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Today's News

  • County athletes honored for more than play

    The Careacter Star Athlete is a program based on a five-point Star System that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on the field or off. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service, and performance.

  • Lady Waves keep off to a hot start
  • Blue Devils set for crash course by Coalfield

    The Harriman Blue Devils have their home opener tonight against the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.

    It’s two games into the season. It’s still early too tell, but Harriman has thus far performed above expectations after losing the majority of its starters to graduation last season.

    The Devils hung tough in a 28-13 loss against Roane County rival Kingston in week one and bounced back to overwhelm the Wartburg Bulldogs, 37-26, in week two.

  • Tigers set to bait the Bears in their den

    The Rockwood Tigers stay on the road this Friday as they travel to Tellico Plains for a week three match-up.

    Rockwood is coming off a 27-18 loss to the Sweetwater Wildcats.

    After being held scoreless in the first half, the Tigers (1-1) made a push to come back against Sweetwater, thanks to scores from Caleb Bowen, Ryan McCain, and Nate Brackett. Although it was a big push, there wasn’t enough time to come all the way back.

    There was enough impetus generated in the play during the second half that it could potentially be built on a week later.

  • Kingston faces Austin-East tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will visit the Austin-East Roadrunners this evening for a week three match-up.

    Both teams are coming into the game with unblemished 2-0 records. They also are similar in the fact that Kingston has outscored opponents 87-16 while the Roadrunners are 71-20.

    The Yellow Jackets looked like they found new life in the second half of last week’s contest with the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

  • Midway looks to keep riding the wave

    After starting the season with two road games, the Midway Green Wave will finally open at home tonight against the Oakdale Eagles.

    To say the season has been exciting so far for the Green Wave would be an understatement.

    Midway started the season losing a close one, 41-40, in an offensive slugfest with the Rockwood Tigers.

    The performance showed that the Green Wave could potentially hang in there with the big boys and last week’s game was another close one.

    Midway beat a tough Monterey Wildcats team in a defensive struggle, 7-6.

  • GOING with the FLO: Neighbor helping neighbor no better American role

    It is so inspiring to watch the people rush to rescue the flood victims in Houston; yet so painfully disturbing to see them come out to the boats and trucks with only what was on their backs or some with small white garbage bags of items and some carrying their pets.

    The fear and disbelief on the faces of the young and the old was so heartbreaking to me. They were obviously disoriented.

    Who wouldn’t be? They were leaving everything they held dear, and some were watching their homes and vehicles being submerged as they left.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Article reveals some pitiful anti-statue types

    Gentle reader, we don’t know about you, but the old curmudgeon is growing increasingly frustrated, exasperated, annoyed, disappointed, and in general disgruntled, as the state of both general and specific ignorance continues to grow apace.

  • Library latest recipient of Defenders benevolence

    Kingston Public Library’s children’s program is the latest beneficiary of the hard work and generosity of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

    The Defenders, whose members include law enforcement and emergency workers, recently donated a check for $1,000 to the library.

    “It will be a big help,” said librarian Emily Steele.

    Steele said the money will help purchase books, seasonal decorations and other items needed by the children’s program.

  • Students meet, beat academic targets

    More Roane County students are meeting course expectations.

    Roane County Schools reduced the percentage of students that performed below course expectations in every individual TNReady end-of-course subject for the 2016-17 school year, according to the Tennessee Department of Education.

    “We are excited about the work occurring in our schools and we certainly attribute these results to the outstanding focus of our educators in addressing the needs of these students,” Roane County Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said.