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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 25

    25 Years Ago
    A giant 88,000-pound earth mover with only 540 operating hours on it was purchased for the Roane County landfill. Smart shopping by Roane County Road Supervisor Bob Collier bought the monster for $2,500. The earth mover previously used by the county had half the capacity and more than 20,000 hours of operation.

    10 Years Ago

  • Rainwater excited about return trip to state tourney

    Kingston senior Sarah Rainwater has accomplished a lot this season. 

  • Lady Jackets come up one game short

    Unicoi County pitcher Kara Woods proved too much for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets to handle Saturday afternoon as the Lady Blue Devil ace tossed a complete-game four-hitter with six strikeouts to lead Unicoi County to a 6-2 victory with a berth in the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament on the line.

  • Coalfield camp starts Tuesday

    The 2011 Coalfield Basketball Camp will run next Tuesday thru Friday at Coalfield School.

    The camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily for ages 5-9 and from noon until 3 p.m. for ages 10-13.

  • Offense fails Harriman in 4-1 sectional loss

     

    In the past 10 years the Harriman Blue Devils have won district championships, region championships and have advanced to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament three times.

    Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the one they they haven't been able to do during that span is win a TSSAA sectional contest at Unaka and Friday night was no different as the Rangers ended the Devils season for the fifth time this millennium with a 4-1 victory at Twins Stadium in Elizabethton.

  • Lady Waves fall one game short of state

     

    The 2011 season came to an end Friday evening for the Midway Lady Green Waves, but the Lady Waves didn't go down without a fight as Craig Hutchinson and Barry Narramore's squad dropped a 12-10 decision at Unaka in the TSSAA Class A sectional.

    The tone of Friday's slugfest was set early as Unaka's Katherine McInturff led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run. Unaka would score another run in the inning to take a 2-0 lead.

    Midway answered with a vengeance as they scored six runs in the top of the second inning.

  • U-verse available in Roane

    Residents of Kingston and parts of Roane county now have a new choice for their television and communications services powered by advanced technology.
    AT&T has launched U-verse TV, high-speed Internet and voice services in parts of the county.

  • ORNL contributes oral histories, items to project focused on Oak Ridge history

    History was recently made when the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History received a donation of oral histories and other history-related materials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to add to its growing collection.
    The center, headquartered in Oak Ridge Public Library, was established in 2009 as a partnership between the city of Oak Ridge and the U.S. Department of Energy.
    A committee of community volunteers, organizations and state and federal agencies provide advice and guidance to the city on its oral history initiative.

  • Out to Lunch: Have a taste of history with your Stagecoach meal

    By Bethel Poston

  • Overdose appears to be cause of pair’s death

    Two people found dead in a home in Rockwood on Thursday apparently died of an overdose.
    A family member discovered the bodies of Kathleen M. Webb and Michael E. Wampler at 787 Bates Street.
    “(Roane County Medical Examiner) Dr. (Bill) Bennett did come to the scene and advised he thought this was going to be ruled as the eighth and ninth overdose in Roane County this year,” the police report on the incident said.
    Wampler was 52, and Webb was 57.