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Today's News

  • Robotics students building a kingdom for contest

    An occasional clang of metal and an errant knight here or there doesn’t mean visitors have stepped back in time.

    It’s not the clash of swords, but people working diligently on the creation of Roane County’s robot for this year’s TN First Smoky Mountain Regional robotics competition.

    That clumsily clad knight is just instructor Jason Young having a bit of fun getting his students into the spirit of this year’s competition.

  • CASA Winter Blast helps agency help children in need of advocates

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District held its Winter Blast in downtown Harriman on Saturday.

    The event featured food, entertainment, prizes and appreciation for the volunteers who serve as advocates for the children who end up in the court system through no fault of their own.

    “These are the folks who are actually doing the work for the judges,” Winter Blast emcee Ron Berry said about the CASA volunteers.

  • Knox attorney suspension to affect clients in Roane courts

    Knoxville attorney Bob Vogel has been suspended for one year by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    His clients include indigent criminal defendants in the 9th Judicial District, which is made up of Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.

    “We’re trying to figure out how many cases we have that this is going to affect,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

    Johnson said the one that immediately popped in his head involves Roger Prince, who Vogel represents in Morgan County Criminal Court.

  • Loudon sweeps Kingston

    The Kingston basketball teams were swept by former District 4AA foe Loudon Tuesday night, as the Lady Jackets were beaten 53-47 and the Yellow Jackets lost 58-52 in overtime.

    Loudon 53, Kingston 47: The game was tied 10-10 after one quarter, but the Lady Redskins used a 10-2 second quarter to take a 20-12 lead at halftime. Kingston  outscored Loudon 19-17 in the third quarter to slice the lead to 37-31, but both teams tallied 16 points in the fourth quarter for the final margin of 53-47.

  • Harriman loses twice again to Meigs County

    After competing well against Meigs County in Decatur last Friday night, Harriman hosted the Tigers and Lady Tigers Tuesday night, and again competed well, but with the same outcome. The Lady Devils were beaten 53-51 and the Blue Devils lost 72-53.

  • Oliver Springs plays district foes Oneida, Sunbright this weekend

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams will have a busy weekend as they host Oneida tonight (Friday) and travel to Sunbright Saturday for a make-up game.

    Friday night will be the last home game for Lady Bobcat senior Lauren Morgan and Bobcat seniors Austin Seiber, Taylor Murray, David Edmundson, Lane Evans and Brandon Morgan.

    Also Friday night, the OSHS Sports Hall of Fame will have a reunion.

    Recognition of members and this year's inductees will take place during halftime of the boys game.

  • RHS baseball team to have alumni day on Feb. 28

    The second annual Rockwood High School Baseball Alumni Day will be Sunday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mike "Brillo" Miller Complex.

    Registration will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m., with introduction of past players and coaches by Tiger head coach Jake Witter.

    atting practice will be from 2:20 to 3 p.m. Batting practice - one round of 10 swings/home run derby with baseballs - one round with 10 swings.

    There will be a cookout from 3-3:30 p.m.

    A five inning, alumni softball game will start at 3:30 p.m.

  • Kingston football players honored Jan. 30

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket football team was honored with a banquet Jan. 30 at the First Baptist Church.

    "This season we re-established Kingston football identity," said Wade Creswell, master of ceremonies and member of the Century Club who hosted the banquet. "You fought through injury. You competed. You had the best team chemistry I've seen in the lockerroom in my lifetime."

    After his opening remarks, Coach Brian Pankey and members of his staff represented special awards to the players.

  • Season ends for HMS boys, OSMS girls Friday night

    The 2015-16 season came to a disappointing end for the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and Harriman Middle School Blue Devils Friday night, as both would drop semifinal TMSSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional games at Pigeon Forge Middle School.

    The Lady ’Cats took the floor first and ran into a buzz saw, as eventual champion Holston won in dominating fashion, 37-12.

  • Kingston, Oliver Springs split rivalry make-up games

    Another county rivalry series is over for the 2015-'16 season, as Kingston split a make-up game with Oliver Springs Monday night in a game postponed Jan. 21 due to snow.

    The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Bobcats 61-41, while the Bobcats used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Yellow Jackets 57-52.

    Kingston 61, Oliver Springs 41: Rachel Layne poured in 22 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal to give her team its 19th victory of the season.