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Today's News

  • Three local basketball players named All-State

    Three Roane County athletes received the honor of being named to the All-State basketball team after their performances this past season.

    Oliver Springs’ senior duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith were named members of the Class A girl’s team. Meanwhile, Midway’s Jacob Cawood was named to the Class A boys team.

    Twinning

  • Harriman softball falls to Watertown

    The Lady Devils of Harriman lost a heartbreaker to Watertown by a score of 3-2.

    Harriman was on an upswing and had just regained the momentum when the game was cut short by the tournament’s time rule as the game ended after four innings.

    The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the first inning when they were able to bring in two runs on no hits as Harriman’s pitcher Shy Thomas recorded 4 walks. Harriman couldn’t put a bat on the ball as they only got one runner on base with a walk.

  • Lady Cats’ softball shuts out Harriman

    Oliver Springs never gave Harriman a chance by only allowing three batters to get on base and none getting past first base as the Lady Cats
    defeated the Lady Devils 7-0.

    Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones controlled the game from the inside the circle as she has all season by recording 13 strikeouts in the contest.

    Jones started early as the first three Lady Devils to get up to bat were quickly sent back to the dugout on a ground out and two strikeouts. Oliver Springs got its bats going in the bottom half of the first by pulling in three runs to give themselves the early lead.

  • Lane closures at Kingston, Gallaher expected

    Motorists traveling in Roane County should be aware of lane closures anticipated to take place this week.

    Starting at 7 p.m. on April 8, Tennessee Department of Transportation will close one westbound lane on Interstate 40 at the Exit 352 overpass (Kingston) and the Exit 356 overpass (Gallaher Road) for bridge work.

    Lanes will remain closed until work is completed.

    Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

  • Donate items for West Roane County VFD sale

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is making plans for its annual round-the-clock fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be 7 a.m. May 1 to 2 p.m. May 2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.

  • Community health fair rescheduled

    Wintry weather in mid-February meant a lot of planned events were either canceled or put on the back burner.

    One of the latter is the community health fair, hosted annually by Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    The health fair, normally on Presidents Day, will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 in the church at 3401 River Road.

    Free services include up to 100 comprehensive blood tests, bone density scans and screening by physicians specializing in eye, skin, ear, nose and throat.

  • Sign of the times on Rockwood streets

    Pete Kirby, left, and Jim Huddleston of the Rockwood Street Department give street signs along Kingston Avenue a fresh, new look by installing new signage on Tuesday.

    Kirby said all of the city’s street signs will have the new look.

  • Rotary honors Stewart for professional service

    Ralph Stewart, director of Roane County’s Solid Waste Recycling Center, is this year’s recipient of Kingston Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award.

    Kingston Rotary Club annually presents a vocational award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement and high ethical standards in their vocation.

    “This award reflects upon both Ralph’s personal performance, but also the quality of Roane County public works,” said Deborah Alexander-Davis, Kingston Rotary spokeswoman.

  • Get in the Game for United Way

    Roane County United Way’s inaugural “local celebrity” basketball event, “Get in the Game!”, will begin at 7 p.m. April 17 in the gymnasium of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County. Admission is $5 per person.

  • Full Metal Jackets drop in on TVA

    Members of the Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets robotics team recently visited TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant to show off their talents.

    TVA employees help fund the team as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiative.

    Student teams in grades 9-12 competition this year had to build robots that could handle recycling bins.

    Names of the students were not available.