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Today's News

  • Sex-crime deal puts OS man on probation for next eight years

    A 33-year-old Oliver Springs man will spend the next eight years of his life on state probation for a sex crime.

    Andre Deshawn Boyd was scheduled to stand trial on Friday in Roane County Criminal Court for aggravated sexual battery.

    Instead of putting his fate in the hands of a jury, Boyd reached an agreement with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of attempted aggravated sexual battery.

  • Rockwood woman’s term commuted

    Prayers were answered for the family of a woman serving time in federal prison.

    Kristi Miller was sentenced to 20 years for her role in a Roane County methamphetamine conspiracy. She wasn’t scheduled to be released until Nov. 19, 2027. Her sentence will end earlier now.

    On Jan. 19, his last full day in office, President Barack Obama granted Miller’s request for clemency.

    “She’s ecstatic,” Miller’s father, Rockie Elswick said.

  • Midway Middle School Green Wave win 4AA Tournament in overtime

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave defeated the Spring City Middle School Bulldogs 44-40 in overtime Tuesday night to claim the TMSAA Area 4AA championship to earn a berth in the East Tennessee Class AA Sectional in Pigeon Forge, while Oliver Springs defeated 36-30 to claim third place and a berth in the sectional.

  • Winning streak stops at 20

    The Harriman basketball teams made their last regular season trip  to Grace Christian Academy (GCA), which is moving into Division II beginning in the Fall of 2017, but came home with two District 3A losses, as the Rams snapped the Blue Devil winning streak at 20 games with a 93-84 overtime victory and the Lady Rams battled the Lady Devils 49-37.
    Grace Christian 93, Harriman 84: The boys contest will be talked about across the state, as the sixth-ranked Blue Devils and seventh-ranked Rams battled in the huge District 3A contest.

  • Kingston loses twice to CAK

    The Kingston basketball teams dropped a District 4AA doubleheader against Christian Academy of Knoxville Tuesday, as the Lady Jackets lost 57-51 and Yellow Jackets were beaten 63-37.
    CAK 57, Kingston 51: The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Jackets 19-15 in the first quarter and extended the lead to 37-29 at halftime, with an 18-14 second quarter run.
    Kingston cut the gap to 45-40 with an 11-8 third quarter, but each team scored 11 points in the final eight minutes for the 57-51 final score.

  • Oliver Springs, Sequoyah split non-district games

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams hosted Sequoyah Tuesday night in a non-district doubleheader, with the Lady Bobcats winning 53-49 and the Bobcats losing 60-40.
    Oliver Springs 53, Sequoyah 49: Allyssa Suttles poured in 23 points to lead the Lady 'Cats, while Alivia Baker and Ashley Armstrong added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
    The Lady Bobcats led 10-3 after the first quarter, as Baker hit the first of her three 3-pointers. Rachel Crass, Suttles and Armstrong each had a 2-point basket. Madi Haynes had a 3-pointer for the Lady Chiefs.

  • Regular season TMSAA Area 4AA All-District, All-Tournament teams announced

    Following the championship and consolation games of the TMSAA Area 4AA Tournament this week at Harriman High School, the regular season All-District and All-Tournament teams were announced   by Travis Langley, Harriman Middle School athletic director.

  • Rockwood drops two games to Greenback

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers suffered two District 3A setbacks  Tuesday against the Greenback Cherokees.
    The Lady Tigers’ comeback effort came up just short, losing by a score of 34-32. The boys lost a low-scoring affair, 39-32.
    Greenback 34, Rockwood 32: A poor start gave the Rockwood Lady Tigers a tough hill to climb, as the Greenback Lady Cherokees held on to win 34-32.

  • Rockwood drops two games to Greenback

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers suffered two District 3A setbacks  Tuesday against the Greenback Cherokees.
    The Lady Tigers’ comeback effort came up just short, losing by a score of 34-32. The boys lost a low-scoring affair, 39-32.
    Greenback 34, Rockwood 32: A poor start gave the Rockwood Lady Tigers a tough hill to climb, as the Greenback Lady Cherokees held on to win 34-32.

  • Midway tames Lions

    The Midway basketball teams swept a District 3A doubleheader at Concord Christian Tuesday night, as the Lady Waves won 76-52 and the Green Waves upset the Lions 63-56.
    Midway 76, Concord Christian 52: Caitlyn Ross led the Lady Waves with 35 points, while Emily Cawood and Paige Bacon chipped in 16 and 14 points, respectively.
    Ashley Penland led the Lady Lions with 26 points, while Abby Collins added 16.