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Today's News

  • Grant of almost $3 million to help OS sewer system

    Oliver Springs will be able to make significant sewer system repairs thanks to a Rural Development grant of $2.99 million and loan of $4.47 million.
    The money will help the town to meet the system requirements of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and operate its water and sewer systems properly.

  • Officials want to hear from public on aquatic weeds

    The Roane County Commission and the Roane County Environmental Review Board will meet in a joint workshop today – Monday – to discuss aquatic weeds.
    “I want to hear what they got to say and that’s going to generate some questions for me,” Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said.

  • Roane’s BAG lady

    Amanda Hackworth’s passion for the homeless is literally “in the bag.”

    The Harriman wife and mother is heading up a ministry that creates homeless mats out of plastic grocery bags, which makes for lightweight and waterproof sleeping accommodations.

    “If they had a mat, it would give them a little more comfort,” she explained. “They are waterproof, and we make them extra thick, to prevent body sores.”

    It was after seeing a YouTube video on the process that Hackworth decided to pursue the project herself.

  • Bribery for ACT scores?

    Discussions at the Roane County Board of Education’s recent retreat didn’t just center around building new schools. The board also heard about efforts underway to improve the ACT scores of Roane County students.

    “We’ve got to raise expectations,” Secondary Schools Supervisor Russell Jenkins said. “We’ve got to expect our kids to do well.”

  • Rockwood teams lose to Wartburg by identical scores

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood basketball teams hosted Wartburg in a Region 2A doubleheader Tuesday in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasisum, but the Bulldogs bit the Tigers twice by identical scores of 44-35.
    Wartburg 44, Rockwood 35: "We couldn't make any shots down the stretch and couldn't make free throws," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.
    Added Wartburg Jason Davis,  "Coach Breazeale does a really good job."

  • Rockwood teams lose to Wartburg by identical scores

    The Rockwood basketball teams hosted Wartburg in a Region 2A doubleheader Tuesday in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasisum, but the Bulldogs bit the Tigers twice by identical scores of 44-35.
    Wartburg 44, Rockwood 35: "We couldn't make any shots down the stretch and couldn't make free throws," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.
    Added Wartburg Jason Davis,  "Coach Breazeale does a really good job."

  • Midway Middle loses to Rush Strong in TMSAA ET Class AA Sectional

    Blaine Townsend scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Wednesday evening, but it wasn't enough to lead Midway Middle School to victory as the Green Wave dropped a 44-42 decision to Rush Strong in the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament quarterfinals at Pigeon Forge.
    “I’m proud of the boys, they played hard tonight,” Green Wave head coach Justin O’Toole said following the loss. “We got down tonight, but fought back and had a chance to win at the end. That’s all you can ask for. We had a good year.”

  • GCA Rams batter HHS Blue Devils

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Grace Christian Academy for final regular season matchup in District 3A Tuesday, as the Rams will moving into Division II for the 2017-21 classification period.
    This was a rematch from last week's doubleheader loss at GCA, with the same scenario happening Tuesday, as the Rams swept the season series.
    The Rams beat the Blue Devils 82-80, while the Lady Rams won 51-26.

  • Midway sweeps Sunbright

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of Region 2A games with Sunbright Friday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Tigers 42-30 and the Green Wave downed the Tigers 70-60.
    Midway 40, Sunbright 32:  The Midway Lady Green Waves are one step closer to reaching .500 on the season.
    A three-game losing streak in the middle on January had many in Midway worried about what the remainder of the season, but the Lady Green Waves bounced back in convincing fashion with a 42-30 win over the Sunbright Lady Tigers.

  • Oliver Springs, Oakdale split 4A games

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty
    Oliver Springs and Oakdales split a pair of District 4A battlesTuesday night, with the Lady ‘Cats taking home a 45--23 victory followed by a comeback win from Oakdale of the Bobcats, 73-61.
    Oliver Springs 45, Oakdale 23: A solid defensive effort carried the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday as they downed district foe Oakdale, 45-23.