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Today's News

  • Hwys. 58, 72 improvements completed

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation has completed improvements to the intersection of Hwys. 58 and 72 south of Kingston.

    TDOT used safety grants to fund work to the intersection, which has been the site of a number of serious and fatal car crashes.

    “I am very pleased that the intersection of State Route 72 at State Route 58 has been improved,” said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    Yager was Roane County Executive when he first sought improvements to the road. He was elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2008.

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 4-8, 2013

    MONDAY, FEB. 4
    • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St. Social worker Kathy Parks will present the program on senior life plans. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal following the program.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 8

  • Cherokee battling in Area 4-AAA tourney

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets both picked up wins earlier this week in the Area 4-AAA Tournament being played at Cleveland Middle School.

    Cherokee’s boys opened play Monday afternoon and downed Sweetwater, 46-31.

  • Waves split with Jackets in non-district affair

    The Midway Lady Green Waves completed a season sweep of the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets, rallying from a halftime deficit to win 45-43. 

    Coalfield’s boys, on the other hand, snapped a three-game losing streak and earned a season sweep of the Green Wave, winning 60-48 at the John Jackson Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday night.

  • Blue Devils split with Eagles

    The Oakdale Eagles and Harriman Blue Devils completed their season series Tuesday night with Harriman’s boys and Oakdale’s girls completing a season sweep.

  • Grace sweeps Rockwood

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers were as cold offensively as last week’s ice storm in dropping a pair of games against Grace Christian Academy on Monday.

  • Devils, Lady Tigers pick up championships

    Rockwood’s girls and Harriman’s boys chose different paths to claim their district championships. 

    Rockwood girls led from the opening moments and never trailed in defeating Fort Loudon 34-18 to claim the Area 4-AA title.

  • Lady Jackets upset CAK, 50-44

    A slow start couldn’t keep the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets from picking up their biggest win of the season Tuesday night, as Connie Guinn’s squad picked up a 50-44 victory over District 4-AA foe, Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

  • 'Dogs bite Tigers

    The Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs’ bite proved to be just as effective as their bark en route to a 44-18 win over Rockwood Tuesday evening. 

  • Social media experiment on storm deemed successful

    The Roane County Highway Department and Roane County Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security reached out on social media like Facebook to update residents on road conditions and weather updates during two recent winter weather events.
    Particularly last week, when icy rain hit the region, the two agencies updated their respective Facebook accounts frequently with information on various road conditions, accidents and news on changing weather.