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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 16-March 1, 2013

    SATURDAY, FEB. 16
    • Kingston First Baptist will have a Saturday women’s conference from 9 a.m. to noon in the sanctuary of the church at 215 N. Kentucky St. Tickets are $5 each; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the church atrium. Humorist and author Kay DeKalb Smith will be the speaker. Call the church office at 376-6041 for details.

    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing beginning at 7 p.m. The White Oak Trio and others will be singing. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Cornellison, Nunley lead Lady Jackets past Stone

    Kingston’s duo of Haley Cornellison and Sydney Nunley combined for 44 points and 25 rebounds Tuesday in leading the Lady Jackets to a 67-60 victory at Stone Memorial. 

    The meeting would be the first of two this week. The second took place last night (Thursday) in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament being played at Kingston.

  • Lady Devils close out regular season

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils closed out the regular season recently with a pair of District 3-A contests against Tellico Plains and Berean Christian.

    Home court advantage did not apply in either game as Harriman dropped a 54-45 decision at home against Tellico Plains before traveling to Knoxville and knocking off the Lady Eagles, 58-17.

  • Devils wrap up No. 3 seed

    The Harriman Blue Devils wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the upcoming District 3-A Tournament last Friday with a 58-48 victory over Tellico Plains.

    It was a good thing they wrapped up the seed last week as Tuesday night, the Devils ended the regular season with a 72-68 loss at Berean Christian.

  • Redden to play for Roane State

    There’s an old saying in baseball that you can never have too many left-handed pitchers.

    That leaves college coaches searching far and wide for the commodity, but Roane State head coach David Lane didn’t have to look far for one as Tuesday afternoon he signed Kingston southpaw Ben Redden to a scholarship.

  • Wartburg takes two from Rockwood

    In the first outing of the season between the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs and the Rockwood Lady Tigers, the Lady 'Dogs took a sizeable bite out of the Lady Tigers. 

    This game was more of the same as Wartburg steam rolled to a dominating 55-30 win. 

  • HMS falls in TMSAA title game

    The Harriman Middle School boys basketball team didn’t achieve their ultimate goal of winning the East Tennessee Class AA Sectional Championship, but Allen Hickman’s squad came mighty close as they dropped a 47-29 decision Saturday afternoon in Pigeon Forge against a powerful squad from Grace Christian Academy.

  • TVA to help Roane County expand emergency presence

    TVA plans to license two parcels of land in the Swan Pond area to Roane County for emergency-services purposes.
    “The first parcel is a portion of 1428 Swan Pond Road, reaching from the intersection of Swan Pond Circle and Swan Pond Road, to just beyond the former house location,” TVA Senior Vice President Robert M. Deacy Sr. said in a letter to County Executive Ron Woody. “TVA agrees to license approximately 4 acres of this property for use as a volunteer fire department.”

  • Jail balcony jumper identified

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said the inmate who jumped from the balcony in one of the jail’s housing pods last week is Dustin Sargent.
    He and Elizabeth Cureton were arrested on Feb. 1 for promotion of methamphetamine and simple possession.
    The two were in a car that allegedly contained morphine pills and meth-making materials.
    The incident at the jail happened on Feb. 5.
    Phillips said Sargent didn’t provide a motive for jumping.

  • How big? An unresolvable argument

    By LEE H. HAMILTON
    A few weeks ago, in his second inaugural speech, President Obama waded into the longest-running argument our history offers.
    “Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time,” he said, “but it does require us to act in our time.”
    He had just laid out a rationale for government action on infrastructure, protecting the security and dignity of people, climate change, inequality, the strength of arms and the rule of law.