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Today's News

  • Setting SAIL: Appendicitis delays, but doesn’t dampen, excitement of Naval Academy acceptance

    March 1, 2017 will be a day that Roane County High School senior Naomi Parks will never forget.

    It was on that day she had an appendicitis attack that landed her in the hospital for emergency surgery. However, it was also during this time that she received a phone call that will change her life.

    “I was in the emergency room at Roane Medical Center having an appendicitis attack when Congressman (Chuck) Fleischmann called saying I had been accepted into the Naval Academy,” Parks recalls. “I was in pain, but I was really excited.

  • Carp control weeds

    Grass carp have been an effective solution in dealing with invasive weeds, according to a representative of a lake community in Virginia that has battled non-native plants for several years.

    Jeff Caldwell represents Friends of Claytor Lake, a nonprofit organization representing about 2,100 homeowners and others living and working around Claytor Lake in Virginia.

    Caldwell spoke at a meeting  — held in the offices of The Roane Alliance — of a stakeholders group that is being formed to address the weed issue on Watts Bar Lake.

  • Authorities identify fire victim

    A man found dead in a house fire south of Rockwood has been identified.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said the man was Jonathan Pesterfield, 33, of the Kingston area.

    “We had dental records here from the jail,” said Stockton.

    “They made a positive identification from the X-rays.”

    Pesterfield had work done while incarcerated. Those X-rays were given to the Forensic Center in Knoxville, where he was identified.

  • State hoop champs to be honored

    A community-wide celebration for the Class A State Champions Harriman Blue Devil basketball team will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.
    T-shirts will be available for order and purchase for $15 to $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of championship rings for the coaches and players.  
    Fans are encouraged to buy state championship t-shirts at the school, according to HHS principal Scott Calahan.

  • Blue Devil soccer team downs Knox Fulton 4-2

    With Monday marking the first day of spring, what a better day to kick off the soccer season for the Harriman High School Blue Devils under second-year head coach Christina VanMeter.
    The Blue Devils travelled to Knoxville Fulton and returned down I-40 with a 4-2 victory.
    “We made some mistakes, but we were able to hold on to win,” said VanMeter.
    The Devils are in more comfortable situation under their second year with VanMeter, as they all know each other better.

  • Kingston defeated 5-2 by Lady Chiefs

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A 3-run opening inning by the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs, not to mention a 4-RBI performance from Lady Chiefs’ freshman sensation Macy Bavard, proved to be too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as the Lady Jackets took a 5-2 loss on a cool, crisp Thursday afternoon at Southwest Point.

  • Lady Jackets lose to Ooltewah, Sequatchie County

    The Kingston Lady Jackets posted a 0-2 record in the last weekend's Meigs County Classic, losing to Ooltewah 4-3 and Sequatchie County 3-2.
    Ooltewah 4, Kingston 3: Casey Gaines' triple helped the Lady Jackets take a 3-0 lead, but the Lady Owls scored one run in the bottom of the second and three in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 advantage.
    Morgan Baalaer (double), Shannon Gaines (double), Trinity Clements, Casey Gaines (triple), Autumn Davis double), Shannon Gaines and Emily Thompson each one hit for Kingston.

  • Green Waves swamp Wartburg Bulldogs in region baseball action

    The Midway Green Waves were in fine form on the baseball diamond on an overcast Friday afternoon “South of the River” when they scored early and often against the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, winning by an 11-1 margin.
    Wartburg left one man on base in the top of the first, only for Midway to capitalize in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Hayden Hester to take an early 1-0 lead.

  • Tigers, Bears split district doubleheader

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball returned to District 3A play Monday as they split a doubleheader with Tellico Plains, taking the first game on Lucas McDermott's walkoff homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and losing the nightcap 1-0.
    Rockwood 4, Tellico Plains 3: Trailing 1-0, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the third on a double by Trey Treadway, a single by McDermott and a triple by Kolby Robbins.
    The Bears tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, but McDermott led off with a shot off the foul pole for the walkoff win.

  • Lady Tigers swept by Lady Bears 6-0, 4-3

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team opened a busy week Monday by dropping a pair of District 3A games to Tellico Plains at Brickyard Springs.
    The Lady Bears shutout the Lady Tigers 6-0 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second game.
    Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: The Lady Bears scored three runs each in the third and fifth innings to post the victory.
    Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Rockwood had only one baserunner, as Kara Griffin walked.