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Today's News

  • Looseleaf laureate: Badminton-bee game not all that fun

    It’s spring, and the buzz around my neighborhood right now involves carpenter bees and what to do about them.

    For years, I’d adopted a live-and-let-live attitude, leaving the bee battling to my fierce red heeler, Merlin. In his younger days, he used to put on quite the air show, leaping, twisting, snapping and snarling at the bees, who you could almost hear snicker as they gyrated in the air just out of reach.

    In recent years, I’ve noticed the carpenter bee holes in the framework of my big shed beginning to expand.

  • Avoid Kingston levee on Sunday

    TVA has once again scheduled lane closures for core-drilling work to assess the health of the Kingston dike.

    A news release from TVA said one lane of U.S. 70 in Kingston at the Kingston dike will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

    Flaggers will be directing traffic.

    TVA announced earlier this year they would be doing core drilling at all 49 of their dams and dikes to evaluate the health of the structures.
     

  • Robot team needs money

    The Roane County High School FIRST Robotics team is working down to the wire to raise funds to defray the cost of attending the world championship in St. Louis.

    Students still have several thousand dollars to raise and ask that people consider donating by going to www.fundraise.com/tn-first-robotics/roane-county-high-school-robotics-team.

    According to the team’s fundraising website, they have raised only $1,530 of their $5,000 goal as of Thursday morning.

    The website said the team needs $11,000 to go.

  • Kingston rips Scott in doubleheader

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Huntsville Tuesday evening and picked up a doubleheader sweep of the Scott Lady Highlanders in District 4-AA action.

  • Rockwood falls in rematch with Grace Christian, 30-17

    Seventeen runs will win a lot of baseball games. Putting a 17 on the scoreboard will even win quite a few football games.

    But on a strange Tuesday evening in Rockwood, 17 runs didn’t even have the Tigers within striking distance as the Grace Christian Rams left Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex with a 30-17 victory over the Tigers.

  • Tigers bomb Grace Christian in grand fashion, 19-7

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    Coming into Tuesday evening’s game with Rockwood, Grace Christian hadn’t lost a district game since May 2010. The last team to beat the Rams were the Rockwood Tigers by a score of 7-6. 

  • OS misses out on sweep

    Manufacturing runs in softball is all about the philosophy of 1) getting them on, 2) getting them over, and 3) getting them in.

  • Jackets sting Loudon

    Every so often, a team will play the game of their lives. 

    For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, that day came Tuesday when the Jackets handed Loudon a "stinging" 2-1 defeat. 

  • Moore leads Midway past Harriman, 4-3

    The Midway Green Wave split the  season series with Harriman, winning 4-3 at home Tuesday, 24 hours after they fell 3-0 at Harriman.

  • Jackets picking up steam in 4-AA

      After dropping their first three district games of the 2013 season, Bruce Robinette’s Kingston Yellow Jackets have now won three in a row in district play to pull to .500 on the year. The latest of those victories came on Monday and Tuesday as Kingston took two games from Stone Memorial.