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Today's News

  • OS sweeps Sunbright on senior night

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Senior night was a special one in Oliver Springs on Tuesday as the ‘Cats and Lady ‘Cats each picked up a District 4A win at the hands of Sunbright, as the Lady 'Cats won 41-14 and the Bobcats were victorious 57-51.
    Oliver Springs 41, Sunbright 14: The senior trio of Racheal Crass, Alyssa Suttles and Alivia Baker won their final regular season game at Terry L. Hackler Gymnasium on Tuesday in dominating fashion, 41-14.
    “These seniors are special,” said coach Michelle Christopher.

  • Basketball games postponed due to illness

    Basketball games scheduled Thursday and Friday night have been postponed due to school being dismissed both days due to illness.
    Thursday's Kingston at Rockwood and tonight's Kingston at Midway were postponed and will not be made up, as district tournaments are scheduled to begin Feb. 16.
    Tonight's Oliver Springs at Oneida game has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday night, while Thursday's Greenback at Midway game will be rescheduled for Tuesday. Midway will play at Rockwood Monday.

  • FROM A TIGER TO A SCOT

    Two-time TSWA Class A/AA All-state soccer player Lexie Hill of Rockwood signed scholarship players to continue her career at Maryville College.
    "She had a great season and we are here today to celebrate Lexie's accomplishments," said RHS principal Shannon Cawood. "You are a really good player. Besides that, you are really good person."
    "It has been a privilege and an honor to coach you and all of the girls," said Former Coach Wes Ford. "I know how hard you have worked for this."

  • Greenback ambushes Rockwood in District 3A competition

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood High School basketball squads took a couple of tough losses on a dreary Tuesday night at Greenback against the Cherokees. The Lady Tigers fell  51-45  to Greenback. Things weren’t any better for the Rockwood boys, as the Tigers lost a 21-17 halftime lead to fall to the Cherokees 56-48.
    Greenback 51, Rockwood 45: Audrey Anderson’s 21-point outburst for the Lady Cherokees helped guide them to a crucial 51-45 win in District 3-A competition over the  Lady Tigers.

  • Greenback ambushes Rockwood in District 3A competition

    The Rockwood High School basketball squads took a couple of tough losses on a dreary Tuesday night at Greenback against the Cherokees. The Lady Tigers fell  51-45  to Greenback. Things weren’t any better for the Rockwood boys, as the Tigers lost a 21-17 halftime lead to fall to the Cherokees 56-48.
    Greenback 51, Rockwood 45: Audrey Anderson’s 21-point outburst for the Lady Cherokees helped guide them to a crucial 51-45 win in District 3-A competition over the  Lady Tigers.

  • Green Wave drown Lions in overtime

    The Midway basketball teams won a pair of District 3A games over Concord Christian Tuesday night in contrasting style, as the Green Wave defeated the Lions 72-70 in overtime and the Lady Waves rolled over the Lady Lions 59-15 in a mercy-rule contest.

  • Eagles fly over Blue Devils 84-75 to split season series

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Oakdale in a Region 2A battle, as both teams are getting ready for their respective district tournaments next week - the 3A Tournament at Tellico and the 4A Tournament at Wartburg.
    The Lady Devils picked up a 38-34 victory, while the Eagles defeated the Blue Devils 84-75.
    Harriman 38, Oakdale 34: The Lady Devils built a 20-2 halftime lead, only to see it crumble in the second half.
    Christina Pack led Harriman with 15 points

  • Distress call ends in tragedy

    A search for a possibly suicidal man ended tragically Tuesday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting at Tyler Pointe shopping center on Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, at the request of Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson, is investigating the incident, which culminated in death of victim Quinton Swicegood, 58, of Harriman.

  • East Roane man hurt in propane tank explosion

    Benny Walker, a 69-year-old East Roane County man, is expected to recover from injuries he suffered in a fire on Wednesday.

    “Dad is doing well,” son Chris Walker said Thursday. “He’s going to make a full recovery.”

    The fire happened at Benny Walker’s residence at 124 Buck Creek Road, Kingston. According to an E-911 dispatch report, a greenhouse and a barn at the property caught on fire. Benny Walker reportedly got burned when a propane tank exploded.

  • LeMOND LAWSUIT: DISMISS OR TRANSFER TO MINNESOTA

    LeMond Composites is in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

    However, that’s not where the company wants to defend a federal lawsuit filed against it by former LeMond partner Connie Jackson.

    A motion filed on Wednesday asks for Jackson’s lawsuit to be dismissed or that the case be transferred to Minnesota.

    According to a memo in support of the motion, Jackson, a Harriman resident, signed an operating agreement consenting to all litigation being handled in Minnesota.