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Today's News

  • Harriman’s Clark to play in Border Bowl

    Harriman senior Hunter Clark will represent the Blue Devils on the gridiron one last time.

    The all-state lineman has been selected to the Border Bowl All-Star Football game Saturday at Sevier County High School.

    “It’s a big honor,” Clark said before the first of three practices on Thursday. “I’m glad they called me to come out.”
    The game pits some of the best players from Tennessee and Kentucky. Starting on Wednesday, players chosen will practice six times in three days before taking the field on Saturday. 

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  • ‘Miracle Worker’ auditions planned Feb. 6

    Knoxville Children’s Theatre will have auditions on Feb. 6 for the upcoming stage production of “The Miracle Worker.”

    This classic play tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her blind and mute student, Helen Keller.

    Auditions will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre at 109 E. Churchwell Ave., Knoxville.

    Auditions are by appointment only.

    Six prospective actors can be seen at each half-hour appointment time; a maximum of 42 actors will be seen.

  • Harriman putting paper in the past

    Harriman is going to be a pilot program for a new software to transmit Harriman City Council packets online.

    “It is not going to cost us anything,” said Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms.

    Instead, Champion Data Systems is asking the city to be a beta test site, offering it to the city for free during that time, which Helms estimates to be about two years.

    After that, if the city wants to continue there will be an annual software fee.

  • 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.