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Today's News

  • Midway tops Sweetwater for fifth straight win

     

    The Midway Green Wave won its fifth consecutive game with a 7-3 victory over Sweetwater Friday at Midway. 

    As they have done almost all season, Midway used good pitching and solid defense to ease past the Wildcats.

  • Midway pitchers combine for no-hitter

     

    Midway pitchers Justin Dutton and Christian Moore combined for a no-hitter Saturday afternoon in leading the Green Wave to an 11-1 victory over Mount Pisgah.

    Dutton pitched the first three innings, allowing one run on four walks while recording three strikeouts. Moore pitched the final three innings, allowing no hits to go along with eight strikeouts.

  • Raiders split with Vol State

     

    A lot can change from one game to the next in baseball. That was the case Saturday afternoon for the Roane State Raiders in their doubleheader with Volunteer State.

    In game one, Roane State dropped a high-scoring shootout, 14-10, but in game two, the Raiders defense and pitching turned things around and shutout the Pioneers, 6-0.

  • Tigers split with Meigs County in tennis action

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers tennis team traveled to Meigs County last week and picked up an impressive 7-2 victory over the Lady Tigers from Decatur.

    Rockwood won five of the six matches on the day in doubles while winning two out of three matches in doubles.

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    One hundred and eight pinwheels were planted in front of the Roane County Courthouse last week in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Each pinwheel represents a Roane County child who was identified as a victim of abuse during the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    Chris Evans-Longmire, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District, said the even more troubling thing about that number is many more victims go unidentified.

  • Scammer claims to be officer at Rockwood

    A caller claiming to be from the Rockwood Police Department and telling people to send money is a scam being investigated by the department.

    Rockwood Police Department Chief Danny Wright said the department has received reports of a man claiming to be a Lt. John Davis from the Rockwood Police Department telling people either they missed a jury summons or have an outstanding warrant and instructing them to mail him a prepaid debit card for $486.13.

    Wright said no John Davis works for Rockwood Police Department.

  • Wamp: ‘Obamacare’ tactic childish

    Weston Wamp called Congressman Chuck Fleischmann childish for his recent “Unhappy Birthday Obamacare” campaign.

    “Sometimes they’ll talk about me being the young candidate,” Wamp said. “If he’s wishing a piece of legislation an unhappy birthday, I don’t know who the more immature candidate is,” he added.

    “It sounds like him.”

    March 23 marked the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.”

  • ‘Heart of Caring’ offers pampering to caregivers

    Carolyn Moore gets a well-deserved break, visiting with other caregivers like herself while bright hues are painted on their fingernails.

    For years, she cared for her husband Billy, who suffers from dementia, at home before she had to put him in a nursing home.

    “I had him at home I guess four years,” Moore said.

    “Last year, he fell and broke his pelvis. He couldn’t stand up, so I had to go take him to the nursing home.

    “I’m down there pretty regular.”

  • Director of accounts didn’t receive full salary budgeted in first year

    Kaley Walker started her job as Roane County director of accounts and budgets on Oct. 1, 2010.

    The salary budgeted for the position that fiscal year was $69,461.

    Walker, however, was only paid $41,344, which included $1,220 for board and committee meetings.

    “We hired her at the total budget amount, but we did not pay her at that rate immediately,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said he wanted to give Walker some incentive to prove herself worthy of the job.