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Today's News

  • Cherokee sweeps Sweetwater

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • ’Cats clawed by Tigers

     

    Size matters and threes kill. 

    Those were hard lessons to learn for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as they took a 55-43 setback to the Meigs County Lady Tigers on “Black Friday” at the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Griffith pumps in 42 in OT loss

     

    Oliver Springs’ Emily Griffith put on a show Saturday night, scoring 42 points, pulling down 11 rebounds, coming away with five steals and dishing out four assists, but unfortunately for Lady Bobcat fans, it wasn’t enough to secure a victory as Stone Memorial picked up a 68-65 overtime victory in the final game of the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Waves suffer Black Friday on hardwood

     

    Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, but the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves didn’t have much to be thankful for on the day following the holiday as Tellico Plains swept a pair of District 3-A contests at Midway.

  • Bobcats knock off Berean Christian, 62-49

     

    One day after suffering a tough 57-56 loss at the hands of Meigs County, the Oliver Springs bounced back Saturday afternoon with a 62-49 victory over Berean Christian in the final day of play of the 2013 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Roane hiring veteran service officer

    Veterans and their families will soon have a county official dedicated to helping them with their benefits and other concerns.

    Roane County is planning to hire a veterans service officer early next year which will be located on the third floor of the Roane County Courthouse.

  • Assessor to scrutinize greenbelts

    One of the things on Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan’s to-do list is an examination of the county’s greenbelt properties.

    “In the future we will do a thorough investigation because if there’s anybody out there that’s getting it that shouldn’t be, it’s not fair to the rest of the taxpayers,” Morgan said, “and we do have the right to go check things like that.”

  • Giving more than thanks: Event helps feeds 700-plus families

    Frozen turkeys made for warm meals Thursday, as boxes full of Thanksgiving dinners were handed out to those in need through Hands of Mercy and the Kingston Police Department.

    “Even though this is a Kingston Police Department event we help all of Roane County,” Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    This is the fifth year the KPD has teamed up with Hands of Mercy to be able to help as many families in Roane County as possible.

  • Sex offender on probation for misdemeanor assault

    James Tiegs was sentenced to six months probation on Nov. 22 for a misdemeanor assault conviction.

    “He’s good to go now,” Tiegs’ attorney Chris Cawood said.

    Tiegs was originally charged with aggravated sexual battery, but a Roane County jury only found him guilty of the misdemeanor offense during his trial in July.

    Tiegs, 51, is a registered sex offender who has convictions in Arizona for attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and dangerous crimes against children in the second degree.

  • Fire destroys Kingston homes

    Three units of a condominium were damaged by a fire believed to have started at 230 Farmington Trail.

    “There were three units in the building. The first two has considerable damage. One was a total loss,” said Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon.

    The fire was at the rear of 230 Farmington Trail, according to Gordon.

    It is under investigation to determine the cause.