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Today's News

  • Cold pill limits lifted

    An obstacle stopping pharmacies in Harriman from selling pseudoephedrine without a prescription has been lifted.

    Harriman City Council repealed the city ordinance this week “simply because it wasn’t effective anymore,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    “It was a good thing when we passed it,” the mayor added. “However, it is no longer needed.”

  • Don’t expect judge decision to be made soon

    It could take a while before the Tennessee Supreme Court makes a decision on whether to hear Tom McFarland’s latest appeal over his 2014 election loss.

    “It could come back in a month or it could come back in six months,” said Joanne Newsome, the chief deputy clerk for the Appellate Court Clerk’s Office in Knoxville.

    “There’s no set time.”

    McFarland, a Kingston attorney, was defeated by Mike Pemberton in the 2014 race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

  • Church aims to keep folks warm

    Speights Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockwood, will be giving out coats, blankets, gloves and hats to the needy at the church on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23.

    “We have been doing it for three years,” said church member Thelma Chrisco.

    Men’s, women’s and children’s items will be distributed at no cost from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    “You would be surprised by the people who don’t have blankets,” she added.

  • Bread? Check. Milk? Check. Kitty litter?

    AAA is advising motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency in winter weather.

    According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement, and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

    “We see extreme cold weather cause dead batteries and dangerous road conditions,” said Don Lindsey, public affairs director of AAA Tennessee.

  • Roane County Schools OPEN Friday

    Roane County Schools will be open on Friday, Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    Aytes, who made the decision Thursday evening, said schools will be operating on regular schedule.

  • No school in Roane County on Thursday

    Director of Schools Gary Aytes has called off school in Roane County on Thursday due treacherous driving conditions caused by a wintry mix on Wednesday.

    It's the second snow day for Roane County students. The school system has 11 built-in snow days in its 2015-16 calendar.

    More information on weather conditions and closings as they develop will be posted on RoaneCounty.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Lady Waves upset Harriman 64-47
  • Mayton free throws gives Tigers overtime win

    The Rockwood Tigers converted 9-of-12 free throws in overtime to defeat the Tellico Bears 79-69 to gain a split in their District 3A matchup Friday night, after the Lady Tigers were beaten 48-29 by the Lady Bears. Both teams played again Tuesday night in Tellico Plains.

    Rockwood 79, Tellico Plains 69: “We passed the ball well tonight,” said Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa, whose team was 26 of 48 from the field, including 7-of-15 from long range, and 20-of-31 from the free-throw line.

  • Lady Jackets sting Lady Highlanders

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games from Scott High Friday night, as the Lady Jackets beat the Lady Highlanders 63-48 and the Jackets lost in overtime to the Highlanders.

    Kingston 63, Scott 48: The Lady Jackets led 18-12 after one quarter and stretched it to 34-23 at the half, with a 16-11 second quarter.

    Kingston used an 18-10 third quarter to extend the lead to 52-33 after three quarters, but Scott finished the game with a 15-12 fourth-quarter for the final margin of 63-48.

  • Evans, Melton, Murray lead Oliver Springs over Jellico

    Tyler Melton, Lane Evans and Taylor Murray scored 17, 14 and 12, respectively, to lead the Oliver Springs Bobcats to a 70-60 victory at Jellico Friday night.

    Oliver Springs 70, Jellico 60: The Bobcats led 19-9 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 34-21 at the half, with a 15-12 second quarter. Jellico used a 19-14 third quarter to slice the deficit to  48-40; however, the Bobcats used a 22-20 fourth quarter to take the 10-point victory.