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Today's News

  • York Dragons burn Blue Devils twice

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils started their basketball season on Tuesday as they hosted the Dragons and Lady Dragons of York Institute in a TSSAA Hall of Fame game.
    The Lady Devils let a very slow start hurt them, as they lost 55-19, while the Blue Devils led early, but the Dragons overcame the lead in the second half to pickup a 73-66 victory.
    The Harriman teams didn't leave the gym with victories, but left to begin with something to build on as the season moves forward.

  • OSMS Bobcats tame RMS Tigers Tuesday

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams got their proverbial brooms, as they swept the Rockwood Middle School teams Tuesday evening. The Lady 'Cats rolled to a 41-6 win, while  the Bobcats romped 54-29 over the Tigers.
    OSMS 41, RMS 6: FIrst-year Lady Tiger Coach Kayla Rather returned to her familiar haunts of the OSMS gymnasium, seeking her first win over the vaunted Lady 'Cats; however, the Lady 'Cats posted the victory over the young Lady Tigers.

  • Clarkrange Buffaloes stampede Bobcats

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams opened the season with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Clarkrange Tuesday evening, as the Lady Bobcats were beaten 71-52 and the Bobcats lost 68-29.
    Clarkrange 71, Oliver Springs 52:  Kara Meadows and Hannah Garrett tossed in 15 points apiece to lead the Lady Buffaloes, while Gracie Bush added 11 markers.
    Alivia Baker led the Lady 'Cats with 11 points, including three 3-point baskets.

  • Stone Memorial sweeps HOF games over Kingston

    The Kingston basketball opened the season with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Stone Memorial High School Tuesday night, but came home on the short of the scoreboard.
    Coach Connie Guinn's Lady Jackets were defeated 57-45, while Colt Narramore's Yellow Jackets were beaten 71-59.
    SMHS 57, Kingston 45: The Lady Panthers led 14-10 after one quarter, as Emma Capps poured in six points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Abby Wilson tallied four points for the Lady Jackets.

  • Oakdale Eagles fly over Midway Green Wave

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Oakdale Tuesday night for a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games. The Green Wave lost 83-43, while the Lady Waves were beaten 63-53.
    Oakdale 83, Midway 43: Maverick Smith tallied 18 points for the Oakdale Eagles, while Jackson Hicks and Nathen Arrowood added 14 and 12 points, respectively, as 12 of the Eagles dented the scoreboard.
    Midway's Jake Woody transitioned from the gridiron to the hardwood for first-year Green Wave Coach Justin O'Toole, tallying 11 points.

  • PILLS KILL

    The Tennessee Department of Health announced this week that 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in 2015, which is a record for the state.

    “Not one of these victims deserved this, and the tragedy of lives lost to overdoses becomes even more painful knowing these deaths can be prevented and are the horrible tip of the overdose iceberg,” Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner was quoted in a press release.

    The number who died from drug overdoses last year was more than the number who died from automobile accidents (962).

  • Ex-Lakewood Village manager sentenced for role in pill mill

    Applicants at Lakewood Village Apartments in Kingston can be denied admission for drug-related activity.

    However, a woman who admitted to obtaining oxycodone in a drug conspiracy managed the complex for months after pleading guilty in federal court.

    Rebecca Wells was sentenced on Wednesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan.

    “Her activity did allow the conspiracy to obtain prescription medication for illegal distribution into the community,” Varlan said.

  • Harriman Christmas parade set to music

    This year’s Harriman Christmas parade promises to get people into the season of cheer, and organizers hope some changes will help capture that spirit even more so.

    Each float in the Dec. 1 parade must have a Christmas song theme.

    “I want this to be a parade people enjoy coming to and something special,” said Harriman Special Events and Public Relations Coordinator Rebecca Schwepfinger. “I think that is why people come to a Christmas parade is to get in that holiday spirit.”

  • Record-setting election heads for the records

    The Roane County Election Commission is planning to meet Monday, Nov. 28, to certify the results of last week’s election.

    Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said he doesn’t expect any of the losing candidates to contest the results.

    “We didn’t have any races that were real close,” he said.

    In the Kingston City Council race, Norman Sugarman finished 182 votes behind third-place finisher Stephanie Wright, according to unofficial returns. The top three vote-getters earned the council seats.

  • NO BURNING IN ROANE

    Gov. Bill Haslam has declared a regional ban on burning in Roane and 50 other Tennessee counties in response to the ongoing drought and destructive wildfires throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

    Residents in Roane and other counties covered by the regional ban are not permitted to conduct any open-air burning.

    The ban includes campfires and burning of brush, vegetation, household waste or construction debris.

    The ban will remain in effect until Dec. 15.