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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets take two from Scott

     

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of District 4-AA wins Wednesday evening by knocking off Scott in a doubleheader played at Southwest Point.

    The first game of the day was close with Kingston pulling out a 5-4 victory. The Lady Jackets breathed a little easier in the final game of the evening, winning by a final score of 10-3.

  • Devils pick up soccer win

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman High School soccer team has been searching for their first win of the season and Monday night they found it when they traveled to Austin-East and downed the Roadrunners, 5-2.

  • Midway’s Moore signs with Raiders

     

    Midway’s Christian Moore wants to go to college close to home and he wants to play college baseball

    The Green Wave senior now has the opportunity to do both as he signed scholarship papers Wednesday to play at Roane State Community College.

  • Military Matters: Ethan K. Flowers

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ethan K. Flowers recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    Son of Steve Flowers and Paige Bandy, both of Kingston, he is a 2013 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • Military Matters: Shalyn P. Sipiczky

    Air National Guard Airman Shalyn P. Sipiczky recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

    Daughter of Lisa Burress and Paul Sipiczky of Kingston, she is a 2011 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 16

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Thank the heavens and stars for Easter Bunny

    As we progress into the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian tradition, we are also faced with some seemly frivolous occasions in this varied month.

    Just how did the Easter Bunny become associated with Easter? It is an extremely serious religion holiday.

    And how could a rabbit — a mammal — lay eggs?

    The myth of the Easter Bunny finds its roots in the constellation of the Hare, Lepus.

  • County hopes to sweeten Plateau deal

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody got unanimous approval on a resolution that calls for renegotiation of the Plateau Partnership Park deal.

    “I think everybody is aware we didn’t get a fair shake on that deal,” Commissioner Steve Kelley said. “Roane County definitely ended up holding the short end of the stick.”

    Plateau Partnership Park is a joint industrial park venture between Roane, Cumberland and Morgan counties.

    All of the land is in Cumberland and Morgan counties.

  • Gallaher attorney negotiating plea in Grill & Pub death

    Eric Gallaher may never face a jury in his manslaughter case. His attorney, Donice Butler, said they’ve had discussions with the District Attorney General’s Office about a possible plea deal that would resolve the case without having to go to trial.

    Butler said Gallaher might enter a plea if they can “negotiate one that he could live with.”

    “I wouldn’t want to release the details of that plea unless and until we’re ready to enter it,” she said.

  • Racers feel at home in Roane event

    Cyclists saw the beauty of Roane County firsthand this weekend.

    Cyclists and their bikes filled the roadways for the Roane County Omnium, a cycling event that included a timed race in Harriman, races in Rockwood’s historic downtown area and a road race in Kingston that culminated in the South of the River area.

    “It was beautiful,” said Johnny Hayes of the Village Volkswagen team.

    “I absolutely loved the course. It was one of the better courses I’ve raced on in a long time.”