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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Can he learn to run the trains on time? Not so far!

    Gentle reader, as you will recall, last week we were filled with hope that the President and the old curmudgeon were going to hit it off just fine, based upon his statements in his inaugural address concerning the state of education in the nation.

    Unfortunately, although we remain steadfast, he has veered off course already in the very first week on the job. How disappointing. But, we must soldier on, as we have in the past made a practice to do, through numerous administrations, regardless of partisan affiliation, and call ’em as we see ’em.

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  • OSMS teams eliminated from TMSAA sectional tournament

    By Goose Lindsay
    glindsay@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats opened the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Sectional Tournament with a 37-32 victory over Sullivan North on Saturday, but that celebration was short-lived as Northview Academy eliminated the Lady ‘Cats in Monday’s quarterfinals, 28-22.
    Despite the season coming to a close, Oliver Springs head coach Allison Payne was happy with what her team accomplished this season.

  • OSMS teams eliminated from TMSAA sectional tournament

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats opened the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Sectional Tournament with a 37-32 victory over Sullivan North on Saturday, but that celebration was short-lived as Northview Academy eliminated the Lady ‘Cats in Monday’s quarterfinals, 28-22.
    Despite the season coming to a close, Oliver Springs head coach Allison Payne was happy with what her team accomplished this season.

  • Bobcats eliminated by Colonial Heights in opening round

    A strong season came to a disappointing end for the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats Saturday afternoon, as Lance Jones squad dropped a 42-26 decision to Colonial Heights in the opening round of the TMSAA Class AA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.
    “It was our first state tournament and we came out tight against a good basketball team that got upset in their district tournament,” Coach Jones said. “We were never able to recover. We made a run at them late, but then they made some shots.”

  • Calvary wins 15th contest

    The Calvary Crusaders recorded their 15th victory over the season, a 64-40 victory over Mount Pisgah in a key league matchup.
    Sophomore Landen Treadway opened the game with six points for the Crusaders, as the remaining starers, seniors Paul Plemon and Chase Roberts combined for seven points. Sophomore Jordan Snow hit a trey and T.J. Vestal added two points.
    Hayden Rusinek was out due to an ankle injury, so the Calvary bench had to be prepared to step up in his absence.  

  • Harriman beats Kingston on Pace shot

    A capacity crowd on the annual pinkout and homecoming game at Kingston witnessed the Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils split a pair of non-district games, as the Blue Devils defeated the Yellow Jackets on Joe Pace's buzzer beater 56-54 after the Lady Jackets beat the Lady Devils 61-29.
    Harriman 56, Kingston 54: "The game was played at our pace. We did a good job executing our game plan. Matt Spellman started a point guard and handled the pressure," said Kingston Coach Colt Narramore.

  • Kingston, Catholic split district home series

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Catholic Fighting Irish traded wins on Monday. The Lady Jackets defeated Catholic for the second time this season by a score of 56-43, and the boys fell to the  No. 1 ranked team in the state in their classification.
    Kingston, 56, Catholic 43: The Kingston Lady Jackets (16-5, 4-2) cruised against Catholic on Monday night, picking up a convincing 56-43 victory over the Irish.

  • Rockwood DYB signups begin

    Rockwood Dixie Youth baseball and softball sign-ups are now underway at the Rockwood Community Center for ages 4 (weeball), 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 through Feb. 28.
    Coaches must sign up and pass a background check to be eligible to coach.
    The Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign-ups can also being taken during basketball gams. The cutoff date is May 1 and the sign-up fee is $25.
    For more information call 354-0434.

  • FIVE High schools and scenarios

    The Roane County Board of Education last weekend got a refresher on potential construction and consolidation plans for the county’s high schools.

    Lewis Group Architects presented the board with five scenarios last year. It went over those scenarios again during the board’s retreat at Roane State Community College on Saturday.

    Scenario 1 calls for keeping Midway and Oliver Springs and combining Harriman, Roane County High and Rockwood into one new school.

  • Million dollar sewer break

    Repair of a major sewer line break that occurred in Rockwood Jan. 14 will likely cost more than $1 million.

    Kim Ramsey, general manager of Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas, reported on the leak during Rockwood City Council’s regular monthly meeting last week.