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Today's News

  • HAMMING IT UP: Bowers kids read for pig kisses

    Bowers Elementary School Principal Brenda Arwood puckered up and planted a big kiss on a pig Friday.

    Arwood smooched the pig after students reached a certain amount of Accelerated Reader program points.

    “In just the second nine weeks, they read over 4,000 Accelerated Reader points. That is not counting the first nine weeks,” said Bowers Librarian Michelle Greene.

    Students at the Harriman school read 4,500 points worth of books, and it doesn’t look like that number will slow down any time soon.

  • Harriman’s rec league growing

    Harriman Parks and Recreation just kicked its basketball season into gear, and officials hope to make a big difference for the community’s older youth by bringing back a part of the program.

    The league now includes an age group for 14- to 17-year-olds to give an opportunity for those not participating in school athletics to still have access to good clean fun.

    “The reason I’m most excited about that age group is because they have the ability and capability to get in some mischief at that age,” said Recreation Director Allen Hickman.

  • DUMP TRUMP? Elector pledges support, despite the thousands of letters, emails received

    Roane County’s own Liz Holiway is one of 11 Tennesseans expected to cast electoral votes for President-elect Donald Trump during a ceremony today – Monday – at the state Capitol in Nashville.

    “I’m going to represent this area on the electoral college,” she said Friday. “That’s why it’s so exciting.”

  • OS man dies, two injured in Morgan crash

    An Oliver Springs man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on car crash Thursday night in Morgan County.

    Tennessee Highway Patrol reports said 35-year-old Timothy J. Young was killed in the collision that was reported at 7:34 p.m. in Coalfield.

    Young was driving a 2003 Ford SPE westbound on Hwy. 62, and attempted to pass another vehicle when he struck a 2000 Nissan XTR head-on, THP reports said.

  • Yellow Jackets calm Green Wave

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    For the final time before the holiday break, two county teams competed on the hardwood Thursday night, as Kingston hosted Midway, but the hosts swept both games, with the Lady Jackets beating the Lady Waves 74-34 and Yellow Jackets posting a 78-38 victory.

  • Blue Devils win barn-burner over Meigs County

    The Harriman High School basketball teams travelled south to Decatur on Thursday night to take on the traditionally tough Meigs County.. The Lady Devils were outmatched by the Lady Tigers in a 75-28 drubbing, but the Harriman boys extracted revenge in a 67-65 barn-burner with the Meigs County Tigers.
    Harriman 67, Meigs County 65: With all due respect to the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, the Harriman Blue Devils and the Meigs County Tigers engaged in an absolute barn-burner on Thursday night that saw the Blue Devils escape with a hard-fought 67-65 win.

  • Golf pro Chuck Henley honored

    When Kingston resident Chuck Henley discovered the game of golf more than a half century ago it was the  beginning of a lifelong passion that would touch the lives of generation of golfers around East Tennessee.
    “Chuck has had a huge influence on the golfing youth of Roane County,” said Kingston Mayor Tim Neal.
    Neal was among a large group of friends, relatives and golfing buddies gathered at Lakeside Golf Course Thursday to thank the 86-year-old Henley and to celebrate his love for the game of golf.

  • Cherokee wins season series over Harriman Middle School Thursday

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams travelled across the bridge on Thursday night to take on the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Devils in some hot action on the hardwood compared to the blistery weather outside for the second match-up of the season.
    The possibility of a post-season match-up is out of the question.
    Cherokee found victories in both games in the earlier matchup and this proved to be the same this time around, as the Lady Jackets won 32-18 and the Jackets stung the Blue Devils 48-22.

  • Rockwood Lady Tigers are growing up

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers are growing up.
    After playing a young lineup and winning a combined 15 games over its previous two seasons, Amy Breazeale's squad is now seasoned and the wins are following. The latest came Tuesday evening as Rockwood traveled to Wartburg and defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 46-39.
    The win was the third for the Lady Tigers since Friday.

  • Harriman defeats Greenback for seventh straight victory

    The Harriman basketball teams continued their season-opening road trip, with a visit to District 3A foe Greenback Tuesday and returned home with a split in the games.
    The Lady Devils were defeated 38-27, while the Blue Devils continued to roll, with a 77-48 victory.
    Harriman 77, Greenback 48: The Blue Devils extended their winning streak to seven games with the big win over the Cherokees.
    “We were in a ton of foul trouble and I’m really proud of how the guys off the bench played,” said head coach Shay Shannon.