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Today's News

  • Bobcats edged in heartbreaker

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats outperformed Claiborne County Friday night before falling, 12-10, in the last minute of the game in a non-district road game

    “Our guys played their hearts out tonight,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “they gave a good enough effort to win a ball game.

    “The defense was outstanding tonight.

    “We outrushed them, out gained them tonight, held them scoreless in the second and third quarter.”

  • Yellow Jackets break Stone

    Behind a strong rushing performance by Bradley Keathley, the Kingston Yellow Jackets ran their record to 5-1 Friday night with a 42-15 victory over Stone Memorial at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “We came out tonight and played a physical club in Stone,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “I though Coach Watt’s (Stone Memorial head coach Mark Wattenbarger) kids played hard, but we came out established the line of scrimmage and played well.”

  • Tigers wear down Devils for win

    Now, it’s in the record books.

    It was the visiting Rockwood Tigers who came away with a 36-15 win against the Harriman Blue Devils in the 98th meeting of the rivals Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    “It’s a huge game,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “the 98th game in this series.

    “That’s a lot of football between these two schools.

    “It’s big no matter what the records are. There’s a big crowd here and it means a lot to a lot of people.

  • Child toddles across Gateway

    A good Samaritan stopped a wandering 3-year-old girl from getting run over on Sept. 15.

    The tot’s grandmother, Patricia Steelman Brown, was arrested and charged with child neglect.

    According to the police report, the 3-year-old got out of the house while the grandmother was sleeping.

    The incident was investigated by Rockwood Police Officer Charles Haubrich.

  • Sides of Griffin emerge

    Community members have experienced different sides of former Roane County Animal Control Director John Griffin.

    While rescue groups have taken to social media to express their displeasure with Griffin, a former Humane Society member had a different experience.

    “I found John very good to work with,” Freddie Matsinger said. “John and I got into it a couple of times. That is just part of it.”

    She said they worked together well for the most part.

  • Trio nominated for TVA board of directors

    From staff reports

    President Donald Trump on Thursday announced three nominees for the TVA board of directors.

    The nominees, who must be confirmed by Congress, include Jeffery Smith of Tennessee, Kenneth Allen of Kentucky, James R. Thompson II of Alabama and A.D. Frazier of Georgia.

  • Mother Nature’s PALETTE
  • Driver gets 10 years for fatal crash

    Robin Ledbetter was told in a somber, emotional tone Friday how her intoxicated driving impacted one Roane County family.

    “I sometimes sit on the side of the road for hours and reminisce — only to realize there will not be any more memories made with my brother because Robin Ledbetter wanted to take some pills,” John Clark said.

    John’s brother, Terrance Clark, was killed when Ledbetter crashed into him on Valentine’s Day 2015.

  • Navigating the Medicare MAZE
  • Kingston makes Wildcats into “kitty cats”