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Today's News

  • Opening celebration for Hair & Body Image

     

    Hair & Body Image Salon of Kingston recently had a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration. Taking part in the festivities are, from left, Stephanie Ferguson, state Sen. Ken Yager, Kent Calfee, Ann Green, Kenyon Mee, Michelle Love, Amanda Monroe, Mayor Troy Beets, Stephanie Cofer, Nikki Conley, Tammy Love, Nikki Bradley, Janice Coker, Jan Treadway, Rose Meza, Kim Harris, Phillip Kelly and Judy Garrell. The salon is at 321 E. Race St. Call 376-0017 for details.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Let’s be frank: You’ll eat like a bow-wow at Double Dogs

    I’ve often mentioned my fondness of hot dogs. So when friends in Knoxville mentioned Double Dogs on Hardin Valley Road, it immediately stimulated my taste buds for a hot dog.

    Computer research told me the place is named for actual canines — Bo, a yellow Lab, and Chancey, a black Lab — but it didn’t affect my desire for a visit.

    Try www.doubledogs.com or call 865-470-4447, for more information and history.

  • Rockwood rolls past Green Wave, 35-0

    In a night when almost everything went right for Rockwood, and almost everything went wrong for Midway, the Tigers pounded the Green Wave 35-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

  • Devils fall at Greenback, 42-0

    The Harriman Blue Devils did not have the season that they wanted, but they were looking to end the season on a high note with a good showing against the Greenback Cherokees.  Harriman (1-9) gave it their all and fought hard, but just could not match up with Greenback (9-1), losing by a final score of 42-0.

  • Bobcats miss out on playoffs following 21-0 loss

    For the Oliver Springs Bobcats, their playoff hopes and aspirations rested on a unique scenario, a game against the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets, a team that averages 48 points per game in Kentucky high

    school football.

  • Red zone woes cost Kingston in loss

    Kingston played well between the 20s Friday night, but the red zone area was a different story, as the Loudon Redskins knocked off the Yellow Jackets on Senior Night, 28-0.

  • REU unveils new energy program

    Somewhere out there, a neighbor is logging into the Internet to turn off her water heater.
    Another is using his smart phone to turn down his thermostat.
    Using special utility technology they didn’t directly spend a dime on, they are saving themselves — and very likely, you — money.
    It’s all part of Rockwood Electric Utility’s Smart Energy program.
    This year, REU has been recruiting electric customers to get about 100 to participate in this pilot program.

  • Students get taste of civics

    A career in government is not in Kyle McGee’s immediate plans, but the Oliver Springs High School senior did find value in Thursday’s Roane County Student Government Day.
    “I’m liking it a lot,” he said. “I’m actually learning quite a bit about the local government that I didn’t know already.”
    Matt Snow, a junior at Harriman High School, said he was also enjoying the experience.
    “I’ve learned some things about what goes on over here,” he said.

  • Early-voting period to end Thursday, Nov. 1

    Voters in Roane County continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting.
    Through the first seven days of early voting period, 6,413 of voters have cast their ballots.
    “Roane County voters are making it clear they want their voices to be heard in this election,” said Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway. “We are hopeful that even more voters will decide to take advantage of early voting over the next several days.”

  • Deputy’s resignation impacts court cases

    Criminal cases in which  former Roane County sheriff’s deputy Derek Kennedy was the arresting officer could end up getting dismissed.
    “If there was another officer that observed or had some involvement and can prosecute the case, then we’ll go forward with it,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said. “If it’s a stand-alone case, just on Derek Kennedy’s testimony, then those cases we’ll have to dismiss probably, depending on whether we get Derek in and what the facts of the case are.”