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Today's News

  • Bobcats no match for Bulldogs

    Twenty-four hours after dropping a heartbreaking 9-8 decision against Wartburg in extra innings, the Oliver Springs Bobcats were knocked off again by the Bulldogs on Tuesday, but this game wasn't a heart-breaker as the Bulldogs blasted the Bobcats in six innings, 13-3.

  • Lady 'Cats top Rockwood

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday evening and that was the difference as Matt Headden's squad went on the road and picked up a 4-3 victory over Rockwood.

  • Lady Tigers suffer costly loss

    Despite dropping a game last week against Midway, the Rockwood Lady Tigers still controlled their own destiny as far as the race for the District 3-A regular season title was concerned heading into Monday's game with Grace Christian Academy.

  • Cherokee camp set for June 1-3

    Cherokee Middle School head coach Ashlee Brackett will be hosting a basketball camp for ages 6-11 at Cherokee Middle School on June 1-3 from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

  • Manning shines in Waves victory

    What a difference a day makes.

    That was the case for the Midway Green Waves on Tuesday, as 24 hours after suffering an embarrassing 16-1 loss at Harriman, the Green Waves turned around and knocked off the Blue Devils, 7-0.

  • Rams down Tigers in extra innings, 11-9

    The Rockwood Tigers had just four hits in Monday’s District 3-A showdown with Grace Christian Academy, but Jake Witter’s squad nearly used those limited hits to knock off the district-leading Rams.

  • State clears way for new hospital move to Midtown

    It didn't take long.

    A plan to relocate Roane Medical Center in a new complex in Midtown easily won approval at a certificate-of-need hearing in Nashville Wednesday morning.

    “We were just in Nashville and just been approved for the CON and so we'll be able to build the new hospital,” said Roane medical Center spokeswoman Jodi Harris shortly after the approval.

    Officials met before a hearing with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency.

  • Rough weather hits — how are you dealing with it?

    Roane County was under a tornado warning Wednesday morning, with more severe weather expected later in the afternoon. Meteorologists say conditions are right today for supercell tornadoes — the kind that can cut wide swaths and stay on the ground for a long time.

    We hope the worst of this storm system, which has already caused widespread damage and even death in midwestern states, bypasses our area. But if it doesn't, we are looking for your pictures and stories of how you dealt with wind, rain, hail or flooding.

  • State planners jobs eliminated in Jobs4TN plan

    Local governments that relied on the assistance of state planners will have to seek help elsewhere.

    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is eliminating the positions, much to the chagrin of the woman who has served Roane County for many years.   

  • Full house at meeting to determine new HUB manager

    A standing-room-only crowd attended the Harriman Utility Board meeting Monday night.

    The board had anticipated a heated meeting when hearing disgruntled ratepayers had discussed attending an upcoming utility board meeting to ask questions about utility practices.

    If the disgruntled had attended, they wouldn’t have been able to fit into the conference room. HUB employees filled the room and lined the wall.