Today's News

  • Kingston Yellow Jackets sting York Dragons 35-15

    Kingston’s Maurice Lane had a huge game Friday night, as the Yellow Jacket senior running back scored four of his team’s five touchdowns in a 35-15 homecoming victory over York Institute.
    “Mo has been banged up this year and has been a little down,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “I just told him to do what he’s been blessed to do and that’s run the football. He did that tonight.”
    Lane finished the evening with 95 yards and 2 TDs rushing on only nine carries while adding 47 yards and 2 TDs on two receptions.

  • OSMS blanks Coalfield in season finale

    Jeremiah Taylor rushed for 115 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns, and Landon Galyon tallied 105 yards on six carries with three touchdowns to lead the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats to a 50-0 victory at Coalfield last Tuesday night.
    Taylor scored on runs of 6 and 89 yards, while Galyon scored on runs of 13, 16 and 29 yards.
    Victor Guzman rushed for 25 yards on five carries and scored on a 4-yard run, while Gavin Hill carried 10 times for 79 yards and added a 3-yard TD run.

  • Cherokee Middle defeats Midway Middle

    The Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets had already secured the top seed of the TMSAA area 4 AAA west division, but they had a to take care of one last thing - a visit to Midway Middle School - before heading into the playoffs in two weeks.
    The Yellow Jackets efficiently took care of the Green Wave, 34-6, Thursday evening, by scoring five touchdowns on 10 plays in the first half to finish 7-1 on the season. MMS ended the season at 2-6.

  • Round one

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers defeated the Cumberland Gap Middle School Panthers 34-6 to close out the regular season on Civitan Field at Tom Pemberton Stadium; however, the two teams will square off again Thursday night in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs.
    "We are in the playoffs for the first time in a few years. I'm excited," said Coach Scott Harvey.

  • Old times there are not forgotten: Wheat homecoming

    The Wheat community may be long gone, but former residents, students and their descendants are making sure it is not forgotten.

    In remembrance, several dozen folks gathered last Sunday at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church just off Blair Road to celebrate the group’s 85th reunion.

    Nestled in the Oak Ridge portion of Roane County — and encompassing land from Bear Creek to Bethel Valley, East Fork Valley and Sugar Grove Valley — the entire community was displaced in 1942 to make way for the ongoing war effort.

  • ‘Nobody knows the chief’: Harriman’s top cop lauded, process panned

    The recent hiring of Derek Pacifico as Harriman police chief drew a mixed reaction from the standing-room-only crowd in Harriman’s City Council chambers Tuesday.

    Some, including residents who participated in the selection process and Pacifico’s students from Farragut, turned out in support.

    Others, however, would have preferred to have a Roane County candidate to fill the post.

  • Boat slips a go for Kingston

    After several months of waiting, Kingston will finally get its boat slips.

    Kingston City Manager David Bolling reported to Kingston City Council Tuesday during its regular workshop that he received official notification that very day from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    “I’m thrilled to death to get the news,” he said. “We have been approved for the permit. We don’t have it in hand, but electronically, they notified us that we had been approved.”

  • Revocation proposed for vehicular homicide parolee

    If the Tennessee Parole Board takes the recommendation of a state hearing officer, a Roane County Jail inmate previously convicted of vehicular homicide will stay there for at least another year.

    Bryan K. Howard had a parole hearing Wednesday at the Jail on charges he violated the terms of his parole for the 2007 vehicular homicide of Bradley Keith Lively.

    He was arrested July 16 of this year after he was found in a cemetery on Dyllis Road while unconscious in a running car.

    He was charged with driving without a license and simple possession.

  • Aquatic plants a pain for lakefront dwellers

    Some Roane County residents are seeing their once-pristine lakefronts turn into an underwater nursery.

    They’re not happy about it, either.

    “If you bring somebody down here to show them lake property and this is out here, I guarantee you, it’s going to have an impact,” Ellis Road resident James D. Stout said.

    The culprits are aquatic plants, such as hydrilla, spiny-leaf naiad and milfoil.

  • County match-ups highlight week 8

    By Ed Greif
    Week eight for four Roane County teams — Harriman, Midway, Rockwood and Oliver Springs­ — is important to their playoff lives in their respective regions.
    Midway travels to Harriman for a Region 2-1A contest, while Rockwood visits Oliver Springs for a Region 2-2A game on the Bobcats' senior night.