Today's News

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Thursday, Jan. 6

    Midway at Lenoir City (Middle School)

    Oliver Springs at Harriman (Middle School)

    North Middle at Cherokee (Middle School)

  • Hiwassee crane viewing days set for Jan. 15-16

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds the public the 2011 Hiwassee Crane Viewing Days will be held on Jan. 15-16. 

  • MMS rings in New Year with sweep

    After taking a couple of weeks off for Christmas break, the Midway Middle School Green Waves and Lady Waves returned to action Monday evening.

    The first game of the evening was a nail-biter as the Lady Waves rallied in the fourth quarter for a 36-35 victory.

  • Rough start for Midway in 2011

    The Tellico Plains Lady Bears used 30 team steals to cruise to a 70-21 win over the Midway Lady Waves Monday night. 

  • Jobless rate up, Roane reclaims state’s 4th lowest

    Roane County was among 85 of Tennessee’s 95 counties that experienced a surge in
    its unemployment rate for November, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Though the county’s 7.6-percent November rate was marginally higher than October’s 7.3 percent, Roane County reclaimed its No. 4 spot among counties with the lowest-ranking unemployment figures across the state.
    The consistent placement of Roane County among those top five counties makes it one of Tennessee’s powerhouse counties on the jobless scale.

  • Contest enables Randolph to do some serious holiday buying

    “I thought someone was playing a trick on me — and I expected to hear it was just a joke.”

    That’s how Mark Randolph, a construction worker from Harriman, described how he felt upon learning that his name had been drawn as the winner of this year’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce Shopping Spree.

    The Chamber and the Roane County News sponsor the annual shopping spree, with the Roane County News providing the $500 cash prize.

  • Solar Innovation Grant application workshop set

    The Tennessee Solar Institute will conduct a workshop in Knoxville this week for its second round of Solar Innovation Grants.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 on the University of Tennessee campus in University Center Room 225 at 1502 W. Cumberland Ave.

    The workshop is designed to walk potential grant applicants through the Solar Innovation Grant application process.

    TSI staff will be available to answer questions applicants may have as they prepare a proposal for submission.

  • Lady Jackets, Yellow Jackets defeated by Governors and Panthers

    Ten 3-point baskets helped the William Blount Lady Governors take a 65-42 victory over the Kingston Lady Jackets on Thursday.
    Kingston scored the first seven points of the game, but the Lady Governors were not overwhelmed by the their opponent’s good start. They outscored Kingston 14-2 the rest of the period.
    William Blount had a solid second quarter and led 28-16 halftime.
    Things got worse for Kingston after halftime and it trailed 50-28 at the end of the third quarter.

  • Kingston falls to Dresden and Farragut at Lenoir City Holiday Classic

    A 22-point deficit was too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as they fell to the Dresden Lady Lions 53-47 at the Lenoir City Holiday Classic. Kingston had an 11-9 lead at the end of the first period, but a 21-5 Dresden run in the second quarter made the score 30-16 at half-time.
    Dresden started off the third period on an 8-0 surge, but the Lady Jackets came swarming backwith a 12-4 tilt to make the score 42-28 at the end of the third period.

  • Harriman Christmas Classic