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Today's News

  • Tigers rally past Jackets, 2-1

    It has been said that revenge is a sweet dish best served cold. 

  • Boles gets revenge on Tornadoes

    Senior Spencer Boles has gone through a lot of ups and downs during his high school career at Kingston, but nothing quite like the range of emotions felt on Monday and Tuesday during the Jackets set of District 4-AA games with Alcoa.

  • Lady Jackets force tie in 4-AA standings

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets pulled into a first place tie in District 4-AA Tuesday evening with a 7-4 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Tuesday’s meeting was the second of the season between the two teams as the Lady Warriors downed Kingston in the first week of the season, 8-7.

  • Tournament could be tourism home run

    Rockwood’s demographic will soon have a profound, although temporary, shift in late July.
    The town will soon be bustling with 7- and 8-year-olds and their families from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
    Rockwood will be hosting the 2013 Dixie Youth AA baseball world series.
    “It is a huge deal for Rockwood,” said Rockwood Park and Recreation Director Jody Mioduski. “I need a lot of help; I need a lot of donations to pull this thing off.”
    He said it will be worth it.

  • Schools could cost you more

    Roane County Board of Education members wrestled again with the prospect of a tax increase to balance the proposed 2013-14 school budget last week.
    “We’re about $3 million short. Is that right?” Board member Sam Cox asked.
    “Yes,” schools business manager Eric Harbin responded.
    “What kind of tax-rate increase would that be?” Cox asked.
    “Twenty-six cents,” Harbin responded.

  • No easy path for Kingston greenway

    Even as the main installment of the Ladd Landing Greenway nears completion, other planned portions — including a fourth greenway and a parking lot expansion — have snagged on bureaucratic issues.
    Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton reported at a recent meeting that the project, comprising greenway sections A, B, and C in the city’s Ladd Landing development, should be finished in May.

  • Watch out for prison rip-off

    STAFF REPORTS
     State officials are warning about a scam targeting families of inmates.
    “Several offender family members have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to represent the Comptroller’s Office and offering to help secure the release of inmates from prison,” Tennessee Department of Corrections officials said in a press release. “The caller instructs the family member to send two large sums of money through Western Union in order to secure the inmate’s release.”

  • Military Matters: Haley S. Ladd

    U.S. Air Force Airman Haley S. Ladd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    Daughter of Ricky and Deena Ladd of Kingston, she is a 2010 graduate of Midway High School.

    Ladd 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.

  • '80s icon Rick Springfield headlining Secret City Fest

    Rick Springfield, who helped set the soundtrack for the 1980s with his No. 1 hit single, “Jessie’s Girl,” and Knoxville-native rockers The Dirty Guv’nahs will be the headline entertainment for this year’s Secret City Festival.

    The Dirty Guv’nahs will perform for the annual Oak Ridge weekend festival at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, on the concert main stage, with Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam as opening acts.

    Springfield will be on the concert mainstage beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

  • Gibbons retires from 278th post

    First Sgt. Joel Gibbons retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard following a change of responsibility ceremony at Knoxville’s National Guard Armory on Sutherland Avenue after 23 years of service.

    Gibbons, originally from Niagara Falls, N.Y., officially retired as 278th Regimental Headquarters Troop First Sergeant on March 29 after following in the footsteps of his father and two older brothers by enlisting in the U.S. Army in August 1989.