Today's News

  • No anticipated ’19 property tax hike in Kingston

    Despite slow revenue growth, the city of Kingston was able to balance its fiscal 2018-19 operating budget with no contribution from the fund balance and no tax increase.

    City Manager David Bolling outlined the high points of the budget to the City Council last week.

    “I feel this is a tremendous accomplishment for us and would highly recommend that we continue this practice,” he said, referring to the ability to balance the budget without resorting to the fund balance.

  • Korean War soldier from Harriman identified, buried in St. Petersburg

    The remains of a soldier from Harriman, missing in action since the Korean War, were recently buried with full military honors, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

    U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas H. Mullins, 18, of Harriman, accounted for on June 8, 2017, was buried March 29 in Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    “As a Tennessee teenager, Tommy bravely answered a call to protect our freedom and gave the ultimate sacrifice in a prison camp far from home,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

  • ELECTION 2018: The race is on for U.S. Congress

    By Hugh Willett and David Doonan

    Candidates in the race for the 3rd Congressional District were in the area last week meeting with voters to deliver messages focused on health care and the economy.

    Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and his Democratic challenger Dr. Danielle Mitchell are both hoping to align their pitches with voter concerns.

    Fleischmann was quick to point out the positive effects of the recent tax cut, which he claimed has benefitted both individuals and businesses in his district.

  • Can county find $68 million?

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has crunched some numbers and come up with some estimates on what the County Commission will need to do should it choose to fund the school system’s $68 million building plan.

  • Miscues doom Kingston

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team lost 2-1 to Loudon in Kingston Thursday night. The Jackets actually scored two goals, but one was in their own goal for the first goal of the night. The Kingston goal that counted for them was scored by Austin Courteau.

  • Trouble at the plate sinks Jackets

    A lackluster first inning and cold bats contributed to the Kingston Yellow Jackets losing 4-1 to the Oak Ridge Wildcats Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    Things didn’t go well for Kingston from the beginning.

    Starting pitcher Tyler Thurman didn’t look to have his best stuff and Oak Ridge took advantage.

    “Tyler struggled some, as far as finding the strike zone,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said. “But when he makes a pitch and get a ground ball, you have to make that play.”

  • Blue Devil will still be kicking

    Blue Devil soccer standout Jose Acosta (center) is surrounded by family and coaches as he signs his letter of intent Friday afternoon to continue his scholastic career with the Martin Methodist Redhawks. In addition to playing soccer at Martin Methodist, Acosta plans to major in accounting.

  • OSMS splits twin-bill with Eagles

    By Melissa Coley


    With rain expected on Friday night it only made sense for the Bobcats and the Eagles to play a double header on Thursday evening in Oliver Springs with Oakdale taking the first game by a final score of 7-5 and the Cats winning the second game 7-3.

    Skyler York was on the mound for the Cats and quickly got three up three down as his defense backed him with ground outs to short and third.

  • Late surge pushes Oliver Springs

    By Melissa Coley


    The Lady Cats were able to avenge an earlier season loss to the Lady Tigers by defeating them on Thursday night by a final score of 6-1.

    “Our pitching is doing pretty good right now and we are working on getting stronger as the year progresses,” stated OS head coach Matt Headden.

    “We played well defensively but left too many runners on base.

  • Lady Jackets keep rolling

    The Kingston Lady Jackets improved to 14-1 on the season after demolishing the Austin-East Lady Roadrunners, 17-0 and 16-1, in a double-header Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    In the opening game, Austin-East couldn’t muster a base runner due in part to the pitching from ace Emily Workman.

    With defense locked down, it didn’t take long for the lumber to follow.

    Kingston scored 15 runs in the bottom of the first inning with everyone in the Lady Jacket contributing to the score.