Today's News

  • Roane County greener than ever before

    The carbon footprint for Roane County has gotten a little smaller.

    The Roane County Industrial Board requested and Rockwood Electric Utility complied in replacing all the streetlights at the Roane County Industrial Park with LED fixtures.

    The board manages the industrial parks for the county and covers the monthly cost of the street lighting.

    “We changed out, I think, a total of 26 fixtures,” said REU manager Kendall Bear.

  • Jackets sting Blue Devils in tennis

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets swept their tennis match against Harriman on Tuesday at Roane State.

    The girls and boys both won by a final score of 7-2.


  • Lady Waves take down Lady Bears, 2-0

    The Midway Lady Waves stayed on course for a rematch with Grace Christian after they held on for a 2-0 win over Tellico Plains on Thursday.

    Midway improved to 8-1 in District 3-A with the only loss coming against Grace last Tuesday. The rematch against Grace for a tie for the regular season championship will be played Wednesday at Midway.

  • Tigers stay hot, bomb Sweetwater, 12-5

    The Rockwood Tigers have been a team of streaks in 2013.

    The Tigers started the season red hot, winning six straight, but then Jake Witter’s squad went ice cold, losing five in a row. Now, Rockwood is on fire again as Thursday night, the Tigers downed Sweetwater, 12-5, for their ninth win in the last 11 games, improving to 15-7 on the season.

  • Lady Devils take out broom against Oneida

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils hosted District 4-A leading Oneida in a pair of five-inning games Thursday at Flour Mill Flats, and it would be Travis Langley’s squad picking up a pair of one-run victories over the Lady Indians.

  • Midway holds off Harriman, 6-5

    The Midway Green Wave and Harriman Blue Devils met on the baseball diamond for the fourth time Thursday afternoon, and for the third time the Green Wave would come out victorious as Isaiah Ruffner’s squad knocked off the Blue Devils, 6-5, in a five-inning game at Harriman’s Paper Maker Field.

  • Lady ‘Cats roll past Rockwood, 19-2

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their season record to 19-4 Thursday as Matt Headden’s squad rolled to a 19-2 victory over Rockwood.

  • Midway falters at Sweetwater

    The Midway Green Wave stepped out of district Tuesday evening and traveled to Sweetwater, but the trip was not a good one as the Wildcats defended their baseball diamond with a 5-4 victory.

  • Lady Bears take two from Lady Tigers

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers hosted the Lady Bears of Tellico Plains Tuesday night in a doubleheader.  

    Rockwood struggled early in game one and could not get anything going, losing by a final of 11-1. The Lady Tigers came out in game two with more urgency and fire, but came up short as late mistakes cost Rockwood the game, losing by a final of 2-1. 

  • Pinkerton has left the building

    For years, Jim Pinkerton has been the steadying presence in Kingston government, the face that hasn’t changed even as so many others have.
    Mayor Troy Beets noted his “professionalism in the face of my sometimes run-and-gun sort of approach… he’s been the yin to my yang.”
    And Councilman Don White pointed out that he may be the city’s longest-serving city manager. White would know, given that he’s probably the city’s longest-serving councilman, having held the position on and off since the early 1970s.