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Today's News

  • Wartburg sweeps Oliver Springs in district contest

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Coaches often say their teams play sluggish on off-days or the first day back in school, and this was the case on Tuesday as the Oliver Springs Bobcats were swept by the Wartburg Bulldogs, as the Lady Bulldogs edged the Lady 'Cats 29-28, while the Bulldogs bit the Bobcats  64-36.
    Wartburg 29, Oliver Springs 28: The Lady ‘Cats lost the low-scoring affair at Wartburg by a score of 29-28; however, Oliver Springs had chances to take the lead late, but were unable to capitalize.

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  • LeMond fires Harriman expert

    The partnership between three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and carbon fiber pioneer Connie Jackson didn’t last long.

    Jackson was fired as chief executive officer of LeMond Companies on Dec. 9.

    The firing came less than two months after the pair got together with local, state and federal officials to announce the creation of 242 new jobs in Roane County.

    Jackson, who lives in Harriman, responded to the firing by filing a federal lawsuit against Greg LeMond, LeMond Companies, LeMond Composites, Nicolas Wegener and Alex Jacome.

  • Harriman man jailed for firing gun during argument

    From staff reports

    A Harriman man was taken into custody after police responded to a report of shots fired at an Anzie Way apartment Tuesday night.

    Christopher John Harmon, 37, of 135 Anzie Way, was charged with aggravated domestic assault, felony reckless endangerment, simple possession of a Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon.

    Harmon, who has a previous felony drug conviction, is barred from possessing firearms.

  • Big goals for Harriman recreation

    The New Year is bringing upgrades to Harriman Community Center.

    Parks and Recreation Director Allen Hickman is making changes to the facility’s basketball court.

    “We just put in height adjustors on our goals,” Hickman said Wednesday. “We have three different divisions that play on three different heights from 8 to 10 feet. This will save us a lot of time and labor as now one person can handle it.

    “We are also putting in new breakaway goals in the next couple of weeks.”

  • Grace tops in décor contest
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Not vetoing U.N. Resolution right thing to do

    Gentle reader: The old curmudgeon is back after his usual holiday hiatus.

    Today he wishes to discuss a couple or so matters that have come up recently. The first is the United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning Israel’s continued appropriation of the land heretofore considered to belong to the Palestinians, and constructing thereon housing and other buildings strictly for the use and benefit of the Jewish Israelis, and depriving the Palestinians, whatever their faith, of the use and benefit thereof.

  • Sportswriters name Pace, Clark All-State

    The awards continue to roll in for the Harriman Blue Devils’ football team, as seniors Joe Pace and Hunter Clark were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TWSA) Class 1A Football Team last week.
    “I’m proud of Hunter and Joe,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “It’s a well-deserved for both of them.”
    Clark made the TSWA team as a defensive lineman. He recorded 62 tackles this year with 23 of those being for a loss and five sacks.

  • Yellow Jackets defeat Rhea County in overtime

    The Kingston basketball teams closed out the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, by splitting their final two games at Harriman High School Friday, as the Lady Jackets lost 42-32 to the Dresden Lady Lions, while the Yellow Jackets defeated Rhea County 77-75.

  • Blue Devils win 14th straight contest

    The Harriman basketball teams completed the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday, as Blue Devils defeated Oneida 77-55 and McMinn Central 64-53 to extend their winning streak to 14 games and finish the tournament with a 5-0 record, while the Lady Devils lost 29-28 to complete the tournament with a 1-2 record.
    Both teams are in action this week, as they played Midway Tuesday and will host Rockwood Friday. Both games are District 3A match-ups.