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Today's News

  • Kingston gets seat on 911 board

    To say it was a foregone conclusion that Vice Mayor Tim Neal would be recommended by Kingston City Council for the county E911 board at its March 12 session would be more than an understatement.
    Neal, whom council members agreed to place on the agenda as its potential candidate to replace the late Bob Humphreys at its March 5 meeting, had already been appointed to the board by County Mayor Ron Woody at a County Commission meeting the night before.

  • Spring work could affect drivers

    Travelers should consider a different route or leave a little early on Sunday if they typically travel over the Kingston dike on Hwy. 70.
    TVA will be doing inspections of the Kingston dike along Hwy. 70 in Kingston from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    “On Sunday, we are going to have one lane closed across the Kingston dike. We will alternate traffic,” said spokesman Travis Brickey. “We are going to have some drilling rigs there. We are doing a health check of our dams and dikes.” 

  • GUEST OPINION: Fifth-graders have rights to freedom, too

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    When people ask if children in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer, “Only if you think they’re human.”

    After all, the U.S. Constitution recognizes that every person is born with certain inalienable rights not granted by the government, including freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Yager awarded for help with jail overcrowding

    We have not previously published much laudatory verbiage concerning Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, but his recent accomplishment has shown that he has inherited at least some of his daddy’s political skills. We refer, of course, to his day-long filibuster.

  • Houstons protest pre-arrest surveillance

    The federal government’s case against Rocky and Leon Houston could suffer a major blow if a judge grants the brothers’ motions to suppress video evidence.

    Rocky Houston is charged with 14 counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Leon Houston faces one count of possessing firearms while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

  • Late homer downs Kingston, 5-3

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Lady Jackets took a rough home loss Tuesday evening to the Meigs County Lady Tigers.

  • Big innings lead Midway past Greenback, 13-8

    The Midway duo of Zach Edwards and Hayden Hester combined for seven hits, two home runs and 10 RBIs Wednesday  in leading the Green Wave to a 13-8 District 3-A road win at Greenback.

    Although Midway scored 13 runs, they did start slow as they trailed 2-0 after three innings of play.

  • Lady Waves cruise in district opener, 17-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves opened the 2013 portion of their schedule Tuesday evening with a convincing 17-0 thee-inning victory over Greenback.

  • Oliver Springs drops district doubleheader

    Twice, the Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team had the Sunbright Tigers on the ropes, but on both occasions, however, the Tigers rebounded to sweep the Bobcats in a District 4-A doubleheader by scores of 6-3 and 9-6.

  • Tigers pick up split in tennis action

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers tennis teams hosted Stone Memorial Tuesday afternoon at Roane State’s tennis courts, but playing on their home court didn’t help as the Panthers and Lady Panthers each picked up 7-2 victories.