Today's News

  • Jackets pick up first district win

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets entered Tuesday winless in District 4-AA play. The Loudon Redskins were undefeated in district play, with one of their wins being a 9-2 victory over Kingston 24 hours earlier.

    But none of that mattered at Southwest Point’s Legion Field as the Jackets rolled to a 7-3 victory over the Redskins.

  • Public invited to Watts Bar fish survey

    The Tennessee Valley Authority invites members of the public to join TVA staff and fisheries biologists for the annual spring sport fish survey on Watts Bar Reservoir.

  • Stickrod leads Lady Jackets with 5 RBIs

    Kingston’s Lindsey Stickrod had a game to remember Tuesday evening as the Lady Jacket senior 3B had a triple, home run, and drove in five runs in leading Ronnie Ladd’s squad to a 10-0 five-inning victory over Loudon.

  • Oliver Springs rolls to 12-2 win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats used a strong showing from Caleb Armetta on the mound and a pair of big innings at the plate Monday to knock off Oakdale, 12-2, in a District 4-A game at Arrowhead Park.

    Armetta went the distance Monday, allowing only five hits and one walk while recording seven strikeouts. Both Oakdale runs were unearned.

  • Tigers blank Devils, 10-0

    Roane County’s biggest baseball rivalry took center stage Monday as the Rockwood Tigers traveled to Paper Maker Field to take on Harriman.

    The game didn’t live up to its billing, however, as the Tigers used a seven-run fifth inning to roll to a 10-0 victory over the Blue Devils.

  • McCoig’s hat trick leads Jackets to victory over OS

    Goals were definitely not in short supply for the Kingston Yellow Jackets against the Oliver Springs Bobcats in soccer action Monday evening, as the Jackets swarmed to an 8-1 win.

  • Bobcats pick up wild victory over Oakdale

    In what was a wild-and-woolly, nip-and-tuck affair, it was the Oliver Springs Bobcats staving off a furious late rally by the Oakdale Eagles to escape with a 9-8 win Tuesday evening in a District 4-A affair at Oakdale. 

  • Runner Boston-bound

    Tara Stockton has dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon ever since participating in her first long-distance race in 2001.
    Come Monday, she no longer has to dream.
    Stockton, who lives in Harriman, will be one of thousands of runners from around the world participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
    “This is my 15th run as far as a full marathon,” Stockton said. “I said if I ever got to do Boston, I was going to have fun, so this one is strictly going to be for the enjoyment.”

  • Whimsical display has somber side

    The pinwheels in front of the courthouse in Kingston are bright and colorful, but the problems they represent are dark.
    “Each pinwheel represents a victim of child abuse in Roane County,” a banner in front of the collection of blue and silver pinwheels states.
    Representatives of Roane County and the Kids First Child Advocacy Center planted the pinwheels in the courthouse lawn last week.

  • County rejects ankle bracelets

    A plan to appropriate $25,000 for an ankle-bracelet monitoring program failed to pass the Roane County Commission Monday night. Six commissioners voted for the resolution, and six voted against it.
    “Motion fails for lack of a majority,” Chairman James Brummett declared.
    Officials said an ankle bracelet program could have helped alleviate some of the overcrowding issues at the Roane County Jail.