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Today's News

  • Middle school basketball winding down

    The basketball teams from Oliver Springs Middle School and Rockwood Middle School split a pair of games - one mercy-ruled and the other a 3-point thriller Thursday night in Rockwood.

    The Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Tigers 44-6, while the Tigers edged the Bobcats 38-35.

    OSMS 44, RMS 6: The Lady Bobcats led 12-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter and finished the quarter with an 8-0 run for a 20-0 lead.

  • Not all offices closed for holiday

     

    Roane Countians can’t pay court fines or renew their car tags today, but the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday won’t be a deterrent for paying city taxes or taking off trash.

    Roane County Courthouse will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday. 

  • Murray, Evans help Oliver Springs split with Oneida

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams split a pair of District 4A games at Oneida Tuesday night, as the Bobcats won 63-54 and the Lady Bobcats lost 67-56.

    Oliver Springs 63, Oneida 54: Lane Evans and Taylor Murray tallied 22 and 21 points, respectively, led the Bobcats to improve 7-12 overall and 3-2 in the district.

    "If we finish the close ones, our record would be a lot better," said Bobcat Coach Tony Ingram Wednesday morning.

  • The Oliver Springs basketball teams split a pair of District 4A games at Oneida Tuesday night, as the Bobcats won 63-54 and the Lady Bobcats lost 67-56. Oliver Springs 63, Oneida 54: Lane Evans and Taylor Murray tallied 22 and 21 points, respectively, led

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Stone Elementary School in Crossville Tuesday, as the Green Wave beat the Coyotes 43-30, while the Lady Waves rolled over Stone 50-17.

    Midway 43, Stone 30: Sjohn Ross Lyle poured in 20 points to lead the Green Wave.
    Lyle scored four first-quarter points to stake the Green Wave to an 11-2 lead. Blake Parks buried a 3-point basket. Matthew White scored Stone's only points.

  • Midway Middle School rolls over Stone Coyotes

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Stone Elementary School in Crossville Tuesday, as the Green Wave beat the Coyotes 43-30, while the Lady Waves rolled over Stone 50-17.

    Midway 43, Stone 30: Sjohn Ross Lyle poured in 20 points to lead the Green Wave.
    Lyle scored four first-quarter points to stake the Green Wave to an 11-2 lead. Blake Parks buried a 3-point basket. Matthew White scored Stone's only points.

  • Harriman beats Greenback twice Tuesday

    The Harriman High School boy’s and girl’s basketball teams traveled to Greenback on Tuesday for some district play and it was sort of a unique situation.

    The Harriman Middle School boy’s and girl’s teams played before in tip offs that started at 4 p.m.

    Harriman didn’t get phased by the odd start as the Lady Devils picked up the victory, 55-35, and the Devils picked up the 78-53 victory.

    Harriman 55, Greenback 35: The Harriman: As they have done all season, the Lady Devils started slow and pulled away for the victory.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: What Was, Was; What Is, Is; What will be is Uncertain

    Gentle reader, strange as it may seem to one as intelligent as you, there are those of our fellow citizens who do not comprehend the truth of the following proposition, namely:

    What was, was; what is, is; only what will be is uncertain.

    The reason we bring this proposition to your attention today is because of the inordinate amount of time, energy, anxiety, antagonism, and resources that are currently being expended by the aforementioned citizens trying to change the past while doing little or nothing to try to ameliorate the present or prepare for the future.

  • Rockwood sweeps Concord Christian

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood basketball teams rebounded from a pair of losses against county and district rival Harriman, by sweeping a pair of games with Concord Christian.

    The Tigers defeated Concord Christian 53-39, while the Lady Tigers outscored their guests 57-23.

    Rockwood 53, Concord Christian 39: A strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference for Coach Paul Kamikawa’s  Tigers, as they survived against district foe Concord Christian by a score of 53-39.

  • Thurman keys Lady Jacket victory

    The Kingston basketball teams returned to District 4AA play Tuesday by hosting Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), with the Lady Jackets defeating the Lady Warriors 51-43 and the Warriors hitting 12-of 30 3-point baskets in a 69-50 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

    Kingston 51, CAK 43: "We are winning, but are not playing our best," said Kingston Coach Connie Guinn, as Taylor Thurman hits 5-of-6 free throws in fourth quarter.

  • Roads, deannexation part of legislators’ talks

    Education initiatives and funding for road projects across the state were two of the biggest concerns addressed at this year’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast.

    The breakfast at Roane State Community College’s main campus was held in time to give input to the legislative delegation one day before the Tennessee General Assembly reconvened.

    State Sen. Ken  Yager said he supports measures to help Middle College students, such as those who attend the program at Roane State.