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Today's News

  • Riley Clem making a big splash at the University of Tennessee

    If you are a sports fan in Roane County and you hear the last name Clem, the first thing you will think about is the Tigers of Rockwood. A certain former Tiger is making a big splash at the University of Tennessee.

    Riley Clem, a junior at the University of Tennessee, attended Rockwood High School from 2009 to 2013, and in the process, was a impact player for the Tigers on the baseball diamond and the basketball court.

    The second baseman/point guard will go down as a Rockwood great and accomplished great things during his career.

  • Wampler inks with North Carolina Sports University

    Harriman High School senior Alex Wampler will be continuing his baseball career at North Carolina Sports University, a school partnering with Waldorf University.

    “It has always been a dream of mine since elementary school,” said Alex Wampler.
    Wampler said he connected with North Carolina Sports University after participating in the Tennessee High School Showcase at the Tennesee Smokies stadium in Kodak.

  • Lady Waves hammer out victories over Grace Christian and Tellico Plains last week

    After going 6-1 in the long two-day Gibbs Invitational Tournament April 8-9 in  Knoxville, the Midway Lady Green Waves hammered out two big District 3A wins last week..

    Midway evened up the series with Tellico grabbing a 2-1 win at Tellico last Tuesday and on Thursday, they beat Grace Christian 9-3 to break a year's long losing streak.

  • Green Waves win two non-district baseball games last week under new coach

    After a change in head coaches, the Midway Green Waves responded with two non-district wins to give them a 3-11 mark on the year. George Nichols took over as coach, replacing Alex Bray who was relieved of his duties, but is still teaching at Harriman Middle School.

    They eased past Wartburg 4-3 last April 8 and, then six days later, they clobbered Oakdale 10-2. In between they were hammered by Grace Christian 15-0 and 9-0 to leave them winless in the district.

  • Tiger baseball, soccer teams win Thursday

    The Rockwood baseball, softball and soccer teams were all in action  last Thursday, as the Tigers posted a 10-4 victory at Monterey, but the Lady Tigers were blanked 6-0 at Meigs County.

    The Rocwkood/Midway  soccer team shut out Harriman 3-0.
    Rockwood 10, Monterey 4: The Rockwood Tigers baseball team picked up a 10-4 victory over Monterey last Thursday, after dropping two games to District 3A foe Meigs County last Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Kingston baseball, soccer teams post victories on Thursday

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team defeated the Harriman Blue Devils last Thursday night on Legion Field at Southwest Point, while the Yellow Jacket soccer team beat Oliver Springs 8-1.

    Kingston 15, Harriman 1: Kingston scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Cody Mitchell and an RBI by Noah Cash.

  • Harriman's The Oasis convenience store and attached buildings destroyed by fire

    Harriman Fire Department and other local agencies responded to a fire that destroyed an iconic part of the Harriman community and may have taken a woman's life.

    "We are still working the incident and scene and looking into the origin or cause," said Harriman Fire Chief David Bailey.

    "The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been here as a matter of course. We have a unified command with them right now."

  • 'I Hate Shakespeare!': Roane State Playmakers give modern intro to The Bard

    The play name is misleading, but it is enticing.

    “I Hate Shakespeare!” by Steph DeFerie, debuts today (Friday, April 15) at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theatre.

    Performed by the RSCC Playmakers, the play is described as “a funny and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare,” and includes modern-day updates such as cellphone conversations, slang-driven translations and even zombies.

  • Woody, Watkins finalists for school chief

    Roane County is one step closer to having a new director of schools.

    The Board of Education wrapped up three days of interviews Wednesday night.

    Leah Rice Watkins and Keevin Woody emerged as the two finalists by receiving the highest scores of the nine candidates that interviewed.

    The school board plans to interview Watkins and Woody separately on April 20 starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Following those interviews, the board is expected to vote on which one it wants to be the next director of schools.

  • Barksdale heads to UT Athletics Hall of Fame

    Perhaps the greatest athlete in the history of Roane County will receive a big-time award Saturday.

    Former Harriman High School standout Sharrieffa Barksdale will be inducted into the University of Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame.

    “I’m excited,” Barksdale said. “There are no words to describe how it feels to be among the best of the best to be inducted into the UT Hall of Fame.”

    The Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame is an evolution of the previous Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame.