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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Why can Cuba not be forgiven like all others?

    Well, Gentle Reader, we are awash in potential topics this week on the federal side, without even giving a glancing blow to the warrantable topics on the state and county scene, and there is no way we can cover all, or even the majority of them in this column, so we will just start out with the most irritating and most timely of them and see where we wind up.

  • GOING with the FLO: It’s time we return to conservative heritage

    By FLO CHARLES

    With the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and all the turmoil that has surrounded this incident and many more, I felt it was confirmation for me to write about our need return to our conservative principles that have been removed from our school books, leadership and basically most universities.

    Our history is being rewritten in most of our textbooks and our children do not know the heritage of our great nation. Karl Marx said, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”

  • County teams use summer to rebuild

    Rebuilding is a part of sports everyone must deal with at one time or another. Whether the choices made pay off down the line won’t be apparent until time passes. Those choices can work out in a team’s favor or they can work against it.

    It would apear this is a prospect that the Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets and the Harriman Lady Blue Devils are facing this year. According to the teams’ respective coaches, the summer will be a good time to get the younger, inexperienced players some much needed playing time which should lead to a better sense of the game.

  • Kingston’s season ended by Harriman big inning

    The Harriman All-Stars ended the Kingston All-Stars’ season, 15-3, on the strength of a 10-run third inning Saturday evening in Spring City during the Dixie Youth League’s District 8 double-elimination AA sub-district tournament.

    “You hate for the season to end,” Kingston Coach Athony Lane said, “but it is what is. You try to prepare as much as you can, but once the kids step on the field it’s their time to do what they’ve been taught to do, so they take the responsibility on at those times.

  • Devils advance despite diamond setback

    The Harriman All-Stars couldn’t stop the Campbell County All-Star offense Monday evening in Spring City. Harriman lost the Dixie Youth League’s District 8 double-elimination AA sub-district tournament Championship, 29-4.

    Campbell County came out of the gate firing on all cylinders as they batted through their line-up and scored 18 runs in the top of the first inning.

    “It was just one of those days,” Harriman Coach Marty Tedder said, “They came out on fire and we came out ice-cold.”

  • OFF the CUFF: We’re more similar than we think

    Like many of you, I was anxious to find out more about what happened at an Alexandria, Va., neighborhood baseball field where serenity was forever marred by a disturbed man bent on resolving the country’s political division with a firearm.

    Five injured, with the House’s majority whip in critical condition. Our own Rep. Chuck Fleischmann among the Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity game that unites both sides of the aisles for a fun evening of America’s favorite pastime.

  • Roane State set to host hoops camp

    The Roane State Men’s Basketball team will host their 25th annual boys basketball camp, conducted by Raider Head Coach Randy Nesbit. The camp is scheduled for June 26-29 at the Athletic Complex on the Roane Campus in Harriman.

    The camp is open for ages eight through rising high school seniors. Each day the camp will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Cost will be $115 for interested participants.

  • Golf tournament benefits continuing education

    The Roane County NAACP and the Greenwood School Education Foundation will be sponsoring the 2017 Continuing Education Foundation Golf Classic June 24 at the Emory Golf Course in Harriman.

    The tournament will be a two-man best ball format with a $75 entry fee for golfers. Hole sponsorships are also available starting at $100.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling

    May 26, 2017

    1st High Game-Ken Altes (Solo)-402

    2nd High Game-Myra Whitehead, Don Eiler-446

    3rd High Game-Ken Altes (Solo)-476

    High Scores today-DeanGriffin—236,game, Don Eiler-224, 204 games, Roy Deforest-211 game

    High Series today-Myra Whitehead, Don Deforest-1288

    High Series For May-Joyce Fain, Dean Griffin-1311

    High Averages-Loretta Carrington 155, Dean Griffin-183

    June 9, 2017

    1st High Game- Claudia Brown, Ron Zajac-443

  • Grant could help Kingston create Roane’s first dog park

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point could be the site of the county’s first dog park.

    The Kingston City Council voted unanimously last week to apply for the 2017 PetSafe Dog Park Grant.

    “I think this is something we can offer the citizens,” said Councilwoman Tara Stockton.

    The $25,000 grant requires no matching funds, City Manager David Bolling told the council during a recent workshop.

    Currently, the closest park like this is in Oak Ridge, he said.