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Today's News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Savannah, Ga.

    There’s no place like the South for its beauty and hospitality. Savannah, Ga., is the epitome of both with a big dose of history.

    So what better place for Sarah Elizabeth Boles, with her trusty Roane County News in hand, to enjoy a fall 2012 vacation?

    Boles is described by her daughter, Linda Tipton of Kingston, as “a young 93 years old,” and mother and daughter bring along their trusty hometown newspaper to enjoy while taking in the city’s beauty and historic splendor in a courtyard in downtown Savannah.

  • GUEST OPINION: Religion fight at Kansas school unnecessary

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Back to school means back to culture wars for Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichita, Kan.

    On the very first day of school, someone snapped a photo of a bulletin board display in the hallway featuring the Five Pillars of Islam and then posted it on Facebook.

    “This is a school that banned all forms of Christian prayer,” said the caption under the photo. “This can not stand.”

  • RSCC biology classes among best online

    Roane State Community College’s online biology courses have been named among the country’s best by BestOnlineColleges.org.

    The website’s 2013-14 listing of online programs takes into account “student surveys, teacher surveys, expert analysis, cost, academic offerings, career services rankings and availability.”

    This fall, Roane State is offering General Biology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology II as Web classes.

  • Rockwood sports complex vandalized

    Bathrooms at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex were vandalized this weekend.

    City Recorder Becky Ruppe said three handles were torn from sinks, and soap dispensers were ripped off the walls. Park and recreation director Jody Mioduski said the sink damage was in the women’s bathroom next to the press box, while the soap dispensers were broken in both men and women’s rooms.

    “It is really sad,” Mioduski said.

    He estimated the damage around $200.

  • Cherokee runs record to 2-0

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets ran their record to 2-0 with a 28-18 win over Midway Middle Thursday at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston.
    The Jackets have yet to play within their classification in the Clinch Valley Conference, but do have the two wins over Roane County teams against Harriman and Midway.
    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets ran their record to 2-0 with a 28-18 win over Midway Middle Thursday at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston.

  • RMS cruises past Wartburg, 44-0

    One week after opening the season with a disappointing loss against Oliver Springs, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers bounced back Thursday night with an impressive 44-0 victory at Wartburg.

  • Limited sandhill crane hunting approved by commission

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve the state’s first sandhill crane hunting season during its August meeting which concluded Friday.  
    The inaugural season will be held From Nov. 28 through Jan. 1, 2014. It is more conservative than what is allowed by the USFWS.  

  • Ground game leads OSMS past Coalfield, 32-16

    Oliver Springs Middle School kept things simple and it worked to perfection last Thursday evening in a 32-16 win over the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.
    The Bobcats took the opening drive and started a theme that would continue all night. Coalfield would see a dose of Landon Everett and Logan Kelley right at them and they had no answer.

  • Fury wins AAU national title
  • Lady Jackets battle Clinton to tie

    On a stifling hot summer afternoon, the Kingston Lady Jackets played to the best of their ability, exercising great ball control, controlling the ball for 80 percent of the game and getting 21 shots on goal, but were held to a 0-0 tie by the Clinton Lady Dragons last Thursday.
    Clinton was led by a goalie that cannot be a mortal with gazelle-like leaping ability and punts that would make new Tennessee football coach Butch Jones spend a scholarship on the young lady.