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Today's News

  • Blue Devils end two-game losing streak, defeat Kingston

    After dropping back-to-back games to Kingston and Grace Christian, the Harriman Blue Devils rebounded with a 69-59 win over Kingston Friday night.

    ‘That was tough stretch for us, but I felt like we got what we needed out of practice this week,” Harriman head coach Wesley Jones said. “We had a ton of energy tonight. We executed the game plan well and we just made enough plays to survive tonight.”

    Friday night’s game started out much like the previous meeting between the two county rivals, with the Blue Devils going on a run early.

  • Harriman honors fallen teammate

    Following the girls game on Friday night, Harriman High School took the time to honor one if its fallen alum, Jadah Gallaher.

    Gallaher, who passed away May 30, 2014, was a former student and basketball player at Harriman High School.

    “It’s just a blessing to see how much she impacted people’s lives,” Willie Gallaher, her father, said. “As a father, you pray that’s what your children do and so just for (Harriman) to take the time out to honor and remember her it just numbs my heart with joy.”

  • Midway drops games to Meigs County

    The Midway Lady Green Waves won another out-of-district game at Loudon Tuesday, but turned around and were pounded by district rival Meigs County Friday night.

    The Lady Waves are currently 13-1 out of district, but only 3-7 in district 3A.

    The success out of district may be rubbing off on the Green Waves.

    They played well at Loudon but lost by five then were popped by Meigs County Friday night by 22.

    The Green Waves are 4-20 overall and 1-9 in the district.

  • Oliver Springs, Rockwood victorious in District tournament opener

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats were on the prowl in their opening round of TMSAA District Tournament action as they put away the Lenoir City Lady Panthers, 35-15.

    Oliver Springs got out to the early 7-3 lead before the Lady Panthers whittled the lead down to 7-6 at the end of the first period.

  • CONTROL FREAKS: LEGOs put Cherokee kids in math, science frame of mind

    Several Cherokee Middle School students are taking a traditional children’s toy and learning important aspects of math and science.

    The team, the Control Freaks, are competing on Valentine’s Day in the 2014 FIRST LEGO League East Tennessee Championship at Tennessee Technological University.

    The team qualified for the competition after a robotics competition at a qualifier tournament in Knoxville.

    “These guys have really done a great job coming together as a team,” said Jill Hudson, Cherokee’s FIRST LEGO League instructor.

  • Food City cites employees for volunteerism

    Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

    Savannah Daugherty of the Harriman store was honored for her work with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Anderson County Rescue Squad.

    The Kingston store applauded Tiffany Martin for her work with Anointed Praise and Worship’s women’s ministry.

  • Volunteer Energy Cooperative launches online, mobile account tracking tools

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative, which serves South Roane County in its 17-county service area, is helping electricity consumers take control of their energy use and costs in 2015 with a full array of online and mobile account tracking and management options that was launched Jan. 15.

    VE-Bill, VEC’s online bill presentment and payment service, has been upgraded to include a wealth of tools.

    The addition of the mobile app SmartHub allows VEC members to take all these tools on the go.

  • Midway closes out season on high note

    The Midway Middle School Lady Green Waves lost their first and only game of the year on Jan. 5 at Wartburg. But the Lady Waves picked up the pieces and blew through the last six games of the season to finish with a 17-1 record and the number one seed in the area 4AA tournament.

    The Lady Waves will play their first game Saturday at 3:30 against the winner of the Rockwood/Harriman match up.

  • Lady Cats take care of Sunbright

    It was business as usual for the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night at Sunbright.

    After getting out to an early lead over the Lady Tigers, Oliver Springs cruised to a 48-28 victory.

    “It was a win, that’s about all I can say,” Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “I guess a big plus for my kids is the effort. They definitely missed a lot of shots they normally hit, but they just kept working hard and getting after it. That’s what I always teach them no matter what.”

  • Technical fouls cost Oliver Springs boys against Sunbright

    It nearly took an extra quarter of basketball Tuesday night to determine a winner between Oliver Springs and Sunbright.

    However, a technical foul called on Shelby Morgan with three-tenths of a second left on the clock gave Noah Freels and the Tigers enough of a chance to end the game in regulation with a 64-62 victory.