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Today's News

  • Lady ’Cats stay in title hunt with sweep

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats saved their best for last on Monday, as Matt Headden’s squad scored the game-winning runs in their final at bats in both games of a doubleheader sweep of visiting Wartburg at Arrowhead Park.

  • Lady Jackets to close out regular season

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team will close out their schedule this week, hosting Catholic in a doubleheader Monday and Anderson County Tuesday, after dropping a 4-2 decision to the Lady Mavericks in Clinton Thursday evening.
    Anderson County 4, Kingston 2: The Lady Mavericks scored two runs in the bottom of the third, but Kingston tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth.
    The Lady Mavericks came back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the 4-2 victory.

  • Harriman tennis teams sweep Fulton, Carter

    The Harriman tennis teams swept a pair of matches from Knox Carter Tuesday and Knox Fulton Wednesday.
    The Lady Devils defeated Carter 6-3, while the Blue Devils won 8-1, with the Lady Devils beating Fulton 7-2 and the Blue Devils woinning 9-0 on Wednesday.
    Harriman 7, Fulton 2
    Singles
    Natalie LaRue (H) defeated Islande Stout 8-3
    Karalize Nikuse (F) defeated Larissa Langley 8-4
    Bryley Works (H) defeated Naomi Nizegimna 8-4
    Shanya Westfield (H) defeat Madi Donoho 8-4
    Taylor Moore (H) defeated Makayla Griffin 8-4

  • Lady Tigers travel to Meigs County to end regular season

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger softball team closes out the regular season today at Meigs County, after games at Oliver Springs on Thursday and Cumberland County on Friday were canceled.   
    The District 3A Tournament begins this weekend.
    Rockwood 11, Midway 0: Courtney Denny hurled a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and one walk last Tuesday at Midway.
    The Lady Tigers scored once in the top of the second, two in the top of the fifth and eight in the top of the sixth for the victory.  

  • Rockwood tennis teams split with Fulton Falcons

    The Rockwood tennis teams split a pair of matches with Knox Fulton on April 26 at the Roane State courts. The Tigers fell to 0-10 with a 4-0 loss to the Falcons, while the Lady Tigers 9-0 to improve to 7-3.
    Fulton 3, Fulton 1
    Singles
    Jesse Hurley (F) defeated Logan Brock 8-5
    Zurich Hudson (F) defeated Drake Henderson 8-5
    Zach Rader (F) defeated Derek Smith 8-5
    Tommy Gardner (R)  won by forfeit
    Doubles
    Hurley/Hudson (F) defeated Brock/Gardner 8-0
    Rockwood 9, Fulton 0
    Singles

  • VFW Post 6598 to hold golf tournament May 20 at RGCC

    VFW Post 6598 will be hosting their annual benefit memorial golf tournament, Saturday, May 20, which is Armed Forces Day, at the Rockwood Golf and Country Club with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The deadline to register is Friday, May 19.
    The format for the 18-hole tournament is a three-person selective shot event, with prizes going to the top three teams.
    One non-winning team will receive a refund for entry fees. The entry fee is $240 per team or $80 per person, with mulligan and lunch included.

  • County soccer teams end regular season

    The soccer teams from Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood will conclude their regular seasons this week.
    Harriman (2-7-1) closes out the season Tuesday at Anderson County.
    Kingston (5-3-5) has three matches left - McMinn Central Tuesday, at Maryville Christian Thursday and Clinton Friday.
    Oliver Springs (0-11) hosts Stone tonight (Monday), Berean Christian Tuesday and Carter Thursday.
    Rockwood (1-9-3) closed out its season against Kingston Friday evening.

  • ‘I love this farm. I can’t imagine the Lord made a place that’s more beautiful’ ‘I never get tired of it’

    For 100 years, the family of Harlan Thomas has been running a farm off Bowman Bend Road in Roane County.

    “I love this farm. I can’t imagine the Lord made a place that’s more beautiful. I never get tired of it,” Thomas said.

    Back in 1917, Thomas’ great-grandfather on his mother’s side purchased 400 acres of land near Bowman Bend. The land was used to raise cattle, strawberries and hay.

    Today, just 33 acres of the land is used by the Thomas family for raising about 15 head of cattle.

  • Experts won’t sign on Dotson defense

    Another hearing was held in the child starvation case last week, and the uncertainty about when Matthew Dotson and Amanda Dotson will go to trial remains.

    Both face first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges for allegedly starving their 2-year-old son to death.
    Clifford Dotson died on May 3, 2012. Wednesday will mark five years since his death.

    The case against his parents has been pending in Roane County Criminal Court for nearly as long.    

  • Recreation for seniors top Harriman’s priority list

    Harriman continues a focus on recreation this year, with upgrading facilities and opportunities for seniors among the objectives that came out of the city’s strategic planning session this weekend.

    “I’d like to see a major investment in our recreation facilities, upgrades, repairs, maintenance,” said Councilman Sam Russell.

    Russell, who is a coach for Harriman Middle School baseball, is big on athletics, even serving on the recreation advisory committee before becoming a council member.