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Today's News

  • Tattoo apprentice asks to drop charges on Argubright

    Harriman tattoo artist Joshua Argubright didn’t quite know what to say when asked about his day in court.

    “I don’t even know how to start this,” he said. “The alleged victim is wanting to dismiss everything on acquiring her possessions and wants me to write a letter of recommendation.”

  • CORRECTION

    In the article “20 Years of the Nutcracker” in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, edition of the Roane County News, an incorrect phone number was listed to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker. Call 771-3959 to reserve tickets for available shows which include showings on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude Sunday, Dec. 4. The Roane County News regrets the error.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Fast-paced changes affect jobs

    During the 20 years I covered business in Silicon Valley, I saw a lot of changes.

    I covered the personal computer from when it was a niche market tool for business users to when it became a ubiquitous platform for worldwide communication.

    When I started writing about the internet, it was a proprietary network for engineers. I watched it develop into the World Wide Web.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: For good or evil, the Trump years begin already

    Ah, Gentle Reader, despite the fact that he will not officially enter into his duties as chief magistrate of these United States for over a month, the Trump Era seems to have begun already, if two happenings are any gauge.

  • Blue Devils, Bears split district games with Tellico Plains

    By Jace Greene
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Harriman basketball teams opened the week Monday night with the first of three District 3A road games, as they split a pair of games  at Tellico Plains. The Lady Devils were beaten 63-29, while the Blue Devils were victorious, 76-65.
    Tellico Plains 63, Harriman 29: The Lady Devils didn’t pick up a win, but head coach Dallas Davis was pleased with the effort of the Lady Devils on the night and sees improvement in his young team.

  • Blue Devils, Bears split district games with Tellico Plains

    The Harriman basketball teams opened the week Monday night with the first of three District 3A road games, as they split a pair of games  at Tellico Plains. The Lady Devils were beaten 63-29, while the Blue Devils were victorious, 76-65.
    Tellico Plains 63, Harriman 29: The Lady Devils didn’t pick up a win, but head coach Dallas Davis was pleased with the effort of the Lady Devils on the night and sees improvement in his young team.
    University of the Cumberlands signee Jada Johnson led Harriman with 12 points, while Christina Pack added six points.

  • Harriman, Wartburg split Region 2A confrontations

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    After splitting a pair of games at Wartburg Friday night, the Harriman basketball teams continued their season-opening road swing with District 3A games at Tellico Plains Monday, Concord Christian Tuesday and Rockwood.
    The Blue Devils downed the Bulldogs 75-71, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Devils 71-37.
    Harriman 75, Wartburg 71: The Blue Devils put on a show against the Wartburg Bulldogs, winning in style points and, more importantly, on the scoreboard.

  • Rockwood continues District 3A action this week

    After splitting a pair of District 3A games with Concord Christian Friday night, the Rockwood basketball teams continue league play this week with a trip to Meigs County Tuesday and a home game Friday with Harriman, when RHS will honor Campbell School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Lions 54-25, while the Tigers were beaten by the Lions 52-48.
    Rockwood 54, Concord Christian 25: "We played well and had a chance to get our younger players in the game for some experience," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.

  • Kingston sweeps Loudon

    The Kingston basketball teams played the first of three games this week Monday as they swept non-district foe Loudon, as the Lady Jackets bested the Lady Redskins 56-39 and the Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 60-49, before they hit the road to Oliver Springs Tuesday and to Alcoa Friday for the District 4AA opener.
    Kingston 56, Loudon 39: “I thought both teams played well,” said Kingston Coach Connie Guinn. “We made the big plays when we had to Abby Wilson really came through for us tonight."

  • Tellico Plains calms Midway Green Wave

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Tellico Plains Friday night in District 3A play, but the hosts swept the Green Wave. The Lady Bears won 73-43, while the Bears downed the Green Wave 71-40.
    Tellico Plains 71, Midway 43: The Bears led 9-8 after one quarter, but exploded for a 15-8 second quarter to take a 24-16 lead at the break. The Bears extended the lead to 52-29 after three quarters and finished the game with a 19-11 run for the 71-40 final score.
    Scoring summary