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Today's News

  • Abuse claimed in jail lawsuit

    A former corrections officer alleges in a lawsuit that inmates were subjected to deplorable conditions and treatment at the Roane County Jail. 
    Samantha Morgan was fired on Feb. 22, 2012. She claims it was for not participating and keeping quiet about the alleged rough treatment of inmates.

  • Judge expects reasonableness in Tyler Farmer’s drug dealing case

    Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen ruled the state has to be “reasonable” when it comes to providing defense counsel with information about confidential informants.
    Accused drug dealer Tyler Farmer wanted prosecutors to disclose the name, address and telephone number of the informant in his criminal case. A hearing was held on the matter earlier this month. 

  • Hope for the homeless takes shape in Roane

    A group of organizers have taken the first tentative steps to start a program to provide a refuge for families facing homelessness in Roane County.
    The 20-plus group that gathered at Rockwood First Christian Church Disciples of Christ voted to call their organization Family Promise of Roane County.
    “Congratulations. We’re there. We have a name,” said volunteer Tom Cioffi, who is with the Family Promise National and facilitated this and the first meeting earlier this year.

  • Tour of city buildings set for June 22

    Staff reports
    The tour of Harriman city owned properties is now set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
    City officials hope to hear from interested parties about available properties downtown including 14 city owned properties.
    Those 14 buildings include the former Roane Medical Center and office buildings and residential homes along Devonia Street.

  • Blue Devils hold off Oneida, 7-6

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a great night for baseball Thursday evening as Harriman picked up a 7-6 non-district win over the Indians from Oneida. 

  • Lady Waves bomb McMinn Central for 8th straight win

    The Midway Lady Green Waves have quietly put together an eight-game winning streak after a 13-1 non-district victory over McMinn Central Thursday at Midway.
    The win raises Midway’s record to 18-7-1 overall, but they are only 5-0 in the district.
    The Lady Waves will have to play five district games in the next two weeks. They will visit Rockwood, Greenback and Grace Christian. Two home games to be played are Tellico Plains and Grace Christian.
    Midway is scheduled to visit Grace Tuesday and host Tellico Plains Thursday.

  • Jackets split with Loudon

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets split their tennis matches with Loudon at Roane State on Thursday.
    Both squads entered the day with 2-2 records. Kingston’s boys ran their mark to 3-2 with a 9-0 victory over Loudon, but the Lady Jackets fell to 2-3 after dropping a narrow 5-4 decision.
    Boys
    Thursday’s results are a little misleading as Loudon has only two players and that led to just three matches being played.
    Kingston won those matches as Brandon Griffis and Quint Gasque teamed up for an 8-2 victory over Dylan Shanks and Steven Davis in doubles.

  • Loudon rolls past OS in soccer, 5-1

    Dominant is the only word to describe the Loudon Redskins performance Thursday afternoon against the Oliver Springs Bobcats with a 5-1 win.
    The Redskins managed to score three quick goals to take a 3-0 lead to the half, having 14 shots on goal and preventing the 'Cats from a single solitary shot.
    One bright spot for the 'Cats in the second half was Shawn Childress scoring a goal on a Jacob Pope assist to narrow the gap to 3-1.
    However, euphoria quickly turned to anguish when the 'Skins scored back-to-back corner kicks to pull out to the 5-1 win.

  • ‘Cats knock off Coalfield, 7-4

    With every team in District 4-A possessing at least two losses, every win is important for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, and Tuesday evening Tony Kegley’s squad ran their district mark to 5-5 with a 7-4 victory at Coalfield.
    The Bobcats took control by scoring in each of their first four at bats in building a 6-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings of play. Coalfield tried to rally late, as they closed to within 6-4 after six innings, but the Jackets would get no closer as Oliver Springs added an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Lady Jackets pick up big district win

    The Kingston Lady Jackets hosted Stone Memorial Thursday night in one of the last district games of the year. Kingston came out fast in the first inning and never looked back as they took down the district powerhouse Lady Panthers, 8-5.