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Today's News

  • Fast start leads Kingston past Harriman, 7-0

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets scored seven goals in the first 18 minutes of play and that was all that was needed as Elik Pickell’s squad picked up a 7-0 victory at Harriman. 

    Sophomore Kaylee Wilson got off to the fastest start as she scored three goals in the first six minutes alone.

  • Chamber adds two staffers to aid businesses

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce now has two full-time employees to bring more attention to members and add member benefits through additional products and programs.

    Paulette Ray, director of Chamber operations, returned to The Roane Alliance to work hand-in-hand with businesses to help them grow and succeed.

    Lindsey Stevens joined the Chamber staff as member services coordinator.

  • Wampler heads up board of state grocers group

    John Edd Wampler, president of Family Brands International LLC, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association.

    Wampler assumed the role at the association’s recent annual convention in Nashville.

    A native of Lenoir City, Wampler grew up in the family business, first at Wampler’s Farm Sausage and later at Family Brands International.

  • AT&T supports Michael Dunn Center
  • Volunteer Energy gives to Roane agencies

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations.

    Groups recently collecting grants include Midway Elementary School Back to School Bash Club, $1,000; South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter Training Program, $500; Midway Middle School’s Beta Club, $500 grant; and South Roane Volunteer Fire Department’s Dry Fork Valley Station 4, $500 grant.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Visitors at St. Mary’s Baptist Church last Sunday were Brian Farmer, his friend Penney, her daughter Natalie, and Brian’s daughter Madison.

    Also, his mother Carol Farmer was with them.

    They were blessed and said they will be back.

    Emmitte Yette, a former resident of this city, will celebrate his birthday the 26th of this month. Happy birthday, Emmette, and be blessed.

  • Slow start costs Blue Devils in 40-19 loss

     

    In what could be described as a very physical game, the Grace Christian Academy Rams pinned a 40-19 defeat on the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night at Wallace Black Field.

    The Rams actually jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead before Harriman settled down and played the state’s No. 3 ranked 2A team toe-to-toe the rest of the evening.

  • Bobcats fall to Jackets in shootout, 66-34

     

    Friday night was a good night for Coalfield Head Coach Keith Henry. His Yellow Jackets defeated Oliver Springs, 66-34, for what would be the 100th win in Henry’s career as head coach with 50 of those coming at Coalfield.

  • Meigs County surprises Rockwood, 42-14

     

    Rockwood was its own worst enemy Friday night, and the result was a 42-14 defeat at home against Meigs County in a key District 3-A contest.

  • Second half rally keys Midway win, 38-28

     

    It wasn’t easy, but the Midway Green Wave opened its District 3-A schedule with a victory Friday night after rallying past visiting Tellico Plains, 38-28.

    With the win Midway improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the district. This also would be the first time in his four years at Midway that head coach Joe Campbell has had a 4-0 start.