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Today's News

  • Kingston players earn district honors

    District 4AA

    All-District baseball

    Kingston - Brycen Johnson, Chandler Worley, Colton Robinette.

    All-District softball

    Kingston - Morgan Baarlaer, Casey Gaines, Shannon Gaines, Lenna Robinson, Emily Workman.

    Emily Workman Pitcher of the Year

     

    All-Tournament Team

    Kingston - Shannon Gaines, Keylon Reynolds, Emily Workman, Morgan Baarlaer, Meredith Garrett.

    Shannon Gains Tournament MVP

  • NRA awards grant to Roane State

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The national champion Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team has received a Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant for supplies valued at more than $4,400.

    “We greatly appreciate the foundation’s support for our athletes,” team coach Kenny Carey said.

    Through the grant, the team will receive Winchester 12-guage shotgun shells, Winchester 20-gauge shotgun shells, and a promotional banner.

  • Yellow Jackets can’t keep pace with Gibbs

    With the spring sports season winding down, high stakes games on the baseball diamond start to happen, and that’s what happened on Monday night the Yellow Jackets of Roane County High School travelled to Gibbs High School to take on the Eagles.

    Kingston finished second in their district tournament, with the Eagles of Gibbs High School grabbing the first place spot in their respected district.

    The winner moved on to the region championship game, with the losing team enduring elimination.

  • Season ends for Lady Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It all started with a spring break trip to play at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex back in March and ended with their first regional tournament appearance in 15 years but the Lady Devils fought till the end as they had the winning run at bat in the 7th inning against Tellico Plains but fell short by a final score of 8-6.

    “We set the bar high for Harriman softball this year and I am very proud of this team for their accomplishments”, says Lady Devil coach Chasity Lowery.

  • Tigers edged, season ends

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Tears were shed Monday evening in Rockwood. The Tigers of Rockwood High School ended their season in the oppressive heat and humidity with a loss to the Patriots of Chattanooga High School of Arts and Sciences, 13-12.

  • One is all that was needed

    One plus one equals three.

    All it took was one spectacular defensive play and one inning of offense for the Kingston Lady Jackets to beat Union County, 3-1, Monday night in the first round of the Region 2 softball playoffs.

    “These girls are determined and they are focused,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “I’ve said it all year that I will ride their coat tails as far as they’ll take me.”

    The game had been a pitcher’s duel between Kingston’s Emily Workman and the Lady Patriots’ Makayla Lever.

  • Kelley’s widow to finish his term

    Roane County Commission voted 8-5 Monday to allow the late Steve Kelley’s widow to serve the remainder of his District 4 Commission term.

    Renee Kelley was sworn in during a 10-minute break and sat with the Commission afterward.

    “I have big shoes to fill,” she said.

    Steve Kelley’s term expires on Aug. 31. That’s how long Renee Kelley will serve in the seat. She is not running in the Aug. 2 election.

  • Man called ‘menace’ gets 13 years in prison

    A Rockwood man described by authorities as both a “career criminal” and a “menace to society” is facing more than a decade in prison.

    A Roane County jury found Larry Adkisson guilty of aggravated burglary and theft last November.

    On May 8, Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks sentenced Adkisson to 12 years as a career offender for the theft conviction and 13 years as a persistent offender for the aggravated burglary conviction.

  • Park speeders getting tickets

    Speeders, beware blue lights flashing at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

    Harriman City Councilman Tim Johnson raised concerns about speeding in the park and worried a child might be struck as they crossed the roadway.

    In response, Harriman police are running radar and writing tickets or warnings to violators.

  • New ISO could save 7-8% in fire insurance

    The improved ISO fire protection rating in Kingston offers multiple benefits to residents and homeowners.

    The reduction of Kingston’s Insurance Services Office rating from a 4 to a 2 means residents can sleep better knowing they have some of the best fire protection in the state.

    The new rating can also mean discounts on fire protection insurance, said Johnny Griffin, president of Griffin Insurance Agency in Kingston.