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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Rockwood sewer repair bid less than $1 million

    The Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board took steps Tuesday to expedite emergency sewer line repairs.

    In a special-called meeting, the Board voted to approve a contract with Sevierville-based Adams and Sons Inc. to repair a sewer line that had failed Jan. 14. At the time of the break, Water Sewer and Gas General Manager Kim Ramsey estimated it might cost over $1 million for repairs, but bids for the project came in under that amount, she said.

    The Adams and Sons bid is $897,859.

  • READY TO RECONNECT

    For Carol Davis, it’s never too late to continue education.

    That is why Davis, who has raised her children as a working mom, hopes to finally attain that associates or bachelors degree thanks to Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to offer last dollar scholarships to adult students so they can attend community college for free.

    “I actually want to go back in business administration. My goal is to go back for a bachelor’s degree or associate’s. I think it would better my pay,” said Davis.