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Today's News

  • Kingston students do well in math contest

    One hundred seventy-seven students from Kingston Elementary School, led by Esther Lancaster, math coach, recently competed in Noetic Learning Math Contest.

    Noetic Learning Math Contest is an elementary math problem-solving contest held twice a year. A total of 19,831 students representing 990 teams across the country participated.

    Winners of their teams were:

    Second grade — James Vermillion and Cara Randolph.

    Third grade — Caleb Tejeda.

  • Union College enrollment: Fall 2013

    Wesley Flatt of Oliver Springs has been accepted to attend Union College this fall.

    Union is in Barbourville, Ky.

  • It’s a WHAT?!?
  • AA Blue Devils come up short of state

    Harriman’s dreams of reaching the Dixie Youth AA State Tournament ended Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils dropped a 12-8 decision to Sweetwater in the District 8 AA Tournament at Greenback.

  • Jackets earn state tourney berth

    The Kingston A All-Stars earned a berth in next week’s Dixie Youth A State Tournament following a second place finish in the Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament that concluded Tuesday evening in Tellico Plains.
    Kingston secured their berth on Sunday with a 21-15 victory over Rockwood to improve to 3-0 in the tourney. On Tuesday, the Jackets took on Sweetwater for the district title, but it would be the Wildcats coming away with a 21-15 victory.

  • Kingston fireworks postponed until July 13

    Kingston fireworks have been postponed until Saturday, July 13.

    Though attempts were made to have other events, such as the raft race and watermelon-eating contest, torrential Fourth of July rains forced those to also be postponed until July 13.

    Boat races have to finish today, said Joyce Lewis, executive assistant with the Kingston City Manage's Office.

    "Will try to happen on schedule, but may happen when any breaks in rain occur," she said. "Water needs to be as calm as possible for them to race."

  • Kingston's Wednesday parade canceled; fireworks decision to be made Thursday morning

    Wednesday night's Fourth of July parade in Kingston has been canceled due to rain.

    According to Kingston officials, a decision on the Fourth of July fireworks display will be made at a 7 a.m. meeting Thursday.

  • Firework stands stocked for the fourth
  • County continues to fund nonprofits

    In addition to the budget, the Roane County Commission will also be voting on a resolution allocating $137,850 to nonprofits for the 2013-14 fiscal year. 
    “It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the whole budget,” Commissioner Bobby Collier said. “It’s something we’ve been doing for years.”

  • Justice remembers loss to Cooley

    Sharon Lee still has vivid memories of coming to Roane County to try a case as a young lawyer many years ago.
    “Polk Cooley was on the other side,” she recalled. “Anybody want to guess how that case turned out for me?
    “He beat me like a drum.”

    Despite her loss to Rockwood’s legendary attorney, things still worked out well for Lee.
    The Madisonville native was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2008, and she remains a justice on the state’s high court today.