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Today's News

  • Tigers split with Tellico Plains

    Fans that watched Saturday’s games between the Tellico Plains Bears and Rockwood Tigers were treated to a pair of nail-biters.

  • Strong second half leads Tigers past Eagles

    The Rockwood Tigers and Oakdale Eagles completed their season series Monday night at Oakdale, and not a lot changed from their meeting earlier this season as the Oakdale girls and Rockwood boys swept the season series.

  • Lady 'Cats clobber Jellico

    A beat-down. A drubbing. A shellacking. Insert whatever term you want, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats obliterated the Jellico Lady Blue Devils Friday night, 77-25. 

  • Raiderettes pick up close wins

    The Roane State Raiderettes picked up a pair of huge victories over the weekend as Monica Boles’ squad swept Dyersburg State and Southwest Tennessee in a pair of TJCCAA games.

  • Area 4 AAA Middle School Tournament Brackets
  • Yellow Jackets, Blue Devils battle to split

    It's always an exciting night when rivals Harriman and Kingston get together in basketball and Friday night was no exception.

  • New state representative cited for speeding

    If the Tennessee General Assembly is meeting on March 18, Republican state representative Julia Hurley may not be there in the morning.
    She’s scheduled to appear in Roane County General Sessions Court that day at 9 a.m. to answer a speeding ticket.
    “I don’t have anything to say about it” she said. “It’s a traffic ticket. What are you going to do? Pay it, I guess.
    Hurley was cited by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Saturday.
    According to the citation, she was driving a BMW 77 mph in a 50-mph zone on Hwy. 27.

  • Road intent may open development

    A land owner got the promise he says he needs to draw a retail development to his property in Midtown.

    Harriman City Council approved a letter last week saying it is the city’s intent to open Pinnacle Drive, a roadway that stops at an embankment at Pinnacle Pointe, the complex that includes Lowe’s and Kroger and is at the heart of litigation between the city and businessmen Jerry Duncan and Steve Kirkham.

  • Driver gets big break, asks for another

    Michael Derrick Muir had caught a break for more than 10 years.

    That didn’t prevent him, however, from asking for another one during a traffic stop last Wednesday.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Kittrell stopped Muir on Hwy. 70 for a taillight violation. Kittrell ran a check of Muir’s driver’s license and found out it had been revoked for driving under the influence on Sept. 10, 1998.

  • West Roane Volunteer Fire Dept. giving away smoke detectors

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department has free smoke detectors available for residences and businesses within its response area.

    The free detectors come with a 10-year battery and are available at no charge.

    West Roane County Fire Chief Charlie Redwine said the detectors and billboard advertising were made available to the department via a FEMA/DHS Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Fire Prevention and Safety.