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Today's News

  • Jackets pick up second win, 17-14

    It wasn't pretty at times, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a hard fought 17-14 victory over Sequoyah at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.
    Muddy field conditions made it hard for either team to move freely, but Sequoyah's Power-I offense seemed more suited for a sloppy field. Kingston's defense, however, held the Chiefs to 154 yards rushing on 36 carries. Sequoyah added 60 yards passing to end the evening with 214 total yards.

  • Sunbright knocks off Oliver Springs, 39-7

     

    The fur was most definitely flying in the "cat-fight"between Oliver Springs and Sunbright Friday night, but it was the Bobcats taking a tough 39-7 loss at home.

    After the Bobcats' first drive stalled out at the Tiger 24-yard line, Sunbright would march 76 yards in nine plays, scoring on a Luke Daniel to Braxton Swint 22-yard strike.

  • Greene, Devils soar past Bears, 41-14

     

    Coming off a heartbreaking loss against loss against Greenback, and being off from school for a week with fall break, it would have been understandable if the Harriman Blue Devils weren’t clicking on all cylinders Friday night in their District 3-A clash at Tellico Plains.

  • Lady Tigers take district title

     

    When Wes Ford took over the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer program in 2011, the Lady Tigers were one of the worse programs in the state, winning only two games in its previous four years.

  • Mayor candidates won’t ditch airport

    Rockwood Municipal Airport is a cause Peggy Evans has championed in her five years as a city official ― and she continues to carry the banner in her mayoral campaign.

    “I support that airport 100 percent ― and I have for years,” Evans confirmed last Tuesday during Rockwood 2000’s forum. “That is one of the best drawing points Rockwood has, and we have to utilize it.”

    While her opponent, Mike “Brillo” Miller, doesn’t necessarily share her passion, he said the city can’t simply walk away and cut its losses.

  • Court costs fall to McFarland in Pemberton lawsuit loss

    Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has divulged his reason for dismissing Tom McFarland’s election lawsuit.

    Word came down of his intention to toss the lawsuit shortly after a hearing on Sept. 30, but the order with those details wasn’t filed until last week.

    McFarland sued Mike Pemberton, the Roane County Election Commission and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins in Roane County Chancery Court on Aug. 20.

  • Ms. Lillie still serving after 50 years

    She’s a beloved part of Kingston Food City’s staff.

    Ninety-year-old Lillie Herrell still bags groceries at the large regional grocery chain, and she’s been part of the business for decades.

    “It was the White Store when I started,” said Lillie Herrell.

    Herrell said she started working for the grocery chain back in 1963.

    She said the White Store used to be located where the Roane County Jail is today. The grocery chain later became Food City and eventually moved to Ladd Landing where it now sits.

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  • DA pushes to revoke bond of rape suspect

    The District Attorney General’s Office will attempt to revoke rape suspect John Paul Little’s bond over his recent arrest on drug charges.

    Harriman police arrested Little on Sept. 9, 2012 on charges of child rape. He was released from jail in March after posting a $25,000 property bond. He remained free until Oct. 8 when he was arrested along with six other people after police allegedly detected an odor commonly associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine emanating from his Harriman home. A subsequent search revealed three active one-pot meth labs.

  • Police arrest man for posing as police officer

    A man previously charged with criminal impersonation for posing as a police officer last week is now charged on a warrant for false imprisonment in connection to the incident.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to 2755 Sugar Grove Valley Road on Monday and took James Alvin Bolden Jr., 43, into custody.

    Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said in talking with the district attorney general’s office it was determined Bolden should have been charged with false imprisonment as well. Phillips said Bolden had already made bond.