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Today's News

  • Big second half leads Tigers past Blue Devils, 41-21

     

    The Sunbright Tigers used an explosive second half on offense and a tough defense after halftime to defeat the Harriman Blue Devils for the first time in school history, 41-21. 

    The Blue Devils had their way on offense in the first half using their wing-t offense to move the ball on the Tigers. 

  • Slow start costs OS in loss

     

    In a battle between two purple and gold clad rosters, a squadron of fire-breathing Dragons from York Institute touched down in Oliver Springs, scorching the Bobcats by a 30-12 margin on Friday night.

    York took the initial drive of the game 65 yards on nine plays, scoring when Lance Crockett scored on a seven-yard rumble into the end zone.

  • Midway outlasts Whitwell, 53-50

     

    It was an offensive explosion Friday night at Midway when the Green Wave outlasted the Whitwell Tigers in taking a 53-50 win.

  • Tigers bounce back at Wartburg, 29-6

     

    The Rockwood Tigers showed no ill effects of last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Oneida, as John Webb’s squad bounced back Friday night with a 29-6 victory at Wartburg.

  • Sliding Airport Road worsening

    A shortcut into Rockwood known as Airport Road continues to be closed; officials believe the hillside the road sits on is sliding.

    State officials have been in to assess the situation, said Tony Brown, assistant to Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.
    “They have done their preliminary study,” Brown said. “The state seems to think it is like an upside-down ice cream cone. It is not just the road that is sliding.”

  • One GINORMOUS band event

    Roane County High School fans will get more than a high school band performance at Friday’s football game against Grace Christian.
    Austin Peay State University, which is playing against the University of Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Saturday,  will be performing at the Kingston school’s half-time show Friday.
    The two bands will join on a couple of songs, including “America the Beautiful.”

  • Deadly shooting lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit filed over a deadly police shooting in Swan Pond was dismissed in U.S. District Court.
    Quarry Road resident David Dickey was killed at his home by Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Hensley on June 6, 2009. Dickey’s mother, Martha Davis, filed a $7.95 million lawsuit against Roane County, Hensley, Sheriff Jack Stockton, Chief Deputy Tim Phillips, investigator Bryan Walker and former county executive Mike Farmer.

  • Job Fair set for 10 VW worker jobs

    Roane State Community College and staffing agency Aerotek will host a job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for 10 warehouse worker positions at the Volkswagen Distribution Center.
    The job fair will be from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Room 0-101 in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

  • Should Rocky Houston charges be tossed?

    The feds filed charges against Rocky Houston while his appeal of a felony conviction was still pending in state court.
    His lawyer contends that was a big mistake and the federal charges should be thrown out.
    “In this case, the government both figuratively and literally jumped the gun,” attorney Michael P. McGovern said in a motion that requests dismissal of the federal indictment.
    Houston faces 14 counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He faces up to 140 years in prison if convicted.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Summer weather not the only change

    What a strange and moody summer it has been.
    Mild and rainy, then a strong reversal — who knows what’s coming next?
    The same moodiness, I guess, could be applied my emotional summer.

    After several years together, Derek and I called things off a few weeks ago.
    There was no ugliness, no fighting; our heads are just in different places.
    Even with a somewhat amiable split, we’re both still feeling the inescapable pain that comes when two people try to separate closely entangled lives.
    But time will heal.