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Today's News

  • ’Kees run by Devils, 42-13

     

    Showtime recently made a show called “Orange is the New Black.” Well, at Wallace Black Field, the Harriman Blue Devils encountered an electrifying orange and black attack from the Greenback Cherokees Friday night, falling by a 42-13 tally.

  • Tigers suffer letdown at Tellico Plains, 21-20

     

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

  • Bobcats come up short at Oneida, 26-7

     

    By BEN GARRETT

    Independent Herald

  • Strong second half not enough for Jackets

     

    It was a tale of two halves for the Kingston Yellow Jackets in a 47-32 loss at Loudon Friday night.

    In the first half, Kingston could do nothing right in falling behind 30-0 at halftime. The second half was entirely different, however, as the Jackets fought hard before dropping a 47-32 decision at the hands of the Redskins.

  • Leon Houston’s right to know

    Federal prosecutors are appealing a magistrate judge’s decision that ordered the government to give Leon Houston the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present the night he was arrested in January.
    Houston said he needs the information to prepare a defense on a charge of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

  • Homeless father, son get home, hope

    Scott Trimble is overwhelmed by the generosity that has come his way.
    Last week the homeless man shared a van with his 10-year-old son, Justin, unsure when they’d next get a hot shower and a real roof over their heads.

    Now he’s been given an apartment rent free for the first two months.
    “So many things have happened just today,” said an ecstatic Trimble on Wednesday. “I was almost in tears when he said free.”

  • SUV goes over embankment in Harriman
  • Lon Mee utility work on track

    Harriman officials say the relocation of utilities under the Lon Mee Bridge is going well.
    “We’ll keep coordinating when we have to get to the road cut on the south end of that, but that is still a little ways out,” Harriman Utility Board Director Bill Young said.
    The utility also continues to make sewer line improvements, particularly on Margrave and other locations.
    The work done by the contractor eliminates a lot of need for digging up sewer lines by using a technology to cut and replace the pipes.
     

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Two wheels rolling the road unknown

    Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6
    As I headed west on Hwy. 70 from the North Carolina state line, my motorcycle windshield looked like it had been through a food fight at McDonald’s.
    Bug splats in mustard yellow and ketchup red covered a surface that had been clean when I left.
    I’d earned that mess, covering around 200 miles on my solo ride.

  • Kingston reassesses board appointments

    Kingston City Council wants you — maybe — to fill future vacancies on city volunteer boards and commissions.
    And city officials are planning, if all goes well, to create a new feature on the city website whereby local residents can sign up for possible service.
    The idea came forth at the October council work session, as council members considered five reappointments to various local boards for its Oct. 8 full council agenda.