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Today's News

  • Slag on roads sparks concern

    Roane County’s Road Department used slag from a site the state once determined to be contaminated on several roadways.

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation was contacted after some of the material had been removed.

    It still lies in repaired areas of Thief Neck Drive near Rockwood.

    “The slag was removed before TDEC was made aware of the situation,” said TDEC spokeswoman Shannon H. Ashford. She said the state has since received a request for a beneficial reuse permit of this material.

  • Jackets suffer sweep

     

    For the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets, it was a poor start that cost them dearly in a 46-32 loss at Knoxville Catholic.

    For Kingston’s boys, it wasn’t a poor start, but rather a poor finish that cost them in dropping a 66-53 decision at the hands of the Irish.

  • Bobcats take on Jackets

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Midway Middle splits with Oliver Springs

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ’Cats traveled to Midway Saturday and would split a pair of games with the Green Wave.

    Oliver Springs’ win came in the girls game as the Lady ’Cats shook off a slow start to win going away, 40-19.

  • OSMS battles Lenoir City

     

    It wasn’t pretty at times, but the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats picked up a 41-21 win over the Lenoir City Middle School Lady Panthers on Monday night. 

    The opening period was a dominant one for the Lady 'Cats as they took the 9-0 lead at the end of the quarter. 

  • Tigers split with Bears

     

    The Tellico Plains Lady Bears sent the Rockwood Lady Tigers to "board"-ing school, using a nearly two-to-one rebounding advantage along with Jasmine Harris scoring 21 points en route to a 53-35 win over the Lady Tigers on Friday evening. 

  • Devils, Green Wave split 3-A contest

     

    Friday night was a good night for the Midway Green Wave and Harriman Lady Blue Devils as both picked up key District 3-A wins in a set of game’s played at Harriman’s Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.

  • Harriman, Midway battle in close games

     

     The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Blue Devils completed season sweeps against Midway with a pair of wins Monday night at Harriman. Both Harriman teams got close wins late in November and picked up two more close wins to get the sweep Monday.

  • Late tip-in leads ’Cats past ’Dogs, 54-53

     

    It was Taylor Murray or Justin Nation.

    That’s about all that is known about a buzzer-beating tip-in that gave the Oliver Springs Bobcats a thrilling 54-53 victory over Wartburg Monday night in a key District 4-A contest for both teams.

  • RMS runs record to 18-0 following victory over OS

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Thursday marked the first day that school had started back for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and the Oliver Springs Bobcats as they got an extended break because of inclement weather.