Today's News

  • Lady ’Cats fall in 4-A battle for top spot



    Independent Herald

    In a battle of District 4-A’s last remaining unbeaten teams, Oneida earned a 60-50 win over Oliver Springs Tuesday evening to take a one-game lead in the race for the district’s No. 1 postseason seed.

  • Mt. Pisgah splits with Collegedale


    After an extended Christmas break due to cold weather, the Mt. Pisgah Patriots and Lady Patriots returned to action Monday by splitting a pair of games with visiting Collegedale Academy.

    The extra time off might have hurt the Lady Patriots as they dropped a 40-23 decision against the Lady Cougars.

  • Jackets stung by Warriors



    Roane Newspapers

  • Tigers pick up big district road win, 48-45


    Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers kept its hopes of a District 3-A regular season title alive with a 48-45 victory at Tellico Plains Tuesday night.

  • RMS wallops Spring City



    Roane Newspapers

  • Lady Devils pick up win at Wartburg, 51-42


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled up Highway 27 to face their blue and white rivals from Wartburg Tuesday evening and left with a 51-42 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. 

    The opening period was a strong one for the Lady Devils as they got out of period number one with the 12-9 lead. 

  • RMS takes two from Blue Devils


    In a rare set of middle school games on Friday, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers swept Harriman at Bill Thompson Gymnasium.

    Rockwood’s girls took the floor first and won a low scoring affair over the Lady Blue Devils, 34-21.

  • $3k raise approved for Brown

    Deputy Road Superintendent Tony Brown is in line to get a raise in the middle of the county’s fiscal year.

    He currently makes $53,040.

    By a 14-1 vote on Monday, the Roane County Commission approved a highway department request to increase his salary $3,000.

    George Nelson was the only commissioner to vote against the resolution.

    Commissioner Benny East made a motion to postpone the resolution for 30 days, but it failed by a 9-6 vote.

  • Postive option for kids opens

    The gymnasium at Harriman Middle School filled up quickly with young people on the first day of the Boys & Girls Club opening.

    Cheerful voices echoed off the walls on Monday.

    “I just thought it was a good place to excel and do better,” said Adrianna Hicks.

    “I thought it would be a good place. I love sports, so I thought it would be a pretty fun place (to play games),” said Hailey Ladd.

    Hicks said children today often get into trouble after school because they have “something to prove.”

  • School officials oppose vouchers

    The Roane County Board of Education plans to take a symbolic stand against school vouchers.

    A resolution opposing such a program in Tennessee is on the board’s agenda Thursday.

    “I think vouchers would devastate the public schools,” Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said. “They take public school money and shift it to private schools.”

    The Tennessee School Boards Association’s 2014 legislative agenda includes a bullet point about opposing school vouchers.