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Today's News

  • Harriman rallies to defeat Midway 6-4

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Fans got their money’s worth at the Midway-Harriman matchup on Friday, as the Blue Devils came from behind to defeat the Lady Waves 6-4. “We’re not quitting,” said Harriman head coach Chasity Lowery. “They ensured that they got the job done.”
    The Blue Devils jumped on Midway early. Kendra Qualls and Breena Hickey crossed the plate for Harriman in the second. Kaylee Bullard would score in the third to give Harriman a 3-0 advantage.

  • Yellow Jackets beat Harriman

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    County foes Harriman and Kingston met on the baseball diamond for the first time this season on Friday, with the visiting Yellow Jackets leaving with a 13-2 victory. The teams were tied at two going into the fifth inning before Kingston exploded for 11 runs in the final two frames.
    “We started slow, but we gained confidence as we went on,” said Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette.
    Harriman pitcher Hunter Atwell and Kingston’s Tyler Thurman traded outs in the first.

  • Fighting Irish outduel Kingston

    There were plenty of runs generated by the Kingston Yellow Jackets at Knoxville Catholic on a gloomy Monday afternoon, but the Fighting Irish generated a few more than the boys from the “Swarm City” as Knoxville Catholic picked up a 10-7 win.
    The game started with promise for the Jackets as Tony Curry blasted a RBI double to give the Jackets an early 1-0 lead. However, Catholic would supersede that output with two runs courtesy of a 2-run  single from Taylor Griffey to take an early 2-1 lead.

  • Harriman loses to Greenback 10-5 in rain-shortened district contest

    The Harriman Lady Devils hosted the Greenback Lady Cherokees in a District 3A softball game in an unique contest, with the visitors handed the Lady Devils a 10-5 loss.
    The game started out with rain falling and was called after five innings, which is an official game according to the rule book.
    The Lady Cherokees did most of their damage in the first inning, as they picked up six runs on mostly walks, as the weather conditions made it tough to pitch.
    Greenback added four more runs in the top of the third inning to stretch their lead to 10-0.

  • Blue Devil soccer team loses to Mountaineers in rain-plagued match

    Riverfront Park was the setting for the matchup between the Harriman Blue Devils and the Heritage Mountaineers on Monday night in a soccer matchup.
    Rain begin some 30 minutes before the match started, but the weather became perfect a few minutes later for the match to start. Fast forward 45 minutes after the match started, the great conditions shifted, as the match was called before the final horn sounded with Heritage winning 2-1.

  • Cumberland County Lady Jets gun down RHS Lady Tigers 13-2

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball was defeated 13-2 by the Cumberland County Lady Jets Monday night at Brickyard Springs.
    Rockwood led 1-0 after one inning on Cassidy Tilley's fielder's choice, but the Lady Jets scored 13 unanswered runs over the next four innings for a 13-1 lead. Rockwood scored their other run in the bottom of the fifth for the 13-2 final score.
    Taryn Hammonds' two-run double off Tiani Porter keyed the Lady Jets' 3-run second inning.

  • GLIMPSES: What will history say about 2017?

    By Mark Banker

    “History never looks much like history when you are living through it. It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.” John W. Gardner

    What will history say about our own “confusing…messy…uncomfortable” times?

    Assuming the deep-seated American penchant for conflict does not soon disappear, we can expect observers will continue to disagree into the foreseeable future about the issues we find so debatable.

  • The importance of the community in education

    By Terry Futrell

    The recent vote by the Roane County Board of Education to consolidate all five Roane County high schools into one sent shock waves throughout the county.

    Failing to give credence to the value of community in educating our students, most school board members voted to fully separate students from the culture and heritage of the communities in which they live.

  • Roane native Jason Eskridge performing to raise money for NAACP facility

    The renovation of the Greenwood School in Kingston is being aided by the efforts of numerous volunteers working to create a unique community resource.

    The project, which began in February under the guidance of the Roane County Chapter of the NAACP, includes structural and electrical repairs and remodeling including a meeting room, office space, a kitchen area and a gym.

  • Talent competition creates singing Idols, helps veterans

    Roane County residents can show off their musical chops while contributing to helping build tiny homes for disabled veterans in need.

    Tennessee Idol, a state singing competition, is holding talent contests in each county across the state.

    At 7 p.m. March 25, Roane County’s contest will be at the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s campus.

    “All the proceeds go to A Home 4 Heroes,” said Becki Tumlin, director of marketing.