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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets win big at home

    Due to the wild weather in March, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jacket softball team had to wait until Monday evening to open at home.

    It appeared to be worth the wait, though. Kingston blew out Scott County, outscoring the Lady Highlanders 28-0 in two games of a double-header.

    “This group of girls makes my job a lot easier,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “They’re seasoned, they’re experienced, and they’re smart and I’m lucky to be in this position and I’m lucky to have them.”

  • Midway loses pair of close games

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t get their bats going losing both games of a double-header to Oneida, 3-2 and 2-1, Tuesday evening at Midway.

    Both games came down to pitching and the teams taking advantage of the hits when they happened.

    The Indians struck first.

    Oneida was able to put three on the board in the second inning thanks to three hits.

    It was an anomoly and wasn’t repeated for the rest of the game as Green Wave pitcher CJ Huff was able to keep the Indian batters guessing for the rest of the evening.

  • Rockwood edges Harriman in defensive struggle
  • OS outpaces Eagles for win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats played host to the Oakdale Eagles in game two of their two-game series Tuesday night.

    The Bobcats were able to pick up the second win in as many nights with a final of 10-1.

    “A couple guys got going for us tonight and that really helped,” said Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kegley

    “Sweeps are always great, it’s very hard to beat a team twice in two nights. We are playing really good defense right now.”

  • Blue Devils sweep ’Dawgs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    For the second night in a row, the Blue Devil offense put big numbers up on the scoreboard to defeat the Wartburg Bulldogs by a final score of 14-3.

    Noah Dickerson got things going for the Devils, getting on base due to an error.

    Dickson didn’t stay on base long as he got out at second on a fielder’s choice.

    Brady Stubbs became the new recipient of firstbase and advanced to second as Brandon Turpin drew a walk.

  • Rockwood OK’s $489,000 airport grant

    The Rockwood City Council on Monday approved acceptance of a $489,000 grant to make repairs to the Rockwood Municipal Airport.

    The grant, which requires 5-percent matching funds, will be used for general maintenance and upkeep, according to Councilman and Airport Committee Chairman Jason Jolly.

    “We had our airport engineer come up with a list,” he said.

    Projects to be completed include coating and sealing cracks on the pavement. Bids will be taken on the project and monitored by Atkins Engineering.

  • Stabbed man found at Margrave door

    A Margrave Drive woman found a man at her door suffering a stab wound on Monday.

    Harriman police responded to 104 Margrave Drive on a call that the man, identified as Robert Griffin, just showed up at the door holding his neck, which was bleeding.

    The victim was airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was taken to surgery.

    “We haven’t been able to talk to the victim. We are hoping in a day or two he’ll be alert and his mind will be clear,” said Police Chief Derek Pacifico.

  • HUB makes history with first woman manager

    Harriman Utility Board approved its first female manager Monday when board members unanimously voted for the hiring of Candace Vannasdale.

    Vannasdale, manager of the gas water and sewer administration and engineering, will start May 1 contingent on approval of the finalization of her contract.

    Lonnie Wright, the Harriman City Council representative on the board, said he is confident she’ll do a great job.

    Chairman Buddy Bowers said he is impressed with Vannasdale’s vision for the future.

  • SCHOOL PLAN PRICE TAG $68 MILLION

    The Roane County Commission could vote in the coming months on how to pay for a $68 million plan that would combine three high schools and shuffle around other schools.

    School officials and Lewis Group Architects revealed the plan to County Commissioners and the public during a work session at Roane State Community College on Tuesday.

    “This isn’t the end,” Commission Chairman Ron Berry said. “This is just the beginning.”

  • Going with the Flo: The right needs to protect our rights before we’re left

    Friday is what is called, “Good Friday” and is the example of what Jesus did after he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane – not My will but Thine be done.

    Jesus was our example of dying to self. Our country exists because many gave up their desires and left their homes and loved ones to sacrifice so that we could have a free county.