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Today's News

  • Kingston splits with wily Roadrunners

    Top: Lady Jacket Amadea Pankey drives into the lane for a lay-up during Friday’s game. Kingston was led by Riley Guillemet’s 23 points and beat the Lady Roadrunners, 48-37. Above: Kingston’s Tyler Thurman (34) keeps the shot away from the Austin-East defender in Friday’s district matchup game. Davey Clark scored 20 for the Yellow Jackets but it wasn’t enough. Kingston lost 72-55.

  • Blue Devils end Eagles’ streak

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils ended the Oakdale Eagles’ undefeated district run in overtime on Saturday.

    After a long week with three games against Meigs County, Rockwood and Oneida, the Blue Devils still had some fight left in them to beat the Eagles 80-75 in overtime.

  • Lady Devils outrun Warriors in tourney

    The Harriman Middle Lady Devils used a 23-point second half to beat Happy Valley, 34-23, Saturday afternoon in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.

    The teams looked to be evenly matched in the first half with back and forth scoring.

    By halftime the score was knotted at 11 and the game had the earmarks of a defensive struggle.

    That didn’t prove to be the case.

    Harriman came out of the locker rooms looking like a team on fire.

  • Rockwood can’t finish late push

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers couldn’t hold of Jonesborough’s late push Saturday, losing 40-31 in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.

    “It was frustrating,” Rockwood Coach Jeff Allen said. “Jonesborough crashed the boards hard.

    “They are a fundamentally sound team.”

    A fast start to the game, Rockwood fell behind 20-11 at the end of the second quarter.

    Shots did not fall for the Tigers with the ball missing the mark or rattling on the rim only to bounce off.

  • Midway wins in last minute

    The Midway Middle Green Wave weathered a slow first half to come back in the last minute to beat Holston, 46-43, Saturday in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament opener in Pigeon Forge.

    Down 43-35 with a 1:31 left in the game, the Green Wave had used a fast paced offensive and defensive attack to get this close.

    “Holston came out on fire,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We just kept stressing the fundamentals and playing hard.”

    Starting the second half, Midway was down 24-13.

  • Mega school enrollment would top OR, Maryville

    Data from the 2016-17 Tennessee Department of Education report card includes enrollment figures for schools throughout the state.

    Roane County High School, Rockwood High School and Harriman High School had a combined enrollment of 1,509 in 2016-17. That was more than Maryville High School (1,246) and Oak Ridge High School (1,353).

    Roane County Schools is working on a plan that would put students from Roane County High, Harriman High and Rockwood High into a new consolidated high school near Roane State Community College.

  • School official says criticism of teacher pay ‘stupidity’

    Teacher pay came up during last week’s Roane County Board of Education meeting.

    Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins provided the board with some data, which prompted a response from several board members.

    “We want to be up there past the middle on teacher salaries,” Chairman Rob Jago said. “We feel we have some of the better teachers in the areas.”

    Watkins said the average salary for “licensed personnel” in Roane County is $51,378.

  • Infrastructure tops Oliver Springs concerns

    The future success of Oliver Springs could be determined by how well the town manages a range of opportunities related to history, recreation and downtown redevelopment.

    Town leaders and about a dozen residents met at Oliver Springs Town Hall Saturday for a visioning exercise that explored economic development plans.

    “We want to get a vision of what Oliver Springs wants to do,” said Gary Human, regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

  • BLUE SKIES
  • Community forum on opioids, heroin Friday at RSCC

    Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition will have a community forum on heroin and opioids from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in the O’Brien Theatre on the main campus of Roane State Community College, between Harriman and Rockwood.

    Community resource tables will be available at 5:30.

    The documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Live of an Opiate Addict” will be shown, followed by a panel discussion on heroin and opioid abuse and addiction and a question-and-answer session.