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Today's News

  • Turkey shoot aids South Roane VFD

    South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will have a fundraising turkey shoot on Oct. 12.
    The shoot will begin at 9 a.m.  at the Renfro Fire Station on River Road, Ten Mile.
    “Of course, no actual turkeys will be shot,” said Administrative Chief Butch Barding. “We shoot at targets, and the shot that gets closest to the target wins the round.”
    Shooting is open to men, women and children.

  • Bobcats roll past Blue Devils, 47-16

     

    Thanks to an open date, it took two weeks before the Oliver Springs could bounce back from their narrow loss to arch rival Coalfield, but Wiley Brackett’s squad put on a show Friday night with an impressive 47-16 victory over Jellico.

  • Jackets no match for Irish

     

    The Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish brought forth an offensive uprising en route to 51-7 shellacking of the Kingston Yellow Jackets Friday night in Knoxville.

  • Green Wave rally downs Devils, 17-14

     

    For the third consecutive week, the Midway Green Wave took it to the wire before knowing if they would win or lose. Friday night, Midway kicker Caleb Splawn booted through a 29-yard field goal with two seconds left to give the Green Wave a 17-14 win over district and county rival Harriman.

  • Tigers upend Greenback, 28-21

     Somebody forgot to tell the Rockwood Tigers they were overmatched in their District 3-A match-up against Greenback and the result was a surprising 28-21 upset win over the state’s No. 3 ranked Class A team.

  • Bathroom gets good graffiti

    Teenagers can be vicious, and an ugly message scrawled in a Roane County High School girls restroom last week was one such jab.
    When English teacher Linda Choate saw the taunt, she took action.

    Soon the room was covered with sticky notes filled with positive and uplifting messages to female students and staff.
    “There is a widespread problem with cruelty among teenagers. This was one incident, but it is just one part of a wider problem that made me choose to try to change the perspective,” Choate said.

  • Leon Houston’s officer ID deadline up

    The government has until today — Friday — to disclose the names and addresses of law enforcement officers who were present the night Leon Houston was arrested in January.
    Houston requested the information in his federal case.
    Prosecutors objected to the disclosure, but U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. ordered the government to produce the information.

  • Donice Butler case may be settled sans hearing

    Harriman attorney Donice Butler might not have to face her accusers at a disciplinary hearing next month.
    This no-go could have nothing to do with a continuance in the case, either.
    On Wednesday, Butler said she is in the process of working to resolve the matter with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
    If negotiations go well, she said the hearing won’t be necessary and the case would be over.
    Some former clients have accused Butler of wrongdoing.

  • Bounty hunters at wrong house, lawsuit contends

    A Harriman family is seeking $525,000 in damages from an Alabama bail bond company and two bounty hunters.
    Attorney Scott McCluen filed the lawsuit in Roane County Circuit Court on Monday against Ruben Brown, Michael Anthony Henderson Jr. and Learnest Wilson.
    They are accused of assault, aggravated assault, aggravated criminal trespass, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment.
    Brown owns Affordable Bail Bonds of Montgomery, Ala. According to the lawsuit, he posted a $1,000 bond for a Kayla Inman in Montgomery Municipal Court in August 2012.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Hope is that bum knee can be fixed, not replaced

    A couple of years ago, my doctor made one of those scrunched-up faces he gets when talking about my left knee.
    It’s a face that says, indirectly, I’m looking at a bionic knee or two down the road.
    Those of you who have followed me for the past 11 years or so know I’m no stranger to surgery. At least one of them saved my life.
    But this is one surgery I don’t want to have.
    Not now.
    Not ever.
    After last year’s talk with my doc, I backed down on my hiking. I quit trying to run. I put away my tennis racquet.