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Today's News

  • Games at Harriman clinch post season spots for Devils and Lady Jackets

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Coalfield traveled to Harriman on Tuesday evening as the regular season for high school basketball dwindles down tournament seeding on the line.

    It was a good night for the Lady Jackets as a dominating second quarter gave them a comfortable lead and the win, 47-31.

    The win cemented Coalfield in the sixth seed for the post-season.

    The first quarter was highlighted by both teams going neck and neck and ended knotted at seven.

  • Lady Tigers can’t keep pace with Oneida

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were overwhelmed by the powerful offense and swarming defense of the Oneida Lady Indians, 73-12, Tuesday evening at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    Even with the Lady Indian bench and junior players coming into the game late in the first period, the outcome was never in question.

    It was Oneida’s swarming defense and deadly accurate shooting that bore testament to the reason it is tops in the district.

  • Slow start doesn’t help Rockwood

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers lost a district matchup to the Onieda Indians, 55-44, Tuesday in their own house, but not without putting up a fight.

    It was a case of differing styles of basketball. With Rockwood’s methodical defensive minded approach versus Oneida’s fast striking full court offense, the stage was set.

    Early in the game it was the Indians who set the tempo and pace of the game.

    The Tigers seemed to be a little out of sync and had trouble getting the ball through the nylon.

  • Yellow Jackets foul off contest

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took the AP No. 5 Loudon Redskins to the last second before losing 81-80 in a foul heavy game Tuesday night in Loudon.

    The physicality of the contest was reflected in the number fouls called on the teams.

    By the end of the first quarter Kingston had already tallied nine fouls and had the majority of its players in foul trouble.

  • Guinn did win, 500 times

    For Kingston Lady Jacket Coach Connie Guinn the road to 500 career wins Tuesday night against Loudon had many stops along the way, but it brought her back to where it all started.
    As Guinn closed in on the win, it really wasn’t something she spoke about let alone her players.
    “I didn’t say anything to the girls,” she said. “I don’t know who told them, but it wasn’t something I made a big deal out of.
    “Yes, it’s special, but to me that isn’t what it’s all about.

  • Going With the Flo: Country should not be supporting killing unborn

    By Flo Charles

    Only in America can you murder your child at birth or before, but go to jail for spanking them!

    Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink to celebrate the passage of a new law (passed on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision) that radically liberalizes abortion in New York State, in some cases allowing abortion up until the moment of birth, even permitting non-doctors to perform abortions – the most wicked and egregious assaults on humanity in America’s history.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Has McConnell started Trump’s downward slide?

    Gentle reader, when the history of the Donald John Trump administration is written, we think those future historians will look to January 2019, as the beginning of the end of that administration.

  • Kingston Rotary holds pancake breakfast Feb. 9

    The Kingston Rotary Club will be hosting its 39th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center, West Spring Street (behind Handee Burger), from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

    The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice and coffee.

    The silent auction will include many unique items. Tickets are $5 at the door.

    Proceeds go to the club for various projects they do.

  • CASA holds Winter Blast on Saturday

    The Kentucky Headhunters will bring their hybrid mix of honky tonk, blues and Southern rock to the Princess Theatre for the CASA Winter Blast on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

    The event features a roaming feast with items from Ruby Tuesday, Roane Street Grille, Caney Creek Marina, Country Club Restaurant and Our Towne Coffee.

    Door prizes and a silent auction will also be at the event.

    This is the tenth year of the CASA Winter Blast, a fundraising effort to support CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.

  • Jacobs Engineering sues contractors

    Jacobs Engineering Group filed almost identical lawsuits against three contractors in federal court last month.

    If the suits are successful, those contractors could be on the hook financially for the expenses Jacobs has incurred defending itself from lawsuits that stem from the cleanup of the TVA ash spill.