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Today's News

  • Greene, Langley to play for Tennessee in Border Bowl

    Two members of the Harriman Blue Devil football team will be playing in the Tennnessee vs. Kentucky Bowl on Jan. 16 at the University of the Cumberlands' James H. Taylor  Stadium in Williamsburg, KY.

    Running back Garrett Greene and lineman John Langley are among the 21 seniors from the East Tennessee area selected to play against seniors from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Harriman Middle School wins two games over Midway Middle

    The Lady Devils and Devils of Harriman Middle School hosted the Lady Green Wave and Green Wave of Midway on Thursday night in some cross county basketball action.

    The Devils and Lady Devils were both able to come away with a win, with the Lady Devils picking up the 22-17 victory, and the Blue Devils grabbing the 25-19 victory.

  • Raiderettes lost 82-73 at Lawson State Thursday

    The Roane State Community College Raiderettes opened the second half of the season at Lawson State in Birmingham, Ala. Thursday night, but returned home with an 82-73 setback, falling to 10-7 overall. They travel to Cleveland State Community College Wednesday night to resume TJCCAA play.

    Roane State led 18-13 after the first quarter, but the hosts would take a 33-31 advantage at the break, after a 20-13 second-quarter run.

  • Kingston sweeps double-header with Rockwood Tuesday

    By MICHAEL LINDSAY
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Kingston made the short trip down Highway 70 to face Rockwood in the rematch between the longtime county rivals and came home with a sweep of the double-header. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Tigers 48-33, while the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers 39-35.

  • Murray basket gives Oliver Springs split with Wartburg

    The Wartburg basketball teams traveled to Oliver Springs Tuesday night for District 4A games and traveled back to Morgan County with a split in the contests. The Lady Bulldogs edged the Lady Bobcats 43-41, while the Bobcats defeated the Bulldogs 94-92 in double overtime.

    Oliver Springs 94, Wartburg 92: Tyler Murray's jumper in the second overtime gave the Oliver Springs a 94-92 District 4A victory over Wartburg Tuesday night in the Bobcat gym.

  • Blue Devils calm Green Wave in district action Tuesday

    Midway hosted Harriman Tuesday for the first match up this season between the county and district 3A rivals.

    The Lady Blue Devils held a small lead through much of the final three quarters but they did have to hold off a determined Midway comeback in the fourth to record a 65-56 win. Harriman improves to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in district 3A with the win. Midway drops only their second game and are 10-2 overall and 3-2 in the district.

  • Midway Middle School takes two games from Greenback Tuesday

    Midway Middle completed their season series with Greenback Middle in the first game after the Holiday break Tuesday at Midway

    The Green Waves swept the season series winning 50-39 Friday at home to go to 8-5 on the year.

    The Lady Waves earned a split with the Lady Cherokees, losing at Greenback earlier, but they toughed out a 32-30 win last Tuesday to push their record to 7-6.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Memories of a thriving Harriman, circa 1959-61

    Gentle reader, our holiday hiatus is at an end, and we now resume our weekly Friday communication with you.

    As you will recall, our last column of 2015 was one of reminiscences of Christmas parties of years past.

  • Do-nothing demolitions may soon end

    Rockwood property owners don’t need to dawdle when they have a demolition permit.

    An ordinance that would shorten the amount of time to get to work on demolitions was approved on first reading by the Rockwood City Council in December.

    Presently, demolition permit holder have 180 days to start work on razing structures.

    The proposed ordinance instead would give the permit holder 90 days to start work.

  • Karate donation honors Harold Long

    The International Association of Isshin-Ryu Karate recently made a special donation toward Harriman’s Korean War Memorial.

    The $500 contribution is in honor of all veterans, but it is particularly given in memory of the Association’s late founder, Grand Master Harold Long.

    Grand Master Tommy True of Roane School of Isshin-Ryu Karate in Harriman said Long, a Rockwood native who was raised in Morgan County, founded the International Isshin-Ryu Karate Association.