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Today's News

  • Eastbound lanes of I-40 at Kingston, Gallaher down to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

    Motorists traveling in Roane County should be aware of lane closures anticipated to take place this week.

    Tennessee Department of Transportation will close one eastbound lane on Interstate 40 at the Exit 352 overpass (Kingston) and the Exit 356 overpass (Gallaher Road) for bridge work.

    Lanes will remain closed until work is completed.

    Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

  • Harriman softball falls just short of Lady Cats

    The Lady Devils of Harriman took the drive up Harvey H. Hannah Highway to face the Lady Cats of Oliver Springs On Monday, but the Lady Devils would go home with a 3-0 loss.

    Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs continued her phenomenal senior campaign as she recorded 10 strikeouts, only gave up three hits and was able to pull the shut out.

    Harriman couldn’t find their swing in the first inning, only mustering one hit.

    Oliver Springs mirrored Harriman’s results as they too could only get one runner on base.

  • Oliver Springs, Harriman soccer tie on Monday

    There wasn’t a winner on Monday night when the Harriman and Oliver Springs’ soccer teams faced off, but there wasn’t a loser either as the two ended the contest with a 0-0 tie.

    “The boys played good,” Harriman head coach Joe Wampler said. “I’m proud of them. They’ve been talking and they’re doing a lot of passes and drops like they should. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we’re definitely going to end up getting there.”

    Harriman was successful moving the ball early against Oliver Springs, but shots were coming nearly as often for the Blue Devils as the were for the Bobcats.

  • Ellis, Townson follow Blueback Herring for sixth place in National Championship

    Over the weekend, former Roane State Raider and Coalfield native Joe Ellis and his partner Matthew Townson hauled in 42 pounds, 14 ounces to nab sixth place for Tennessee Tech in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.

    “I thought we were going to get a top five,” Ellis said. “It just didn’t happen for us.”

  • Warriors walk away with win over Jackets

    Seven combined hits was all that the Kingston Yellow Jackets and the
    Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors put up in Monday night’s baseball game.

    However, the Warriors (25-4-1) still walked away with the 10-0 run-rule win.

    The Jackets gave up 16 walks and hit four batters on Monday in the loss, with six of those instances happening with the bases loaded.

    “We didn’t have our stuff tonight,” Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette said.

    “(The strike zone) was tight on both sides, and they adjusted and we didn’t.”

  • Oliver Springs loss filled with Anderson County penalties

    The rain subsided long enough on Friday for Oliver Springs to get in its soccer match against Anderson County.

    While the rain wasn’t coming down, the cards from the officials were as Anderson County racked up six total in its 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.

    “I was proud of my guys for keeping their composure as much as they could,” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said. “I think (Anderson County was) frustrated because they’re used to putting up more goals on us and when we kept it clean at halftime. I think they were a little frustrated there.”

  • Q&A: Minton readies for new role as head coach

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with new Midway High School head football coach Ryen Minton by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: When Joe Campbell left did you think you were a serious candidate, or did you think they might look elsewhere?

  • Minton named new Midway head coach

    After saying goodbye to Joe Campbell several weeks ago, Midway High School has named a new head football coach.

    On Friday, it was announced that defensive coordinator Ryen Minton would be taking over the role.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Minton said. “I’m excited to try my own schemes, out and try what I’ve learned before. Just to be honored by the community to let me be in charge of their kids means a lot.”

    Minton first joined the Midway staff in 2011 as the defensive coordinator and strength coach after stints at Sullivan South High School and Carter High School.

  • Small business seminars set

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with General Services Administration and the Small Busines Administration, will offer a free workshop related to doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The workshop will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 22, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The topic will be government contracting.

  • Protomet awarded training grant

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $24,450 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Oak Ridge’s Protomet Corporation.

    Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs.

    “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part of the effort to meet the demands of a very competitive marketplace,” Haslam said.