show were given new attorneys. The other 15 have been issued summonses to appear in court Dec. 15.

  • Interstate spa, others, under law enforcement’s radar

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Interstate Spa, on South Gateway Avenue in Rockwood, was one of several locations searched during a sting operation Wednesday afternoon looking into possible sites of prostitution.

    It’s not clear why Interstate Spa was specifically pinpointed, but it was the second time in a little over a year that the same location was searched.