Today's News

  • Lady Devils lose to Meigs County 17-5

    The Harriman Lady Devils softball team was defeated 17-5 at Meigs County Tuesday night.

    Meigs County scored in all five innings, one in the first, four in the second, one in the third, seven in the fourth and four in the fifth to end the game on the TSSAA run rule.

    Harriman scored all of its runs in the top of the fifth.

    Marilyn Franklin was the losing pitcher, while Alyssa Goldston and Shirleece McClain each smacked a double for Harriman.

  • Harriman loses twice at Grace Christian Tuesday night

    On Tuesday night, the Harriman High School baseball team traveled to Knoxville to take on the Rams of Grace Christian in a doubleheader for their District 3A series. To say things were pretty even would be a good summary for the two teams on the night.

    Grace won the first, five-inning game of the evening, 3-0; however, the Blue Devils bounced back in game two with their bats, but lost the contest 4-3.

  • Warner leads Tigers over Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday

    Will Warner ripped a double and three singles to help the Rockwood Tigers rally in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat the Tellico Plains Bears 6-3 to sweep their District 3A home-and-home series Tuesday night.

    Warner was joined in the hit parade by Kolby Robbins (two singles, two RBIs); Lucas McDermott (single, RBI); Rickey McElhaney (single, two RBIs); Kane Penley (single) and Nathan Briley (single). Dalton Monroe had a sacrifice fly for an RBI.
    Jimmy Vanosdale notched the victory, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

  • Bornancin scores hat trick in Rockwood/Midway win over Union County

    William Bornancin's hat trick (three goals) sparked the Rockwood/Midway soccer team to a 5-1 victory over Union County Tuesday night at the Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex.

    Bornancin scored the Tiger's first three goals for a 3-0 lead. The first came on an assist from Jack Lowe, while the last two were assisted by Yefre Elvir Costaneda.

    After Union County scored a goal to make it 3-1, Drake Lamm on an assist from Tristan Mayton made it 4-1 at halftime.
    Jose Coronilla on an assist by Bornancin made the final score 5-1.

  • Rockwood tennis teams sweep Union County

    The Rockwood tennis teams received six forfeits in route to a district sweep of Union County Tuesday afternoon at Roane State, as the Lady Tigers won 5-4 to improve to 8-1 overall, while the Tigers won 5-2 to improve to 2-7 overall.

    Rockwood 5, Union County 4


    Savannah Dupter (UC) defeated Madison Mioduski 8-6; Stephanie Long (R) defeated Morgan Muncy 8-3; Christina Long (R) defeated Whitney Walker 8-6; Camryn Evans (R) defeated Autumn Hough  8-0; Anisha Desai (UC) defeated Tristen Walls 8-5; and Maggie Poland (R) won by forfeit.

  • Meredith Garrett leads Kingston over Alcoa

    Meredith Garrett pitched and hit the Kingston Lady Jackets to an 11-3 District 4AA victory over the Alcoa Lady Tornadoes Tuesday evening in Alcoa.

    She singled twice and doubled with one RBI and picked up the victory, allowing three runs on eight hits with two strikeouts, four walks and two hit batters.

    Casey Gaines also singled twice and doubled with an RBI and Taylor Thurman cracked a double and two singles with an RBI.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: In praise of Nature’s green gifts like Poke Sallet

    Some days ago, when we dared to brave the pollen outdoors, we were strolling about the yard admiring the flush of springtime growth, when we came upon a small group of dandelions in full golden glory. Every time we do this we are once again puzzled at the state of mind that causes so many suburban householders to expend so much time and so many dollars trying to eradicate this plant from their property. Simultaneously they will expend more time and more dollars trying to get some temperamental, less beautiful, less hardy plant to grow. Strange isn’t it?


    The Roane County Board of Education had a choice to go local or outside the county for its next director of schools. It chose the latter during a meeting Wednesday evening, voting to select Leah Rice Watkins as the next director.

    “If she can’t get the job done, I’d be shocked,” Board Member Vic King said.

    “I think she’ll do a good job,” Board Chairman Darrell “Drack” Langley added.

  • Young child left at Roane County Park

    A Rockwood couple allegedly left their 5-year-old son at Roane County Park on April 17.

    Ashley Marie Childs and Michael Anthony Tindall II were charged with child abuse and neglect in the incident.

    According to the warrant, a woman was having her daughter’s birthday party at shed No. 5 when she noticed a little boy standing by a slide crying.

  • Goggles give new perspective

    Midway High School students were learning the dangers of driving drunk last Friday, as School Resource Officer Rick Butler set up an obstacle course and then had the teenagers drive with goggles that simulated driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.