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Today's News

  • Grace Christian Academy shuts out Harriman softball

    Grace Christian never gave the Harriman Lady Devils a chance, handing Harriman softball a 10-0 loss.

    It looked as if it was going to be a close game after two innings. Harriman had kept the game close by giving up only two errors, no hits and one run.

    The Lady Rams stayed in command early by sitting down the first six batters they faced. GCA would step on the gas in the third inning by getting its bats going in a big way.

  • Oliver Springs wins play-in game against Jellico

    On Thursday, Oliver Springs baseball picked up an 11-1 win over Jellico in five innings in a district tournament play-in game.

    Jellico got on the board early with an RBI single from Danny Lay in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. One thing notable about the early-game Jellico defense was how many chances “Truth” Hammond got out in centerfield. He caught several flyballs in the game.

  • Kingston scores three goals in second half to defeat Sequoyah

    On a night where Roane County High School honored its five senior soccer players, Kingston scored three goals in the second half to defeat Sequoyah, 6-2.

    “It’s always important to win on senior night,” Kingston head coach Elik Pickell said. “We didn’t play well in the first half, we’d give it away and rush too much. In the second half we just kept it simple.”

    Sequoyah was able to move the ball successfully on the Yellow Jacket in the first half, but shots on goal were hard to come by.

  • GUEST OPINION: Messages of hate, signs of freedom

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES

    First Amendment Center

    Freedom of speech took a hit this week when New York City’s transit authority voted to ban all political and public-issue advertising on its buses and subways.

    A group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) sponsored the message that triggered the decision.

  • Unloading household hazardous waste
  • Roane Relay for Life
  • Harriman house fire on Carlock Ave.

    Harriman Fire Department put out a kitchen fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters were paged to the 412 Carlock Ave. home at 3:22 p.m.

    “It was an accidental cooking fire caused by grease,” explained Chief Brad Goss.

    The department was able to get the fire under control in about 10 minutes. It was contained to the kitchen and where it had climbed into a portion of the attic. However, the home suffered more extensive smoke and heat damage. The residents are staying with family, according to Goss.

  • Two projects plague Kingston council

    This month, Kingston officials are likely to deal with two special projects that have been hanging over their heads for too long.

    One involves a solar panel field on city property — the second the city had planned to install in partnership with a private company.

    The other involves adding amenities — bathrooms, drinking fountains, bike racks and other extras — to the city’s Ladd Landing Greenway.

    The Kingston City Council is likely to take action on these two issues at its regular meeting on May 12.

    SOLAR FIELD

  • Oliver Springs man charged in shooting

    An Oliver Springs man shot at a vehicle and led Oak Ridge Police on a pursuit, authorities reported.

    Oak Ridge Police said that on April 29, they were called to Hendrix Creek subdivision on a report that a man, who was later identified as David Dunlap Jr., 44, Oliver Springs, was reportedly armed with a handgun and threatening to harm others.

    On the way, they were told Dunlap was at a residence in another neighborhood. While going there, officers encountered a sedan and truck traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • Schools wait for final word on budget

    Last week’s action by the Roane County Commission’s budget committee hasn’t prompted the Board of Education to move on its request for a 29-cent increase in the property tax rate yet.

    “We won’t cut it until the full commission approves it or disapproves it,” Board Chairman Mike “Brillo” Miller said Monday.