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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ellis won’t run for state rep

    STAFF REPORTS
    Harriman resident and Roane County Commissioner Randy Ellis said Tuesday he toyed with a run for state representative, but it won’t be happening.
    Ellis was prodded to run after redistricting split Roane into two state representative districts.
    “Although it was very tempting to run for the Tennessee House of Representative for the 32nd District,” Ellis said, “after much prayer and consultation with my family I have decided I will not be running.”

  • Consumer group head to speak

    Consumer rights activist Mary Mancini, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, will speak Friday on the Tennessee legislative issues surrounding voter ID laws and their effect on your right to vote. Her program is open to the public and sponsored by the Roane County Democratic Party.
     It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Roane County Park meeting center.

  • Rotary pancakes a treat for both the tastebuds and the community

    Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction next weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    Proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 4 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

  • The Garden Gate: Orange you glad for these fruits?

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In Tennessee, we think of orange as a color, especially those of us who are avid sports fans, as it is representative of our team loyalties.

    The word orange originally referred to the scent of the fruit, rather than its color hue.

    The word orange is derived from Sanskrit, the classical language of India.

    The Sanskrit “naranga” is kin to another one, “naru” in another Indian language, Tamil, where naru means fragrant.