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Today's News

  • A VIEW FROM LICK SKILLET: Conservatives? Today’s Republicans aren’t

    Gentle reader; For some time now we have heard and read with increasing disquietude the claims of various Republican candidates for various offices to be “the Conservative Candidate”.

    But, upon considering these candidates’ platforms when running, and voting records when elected, we have become convinced that none of them are in fact true conservatives.

  • INSIDE the First AMENDMENT: Admit it: We need First Amendment

    You may think you love the First Amendment. You may get misty-eyed just thinking about it.

    It calls to mind Woodward and Bernstein unraveling the Watergate scandal, Dr. King leading the March on Washington, Voltaire proclaiming, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Voltaire didn’t actually say that, but he probably wouldn’t mind that you think he did.)

    But sooner or later, you will come across something that will make you wonder just what’s so great about freedom of speech.

  • State hoop champs to be honored

    A community-wide celebration for the Class A State Champions Harriman Blue Devil basketball team will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.
    T-shirts will be available for order and purchase for $15 to $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of championship rings for the coaches and players.  
    Fans are encouraged to buy state championship t-shirts at the school, according to HHS principal Scott Calahan.

  • Blue Devil soccer team downs Knox Fulton 4-2

    With Monday marking the first day of spring, what a better day to kick off the soccer season for the Harriman High School Blue Devils under second-year head coach Christina VanMeter.
    The Blue Devils travelled to Knoxville Fulton and returned down I-40 with a 4-2 victory.
    “We made some mistakes, but we were able to hold on to win,” said VanMeter.
    The Devils are in more comfortable situation under their second year with VanMeter, as they all know each other better.

  • Kingston defeated 5-2 by Lady Chiefs

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A 3-run opening inning by the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs, not to mention a 4-RBI performance from Lady Chiefs’ freshman sensation Macy Bavard, proved to be too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as the Lady Jackets took a 5-2 loss on a cool, crisp Thursday afternoon at Southwest Point.

  • Lady Jackets lose to Ooltewah, Sequatchie County

    The Kingston Lady Jackets posted a 0-2 record in the last weekend's Meigs County Classic, losing to Ooltewah 4-3 and Sequatchie County 3-2.
    Ooltewah 4, Kingston 3: Casey Gaines' triple helped the Lady Jackets take a 3-0 lead, but the Lady Owls scored one run in the bottom of the second and three in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 advantage.
    Morgan Baalaer (double), Shannon Gaines (double), Trinity Clements, Casey Gaines (triple), Autumn Davis double), Shannon Gaines and Emily Thompson each one hit for Kingston.

  • Green Waves swamp Wartburg Bulldogs in region baseball action

    The Midway Green Waves were in fine form on the baseball diamond on an overcast Friday afternoon “South of the River” when they scored early and often against the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, winning by an 11-1 margin.
    Wartburg left one man on base in the top of the first, only for Midway to capitalize in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Hayden Hester to take an early 1-0 lead.

  • Tigers, Bears split district doubleheader

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball returned to District 3A play Monday as they split a doubleheader with Tellico Plains, taking the first game on Lucas McDermott's walkoff homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and losing the nightcap 1-0.
    Rockwood 4, Tellico Plains 3: Trailing 1-0, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the third on a double by Trey Treadway, a single by McDermott and a triple by Kolby Robbins.
    The Bears tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, but McDermott led off with a shot off the foul pole for the walkoff win.

  • Lady Tigers swept by Lady Bears 6-0, 4-3

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team opened a busy week Monday by dropping a pair of District 3A games to Tellico Plains at Brickyard Springs.
    The Lady Bears shutout the Lady Tigers 6-0 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second game.
    Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: The Lady Bears scored three runs each in the third and fifth innings to post the victory.
    Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Rockwood had only one baserunner, as Kara Griffin walked.

  • Harriman earns berth in Class A state title game

    The Harriman Blue Devils used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Columbia Academy Bulldogs, 72-68, to earn a berth in the TSSAA Class A championship game against Clay County, winners of Grace Christian in the other semifinal, at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday.

    Trailing 61-54 with five minutes remaining, the Blue Devils turned up the intensity on defense and responded with a 10-0 run that featured 10 combined points from seniors Joe Pace and John Johnson.