Today's News

  • Kingston sweeps Scott in district finale

    The Kingston basketball teams wrapped the District 4AA season Friday night by sweeping a pair of games at Scott,  as the Lady Jackets won 49-41 and the Jackets were victorious 58-45.

    Kingston 49, Scott 41: Taylor Thurman and Abby Wilson tallied 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Lady Jackets.

  • District-leading Meigs County Tigers beat Harriman twice

    The Harriman basketball teams traveled to Meigs County Friday night to face District 3A leaders Meigs County, as the Lady Devils and Blue Devils seeking momentum to go into the district next week.

    Despite great efforts by both teams, the Lady Devils dropped their contest 46-38, while the Devils lost 65-55.

    Meigs County 46, Harriman 38: The Lady Devils proved they could play with the Lady Tigers and gave them all they could handle; however,  the high voltage offense of Meigs County pulled away for the victory.

  • Grace Christian sweeps Rockwood in make-up games

    By Michael Lindsay

    Rockwood hosted Grace Christian Monday night in a makeup doubleheader, as the Tigers lost a thriller in overtime 69-68, while the Lady Tigers were beaten 46-25.

    Grace Christian 69, Rockwood 68: The Tigers were within mere seconds from taking down Grace Christian Academy, but were unable to do so as they lost an overtime thriller by a score of 69-68.

  • Rockwood splits with Midway in district clash last Friday

    A near capacity crowd in the Dr. Tom Evans gymnasium at Rockwood High School Friday night witnessed the Tigers and Lady Tigers split a pair of District 3A games with the Midway basketball teams.

    The Tigers downed the Green Wave 69-38, while the Lady Waves 47-35.

    Rockwood 69, Midway 38: Matt Thompson, Austin Cooper and Case Miller led the Tigers with 17, 12 and 11 points, respectively,.

    Jake Woody led Midway with 11 points, as Coach Darrell Ruffner gave his entire team some quality time on the Tiger court.

  • OFF the CUFF: Ten-Dollar Founding Father gift is a lot of Hams

    I want tickets to see “Hamilton” for my upcoming real birthday.

    For those of you not in the know, I’m that rarity whose birthday falls on Feb. 29. Which means this year’s age is divisible by four, but that’s all I’m disclosing.

    Unfortunately, it might take until Feb. 29, 2020, to realize this year’s birthday wish.

  • Vacation deals offer up-close look at parks

    Tennessee State Parks is offering nine vacation packages in 2016 to suit all types of outdoor enthusiasts and skill levels.

    Guests can experience guided tours through eight state parks across Tennessee and several natural areas and wildlife refuges.

    The year’s tours begin with a Winter Waterfall Tour at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland State Park on Feb. 22-24.

    Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls, guests can experience what a winter water wonderland looks like.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News


    The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!

  • Greenback at Rockwood games postponed

    The Greenback at Rockwood basketball games scheduled Tuesday night were postponed and reschedule for Thursday. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m.

  • Langley, Peters to continue football careers

    Two of Harriman High School's offensive linemen joined ofter football players across the state to continue their careers at the collegiate level on National Signing Day last Wednesday.

    Treyton Peters signed with MTSU, while John Langley signed with Bethel University in McKenze, Tennessee. Both helped the Blue Devils rush for 4,265 yards this season, and to a 9-4 overall record and a 5-1 Region 2 1A mark for Coach Travis Tapp. Harriman defeated Unaka 60-14 and Coalfield 40-20 in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before losing 56-28 at Greenback.

  • Blue Devil football players honored

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Harriman High School football team held their annual football banquet held at the Harriman High School cafeteria. The Blue Devils went 9-4 on the season losing in the quarterfinal’s of the state playoffs to eventual state runner up Greenback. The Blue Devils also were Region 2A runner up. The day consisted of watching the 2015 highlight film, along with honoring players, coaches, cheerleaders and several other people who contributed throughout the season.