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Today's News

  • Computer training classes start Feb. 7 at Kingston library

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services and Kingston Public Library are jointly offering basic computer training classes to area seniors beginning next week.

    The classes will start on Feb. 7 and meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 21.

    Participants will be taught computer basics, including using a mouse, setting up an email account, searching the Internet and exploring Microsoft Word.

    The cost of the class is $20. Participants will receive a training book and a flash drive.

  • THP to conduct license checks today, Feb. 24 in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct two driver license roadside safety checkpoints this month in Roane County.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 p.m. today, Feb. 3, on Hwy. 27 North at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 24 on Hwy. 27 South at the Rhea County line.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Police burn counterfeit purses

    The Kingston Police Department destroyed goods confiscated three years ago while investigating Stacey Aulbach’s Sack Shack.

    Sack Shack, which has since been shut down, was located in downtown Kingston and sold counterfeit goods bearing designer-brand logos.

    According to a news release, investigator Sam Bolden said he received a call from Keith Haney, president of an investigative and asset recovery firm, Haney and Associates, telling him that a client in New York believed the Sack Shack sold counterfeit items.

  • MMS girls reach title game

    Tuesday's Area 4 AA semifinal  contest between the Midway Lady Green Waves and Harriman Lady Blue Devils at Lenoir City was expected to be a close game, and that's just what it was as the Lady Waves used a big fourth quarter in picking up a 34-28 victory over the Lady Devils.

  • Tigers bit by Bulldogs

    Rockwood's Tom W. Evans Gymnasium is considered a tough place to play for opposing teams, but the Wartburg Bulldogs didn't think so Tuesday night as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs picked up a road sweep.

  • Devils, Eagles split non dstrict games

    There wasn't a lot of drama in Harriman Tuesday night as the host Blue Devils and visiting Oakdale Eagles split a pair of game at Richard Pickell Gymnasium.

    Oakdale got their victory in the girls game as Fred Snow's squad started strong and cruised to a 59-33 victory.

  • Midway splits with Coalfield, TSD

    Darrell Ruffner’s Midway Green Wave lost a close non district game at home Monday against Coalfield, 50-49, but the Green Wave bounced back in fine fashion Tuesday with a 76-47 victory at Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) in a District 3-A contest.

    Coalfield at Midway

  • CMS teams advance to finals

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets picked up a pair of huge wins Tuesday evening as both squads knocked off North Middle in the semifinal round of the Area 4 AAA Tournament being played at Cherokee.

  • Griffis' 31 not enough for Jackets

    Kingston junior Brandon Griffis had a bittersweet night on Tuesday during the Jackets District 4-AA contest at Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Individually, Griffis had the best night of his career as the Jacket wing buried five three-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points.

  • Hagler signs with Bryan College

    The Rockwood baseball pipeline to Bryan College has struck again as Tiger senior 3B Kyler Hagler signed scholarship papers with he Lions on Tuesday.