Today's News

  • Kingston police investigate robbery at KenJo gas station on Gallaher

    Kingston police responded to a report of a robbery at the KenJo gas station on Gallaher Road last week.

    The store clerk told police the suspect took cash from a drawer.

    “Nobody was hurt,” Kingston Police Department Sgt. Roy Montgomery said.

    According to the report, Kingston Police Officers Brent Barger and Dustin Arnold responded to the gas station around 1 a.m. on Oct. 12 after being notified by dispatch.

  • Yager’s annual chili supper to help charities

    The 25th annual chili supper and silent auction sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager is set for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the student lounge of Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.

    Country music star Jimmy Fortune, who sang with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years before becoming a solo artist, will perform at the event.

    The annual chili supper started in 1994 in a local high school when Yager was Roane County Executive.

  • Man injured in crash still at hospital

    One of the people involved in a head-on crash last week was still in the hospital.

    The crash happened on Gallaher Road.

    Kingston Police Department Sgt. Roy Montgomery said Wayne Redman was traveling toward Oak Ridge around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 in a Toyota pickup truck when he was hit head-on by Calvin Goldberg. Montgomery said Goldberg was driving a white Ford van.

    “Goldberg stated to me that he fell asleep at the wheel, crossed over four lanes of traffic and hit Mr. Redman head-on,” Montgomery said.

  • Miller takes no stance on metro

    Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller said he hasn’t taken a position on an effort to explore metro government.

    The Roane County Commission’s Budget Committee recommended a resolution to the full Commission that called for creating an exploratory committee to study municipal consolidation.

    The Commission met Monday and passed the resolution.

    “I’ve not even considered that,” Miller said.

  • Kindred Spirits returns for spooky fun time for trick-or-treating youth

    It’s an extravaganza for the Halloween season that features a cast of 130 singers, dancers, musicians and actors, and it’s growing in popularity.

     It’s the annual “Kindred Spirits” production, with performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State’s main campus, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman. Admission is $5.

    “It’s one of the highlights of our year,” said Professor Brenda Luggie, Roane State’s choral director.

  • Even in defeat, Bobcats look future

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats travelled to Oneida to face the Lady Indians in the single elimination district soccer tournament this week.

    Despite a gritty showing from the Lady Bobcats, Oneida was able to hang tough and win 2-0 to advance in the postseason.

    The young Oliver Springs team had been showing improvement throughout the year and Tuesday night gave validation to this.

    The Lady Indians had beaten the Lady ‘Cats 7-1 earlier in the regular season, so the playoff outcome and score were actually something to be proud of.

  • Rockwood grows as team on the pitch

    By Jace Greene


    The Rockwood/Midway Lady Tigers/Waves travelled to Cumberland Gap on Tuesday night in a second round matchup in the single elimination district tournament.

    The Lady Tigers/Waves came off a big win agains Harriman Monday. After the win, the Lady Tigers/Waves had to turn right around and travel to the number 1 seed in the district.

    Cumberland Gap ended the Lady Tigers/Waves season with a 9-0 final.

    Head Coach Denziel Westby had very encouraging words about his team after the loss.

  • Scott ends Lady Jacket season
  • OSMS can’t hold off Spring City

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats travelled to Spring City Thursday night to take on the Bulldogs of Spring City.

    The Bulldogs strong rushing attack proved too much for the Bobcats as they saw their season come to a stop by way of a 40-8 loss.