Today's News

  • Lady Devils pick up district sweep over Rockwood


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils picked up a pair of huge District 3-A wins earlier this week when they swept the season series from Rockwood.

    Harriman needed a late rally on Monday to send the game to extra innings before downing the Lady Tigers, 5-4. No rally was needed on Tuesday as the Lady Devils never trailed in picking up a 7-1 victory.

  • Kelley’s blast leads Lady Waves past Tellico Plains, 4-1


    The Midway Lady Green Waves won another tight District 3-A game against the visiting Tellico Plains Lady Bears Tuesday at Midway.

  • Tigers rack up goals in rout of A-E


    Sometimes blowouts happen and there’s not a lot that can be done to keep the score down.

    That was the case at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex Tuesday evening as the Tigers soccer team rolled to an 18-1 victory over Austin-East.

  • Tigers take two from Blue Devils


    Roane County’s fiercest baseball rivalry resumed this week as Harriman and Rockwood played a pair of games with the Tigers picking up a sweep.

    The first game was played Monday at Rockwood and would see the Tigers use a 12-run fifth inning to pick up a 14-9 victory. The Tigers finished the sweep with a 7-5 victory at Harriman on Tuesday.

  • Stockton joins ‘Boston Strong’

    With a sheriff for a husband, Roane County runner Tara Stockton is used to being around law enforcement.

    But even she was overwhelmed by the police presence she witnessed Monday while running in the Boston Marathon.

    “It was unbelievable,” she said. “They had every kind of law enforcement you can think of.”

    Three people were killed and hundreds of others injured when bombs exploded near the finish line at last year’s marathon.

  • Students earn their colors on recorders

    Midtown Elementary School’s music room fills with the sound of the simple instrument of recorder.

    Some fifth-graders smile as they deftly move their fingers on the flute-like instrument; others frown when they hit a sour note.

    This is what recorder karate looks like.

    The students use the recorders during class, but they also can practice before or after school to earn a “belt”— a colorful string to tie to their recorder.

  • Tire store owner arrested

    Tim Ward, the owner of Tim’s Tire Service in Harriman, is charged in a criminal indictment in Catoosa County, Ga.

    Ward, 51, was arrested on April 17 and spent Easter weekend in the Roane County Jail.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Junior Templeton met Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Alan Miles and two detectives from Norfolk Southern at Tim’s Tire Service.

  • Shawn Smoot arrested again

    Accused murderer Shawn Smoot was arrested Tuesday morning in McMinn County.

    He’s charged with DUI, resisting arrest and violation of implied consent.

    Smoot also is charged in Roane County Criminal Court with first-degree murder in the death of Brooke Nicole Morris.

    Her body was found at the intersection of Blair Road and Old Blair Road on Oct. 15, 2011. Police said she had been shot.

  • The Garden Gate: Did you consider the lily this Easter season?

    The lily is to the Easter season what the poinsettia is to Christmas.

    What a beautiful symbol it is!

    According to ancient Semitic folklore, the lily sprang from the tears of Eve when she was banished form the Garden of Eden. Later Christian lore says the lily was yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it.

    Christian symbolism has the lily representing purity, chastity and innocence. Above all, it is the symbol of Christ’s Resurrection after the tragic day of His crucifixion and His death.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 23

    25 Years Ago