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Today's News

  • October Sky extras reunion big success

    It isn’t often Oliver Springs residents get to share in something as big as the making of a feature film, but that is what happened when the community was selected as one of the shooting locations for the 1999 feature film October Sky.
    Many community members are so proud of their connection to the movie, based on memoirs of another small coal mining town’s famous son, Homer Hickam, a retired NASA engineer, that the community started the October Sky Fall Festival.

  • Blessed Sacrament taking Christmas basket applications

    Blessed Sacrament Church in Harriman will be taking applications for Christmas Baskets. Families/adults, needing assistance are asked to bring some form of identification and proof of income.
    Applications will be accepted at Blessed Sacrament’s church office on Margrave Dr. in Harriman on the folowing dates: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, 5 p.m. to 7; Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Call the church office at 882-9838 for details.

  • OS upsets No. 6 Wartburg, 32-27

    After suffering back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Oneida and Sunbright, the Oliver Springs Bobcats got back into the winning column Friday night with a 32-27 victory over No. 6 ranked Wartburg at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Kingston flies past Jets in overtime, 35-28

    Under TSSAA's new playoff format that was introduced a year ago, non district games are more important than ever as a team's overall record plays a larger role in making the playoffs and determining their seed once the postseason begins.

  • Rockwood slams Bledsoe County, 45-19

    Much like last season, as the regular season winds down, the Rockwood Tigers look like a team that is poised for a deep playoff run.

    Just ask Bledsoe County.

  • Coalfield downs Harriman in overtime, 42-41

    In what was a back-and-forth barn-burner, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets used a critical two-point conversion in overtime from Cody Hill to Tyler Walls to eke out a 42-41 thriller Friday night over Harriman.

  • Lady Jackets fall in title game, 5-0

    The Kingston Lady Jackets ran into a ferocious buzz saw in the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors, dropping a 5-0 decision in the district championship game. “CAK was better this time than they were the first time we played them,” said Kingston head coach Greg Bowman. “We tried to do some different things and I think we held our own against a really good team.” 

  • Hancock stops Midway, 14-12

    In several games this season, the Midway Green Waves have put up good  numbers and have been close to several opponents in yards gained. But while they were close statistically in those games, they have usually not been very close on the scoreboard. 

  • Lady Jackets top Scott, 4-1

    For almost 60 minutes, the Scott Lady Highlanders soccer team gave the Kingston Lady Jackets fits, but the Lady Jackets persevered down the stretch to keep their district title hopes alive with a 4-1 win Monday night to advance to the second round of their district tournament. 

  • Governor’s race may be a boost to election turnout

    By DAMON LAWRENCE
    dlawrence@roanecounty.com
    About 12,300 Roane Countians voted in the August election. Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said he’s hoping for a bigger turnout for the Nov. 2 election.
    “I think the governor’s race always fascinates people,” Holiway said. “They’re very interested in who’s going to lead the state.”
    Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter are vying to become the state’s next governor. Fourteen Independent candidates are also on the ballot.