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Today's News

  • RMS winning streak reaches 30 games

    There wasn't a lot of drama in Harriman Monday evening as the Rockwood Middle School boys and Harriman Middle School girls picked up relatively easy wins in the first match-up of the season between the two teams.

  • Midway Middle smashes Norwood

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams traveled to Norwood Monday night and came away with a pair of easy wins.

    The Lady Waves took the floor first and put on a show with a 45-7 victory over the Lady Jaguars. 

  • TVAA crowns 2011 champions

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association finished up the football season with a series of bowl/championship games Saturday. Rockwood and Spring City hosted the event with both places hosting six games each. 

  • Spartans spoil Kingston's season opener

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets tipped off the 2011-12 basketball season at home Tuesday night with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games against Webb School of Knoxville.

  • Lady 'Cats win opener

    It took a little while to get started, but Michelle Christopher’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats opened the season with a 55-39 victory at Sale Creek on Tuesday.

  • Bobcats looking to keep season going

    It's been eight years since the Oliver Springs Bobcats have played in the TSSAA Class AA quarterfinals.

  • Kingston eyes new city offices

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    People often compare so-called “people years” to dog years; but they rarely draw a comparison between the age of people and the age of public buildings.
    If they did, Kingston City Hall would certainly qualify as one of the frail elderly, despite the fact that its 48 years would constitute the hardy prime of middle age in human terms.

  • Bullying alleged in lawsuit

    A mother who claims her son was subjected to repeated bullying and name calling at Walnut Hill Elementary School has filed a $5-million lawsuit against Roane County.
    Former Walnut Hill principal Kevin Ayers, Director of Schools Toni McGriff, all 10 members of the Board of Education and County Executive Ron Woody are named as defendants. 
    “This is a case that needs to be brought to the public’s attention,” Kingston attorney Gary McDonald said.

  • Pain clinic makes its case

    Proponents of a proposed pain management facility called Roane County Interventional Pain Management say the facility would not be like the pain pill mills that are often in the news.
    Instead, while prescription pain relief may be used at times, other methods — including physical therapy and interventional pain management procedures — also would be used.

  • Noisy brakes irk residents

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Kingston City Council passed by a six-to-one vote on first reading an ordinance regulating the use of so-called “jake brakes” — the Jacobs engine compression braking systems, usually employed on large trucks — within city limits.
    The law would enable local police to stop truckers and make sure that they were in compliance with federal laws for the brakes.
    The police would not have such powers on the interstate.