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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets pound Sequoyah in opener, 16-0

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets came within one game of making the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament last season, and if Monday is any indication, Ronnie Ladd’s squad will be making a run at Murfreesboro again this season as Kingston crushed Sequoyah in the season opener for both teams, 16-0.

  • Kingston land taxes may go up for city hall

    By Mike Gibson
    Kingston City Council members believe they may have their building — and their bargain — for a new city hall.

    If they elect to push forward now, the next step may be considering whether to raise taxes to pay for it all.

    Council moved on March 6 to place a motion on its March 13 agenda to purchase the Kingston Medical Plaza as the site of its new city hall.

  • Veterans lobby for VA hospital in old Harriman facility

    A veterans hospital in Harriman would be a tremendous benefit for area veterans who now travel about two and a half hours for treatments they cannot get at local VA clinics.

    That is why veteran Tommy True would like to see Roane Medical Center’s current location be turned into a veterans hospital once the facilities’ operations are moved to the new Midtown facility under construction by Covenant Health.

  • Film students get ET community lessons while honing their skills

    Roane State Community College students spending their days creating and editing programming for a new show on local cable access Channel 15 in Harriman aren’t merely learning the ins and outs of making video.

    Instead, in their Topics in Camera Production and TV Studio Production I classes, students are learning more about the community in which they live as they select topics for three episodes to be called “Scenic Backroads.”

  • Kingston may act on one-hour parking around courthouse

    By Mike Gibson
    Parking around the Roane County Courthouse may be limited to one hour by Kingston City Council on Tuesday.

    Last week, the council placed an ordinance on the March 13 agenda to change all parking around the courthouse to one-hour parking.

    The ordinance is in answer to complaints from business owners, courthouse visitors and law enforcement alike over current parking rules.

    Presently, parking in the area is a hodgepodge ranging from 15-minute spots to non-regulated.

  • Woman flees to avoid arrest

    Geneva Ann Sargent was arrested March 1 at her 102 Harrison Lane home in Ten Mile after evading arrest on active warrants.

    Sargent, 26, “took off running into the woods behind the trailer” with 45-year-old Kelvin Ray Sargent after seeing Officer Brandon Smith, according to a report from the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.

    “I pursued both suspects on foot through the woods and caught both of them on Woodlawn Drive,” the report said.

  • Arrests: Feb. 24-March 1, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 24 — Ronnie Lee Davidson, 30, 305 Walnut Grove Road, Kingston: theft. Bond $2,000; court date Feb. 27.

    • Timothy Adam Dopel, 25, 214 Pine Ridge Road, Clinton: attachment. Bond $1,500; court date April 11.

    • Terry Lee Dotson, 62, 472 Poplar Springs Road, Kingston: domestic assault. Bond $5,000; court date April 16.

  • Kids help hungry, support cure for Alzheimer’s

    The children and staff of The Henry Center collected more than 200 pounds of canned goods in November and December to donate to a Roane County family and area food banks.

    The Southeastern Conference recognized University of Tennessee women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt in January for her fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in this special event, the children of The Henry Center sang “Rocky Top” and finished it off with a round of “We Back Pat” cheers.

     

     

  • 'Round Rockwood: March 12

    By Josephine McKinney, Community correspondent
    We were happy that the tornado that hit so many places in Tennessee, that we here in Rockwood only had wind and rain.

    When the storm warning came, there was a knock on my door. “Come quick,” the aide said, “a tornado is headed our way.” And out the door I went — so did everybody in our building. We  headed for the safety of the large underground room.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 12

    By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    First Baptist Church Youth Choir, St. Mary’s  Baptist Gospel Choir, Braxton’s Chapel Church Choir, Speight Chapel Choir, True Light Baptist Church Choir and Philippi Baptist Church Choir sang with anointing  of the Holy Spirit  last Sunday evening at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, along with special singing by their youth choir.

    This was a great service. Mary Alice Douglas presided over this service. All who went to this service left feeling overly blessed.