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Today's News

  • Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival rain plans

     ‎--The 24th annual Hooray for Harriman Labor Day celebration will go on rain or shine Monday, Sept. 5. 

  • Tigers no match for Rams, fall 28-0

    The Rockwood Tigers got “rammed” Friday night by the Grace Christian Academy Rams in a 28-0 loss.
    “We played a really good team tonight,” said Rockwood head coach John Webb. “We got some experience for in the future when good teams like this. We just gave up too many big plays tonight.”
    Grace Christian got on the board first Friday with a 10-play, 91-yard drive capped off with a 23-yard Will McKamey touchdown run.
    Jonathan Griffith hit the PAT for the Rams to make the score 7-0 with 5:13 left in the first quarter.

  • Midway snaps losing streak with big win

    By JON LEFFEW

    Midway hosted Pickett County Friday night in what appeared to be a great chance for the Green Wave to end their 13-game losing streak.

    Both teams did not win at all last year, but a strong showing in last week’s contest led many Midway fans to feel confident heading into the contest.

    This confidence was obviously deserved, as the Green Wave absolutely destroyed Pickett County by a final score of 52-6.

  • Kingston knocks off Scott, 27-7

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their third win in as many tries Friday night as Vic King's squad traveled to Huntsville and knocked off the Scott Highlanders, 27-7, in the first District 4-AA contest of the season for both teams.

    Like was the case in last week's victory over Harriman, Kingston's ground game was the key to victory as the Jackets rolled up 324 yards rushing on 40 attempts.

  • Bobcats pick up first win at Oakdale, 37-0

    After opening the season with a pair of disappointing losses, the Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up their first victory of the season Friday night with a 37-0 victory at Oakdale.

    “It's a good feeling anytime you can get a win,” Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett said after the game. “We're still not playing to our potential, but we did some good things tonight. We did have too many penalties tonight and that's something we've got to get better at. We had a lot of big plays called back because of penalties.”

  • Man whose family dies in wreck treated at hospital

    A man who lost his family in a fiery crash was taken to a hospital on Wednesday.

    Stephanie Brown and her three children were killed in the wreck on Hwy. 61 on Tuesday.
     
    Josh Brown was an inmate at the Roane County Jail. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said he was given a furlough because of the tragedy involving his wife and children.  

    “It’s (a furlough) not uncommon for something like that,” the sheriff said.

  • Mom, 3 sons killed in fiery wreck

    A mother and her three children died in a fiery crash on Tuesday.

    The accident happened on Hwy. 61 a little after 6 p.m.

    “It was a bad scene,” Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Bobby Clevenger said.

    Clevenger investigated the crash for the THP. According to his report, Stephanie N. Brown was traveling west when her SUV crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Two lakes, two very different days on the water

    Last Saturday, I spent the morning in my kayak at the Kingston waterfront, dutifully watching as swimmers churned through the water in the city’s first triathlon.

    Excitement was in the air as people cheered from the shore and other volunteer kayakers and a Jet Ski operator made sure all were safe.

    On Sunday morning, I was back in the kayak and on the water again — this time a couple of hours away.

  • Wyrick promoted to Navy senior chief petty officer

    Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.

    The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.

    During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.

    He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Jonathan M. Bullard

    U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Bullard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of James and Kelley Bullard of Harriman, he was a 2010 graduate of  Roane County High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that inclu-
    ded training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, phy-
    sical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.