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Today's News

  • Grace tops in décor contest
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Not vetoing U.N. Resolution right thing to do

    Gentle reader: The old curmudgeon is back after his usual holiday hiatus.

    Today he wishes to discuss a couple or so matters that have come up recently. The first is the United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning Israel’s continued appropriation of the land heretofore considered to belong to the Palestinians, and constructing thereon housing and other buildings strictly for the use and benefit of the Jewish Israelis, and depriving the Palestinians, whatever their faith, of the use and benefit thereof.

  • Sportswriters name Pace, Clark All-State

    The awards continue to roll in for the Harriman Blue Devils’ football team, as seniors Joe Pace and Hunter Clark were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TWSA) Class 1A Football Team last week.
    “I’m proud of Hunter and Joe,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “It’s a well-deserved for both of them.”
    Clark made the TSWA team as a defensive lineman. He recorded 62 tackles this year with 23 of those being for a loss and five sacks.

  • Yellow Jackets defeat Rhea County in overtime

    The Kingston basketball teams closed out the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, by splitting their final two games at Harriman High School Friday, as the Lady Jackets lost 42-32 to the Dresden Lady Lions, while the Yellow Jackets defeated Rhea County 77-75.

  • Blue Devils win 14th straight contest

    The Harriman basketball teams completed the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday, as Blue Devils defeated Oneida 77-55 and McMinn Central 64-53 to extend their winning streak to 14 games and finish the tournament with a 5-0 record, while the Lady Devils lost 29-28 to complete the tournament with a 1-2 record.
    Both teams are in action this week, as they played Midway Tuesday and will host Rockwood Friday. Both games are District 3A match-ups.

  • Rockwood, Oakdale split games

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood basketball teams will return to the court Friday night against Harriman in their District 3A rematch, after splitting a pair of games with Oakdale on the final night of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday at Harriman High School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Eagles 39-32 to finish the tournament 3-0, while the Eagles beat the Tigers 50-43 to finish 1-2 in the tournament.

  • Rockwood, Oakdale split games

    The Rockwood basketball teams will return to the court Friday night against Harriman in their District 3A rematch, after splitting a pair of games with Oakdale on the final night of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday at Harriman High School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Eagles 39-32 to finish the tournament 3-0, while the Eagles beat the Tigers 50-43 to finish 1-2 in the tournament.

  • Oliver Springs defeats Midway 70-66

    The Midway basketball teams lost a pair of games in the final day of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic at Harriman Middle School, as the Lady Waves were beaten by perennial power Jackson County 62-44, while the Green Wave lost to county rival Oliver Springs 70-66.
    Jackson County 62, Midway 44: For a half, the girls from “South Of the River” held firm against the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils, but Jackson County’s Kyleigh Hardy nearly single-handedly maimed the Midway Lady Waves defense in the second half en route to a 62-44 win.

  • OFF the CUFF: Retreat from out-of-town meeting

    Our elected officials — whether they be in a tiny Tennessee town or Washington, D.C. — serve at our pleasure.

    We entrust them to pave our roads, buy our children’s school books, provide us with police and fire protection, give us libraries, and dispose of our waste (both rubbish and sewage).

    They provide these services via our dollars, whether it’s from taxes or fees.

    We choose them, they use our money to spend for us. Operating transparently is the least they can do in return.

  • Death at Kingston store said to be of natural causes

    From staff reports

    Kingston Fire Department received a call around noon on Friday about a woman unconscious in the bathroom of the Cash Saver grocery store at 615 N. Kentucky St. in Kingston.

    Emergency responders found the woman not breathing.

    “She went to the restroom, and management went to check on her about 20 to 25 minutes later,” said Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon.

    Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch said the woman died of natural causes.

    There will be no autopsy, Boduch said.