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Today's News

  • Lady Devils edge Waves

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils weathered Midway’s attack for a 36-35 consolation game win Tuesday evening in Spring City.

    The game would decide who’s season ended and who would get to go on to play in the sectional tournament this weekend in Pigeon Forge.

    With those stakes, it was understandable why the game was close throughout.

    Harriman jumped on the Lady Waves early with an 8-0 lead in the opening quarter.

  • Tigers beat OS with late run

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers used a last minute run to beat Oliver Springs, 59-46, Tuesday evening in the boys’ consolation game of the district tournament at Spring City.

    The game was even throughout.

    “We split games with them this year, both games were really close,” Rockwood Coach Jeff Allen said. “We preached to the boys all day that this game is going to go back and forth. It’s going to be whoever gets a run at the right time.

    “We got that run at the right time.”

  • Midway can’t stop Bulldog bomb squad

    Midway Middle fell to the Spring City Bulldogs, 55-44, Tuesday night in the middle schoool district championship in Spring City.

    Midway was able to weather constant bombardment from three-point shooters that would make some high school squads jealous.

    Of the Bulldogs’ 28 points in the first half, 21 came from seven three-pointers.

    “Spring City shot the ball well tonight,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We knew coming in they had some pretty good player.

  • Hiding behind mattress no foil for deputies

    A Harriman man who reportedly tried to hide behind a mattress was unsuccessful in avoiding capture on Monday.

    Deputies found Jamie Lamar Reno and charged him with resisting arrest and criminal trespass. The report also said Reno, 39, was wanted for failure to appear.

    A 21-year-old woman with a Grandview address, Alisha Nicole Ledford, was also arrested.

    According to the report, deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office responded to 119 Allison Cove Drive to investigate a report about people trespassing in a vacant home.

  • TN Together takes aim at opioid crisis

    Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee.

    TN Together, a multi-faceted initiative, will focus on prevention, treatment and law enforcement in addressing the issue of opioid addiction through legislation, proposed funding in the governor’s 2018-19 budget and executive actions.

  • Armes gets 366 days for duping gov’t

    The scheme Joseph Armes II orchestrated to defraud the federal government has garnered him 366 days in prison.

    U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sentenced the Morgan County businessman on Monday at the federal courthouse in Knoxville.

  • 30 die from overdoses in 2017

    The drug overdose problem plaguing Roane County showed little signs of slowing down in 2017.

    “I think it’s always surprising, even if you expect it,” said Sarah Harrison, executive director of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.

    According to figures provided by Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch, there were 31 drug overdose deaths in Roane County in 2016.

    Last year, there were 30.

  • Emory Golf manager pitches driving range

    A driving range has potential to draw more golfers to the Emory Golf Course if golf course manager Jacob Bennett’s proposal to lease a portion of the golf course comes to fruition.

  • GOING with the FLO: He’s President Trump, not President Perfect

    With all the emergencies around our country and abroad, we need to be focused on the progress our president has made. He works many hours a day and well into the night to keep us on the right track and to Make America Great Again.

    The Dow had an 8,000 growth last week. That’s a 31-percent increase. This hasn’t happened since FDR. This helps everyone.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Despite Mr. Redmond, it’s still heresy & still wrong

    Gentle reader, we must beg your forbearance in advance as we violate a self-imposed restriction on our subject matter.