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Today's News

  • Lady Devils can’t slow Wartburg

    The Harriman Lady Devils couldn’t withstand the Wartburg onslaught Tuesday evening in Harriman, losing 53-39.

    A low scoring six points by Harriman in the opening quarter put the Lady Devils in a hole they had to fight out of for the remainder of the game.

    Things got a little better in the second quarter as Harriman’s defensive efforts paid off.

    The Lady Devils held them to only five points in second, but they could only score five themselves.

    At halftime Harriman was down 17-11, but the game was still within its reach.

  • Rockwood wins battle of jungle cats

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    “We Sucked.”

    “I’d rather be awful with a win.”

    This was Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa’s assessment of his team in the tightly contested 62-59 nightcap against the Sunbright Tigers Tuesday evening in Sunbright.

    “They did a good job disrupting us early, getting us going up and down the court, we got calmed down enough where we could get into our offense,” Kamikawa said.

  • Devils tied for 1st in district

    The Harriman Blue Devils beat district foe Wartburg, 74-50, Tuesday evening at Harriman.

    Harriman has been able to put together a four-game win streak in the last week against district opponents.

    This success coupled with Oakdale’s loss to Oneida Tuesday, has put the Blue Devils tied for first place in the district.

    “I think we’ve played some of our best basketball over the last four games,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “With three district games left, we want to get one of the two byes in the tournament.”

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    Kingston couldn’t withstand the Alcoa Tornadoes Tuesday night, losing both games.

    The Lady Jackets lost the opener, 35-23.

    An uncharacteristic slow start for Kingston proved to be the deciding factor as the Lady Jackets could only muster seven points in the first half.

    Although Kingston regrouped after the half, low scoring continued to plague the normally prolific scores of the Lady Jackets.

    This for further evidenced by no one getting double figures.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A fond farewell to newly departed friends

    Well, dear reader, you are not going to read what the old curmudgeon wrote for you to read. For this he is sorry, but ‘t’sn’t his fault. You see, slave to duty that he is, despite having put in a tiring day this Tuesday past, he retired to his work room and took up the tools of his trade, i.e. the keyboard of his trusty Apple Mackintosh desk-top computer, and as was once the common descriptive parlance for feverish composition — Let ‘er Rip!

  • Probation company revenue down for second year

    The money Community Probation Services made in Roane County was down for the second year in a row.

    In a letter to Roane County Executive Ron Woody dated Jan. 3, Owner/CEO Jay Colton reported gross revenue in 2017 of $134,765.51.

    In 2016 the company reported gross revenue of $160,340.01.

    In 2015, the company reported gross revenue of $211,224.98.

    The contract requires CPS to pay Roane County 5 percent of its gross revenue. In 2017, that amounted to $6,738.28. Woody said the county has already received the check.

  • Road widening of Hwy. 62 to Oliver Springs scheduled

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel for those wishing to see Hwy. 62 widened from near Petit Lane in Morgan County to the junction with Hwy. 61 in Oliver Springs, as a status report released last week from the Tennessee Department of Transportation lists the project in the early stages of development.

    “I’m tickled that it’s on the books,” Morgan County Executive Don Edwards said.

  • Harriman starts repairs at dock

    Workers have begun the replacement of steps and a landing at the dock at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

    “We are repairing the stairs but also making the landing at the top of the bank bigger than before,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

    Smoky Mountain Deck Builders is doing the repairs, and Helms said they estimated it would be done in the next two weeks, weather permitting.

  • Yager attacks frivolous suits, bounty hunters

    People who file frivolous lawsuits could find themselves on a registry if state Sen. Ken Yager gets his way.

    Yager, R-Kingston, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1601, which takes aim at those who use the court system to badger others.

  • Remembering KATIE KLINGMAN

    The family and friends of a Rockwood mother will not let her memory fade for her two young children.

    The loved ones of Katie Klingman are reeling after her death from a blood clot days after routine shoulder surgery on Jan. 19. She leaves behind 2-year-old Nevaeh Klingman and 1-year-old Kayden Carl Glenn Klingman.

    “She was a good mom. It is not fair she was taken from those babies at such an early age,” said Dellia Bennett, Katie’s mother.