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Today's News

  • Former official dead

    Friends are remembering Rockwood resident and former Roane County commissioner Don “Duck” Wicks as a man who had a big impact on his community.

    Wicks, who is the father of General Sessions Judge Jeff Wicks, died on Wednesday. He was 77.

    He served on the Roane County Commission from 1986-94 and again from 2002-06.

    “Commissioner Wicks was one of the best commissioners I ever served with,” Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said. “He knew the budget inside and out.”

  • Renaissance fair gets its ale

    Renaissance Festival organizers will be able to sell alcohol.

    Harriman City Council approved a special-event permit in the city’s beer ordinance in final reading Tuesday, March 11.

    The amended ordinance permits special event permit sales of beverages with an alcoholic content at or below 5 percent of weight.

    The ordinance was mainly approved to allow sales at what is referred to as the Harriman Industrial Park property on Fiske Road, which includes Emory River frontage.

  • Man struck by train in Harriman

    A Harriman man was hospitalized Sunday night after he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train near the Sonic Drive-in.

    Officials said Edward Wells, 79, appeared to have stepped out in front of the train.

    Wells suffered from a contusion on his head that was bleeding heavily and also had cuts and scrapes on his hands and left leg, according to police reports. He was taken by Lifestar to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

  • Accident on bridge
  • Midway teams win opener

    The Midway baseball and softball teams had successful opening games Monday at Midway.

    The Lady Waves pounded Sweetwater, 12-0, and just a few minutes later the Green Wave picked up a tough 4-1 win over Oakdale.

    Both Midway teams played the same two teams Tuesday with the Lady Waves traveling to Sweetwater and the Green Waves heading up the mountain to Oakdale.

    Softball

  • Jackets, Waves suffer road losses

    A pair of Roane County baseball teams hit the road Tuesday and neither had a fun trip.

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets fell to 0-2 on the season after dropping a 4-3 decision at Meigs County while the Midway Green Wave (1-1) came back from Oakdale with a 3-1 loss.

    Kingston at Meigs County

  • Goldston's no-hitter leads Harriman past Coalfield

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Devils no match for Tigers in soccer

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman’s Riverfront Park on Tuesday night was the home for a Rockwood against Harriman soccer match.

  • Randolph Ks 12 in opener

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Hornets sting Jackets, 12-0

    The young Kingston Yellow Jackets baseball team had to feel like the Seaver family from "Growing Pains" Monday evening as they experienced a lot of them in a 12-0 defeat to Carter Hornets at Southwest Point’s Legion Field.

    Things started quickly as Carter started the game with a 2-run homer, and after a three-up and three-down bottom of the inning by the Jackets, Carter got out of the first inning with a 2-0 lead.