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Today's News

  • Education Matters!

    The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters! initiative has been recognized by the state and Aligning Education and Business for a Better Tennessee conference as a best practice to help improve students’ access to postsecondary education and careers.

  • Sisco opens Kingston dental practice

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently celebrated the opening of a new dental clinic in Roane County.
    State Sen. Ken Yager, state Rep. Kent Calfee and Kenyon Mee of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce joined members of the business community who helped mark the opening of Sisco Family Dentistry, a new comprehensive family dental clinic in Kingston.

    “My family and I are excited to be a part of the Roane County community,” said Dr. Travis Sisco, owner of Sisco Family Dentistry.

  • Couple says armed robber demands pills

    A Kingston couple told police a man broke into their home armed with a handgun and robbed them of pills.

    The incident was reported on Feb. 6.

    Kingston police responded to 137 Scott Lane to investigate shortly after 5 p.m.

    The report said James Cooper and his wife, Lisa Johnson, told police a white male with blonde hair wearing a gray sweatshirt knocked on their side door and asked to use the phone.

  • Tigers wear down Greenback

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers closed out the season series at Greenback Tuesday night by splitting a pair of games with the Cherokees.
    The evening started with Rockwood’s McKenzie Lee pumping in a career-high 28 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Tigers to pick up the victory as Greenback held on for a 54-48 win.
    In the boys game, the Tigers used a dominating second half to pick up a 54-35 victory over the Cherokees.
    Rockwood closes out the regular season tonight (Monday) with a home game against Midway.
    Girls Game

  • Mt. Pisgah picks up split

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots recently split a pair of games at home against Cedar View Christian School and Temple Baptist Academy.
    Cedar View was up first last Friday and the Patriots used a strong first half in knocking off the Seahawks, 58-43.
    Monday’s game against Temple Baptist didn’t go as well as the Royal Crusaders knocked off the Patriots, 59-57.
    Mt. Pisgah vs. Cedar View
    It wasn’t quite a first quarter knockout, but the Patriots came out on fire and were never seriously threatened in picking up a 15-point victory over the Seahawks.

  • Snow signs with Lindsey Wilson
  • Women accused of sneaking contraband to prison crew

    Two Loudon County women are in trouble with the law for allegedly trying to hide contraband for a state prison work crew.
    According to court records, Christina R. Moore and Ronda A. Henderson have been charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of suboxone for resale, criminal trespassing, vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility, tampering with evidence and violation of the drug free school zone act.

  • Sulfur dioxide leak sets off alarm

    Leaking sulfur dioxide, a toxic gas, set off alarms at the Oliver Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant on Joel Road in Roane County Wednesday morning.
    A HAZMAT team dealt with the situation.
    “We don’t know what caused it. There was a leaking valve,” said Howie Rose, director of Roane County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. His and other agencies responded to the scene.

  • Rockwood takes aim at feral cat problem

    Feral cats and the number of animals on one property were addressed in ordinances approved in first reading by Rockwood City Council recently.
    The feral cat ordinance establishes a definition of a feral cat and cat colonies, what the ordinance calls “more than five free roaming cats.”
    Mayor James Watts said problems with cats are the reason behind the ordinances.

  • Saturday letter delivery to end

    Saturday mail delivery could soon become a thing of the past. The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it plans to transition to a Monday-through-Friday delivery schedule for mail.
    It will deliver packages Monday through Saturday.