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Today's News

  • Rockwood blanks Hancock County

    The Rockwood Tigers scored early and often Friday night in rolling to a 47-0 victory over Hancock County in Sneedville.

    “We came out tonight and did what we had to do,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said after watching his Tigers improve to 6-3 on the season.

    “We executed and our kids played hard, which is very important for us.

    Rockwood was never threatened Friday. The Tigers scored on every possession except those to end the first and second halves.

  • Blue Devils go out on hight note

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils finished the regular season Friday night with a 48-20 win against the Oakdale Eagles at Wallace Black Field in Harriman.

    The Blue Devils quickly bounced back with a little “old school” football with ten straight running plays that ended with Jayden Prater crossing the goal line followed by the PAT to give Harriman a 7-6 lead with 7:02 left in the first quarter.

  • Kingston gets senior night win

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets defeated the Pigeon Forge Tigers Friday night 30-14 in their last home game of the season.

    Pigeon Forge won the toss and elected to receive to start the game with Christian Ogle on the return. The Tigers began the game on their 27-yard line. Their first series would result in a punt giving the ball to Kingston on their 30.

  • Puckett sentencing delayed until late 2018

    Nearly two years have passed since a Kingston woman pleaded guilty in a pill mill case, and she still doesn’t know how much time she’ll serve in federal prison.

    Stephanie Puckett was scheduled to be sentenced last December, but that hearing was reset to Tuesday, Oct. 10.

    Puckett didn’t learn her fate that day because the hearing was reset to Nov. 13, 2018.

    Puckett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in 2015.

  • Elector’s mail back to normal

    The amount of mail Roane County resident Liz Holiway receives now has returned to normal. That wasn’t the case after last year’s presidential election.

    Holiway was one of the state’s 11 presidential electors. She was bombarded with mail from around the country in the week’s following the election.

    The senders were imploring her not to cast her electoral college vote for Trump.

  • County receives grants for ADA lake projects

    Roane County Government will have ribbon-cutting ceremonies today — Oct. 20 — for two recreational improvement projects.

    The projects involve putting the projects in align with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

    They include an ADA-accessible kayak/canoe launch in partnership with the city of Kingston at a TWRA access area. Also involved is an ADA-accessible courtesy dock at the Little Emory TWRA access launch area.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremonies will start at 10 a.m.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Drain the swamp! Rid it of that blonde creature!

    According to Tuesday’s News Sentinel’s front page, “U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn believes a law that critics say provided less scrutiny of drug companies and distributors had unintended consequences and should be “addressed immediately,” a spokesman said Monday.”

  • GOING with the FLO: Wake up, America! Forces want to destroy us

    President Obama’s administration has left us vulnerable to the enemies of America.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has established a united, anti-American global Islamic front, expanding its outposts and influencing America.

    There is an unholy alliance between the leftists and the Islamists. The Obama administration coddled, funded and praised Islamic regimes abroad.

  • GOING with the FLO: Wake up, America! Forces want to destroy us

    President Obama’s administration has left us vulnerable to the enemies of America.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has established a united, anti-American global Islamic front, expanding its outposts and influencing America.

    There is an unholy alliance between the leftists and the Islamists. The Obama administration coddled, funded and praised Islamic regimes abroad.

  • Quest wins ISA World Series