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Today's News

  • $377 taken in pry-and-grab

    Walmart was the victim of a pry-and-grab theft last week.

    According to a Rockwood Police Department report, a black male and female entered the store through the garden side and headed straight to the sporting goods section.

    “Once there, the male took a short pry bar and pried open a cash drawer at the register,” the report said. “He took about $377.38 in cash and left.”

    The suspects were spotted getting into a silver car parked near the garden center.

  • Yellow Jackets out sting Bees

    Tuesday night, the Roane County High School Yellow Jackets travelled to Baxter and beat the Bee’s of Upperman High School, 2-1, in a marathon soccer region semi final game.

    The Bee’s knocked off Dekalb County, in their district finals to secure the home field advantage in the contest as the Yellow Jackets lost to Loudon in their respected district finals.

  • Kingston can’t hold off Gibbs

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    Anemic hitting and errors in defense loomed large in the Lady Jackets 12-1 defeat at the hands of the Gibbs Lady Eagles in their Division 1 2AA Section 2 playoff game at Gibbs High School Thursday evening.

    A fifth inning rally was too little too late, and the game was called under the 10-run mercy rule.

    Strong pitching by Gibbs was hard to overcome, as their pitcher was hurling a no hitter up to that point.

    “We need to play better” commented Kingston coach Wendy Johnson.

  • Original copies of Tenn. Constitution to be on display for Statehood Day

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives will put all three of the state’s original constitutions on display to the public in commemoration of Statehood Day.

    The constitutions are typically protected in a vault, but all three versions will be in the Library and Archives’ lobby for public viewing June 1-2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

    The Library and Archives is at 403 Seventh Ave. N., directly west of the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

    Free parking is available around the Library and Archives building.

  • Rockwood pool opening May 29

    The swimming pool at Rockwood Community Center will open for the summer season on May 29.

    Open swimming hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. May 29-June 1. Afterward, open swimming hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Admission for open swimming will be $3 for ages 18 and older, $2 for K-12 students; ages 3 and younger will be admitted free.

    Lap swimming and water aerobics will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. each weekday. Admission is $1.

  • ‘Spread the Health’ at microclinic program

    Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services, Free Medical Clinic in Harriman, and Microclinic International are teaming up to present “Spreading the Health” a new 16-week, evidence-based program to promote overall health and wellness.

    The Microclinic Program is based on the philosophy that “health is contagious.”

    “We can interact with each other to influence positive or negative changes within our diet and exercise,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director.

  • Going With the Flo: God has said He will bless those who bless Israel

    By Flo Charles

    First, I meant to compliment Mr. Largen for his excellent, detailed and conscientious article concerning our schools in Roane County.

    My husband, a former classmate and friend of yours, Mr. Largen, would have applauded you and agree with Ron Woody, our County Executive, who said, “You can have all the votes you want. If you don’t have the money that’s going to support it, it doesn’t make any difference.” (The $68 million request)

  • A View From Lick Skillet: More and more of the real Trump comes to light
  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    SENIOR BOWLERS
    May 11
    1st High Game------Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---415
    2nd High Game-------Faye Langley, Rick Matthews--440
    3rd High Game -----Barbara Pickering, Bruce Martin--426
    High Scores today-------- Rick Matthews--232,211,268, games 711 series—Wayne Croy-213 game
    Lonny Settle—227  game
    High Series for today---Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---1270
    High Series May--- Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George-----1355
    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington—167, Rick Matthews---192

  • Roane County lacrosse players honored

    Tennessee Girls Lacrosse

    Association Honors

    All-Region Second Team - Olivia Akers junior at Kingston, Maddy McGill sophomore at Kingston.

    Honorable Mention

    Breanna Narramore, senior at Midway

    Roane County Knights

    Gabe Moore, freshman, and Lucas Goldschmitt will represent the Knights at the Tennessee Lacrosse Association All-Star game in Nashville Saturday.