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Today's News

  • Road widening of Hwy. 62 to Oliver Springs scheduled

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel for those wishing to see Hwy. 62 widened from near Petit Lane in Morgan County to the junction with Hwy. 61 in Oliver Springs, as a status report released last week from the Tennessee Department of Transportation lists the project in the early stages of development.

    “I’m tickled that it’s on the books,” Morgan County Executive Don Edwards said.

  • Harriman starts repairs at dock

    Workers have begun the replacement of steps and a landing at the dock at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

    “We are repairing the stairs but also making the landing at the top of the bank bigger than before,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

    Smoky Mountain Deck Builders is doing the repairs, and Helms said they estimated it would be done in the next two weeks, weather permitting.

  • Yager attacks frivolous suits, bounty hunters

    People who file frivolous lawsuits could find themselves on a registry if state Sen. Ken Yager gets his way.

    Yager, R-Kingston, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1601, which takes aim at those who use the court system to badger others.

  • Remembering KATIE KLINGMAN

    The family and friends of a Rockwood mother will not let her memory fade for her two young children.

    The loved ones of Katie Klingman are reeling after her death from a blood clot days after routine shoulder surgery on Jan. 19. She leaves behind 2-year-old Nevaeh Klingman and 1-year-old Kayden Carl Glenn Klingman.

    “She was a good mom. It is not fair she was taken from those babies at such an early age,” said Dellia Bennett, Katie’s mother.

  • OS and Midway in district play

    Friday night saw a battle between the Lady Bobcats and Lady Waves of and the Bobcats and Green Waves as Midway travelled to Oliver Springs in a battle between two district and county foes.

    Midway was able to pick up the win in the first game, as the girl’s contest finished 51-36. The second contest was a battle between the Green Waves and Bobcats and the Green Waves picked up the 61-54 win.

    The first contest of the night saw the home standing Lady Bobcats square off against the visiting Lady Green Waves of Midway.

  • Blue Devils circle the wagons in district win

    The Blue Devils made the trip to Oneida on Friday.

    The Lady Devils got off to a rough start as the hot shooting Lady Indians jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead. Harriman continued to struggle with forced and unforced turnovers.

    The offense picked up in the second as Mikala Goins hit a trey and freshman Nataya Moore made a power move to the lane for two as the Lady Devil’s defense also picked up by holding Oneida to ten but the Lady Indians lucked out on a last second tip in to give them a 26-5 lead at the half.

  • Kingston splits with wily Roadrunners

    Top: Lady Jacket Amadea Pankey drives into the lane for a lay-up during Friday’s game. Kingston was led by Riley Guillemet’s 23 points and beat the Lady Roadrunners, 48-37. Above: Kingston’s Tyler Thurman (34) keeps the shot away from the Austin-East defender in Friday’s district matchup game. Davey Clark scored 20 for the Yellow Jackets but it wasn’t enough. Kingston lost 72-55.

  • Blue Devils end Eagles’ streak

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils ended the Oakdale Eagles’ undefeated district run in overtime on Saturday.

    After a long week with three games against Meigs County, Rockwood and Oneida, the Blue Devils still had some fight left in them to beat the Eagles 80-75 in overtime.

  • Lady Devils outrun Warriors in tourney

    The Harriman Middle Lady Devils used a 23-point second half to beat Happy Valley, 34-23, Saturday afternoon in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.

    The teams looked to be evenly matched in the first half with back and forth scoring.

    By halftime the score was knotted at 11 and the game had the earmarks of a defensive struggle.

    That didn’t prove to be the case.

    Harriman came out of the locker rooms looking like a team on fire.

  • Rockwood can’t finish late push

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers couldn’t hold of Jonesborough’s late push Saturday, losing 40-31 in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.

    “It was frustrating,” Rockwood Coach Jeff Allen said. “Jonesborough crashed the boards hard.

    “They are a fundamentally sound team.”

    A fast start to the game, Rockwood fell behind 20-11 at the end of the second quarter.

    Shots did not fall for the Tigers with the ball missing the mark or rattling on the rim only to bounce off.