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Today's News

  • Boat safety week set

    The 2018 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

    The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 18 with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket, even while at work.

  • TWRA asks to leave wildlife wild

    TWRA Release

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    TWRA offices receive an increase in calls regarding abandoned wildlife each spring. Calls received are most often about typical wildlife behavior and not truly abandoned young. Following are a few tips to keep wildlife wild.

  • Payback for Kingston delayed

    Thursday night brought bad weather, and it brought a region championship game at Loudon High School as the Yellow Jackets from Roane County High School travelled to take on the Redskins in soccer action.

    The region championship game was a rematch of the district championship game that was played just one week earlier.

    With both the Redskins and the Yellow Jackets winning their contests on Tuesday night, it ensured that they both will advance to the sub state round along with being two of the final 16 teams left in the state in AA soccer.

  • ’Boro bound

    It was a long time coming.
    The seniors of the Kingston Lady Jackets had been working toward Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 sub-state victory against Unicoi County in Erwin since at least sixth grade.
    “I’m very proud of the girls,” Lady Jacket Coach Wendy Johnson said. “They have worked hard all of their lives and it’s apparent they know what they’re doing.
    “God has blessed them.”
    The win punched Kingston’s ticket for its first appearance in the softball state tournament for more than a decade.

  • 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)