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Today's News

  • Lady Devils defeat Sweetwater in overtime; Blue Devils down Jets for 12th straight win

    After opening the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Wednesday with two wins by the Blue Devils and a loss by the Lady Devils, the two teams posted wins Thursday evening.
    The Lady Devils picked up a nice, overtime victory over the Lady Wildcats over Sweetwater, of 52-49, while the Blue Devils took down the Cumberland County Jets 63-50.
    Harriman 52, Sweetwater 49: Some wins do a lot more for a team than others, and that was the case as the Lady Devils picked up the needed victory over the Lady Wildcats.

  • Oliver Springs loses catfight to Sweetwater Wildcats 71-61

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered their second defeat in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Thursday evening, losing 71-61 to the Sweetwater Wildcats.
    Sweetwater opened the game with a 5-0 run, but baskets by Matt Gaylor,  Jacob Humphries and Jeremiah Johnson gave the 'Cats a 7-5 lead with under five minutes left in the first quarter. Oliver Springs had three turnovers in their first five positions of the contest.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Kingston notches two more victories

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams won two more games in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Thursday night, as the Yellow Jackets defeated Clarkrange 47-28 and the Lady Jackets beat Oakdale 49-40.
    Kingston 47, Clarkrange 28: Yellow Jacket fans were all smiles on Thursday as Kingston continued their dominant run in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic by defeating the Clarkrange Buffaloes, 47-28.

  • A visit from St. Nick
  • Roane tapped as ThreeStar community

    Roane County was among the communities cited by Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development with a ThreeStar award at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville.

    “The ThreeStar Program is a valuable tool for economic development in Roane County providing us another opportunity for collaboration between the individual cities,” said Teresa Jackson, Roane County ThreeStar coordinator.

  • What’s new in Tennessee this year? A lot, that’s what

    The Volunteer State is growing by leaps and bounds, and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is showcasing what Tennesseans can discover in their state in 2017.

    New Ventures in East Tennessee

    East Tennessee is going to be the ultimate 2017 getaway.

    Tennesseans can book a stay at the Tennessean Hotel, Knoxville’s first personal luxury hotel opening this spring.

    Or travel to Chattanooga to admire never-before-seen vintage guitars at the Songbirds Guitar Museum opening in March.

  • Christmas traffic stop leads to 4 arrests

    Four people went to jail following a Christmas Day traffic stop in Harriman.

    According to warrants, it all started when police spotted Jesse Holt driving a Ford Taurus. Holt’s driver’s license is reportedly revoked, so he was taken to jail.

    “His brother, Jeremiah Holt, was a passenger in the front of the same car where scales used to weigh drugs was discovered,” the warrant said.