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Today's News

  • Harriman Middle School sweeps Rockwood Middle

    On Monday, Roane County Schools weren’t in session for remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King JR, but due to bad weather a week earlier, the Harriman Middle at Rockwood Middle game was made up.
    Harriman picked up two wins and the regular season sweep of the county rivalry, game as the Lady Devils won 26-6 victory and the Blue Devils grinded out a 49-36 victory.
    Harriman 24, Rockwood  6: The Lady Devils picked up the win with some solid defense as they held the Lady Tigers to only six points in the contest.

  • Kingston downs Scott twice in 4AA games

    Powered by a 19-0 first-quarter run, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 11-4 Friday night with a 62-28 home victory over Scott.
    “Overall it was a great team effort,” Lady Jacket head coach Connie Guinn said following the game. “We had too many fouls in the first half, but I loved our aggressiveness and intensity on defense tonight.”
    That defensive aggressiveness was on display early. Scott scored the game’s first basket, but Kingston responded with a 19-0 run that was fueled by steals that led to easy baskets.

  • Yellow Jackets defeat Scott 62-49

    After dropping its first two District 4AA contests of the season, the Kingston Yellow Jackets got into the win column Friday night with a 62-49 victory over Scott.
    A great first half was the key to victory, as Kingston led by 17 points, 39-22, at intermission. Jacket head coach Colt Narramore felt ball movement was critical in Kingston’s fast start.
    “We played really well in the first half,” he said. “We’ve got a bunch of guys that are unselfish. They moved the ball really well in the first half and that led to a lot of open shots.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Fighting Irish 47-21

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams traveled to Knox Catholic for a pair of District 4AA games Monday, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Fighting Irish 47-21, while the Fighting Irish mercy-ruled the Yellow Jackets 69-27.
    Kingston 47, Catholic 21: A strong defensive effort led the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets to a win over the Catholic Fighting Irish on Monday by a score of 47-21. The Jackets forced 31 turnovers and had 20 steals against the Irish in their victory.

  • Rockwood loses two 3A games at Tellico Plains

    The Rockwood Tigers took a trip down the Cherohala Skyway to face off against the Tellico Plains Bears, only to come out with a pair of un-“bear”-able results, as the Lady Tigers fell 54-41 while the Rockwood Tigers fell short in a 39-38 defensive donnybrook.
    Tellico Plains 54, Rockwood 41: Despite a valiant, hard-fought effort, the Rockwood Lady Tigers couldn’t quite overcome the Tellico Plains Lady Bears in a 54-41 shootout on Friday

  • Lady Bobcats continue torrid play in 4A

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs basketball teams split a District 4A doubleheader with Jellico Friday evening, as the Lady 'Cats routed the Lady Devils 68-21, while the Blue Devils  bested Oliver Springs 67-51.
    Oliver Springs 68, Jellico 21: Michelle Christopher’s Lady Bobcats continued their successful streak with the victory over the Jellico Blue Devils.

  • Y-12 Federal Credit Union promotes 4

    Y-12 Federal Credit Union has promoted four employees, including a regional branch manager overseeing the Roane County Branch.

    Rusty Curtis was promoted to the position after serving as branch manager in Sevier County.

    Curtis started working for Y-12 Federal Credit Union 11 years ago as an assistant manager. He has been in the banking industry for 23

    years.

    In addition to Roane County, he will oversee branches in Sevierville and Clinton.

  • Unemployment rate continues downward tick

    Roane County’s November unemployment continues to inch downward.

    The rate, 5.4 percent, is 0.1 percent lower than in October, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County jobless rate was recorded at 6.0 percent in November 2016.

    The downward trend also continues statewide and nationally. Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November was 4.6 percent; the U.S. rate was 4.4 percent.

  • DOE board seeks members

    The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.

    The board is a federally chartered citizens panel that provides recommendations to the agency regarding cleanup activities across the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31.

  • all sales FINAL

    Rocky Top General Store in Harriman had a final sale on Jan. 7.

    The walls and shelves of the iconic store are getting bare as the last of the merchandise is sold off.