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Today's News

  • Poetry, emotion: When a 6-year-old is censored

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    In a case that made headlines across the country, a 6-year-old first grader in Marion, N.C., was told to remove a reference to God before she could read a poem honoring the military service of her two grandfathers.
    That has outrage written all over it.
    Even a little girl has the First Amendment right to express her faith.
    Her remarks were primarily intended to honor the people in her family who had served in Vietnam.

  • Roane County’s debt: Slowly solving the problem

    By RON WOODY
    Roane County Executive
    This article is intended to make citizens aware of Roane County’s outstanding debt and to let citizens know we now have a structured program to manage the county’s current debt and future debt obligations. 
    As I began the administration of Roane County government, I focused on establishing debt management and capital project policies. 

  • Kingston battles Meigs County

    The Meigs County Tigers came in to Kingston Friday night and split with the Yellow Jackets.  

    The Lady Jackets played hard, but just could not get any rhythm and lost by a final score of 70-46 while the boys got into a rhythm early and held on down the stretch to win 57-48.

  • Harriman splits with Bulldogs

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils went to Wartburg looking for a win to steal. They weren't in a bind, they weren't behind, as they managed to seal the deal with a 39-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs. 

  • Bobcats battle tough foes

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered a pair of tough losses over the weekend, but those losses came against Class AAA teams and should help Tony Ingram’s squad as they prepare for battle in District 4-A.

  • Raiders suffer close losses

    This past weekend was a tough one for Randy Nesbit’s Roane State Raiders as they dropped a pair of tough games in TJCCAA Conference action. 

  • MMS swept by Lenoir City

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves got in one final home game last Thursday night before embarking on a four-game road trip that begins Thursday at Wartburg. The send off wasn't a good one, however, as Lenoir City Middle won both games, 44-18 in the girls contest and 52-32 in the boys game.

    Girls Game

  • Midway splits with Monterey

    When Midway hosted Monterey in November, the Green Wave and Lady Waves were swept by the Wildcats.

    The rematch on Saturday proved a little better as Midway traveled to Monterey and picked up a split with the Wildcats.

  • Raiderettes pick up first win

    The Roane State Raiderettes came close to picking up their first win of the season Friday night before dropping a 66-57 decision at home in overtime against Columbia State.

  • Lady 'Cats take on familiar coach

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats took on a pair of Class AAA teams over the weekend as Michelle Christopher’s squad split with William Blount and Seymour.