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Today's News

  • Harriman fire cleanup months away

    People impatient to see the former Miller & Brewer department store property in Harriman cleaned up will have to wait a little longer.

    For a few more months, a section of Roane Street will remain reduced to one lane in each direction, with orange barriers in the road and a temporary fence around the building. In the meantime, Roane County is finalizing cleanup plans.

    “We are still looking at probably somewhere between 45 and 60 days until they start the process of clean up,” said Harriman Councilman Wayne Best.

  • Jones, two assistants out at Harriman High School

    The investigation into the Harriman boys basketball program has been completed and has resulted in three Harriman coaches resigning.

    In a story that broke Monday, it was reported two Harriman basketball assistants, Quentin Young and Darren Payne, had coached Harriman players in AAU games, a violation of the TSSAA sports calendar.

  • Blue Devils self-report two violations of TSSAA calendar

    The smoke is starting to settle around the Harriman boys basketball program.

    Harriman, who self-reported two violations to the TSSAA on Monday, is still awaiting the fallout, though.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for “alleged violations of TSSAA rules.”

  • Ratcliffe leads Coalfield to win over Lady Devils

    Harriman couldn’t find any offense as it was romped by Coalfield behind the bat of Diana Ratcliffe with a final score of 10-0.

    It took no time for the Lady Jackets to settle in, as they brought three runs in the top half of the first with their first three batters coming in to score before Harriman could settle down and get the next three batters to ground out.

  • Kingston softball sends Yellow Jackets packing

    A battle of the Lady Jackets ensued as Kingston faced off against Coalfield.
    The game ended in four innings as the tournament’s time limit came into effect with a final tally of 12-0 in favor of Kingston.

    Kingston took the lead early off the bat of Makenzie Spurgeon, who jacked a huge solo home run. Coalfield couldn’t match Kingston’s output as the first three Lady Jackets that got up grounded out.

    Kingston got its bats going once again as there first three batters in the top of the second came around to score before Coalfield could settle down and get three outs.

  • Three local basketball players named All-State

    Three Roane County athletes received the honor of being named to the All-State basketball team after their performances this past season.

    Oliver Springs’ senior duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith were named members of the Class A girl’s team. Meanwhile, Midway’s Jacob Cawood was named to the Class A boys team.

    Twinning

  • Harriman softball falls to Watertown

    The Lady Devils of Harriman lost a heartbreaker to Watertown by a score of 3-2.

    Harriman was on an upswing and had just regained the momentum when the game was cut short by the tournament’s time rule as the game ended after four innings.

    The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the first inning when they were able to bring in two runs on no hits as Harriman’s pitcher Shy Thomas recorded 4 walks. Harriman couldn’t put a bat on the ball as they only got one runner on base with a walk.

  • Lady Cats’ softball shuts out Harriman

    Oliver Springs never gave Harriman a chance by only allowing three batters to get on base and none getting past first base as the Lady Cats
    defeated the Lady Devils 7-0.

    Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones controlled the game from the inside the circle as she has all season by recording 13 strikeouts in the contest.

    Jones started early as the first three Lady Devils to get up to bat were quickly sent back to the dugout on a ground out and two strikeouts. Oliver Springs got its bats going in the bottom half of the first by pulling in three runs to give themselves the early lead.

  • Lane closures at Kingston, Gallaher expected

    Motorists traveling in Roane County should be aware of lane closures anticipated to take place this week.

    Starting at 7 p.m. on April 8, Tennessee Department of Transportation will close one westbound lane on Interstate 40 at the Exit 352 overpass (Kingston) and the Exit 356 overpass (Gallaher Road) for bridge work.

    Lanes will remain closed until work is completed.

    Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

  • Donate items for West Roane County VFD sale

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is making plans for its annual round-the-clock fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be 7 a.m. May 1 to 2 p.m. May 2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.