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Today's News

  • Kingston’s Butler signs with Urbana

     

    Roane County High School senior Katherine Butler does just about everything well on the softball diamond. She hits for power and average, she has good speed, and on defense, she covers a lot of ground and has a great arm.

  • OFF the CUFF: Diapers to dreams: Where did the time go?

    She appreciates my sense of humor.

    She listens to my puns with anewed interest.

    And she likes — yes, LIKES! — my singing.

    I introduced Roane County News readers to my baby girl with those words the week I returned to work from maternity leave.

    Scribbled on a yellow legal pad only hours after Amie was born, those words spilled on and on as I watched my tiny dark-haired creation slumber beside my bed.

    I was in awe. She was so small. And my love for her was so enormous.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: We should broaden our educational horizons

    Gentle reader, the current powder keg in Ukraine will, no doubt, in the fullness of time teach many lessons, but one which we doubt we will hear much about, but which could well be the most important in the long run for these United States, bears upon the excuse under which Putin claims the right to over-run and seize his neighbors’ lands.

  • Farmers market pavilion to be up and ready for upcoming growing season

    A pavilion at Riverfront Park for the Harriman Farmer’s Market producers to sell their fruits and vegetables should be finished for this market season.

    It will include areas for the sellers to display their products.

    A $38,800 grant to build the pavilion is through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Rural Farmer Market Capital Development Grant Program. It was awarded last year.

    Dina Jackson, grant and marketing coordinator, said they’d soon have some engineering designs to present to council.

  • Mitchell homers twice in Kingston win

     

    Kingston’s Cody Mitchell swatted a pair of home runs Wednesday evening to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 10-4 road victory over Fulton.

    Kingston’s victory wasn’t as easy as the final score sounds. The Jackets trailed after five innings of play before scoring seven runs in its final two at bats.

  • Midway picks up first win at Rockwood

     Midway has been playing high school baseball since 1991. During that the Green Wave has won a lot of games, but entering 2014 they had never beaten the Rockwood Tigers at Rockwood.

    That all changed Wednesday evening as Darrell Ruffner’s squad left Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex with an 8-4 victory.

  • Midway bats go cold at Grace

     

    The bats of the Midway Lady Green Waves were as cold as the weather Wednesday evening as Grace Christian Academy picked up a 3-0 victory in a key District 3-A battle.

    Lady Ram pitcher Jessica Webb actually had more to do with the shutout than the weather as she tossed a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts past the Lady Waves.

  • Rams, Tigers battle to draw

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Lady Jackets take two from Scott

     

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of District 4-AA wins Wednesday evening by knocking off Scott in a doubleheader played at Southwest Point.

    The first game of the day was close with Kingston pulling out a 5-4 victory. The Lady Jackets breathed a little easier in the final game of the evening, winning by a final score of 10-3.

  • Devils pick up soccer win

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman High School soccer team has been searching for their first win of the season and Monday night they found it when they traveled to Austin-East and downed the Roadrunners, 5-2.