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Today's News

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra to be in Harriman

    The famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be playing this weekend in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The Princess Theatre Foundation has lined up the Big Band orchestra, which will strike up at 7 p.m. May 18, and other well-known performers in the coming months to continue supporting the theatre monetarily.

    “The foundation’s goal is to raise funds to donate to [Roane State Community College] to continue to keep the doors open,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • County eyeing Cawood law office property

    The county is interested in purchasing Chris Cawood’s Kingston law office.

    The agenda for today’s (Monday) Roane County Commission meeting includes a resolution that would authorize County Executive Ron Woody to enter into negotiations to purchase the property.

    “It’s one, as we start looking at some other issues, that could be kept,” Woody said.

    “That’s something we’ll probably have our building and codes go over there and look at and see what it would take to rehab for office space.”

  • Lady Jackets come up just short of region

    It’s hard to beat a good team three times in a season.

    The Kingston Lady Jackets found out just how hard Thursday evening, as despite sweeping Stone Memorial in the regular season, the Lady Panthers ended Kingston’s season with a 2-1 victory in the District 4-AA Tournament at Alcoa.

  • Bobcats suffer heartbreaking loss

    So close yet so far. 

    That’s the most apt way to describe the Oliver Springs Bobcats having a region berth within grasp before the Oakdale Eagles rallied in extra innings for a 4-3 victory, sending the Eagles to the Region 2-A Tournament and leaving Oliver Springs to ponder what might have been. 

  • Lady ‘Cats roll to district title

    Championship games separate the good teams from the great ones. 

    Thursday evening, it was the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats that were destined for greatness with an impressive 8-1 win over the Coalfield Lady Jackets to win the District 4-A Softball Championship. 

  • Lady Waves advance to region tourney, Harriman eliminated

    The District 3-A Softball Tournament came to a close Thursday night at Tellico Plains.

    Two Roane County teams, Harriman and Midway, met in the loser’s bracket elimination game. Midway lived to fight another day with a 6-3 win over Harriman. The victory secured Midway a berth in next week’s Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Tigers rally for 3-A championship

    In what will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in Rockwood baseball history, Jake Witter’s squad erased a 10-7 deficit by scoring six runs in their final at bat to defeat the Grace Christian Rams 13-10 Thursday night in the District 3-A Championship Game played at Grace.

  • Former OS administrator named Kingston manager

    David Bolling, a former Oliver Springs town administrator who had moved on to a similar post in Newcastle, Maine, was hired Friday afternoon as the new Kingston city manager.

    Bolling replaces Jim Pinkerton, who retired from the job on April 30.

    “I’m looking forward to jumping in with my sleeves up to go to work,” Bolling said after Kingston City Council unanimously voted Friday afternoon to hire him.

    Bolling and McMinnville City Manager David Rutherford were the only two contenders for the post.

  • Kingston's Day in the sun
  • Smart kids, black belts

    Don’t mess with success — especially when it involves smart teenagers with black belts.
    The academic top three for Rockwood High School’s class of 2013 all have first-degree black belts in taekwondo. First-degree is the highest rank achievable.
    Peyton Robinette, Seth Emmert and Michael Grigsby, in top academic order, worked hard to earn them at Kingston Martial Arts Center, formerly Tennessee Tae Kwon Do Judo Center.
    Grigsby called his black belt “a symbol of perseverance, determination and endurance.”
    Robinette agreed.