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Today's News

  • LIVING IT UP ON THE LAKE
  • Kingston police investigate robbery at KenJo gas station on Gallaher

    Kingston police responded to a report of a robbery at the KenJo gas station on Gallaher Road last week.

    The store clerk told police the suspect took cash from a drawer.

    “Nobody was hurt,” Kingston Police Department Sgt. Roy Montgomery said.

    According to the report, Kingston Police Officers Brent Barger and Dustin Arnold responded to the gas station around 1 a.m. on Oct. 12 after being notified by dispatch.

  • Man injured in crash still at hospital

    One of the people involved in a head-on crash last week was still in the hospital.

    The crash happened on Gallaher Road.

    Kingston Police Department Sgt. Roy Montgomery said Wayne Redman was traveling toward Oak Ridge around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 in a Toyota pickup truck when he was hit head-on by Calvin Goldberg. Montgomery said Goldberg was driving a white Ford van.

    “Goldberg stated to me that he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed over four lanes of traffic and hit Mr. Redman head-on,” Montgomery said.

  • Miller takes no stance on metro

    Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller said he hasn’t taken a position on an effort to explore metro government.

    The Roane County Commission’s Budget Committee recommended a resolution to the full Commission that called for creating an exploratory committee to study municipal consolidation.

    The Commission met Monday and passed the resolution.

    “I’ve not even considered that,” Miller said.

  • Rockwood looks to keep rolling

    The Rockwood Tigers will host Hancock County tonight at Civitan Field. The Tigers’ offense has struggled throughout the season with it finally igniting last week by scoring 47 points on Wartburg. The game with Hancock is a non-region game, so it won’t have any effect on the playoffs, but it could be a tune-up before Rockwood (4-4, 1-2) goes on the road next week to face Cumberland Gap (5-3, 0-3) in what could be a battle for third place in Region 2-2A. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Kingston goes to roost tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets go on the road to face Pigeon Forge in an important Region 2-3A match-up tonight. Kingston (2-6, 1-3) has had a rough season thus far, but have shown flashes of brilliance throughtout and it is that brilliance that has kept playoff hopes alive. A win against Pigeon Forge (1-7, 0-4) could go a long way in securing a beth in the post season for the Jackets. Of course that would only be the first step. Kingston would have to continue to roll into next week and beat Gatlinburg-Pittman as well for the post-season to be assured.

  • Midway going for all the marbles

    The Midway Green Wave will host the top ranked Greenback Cherokees this evening. Midway (7-1, 3-1) is currently tied for third place with Oliver Springs in Region 2-1A. With two games left in the season, the importance of district games’ can’t adequately be stressed. A win against Greenback and depending on the outcome of the Oliver Springs and Coalfield game could move the Green Wave into a tie for the second spot in the region. Whatever happens, Midway will be playing for playoff seeding and whether it gets a home playoff game in the next two weeks.

  • More than pride on the line

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to Coalfield tonight to renew their rivalry with the Yellow Jackets. This year’s game finds the teams playing for more than pride. Oliver Springs (7-1, 3-1) is currently tied with Midway for third in Region 2-1A with Coalfield (5-3, 4-1) in second place. Depending on the outcome of this game and the outcome of the Midway and Greenback game, the Bobcats could find themselves the sole occupant of second place and a comfortable spot in the coming playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • Cherokee playing for title

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets punched their ticket to the TMSSAA football championships Tuesday night with a 44-26 win against the Lake City Lakers in Kingston.

    “Offensively, we played pretty well,” Jackets Coach Brent Kelley said. “Defensively throughout the game, we had some bumps and bruises.

    “We gave up three scores where we just missed an assignment and that shouldn’t happen.

  • Kingston goes to roost tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets go on the road to face Pigeon Forge in an important Region 2-3A match-up tonight. Kingston (2-6, 1-3) has had a rough season thus far, but have shown flashes of brilliance throughtout and it is that brilliance that has kept playoff hopes alive. A win against Pigeon Forge (1-7, 0-4) could go a long way in securing a beth in the post season for the Jackets. Of course that would only be the first step. Kingston would have to continue to roll into next week and beat Gatlinburg-Pittman as well for the post-season to be assured.