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Today's News

  • Late surge lifts Roane State, 98-91

    The Roane State Raiders picked up a hard-fought victory Monday night as Randy Nesbit's squad picked up a 98-91 win over Gadsden State.

  • Kingston sweeps Wartburg

    The Kingston basketball teams picked up a non-district sweep with a pair of wins over Wartburg Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets enjoyed a 53-36 win, while the Kingston boys pulled out a 56-51 victory.

  • Raiderettes suffer tough weekend

    The Roane State Raiderettes suffered through a cold-shooting spell over the weekend at the GPC Thanksgiving tournament in Decatur, Ga.

  • Manning signs with Hiwassee College

    Hiwassee head baseball coach Shane Gardner likes players that aren’t afraid to get dirty and will do anything on the field to win. 

    Gardner believes he found one of those players Tuesday with the signing of Harriman senior Tyler Manning.

  • Raiderettes cruise past Lady Cardinals, 95-68

    After dropping a pair of games over the weekend at the GPC Thanksgiving Classic in Decatur, Ga., the Roane State Raiderettes returned home Monday evening and picked up a 95-68 victory over Gadsden State Community College.

  • Kingston feels no pain over clinic law

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    To protect itself from the possible encroachment of unscrupulous pain management clinics, the city of Kingston recently passed a 120-day moratorium on the licensing of such clinics, until new state regulations take effect.
    But given that the proprietors of such clinics don’t even need a business license to operate, will the moratorium provide adequate protections?

  • Flooding forces road closings

    It wasn’t just a dreary end to a holiday weekend.
    The steady rains that began Sunday and continued into Tuesday pushed rivers and creeks from their banks, forced road closures, prompted calls for voluntary evacuations and delayed one Christmas parade for a few days.
    “We have two playgrounds under water right now,” said Kingston parks and recreation director Rick Ross. “Every one of our docks are under water.”

  • Two proposals could impact quality of public education

    State Rep. Julia Hurley said she’s against elected school superintendents.
    However, she has not made up her mind when it comes to school vouchers.
    Both issues could be debated by lawmakers when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
    “I don’t know how I feel about the school vouchers yet,” Hurley said. “I need to do more research on the bills and ideas coming out before I make a definitive decision on that.”
    Hurley’s district currently includes Roane County and Lenoir City.

  • TVA refires Kingston Fossil Plant

    STAFF REPORTS
    The Kingston Fossil Plant started firing up again this week.
    TVA spokeswoman Barbara Martocci said all nine units at the plant had been offline since September for yearly maintenance, to finalize repairs to the scrubber system and to connect the dry fly ash system.
    Units 1 to 3 came online Monday. Unit 4 was in startup Tuesday, and the remaining five are expected to come back into operation by the end of the year.

  • Miller manager of Rockwood

    Jack Miller didn’t have to wait long to hear confirmation of his new role as Rockwood city administrator.
    In fact, the Rockwood City Council said very little other than a few words of welcome and of high expectations before unanimously voting to move forward with accepting him for the position.
    Vice Mayor Peggy Evans said she thought Miller would do a fine job for the city.
    “I think he’s going to be great,” she said. “We’re going to put a lot of stuff on him.”