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Today's News

  • UNDECKING THE STREETS
  • Classes teach seniors how to get most out of smartphones

    Did you receive a smartphone as a present this holiday season and are not sure what to do with it?

    Are you only using your smartphone as a phone?

    Don’t know how to text or use all the features of your phone?

    Want to connect with family and friends on Facebook?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency and Social Media 4 Seniors are teaming up to teach seniors how to use smartphone technology to the fullest.

    Classes are informal, and small in size to maximize the learning experience.

  • GOING with the FLO: We are either for America and Trump, or against them

    We, who are American patriots, should stand solidly with our president and his agenda, make our voices heard and ignore all the activated mobs that cause confusion, strife and distrust.

    We are either for America, its president’s agenda and its success, or we are against America. Your choices make it clear. You must choose what you listen to.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Evangelicals fail to recognize Trump’s heresy

    Gentle reader, although we are almost three weeks beyond Christmas day, we must return to that time for today’s topic. We have deliberately waited to see if the matter we wish to bring up were to be addressed by those most affected by it, the evangelicals, especially their leaders, ministers, pastors, et al. They have not, insofar as we can determine, therefore we will.

  • Lady ’Cats get non district win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Oliver Springs hosted a non-district game against AAA Anderson County on Friday evening.

    The Lady Bobcats pulled out a 10-point victory over the Lady Mavericks with a final score of 49-39.

    The game was nip and tuck for the first three quarters as AC held the lead going into the fourth but OS had an 18-5 run and with 4:15 left in the game took the lead that they would not relinquish.

  • Low totals for Tigers and Indians

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were done in by a lackluster third quarter and lost, 54-33, to the Oneida Lady Indians as a result in at district matchup at Rockwood Friday evening.

    “We played much better than we did Tuesday against Coalfield,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “I was pleased with that and I was pleased with our effort.

    “We’re having to play a lot of young kids and we’re going through illness and injury right now.

    “I hate we lost, but overall I am pleased without our effort.”

  • Clark’s heroics propel Kingston

    Kingston travelled to Rhea County Friday night. Both games had different outcomes. The Lady Jackets lost, 67-54. The boys won on a halfcourt buzzer beating shot by Davely Clark in overtime, 77-75.

    The girls game was give and take throughout with neither side in control for long.

    But it was in the fourth quarter when Rhea County found another gear, scoring 25 points to put the game away.

    Riley Guillemet scored a game high 26 points for Kingston. Amadea Pankey chipped in with 10.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    Midway head coach Mike Hayes has been pleased with how his team has practiced over Christmas break, and that work was evident Friday night as the Lady Waves picked up a 48-27 victory at Oakdale.

    “We had a good end of December and early January in practice,” Hayes said. “We’ve been working hard I saw some improvement in some of them that I needed to step up and they stepped up.”

    One thing Midway has been working on is passing, and it showed Friday as the Lady Waves racked up assists on 12 of their 15 made field goals.

  • Devils and Jackets in close one

    The weather was cold outside on Friday night, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets of Coalfield travelled down to Harriman to take on the Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a win in the first contest by a score of 42-28.

    The Blue Devils dropped the second game of the night as they lost 74-70.

    Harriman was led in scoring by Christina Pack and Olivia Goins as Pack posted 12 and Goins posted 11 in the 42-28 win.

    “I’m proud of how the girls played tonight,” said Harriman Head Coach Dallas Davis

  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie time

    The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is now in the next century of a beloved fundraising tradition, with Girl Scouts now taking orders for the 2018 campaign.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.