Today's News

  • Loudon holds off Lady Jackets


    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets did a lot of things well Friday night at Loudon, but shooting the ball wasn’t one of them as Connie Guinn’s squad shot just 28 percent from the floor in dropping a 56-50 decision to the Lady Redskins.

  • Harriman splits with Oakdale


    It may not have been the most glamorous game at times, but the Harriman Lady Blue Devils channeled the spirit of John Wayne, showing "true grit" in a 57-52 win over the Oakdale Lady Eagles on a bone-chilling Friday night. 

  • Lady Tigers take home Clinch tourney title


    It wasn’t easy, but the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers won four games in three days to capture the Clinch Valley Holiday Classic title.

    Rockwood’s four wins came by a combined 11 points, with three of the four being decided by two points or less.

  • Gasque leads Jackets past Redskins, 70-61


    For three quarters Friday night, Kingston’s Quint Gasque looked like Clark Kent at Loudon. After that, he was more like Superman in leading the Jackets to a thrilling 70-61 overtime victory over the Redskins.

  • RMS rolls to Clinch Valley Classic title


    Winning a championship isn’t supposed to be easy, but that wasn’t the case for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers over the weekend as they won four games by an average of 16.5 points on their way to winning the Clinch Valley Holiday Classic hosted by the Tigers.

  • Rockwood hearing, session to address rezoning matters

    Rockwood City Council will meet in special-called session at 5 p.m. today, Monday, in Rockwood City Hall.

    In the session, which also includes a public hearing, the Council will consider and possibly take action on the second and final reading of an ordinance to rezone to change residential zoning categories for an area along West Strang Street, Trinity Avenue, Dunlap Avenue and Wheeler Street.

    When Council approved the first reading, some council members hesitated in casting a vote before being assured a public hearing would be held before final approval.

  • Belgian student drawn to lake, American TV

    When Geraldine Tanghe graduated from high school in Belgium, she didn’t know what to do next.

    “I didn’t really know what I wanted to study in college,” she said. “I thought it would be a good idea to take a break.”

    She eventually decided to do the student exchange program and found herself at Kingston’s Roane County High School.

    Tanghe doesn’t have the hesitant English that many exchange students exhibit, facing unfamiliarity with the language and the obvious twangy lilt that Southerners throw into it.

  • 2008 jail, Siteworx suit may be at end

    A nearly six-year-old lawsuit filed by Brian Mullins of Siteworx LLC could be on the verge of getting dismissed.

    “We’ve tried everything we can do to get the case prepared for trial, but the plaintiff just needs to get their legal counsel set to move forward,” Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said.

  • No boom in bldg. permit revenues over past few years

    Building permit revenue hasn’t boomed since the Roane County Codes Enforcement and Zoning Office moved to the white house on Third Street in Kingston.

    It actually dipped in the years following the move before ticking back up last year.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said that’s because market conditions, not the location of the Codes Enforcement and Zoning Office, dictates the demand for building permits.

    “Your revenue is based upon the need, and the need is based upon the economy,” Woody said.

  • Brummett resigns from OS office

    For several years, James Brummett has worn two hats — alderman in Oliver Springs, and chairman of the Roane County Commission.

    That dual role came to an end Thursday, when the Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen approved his immediate resignation from that governmental body.

    “I just feel I need to step back,” Brummett said Friday.

    His leadership role on the Roane County Commission, which he’s chaired since 2010, helped make the decision.