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Today's News

  • Pinkerton goodbyes begin

    Kingston City Council members said their goodbyes to longtime City Manager Jim Pinkerton at his last official council meeting, each in his own special way.

    Then they set about appointing another city stalwart to fill his shoes until a permanent replacement is chosen.

    “I’m going to miss not coming down to City Hall to give you a hard time,” said Councilman Norm Sugarman.

    “So long, Pumpkin,” Councilman Kevin McClure added with a broad grin.
    Pinkerton sat quietly, smiling.

  • More meth-making arrests in county

    Alleged methamphetamine-making has Christopher Ryan Jenkins facing more drug charges.

    According to an arrest report, Rockwood police received information on April 10 that Jenkins was  making meth at 516 A W. Baldwin St. Police said they found him and Ashleigh Samantha Hargis in a bedroom when they showed up.

  • Scam over deeds continues

    Roane County Register of Deeds Sharon Brackett said scammers are still trying to con property owners into thinking they need to pay a big fee in order to get a copy of their deed.  

    “It’s all over the state of Tennessee they’re doing this,” she said.

    She issued a warning about the scam last year, but wanted to give another because it’s still going on.

    The scammers mail property owners a letter asking them to send money to a local records office to get a copy of their deed.

  • Frisbees, robots, kids ... oh my!

    When Roane County High School started a robotics team this year, the notion of going to the international competition wasn’t even a thought.

    However, that is just what Full Metal Jackets will be doing when they leave for St. Louis April 23 for the world championship.  

    “There will be 400 teams competing,” said Cynthia Holmes.

  • Saturday mail delivery to continue

    Saturday mail delivery looks like it will continue in Roane County along with the rest of the country.

    Earlier this year the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to start a Monday-through-Friday delivery schedule for mail starting in August.

    Those plans have been scuttled because of the continuing resolution recently passed by Congress, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors last week. The continuing resolution funds the government.

  • Big inning sparks big win for OS

    Sometimes all it takes is one inning to decide the outcome of a game.

    That was the case Monday evening as Oliver Springs used a 12-run fourh inning to erase a 5-1 deficit and knock off visiting Coalfield, 14-10.

  • Works, Randolph deliver for Devils in win

    In a game of great importance to both teams, the Harriman Blue Devils picked up a 3-0 victory over the Midway Green Wave in a District 3-A game played at Paper Maker Field Monday evening.

    “This game puts us in third place and now we’ve got to keep going,” Harriman’s Chris Works said following the victory.

  • Harriman hammers Wartburg, 16-6

    Seven was a lucky number for the Harriman Blue Devils Friday evening as Andy Adcox’s squad used a pair of 7-run innings in knocking off Wartburg, 16-6, at Paper Maker Field.

    Harriman’s first big inning came in the bottom of the second with Wartburg leading 1-0. 

  • Lady ‘Cats down Coalfield in first place showdown

    In a showdown between two softball powerhouse programs, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats swatting the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 5-3 margin Monday afternoon at Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park. 

  • Warriors no match for Rockwood on diamond

    The Rockwood Tigers reached the double digit plateau for runs scored for the 12th time this season Friday night and the result was a dominating 16-4 victory over visiting Bledsoe County.
    Friday’s win also marked the 10th time this season that Rockwood (11-6) has won a game by 10 runs or more.
    Bledsoe County did give the Tigers a battle for an inning, as both teams scored two runs, but Rockwood outscored the Warriors 14-1 over the next two innings to put the game away.