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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET By Gerald Largen: Do Republicans suffer from a ‘Death Wish?’

    We were recently told of a loyal Republican’s comment about the ongoing contest over the Republican nomination for president.

    Concerning his fellow partisans’ actions in this contest, he opined: “They’ve got a death wish!” A very perspicacious analysis we would say.

  • RSCC names top alumni

    An artist-entrepreneur, a nurse and an educator were named Roane State Community College’s 2011 Outstanding Alumni.

    The recipients are Stephen Brown, creator of the popular giftware and lifestyles company Glitterville Studios, 1987 nursing graduate Ellen Kelly of Knoxville and longtime Scott County educator Mike Lay of Oneida. Each was honored for their achievements in their professions and in their communities.

  • Lady 'Cats stop Grace, 46-37

    In recent weeks, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats have acquired a bit of a reputation as "giant-killers". 

    That reputation was bolstered even more Tuesday in a 46-37 win over Grace Christian Academy. 

  • TWRA seeks help with bald eagle survey

    Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), has announced the agency is looking for bald eagle nests across Tennessee in 2012.

  • Midway splits with Coalfield

    It was a good news, bad news type of night Tuesday for the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves.

    The good news came in the boys game as Midway jumped out to a big early lead and then held on late in picking up a 51-49 victory at Coalfield.

  • RMS winning streak reaches 40

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers boys basketball team capped of their second straight undefeated regular season Monday night with a 40-33 victory at Midway Monday night.

  • Jackets drop district games at Loudon

    It was “close but no cigar” night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets on Tuesday as both suffered tough District 4-AA losses at home against Loudon.

  • Parking lot slaying suspect gets lawyer

    Eric Glenn Gallaher has retained high-profile Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston in his reckless homicide case.
    Gallaher is accused of killing David Lee Harvey, 46, outside the Grill & Pub last July. He allegedly punched Harvey after a minor fender bender in the parking lot.
    “There is probable cause to believe ... Gallaher’s deliberate act of punching Harvey did cause his death,” court records state.

  • Loudon body not from Roane

    Human remains found in Loudon County last week are not connected to a Roane County cold case.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton was hopeful the remains belonged to Karen Beard, who hasn’t been seen since 1991.
    “It’s very disappointing,” he said. “I was hoping that would put an end to the case.”
    Stockton said authorities were able to determine the remains were not Beard’s through forensics.
    “The DNA didn’t match, and dental records didn’t match,” he said.   

  • Kingston tours city halls

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Kingston is a justifiably proud city: It is eminently livable, soundly managed and blessed with a seemingly matchless combination of natural beauty and natural resources.
    But there’s one area where Kingston runs a distant second to many of its small-town counterparts — that is, when it comes to its aging, space-deficient city hall.