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Today's News

  • Middle school golf
  • Roane County Knights' lacrosse
  • Harriman crushes Oak Ridge

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After a week of hard core softball at the Disney ESPN Sports Complex, the Lady Devils came home and traveled to Class AAA Oak Ridge and soundly defeated the Wildcats by a final score of 17-4.

    Oak Ridge jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first as Harriman went three up three down.

  • Blue Devils declaw Tellico

    The weather was starting to warm up a little on Thursday afternoon and that was a good sign for the Harriman High School soccer team as they took the field against the Tellico Plains Bears.

    The Harriman Blue Devils came right off a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

    The Blue Devils picked that win up in what was a very cold night.

    The Devils were able to turn around on Thursday and beat the Bears, 4-1.

  • Green Wave wins snowy twin-bill

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Harriman on Wednesday evening and swept the Blue Devils in a double header by scores of 7-1 and 3-0.

    The Green Waves got their bats going early as Brendan Burnum led off with a double to left center and Gabe Moore’s blooper fell in between 2nd base and center field to put runners on 2nd and 3rd for C.J. Huff whose infield hit scored Burnum. With runners on the corners, Andrew Burton’s grounder to 2nd scored Moore to make the score 2-0 at the end of first.

  • Lady Devils come from behind

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Devils spoiled the Midway Lady Waves’ softball opener by winning, 9-3 Thursday.

    Autumn Phillips started on the mound for Harriman and quickly got her team’s first strikeout of the game but an infield error allowed Emma Hill to take second base followed by a RBI single by Sophie Patterson.

    A double by Lucy Chapman scored Patterson followed by an RBI double by Anna Bosnak to give Midway a 3-0 lead.

  • Pigskin... in springtime
  • Going with the Flo: How a village atheist became our greatest leader

    The first Republican Party was started by 30 anti-slavery Democrats who no longer felt at home in their own party because they were against slavery.

    In 1864, the Republican Party called for a Constitutional Amendment to permanently ban slavery. Abraham Lincoln ran on this anti-slavery platform and got elected.

    The Constitutional Amendment passed, and Lincoln signed it. He didn’t have to. No president ever had signed an amendment, but Lincoln wanted to sign it, because he wanted the world to know that he hated slavery and wanted it to end.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: What has Creswell got against our culture?

    Gentle Reader, by this time you doubtless know of the incipient revolution taking place in your county government.

    We have often heard of a proverbial tail wagging a proverbial dog. Well, our county has produced a multi-tailed dog to wag our little dog. However, we fear, it’s beginning to look more like the ancient goddess Medusa’s head with its multiple snakes.

  • RAIN DELAYS

    The city of Kingston has decided to postpone the Spring Street Fest.

    “After consultation with the National Weather Service, and discussion among the Department Heads involved, we have made the decision to cancel the Street Fest for Saturday.  Our rain date is April 14,” said City Manager David Bolling.

    Bolling said that Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross and his staff will be contacting vendors and others involved to let them know and try to get them on board for April 14.