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Today's News

  • Auto Tech solutions attributes success to hard work, honesty

    The Bible teaches you reap what you sow.

    For Rex and Kimberly Spoon, they have sown hard work and honesty, and have reaped the rewards of a successful business, Auto Tech Solutions.

    “We’re been very blessed by the Lord here. We owe it all to Him,” Kimberly said.

    “We try to treat people’s cars like our own. Whatever a man sows, that’s what he’ll reap. If we sow honesty, we’ll reap the rewards.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka — How effectively do you retain customers?

    Let’s start with a definition.

    Customer retention refers to the activities and actions organizations take to reduce the number of customer defections. The goal of customer-retention programs is to help companies retain as many customers as possible.

    Previously, we have talked about acquiring and turning leads into customer sales.

    Many companies spend more money on customer acquisition because they view it as a quick and effective way of increasing revenue.

  • Lady Bobcats post-season run ends

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 50-47 in the District 4A Tournament Wednesday night in Oliver Springs.
    Coach Michelle Christopher's Lady 'Cats started off quickly, building a 10-3 lead with 3:11 left in the first quarter, thanks to Allyssa Suttles' eight points, including two 3-point baskets.

  • Roane State CC sweeps Cleveland State CC

    The Roane State basketball teams swept a pair of games at Cleveland State Wednesday night, as the Raiderettes defeated the Lady Cougars 73-59 and the Raiders tamed the Cougars 61-56.
    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 59: The Raiderettes led 17-13 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 36-28 at halftime with a 19-15 second quarter. The Raiderettes outscored CSCC 19-13 in the third quarter and matched the Lady Cougars with 18 points in the fourth quarter for the 73-59 final.

  • Midway, Greenback split district make-up games

    The Midway basketball team closed out the regular season by splitting a pair of District 3A make-up games with Greenback Tuesday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Cherokees 52-42 to claim fourth place in the the league tournament, while the Cherokees defeated the Green Wave  51-41, sending the boys into sixth place.

  • Harriman dominates Tellico Plains Bears

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A sluggish start provided drama early, but the Harriman Blue Devils closed out with a dominant second half to defeat the Tellico Bears 84-46.
    “Our defense has taken a few steps back, and tonight we focused on getting back to the fundamentals,” said Harriman coach Shay Shannon.
    Finding the bottom of the net was not an issue for the Devils, as they amassed 19 points in the first period of play. Isaiah McClain dropped nine points in the opening quarter.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Only criminals commit gun crimes

    The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.

    These rights are not granted by the Constitution; they are protected by the Constitution. These rights are endowed by our Creator and exist independent of any governmental license.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Draining the swamp? Russian friend? Gas tax?

    Well, gentle reader, one scarcely knows where to begin, inasmuch as the recent news presents a veritable treasure trove of interesting topics for consideration, on all levels, local, state, and national, but as usual the crew in Washington leads the pack.

  • RCHS band gets $2,000 boost

    Roane County High School Band Director Zack Williamson received a gift that was music to his ears last Friday afternoon, as Jamestown Assisted Living Community presented the RCHS band with a check for $2,000.

  • Trustee’s office open last Saturday for tax payments

    Business has been slow this month at the Roane County Trustee’s Office, which is odd since this is one of two months the county receives most of its property tax revenue, according to officials.

    “That property tax comes in basically two times a year,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “It comes in December and it comes in February.”