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Today's News

  • Harriman tames Lady Tigers

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It didn’t take long for the Lady Devil bats to get going on Friday evening as they scored four first inning runs and defeated Sunbright by a final score of 14-5.

    Christina Pack opened the game with a walk followed by Olivia Goins who doubled.

    Ananda Bertram along with Kaylee Bullard singled and scored off of Harlea Shillings’ RBI single.

  • Kingston back in the swing of things

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets put together a complete team win Friday evening with a 5-2 win against the Stone Memorial Panthers at Legion Field.

    “This is probably the most complete game we’ve had,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said. “We really cut down on mistakes and were aggressive and more fun to watch.”

    The Panthers got on the board first in the second inning when Alex Sixkiller and Tanner Hurd crossed the plate.

  • Coalfield walks it off with Harriman

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With first place in the district up for grabs, the Coalfield Lady Jackets and the Harriman Lady Devils finally got to play their makeup game at Coalfield Saturday.

    It came down to the very last at-bat with a walk-off hit from Tori Malone to give Coalfield the 5-4.

  • Football in springtime

    Football fans pining for the Fall and start of a new football season, take heart.

    Like a bolt from out of the blue, the Knoxville Lightning is there for area fans to get their pigskin fix.

    The Lightning is a semi-pro football team that is based out of Knoxville and practices at Tommy Shumpert Park.

    There is so much more to the team, though.

    The team is not your average every day football team. They’re all women.

  • Wage gap contributes to Tenn. poverty

    For the Roane County News

    A state-by-state analysis released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow reveals that a woman employed full time, year-round in Tennessee is typically paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man – a yearly pay difference of $7,745.

    That means Tennessee women lose a combined total of nearly $16 billion every year to the gender wage gap.

  • Committee for back taxes meets April 30

    The Roane County-Owned Back Tax Property Committee will meet Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Courthouse in Kingston.

    The committee consists of Commissioners Darryl Meadows, Todd Fink, Stanley Moore, Randy Ellis and Ron Woody.

  • TBI reports crime growth in 2017

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year.

    The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

    The TBI’s sophisticated crime reporting system, in place for more than 15 years, provides an updated and comprehensive picture of the successes and challenges facing communities across Tennessee.

  • Regions Bank opens Midtown location this week

    The new Regions Bank branch in Harriman’s Midtown area, is expected to open Monday.

    The branch lobby will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The drive-thru will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6.

    Video banking capabilities will also be available at the drive-thru Video Banking ATM.

    Video Banking ATMs allow customers to choose to connect with a Regions Video Banker via live, two-way video.

  • Volunteer Electric donations to Roane area organizations

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in April.

    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Youth Development Organization ($225), 30 Plus Club ($250), Midway Hall of Fame ($325), Roane County Youth Leadership ($450), Youth Department of Salem Baptist Church ($500), and Midway Quarterback Club ($750).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.3 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Razzleberry’s sure to fill more than your sweet tooth

    For sometime I have overlooked going “Out To Lunch” at Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge.

    The full name of the café is Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab and Kitchen.

    My wife Carol and I grew up in Oak Ridge and remember Razzleberry’s location, on one corner of historic Jackson Square, was once a hardware store.

    Looking out one Razzleberry window you can see Blankenship Field (where I have many football memories), and the Oak Ridge Playhouse (formerly the Center Theater) looking out the parking lot window.