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Today's News

  • Pitching duel ends with Lady Jackets win

    For fans of pitching duels, the Kingston vs. CAK softball game didn’t disappoint.

    The matchup featuring Kingston’s Mica Gaines and CAK’s Sierra Plese in the pitcher’s circle was scoreless until the Lady Jackets broke out for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    It was all the run support that Gaines would need as the Lady Jackets took a 3-0 victory.   

  • Kingston suffers CAK loss

    Kingston couldn’t muster up enough offense to stay close with CAK in an 8-1 loss.

    The game was scoreless until CAK plated four runs in the top of the fourth. Walker Howell led the offensive onslaught with a 3-run home run.   

    Kingston scored in the bottom of the inning on a Derek Basler RBI double. Unfortunately it wasn’t a sign of things to come as the Yellow Jackets were held scoreless the rest of the way.

    CAK got two more runs in the fifth and two in the seventh.

  • Tigers split with Stone in tennis

    The Rockwood High School tennis teams split a match with Stone Memorial High School.

    The boys lost 6-3, which dropped their record to 1-2 on the season.

    The girls team won 6-3. It was their second victory of the season.

    Rockwood vs. Stone Memorial

    Boys Match

    Singles:

    Derrick Lawson (RHS) defeated Dylan Nelson 8-3

    Matheus Ferreira (RHS) defeated Mark Brown 8-5

    Jordan Williams (RHS) defeated by Tyler Yoder 1-8

  • New Anglican church in Crab Orchard

    After two months of planning, the Anglican Church of the Cumberlands and its 15 members — including two from Roane County — will witness history in the making with the church’s first worship service on April 10.

    Father Ernie Pinto will conduct the Passion Sunday Eucharistic service, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in Crab Orchard Christian Church on Hwy. 70.

  • OS accepting items for recycling

    Starting today, April 8, the town of Oliver Springs will begin accepting glass, plastic, paper and aluminum cans for recycling.

    Items will be taken for recycling at a mobile unit across from Oliver Springs Public Library. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.

    “Only about one-tenth of the garbage generated in this country actually gets recycled every year, when in reality over half of it can be recycled into new products,” said David Bolling, Oliver Springs town administrator.

  • Babahatchie Band to perform free concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will perform in its final indoor concert of the season at 3 p.m. April 10 in Harriman High School auditorium.

    The concert, featuring movie scores, will be rich in contemporary music that will likely be listened to hundreds of years from now.

    The band will perform the scores from “The Lion King,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Titanic,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Admission is free.

  • Student Government Day trains future leaders

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has designated April 21 as Student Government Day 2011.

    The annual event gives public high school students in Roane County an opportunity to spend time with officials they were selected to represent.

    “This event is a great opportunity for our students to see their county government at work,” Woody said. “We must create interest in our government in order to stimulate the next generation of leadership for our county.”

  • DAR honors ’11 Good Citizens

    Avery Trace Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented its 2010-11 Good Citizens honor to four high school students in Roane County.

    This year’s recipients are:

    Harriman High — Emily  Kaitlin Crabtree, daughter of Tim and Kim Crabtree.

    Midway High — Taylor Shannon Narramore, daughter of Barry and April Narramore.

  • Juniors explore options during Career Day

    More than 550 juniors from all five Roane County high schools will take part in a Career Exploration Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m today, April 8, at Roane State Community College.

    Students will be professionally dressed and prepared with résumés, notepads and questions for representatives from 49 different businesses to talk about their futures.

    This is the third year for the joint effort between Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Affairs Committee and Roane County Schools.

  • DISASTER! Students hone skills during drill

    More than 100 students from Harriman, Oliver Springs and Roane County high schools played victims or medical personnel during a disaster drill last week on the Harriman High School football field.

    “This is one event that is looked forward to each year by all health science students,” said instructor Ronna Carlton, who serves as director of the event.

    The scenario for this year’s drill involved a train derailment that hit a school bus and rolled into a daycare center.