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Today's News

  • Rim Rockers win title
  • Tigers rally past Highlanders, 2-1

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Thursday night called for rainy conditions, but the sun stayed out for the Highlanders of Scott County to travel to play the Rockwood Tigers in a soccer match. 

  • Lady Jackets fall at Alcoa, 9-6

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets played well offensively Thursday in their District 4-AA contest at Alcoa, but defense was a different story as six Lady Jackets errors led to six unearned runs in a 9-6 loss to the Lady Tornadoes.

    Errors led directly to Alcoa’s first two runs in the bottom of the first inning as an error with two outs allowed to two Lady Tornadoes to score.

  • Lady 'Cats edge Harriman, 1-0

    Fans attending Thursday’s non district softball contest between Harriman and Oliver Springs were expecting a showdown between all-state caliber pitchers in Harriman’s Haley Goldston and Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones.

    The duo didn’t disappoint as they baffled hitters for much of the evening, but in the end Jones and the Lady ’Cats used an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning to ease by the Lady Devils, 1-0.

  • Stocktons hope for bomb-free Boston Marathon this go-round

    Tara Stockton was within a half-mile of completing the Boston Marathon last year when bombs exploded near the finish line. The race was halted and she never got to finish.

    Stockton will get another chance later this month.

    “The runners that weren’t allowed to finish, they gave us another invitation,” she said. “I’m excited at getting another opportunity to go.”

  • Election races final – or are they?

    Thursday’s filing deadline came and went with Tom McFarland and Mike Pemberton as the only two candidates for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    That race may not be set, however.

    Willis Hall, 120 Phillips Road, Kingston, filed a complaint with the Roane County Election Commission challenging Pemberton’s residency.

    The judicial district is comprised of Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties. Hall alleges that Pemberton does not live in the district.

  • Cyclists invade Roane for racing event

    Roane County will play host to a cycling event April 12-13 that will draw hundreds of participants.

    Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler, a co-director and a retired competitive cyclist, is working with Tim Tidwell, a TVA economic development specialist and an avid cyclist, on the Roane County Omnium.

    They expect between 200 and 250 racers to attend the three-race series.

    Ahler said they wanted something that would showcase much of the county’s finest attractions

  • Stench brings out utility crews

    A stench lingered between Harriman and Rockwood Tuesday morning, sending utility crews looking for a natural gas leak

    They found none.

    “The best we can determine it was an outside (source),” said Harriman Utility Board manager Bill Young. He said it could have been something traveling on nearby rails

    The smell prompted the Henry Center to message parents that they could pick up their children early.

    Young said it was a great exercise between HUB and Rockwood Water Sewer and Gas working together in a potential emergency scenario.

  • State parks offer special guided tours

    Tennessee State Parks is offering all-inclusive guided tour packages.

    Waterfall tours are available April 28-30, May 12-14 and June 9-11. The all-inclusive package, $249 per person, includes the tour, lodging, meals, interpretive programming and site visit transportation.

  • Roane hinges hopes on BEP formula revision

    The task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to study the state’s Basic Education Program had its first meeting on March 24 in Nashville.

    The BEP is the state’s funding formula for public schools.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody, who uncovered what he believes are some anomalies with the formula, attended the meeting.