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Today's News

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: From fixing roads to fixing you

    As my Leadership Roane County Class moves into 2017 I’m amazed at how fast the time has passed. When I started this class in July it seemed like I had a long way to go. With the completion of January’s class we only have about three more classes before we graduate in April.

    The Local Government class last week gave us a close look at local municipal offices and departments that provide the services we depend upon and the officials who lead those offices.

  • Blue Devils’ winning streak continues

    The Rockwood basketball teams made the short drive north to Harriman Saturday night for a District 3A make-up game Saturday afternoon, with the Blue Devils defeating the Tigers 75-34 to extend their winning streak to 18 games, while the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Devils 44-27 for their fourth win in the last five games.
    Harriman 75, Rockwood 34: “The kids played well. Our press helped us get some baskets,” said Harriman Coach Shay Shannon.

  • Blue Devils calm Green Waves for 17th win

    The Harriman basketball teams traveled south of the river to face District 3A foe Midway Friday night, as the Blue Devils defeated the Green Wave 78-36 to extend their winning streak to 17 games, while the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Devils 45-33 for the second time this season.
    Harriman 78, Midway 46: The Blue Devils placed five players in double figures in route to their victory. Isaiah McClain, Jaylen McCullum, John Johnson, Joe Pace and Hayden Bingham tallied 22, 15, 15, 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Harriman.
    Gabe Moore led the Green Wave with 11 points.

  • 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.

  • Lake Weeds BLIGHT or BENEFICIAL?

    If there is one thing that all sides of the lake weed issue seem to agree on it’s that the problem — if there is a problem — needs to be studied carefully before any action is taken.

    “We do know there is a problem and we’re trying to learn more,” County Commission Chairman Ron Berry said last Monday.

    County Commissioner Carolyn Granger, a member of the county Environmental Review Board, told the commission that a workshop where more information will be presented on weeds is scheduled February 6.