Today's News

  • Midway stumples in championship game


    Roane Newspapers

    A fabulous playoff run for the boys from South of the River fell short of glory as the Green Waves dropped a 24-0 loss Saturday to the Grace Christian Academy Rams for the TMSAA Class A East Tennessee Championship.

    Midway opened the season with six straight losses before closing out the regular season with two straight wins and winning two playoff games.

    Grace got things going on their opening drive on the very first play with a 72-yard touchdown run from Trent Waters.

  • Robinson passes 5,000 yards in Midway win


    Roane Newspapers

    A week after three Midway starters were suspended from the team, the new Green Wave line up seemed to be settling in. They at least got in enough practice time this week to be able to pull away from Wartburg to win their seventh game of the season, 33-7.

    A few minutes after the game, Midway would learn who would be their first opponent in the playoffs. Cosby’s one point lost to Grace Christian Friday night left the Eagles in second place in Region 1-A and they will host the Green Waves Friday night.

  • Bad breaks plague Kingston



    If Kingston’s luck turns then everyone in Class AAA had better watch out during the playoffs.

  • Powers moving to TTC-Dickson



    Harriman Councilman Mark Powers has been appointed director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson.

    Powers, who leaves his job as head of the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman to accept the appointment approved Friday by the Tennessee Board of Regents, will also soon be leaving his official city capacities.

    “I was encouraged to apply for the job. I got the right kind of encouragement so I went ahead,” Powers said.

  • Rogers predicts difficulty in seating jury



    Publicity has been plentiful throughout the murder cases against brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    The impact that might have on jury selection for Rocky’s upcoming trial was discussed during a hearing in Roane County Criminal Court last Thursday.

    “I think it’s going to be very difficult to get a jury, but we’re going to try to do that,” defense attorney Randy Rogers said.

  • Funding changes could be hard on Roane



    The school system continues to sound the alarm about state funding.

    Earlier this year, Roane County Schools business manager Eric Harbin told board members that the funding formula the state used to allocate money to school systems resulted in less state money for Roane County.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff said the future points to more of the same.

    “We expect to get hit again next year,” McGriff told board members last week.

  • Time 'of essence' in Pinnacle Pointe dispute



    A potential resolution of a quarter-million-dollar dispute between Harriman and the developers of Pinnacle Pointe shopping center is waiting on more information.

    Councilman Mark Powers expressed curiosity about where the issue stood at a recent city council workshop.

    A special audit by the state into allegations of wrongdoing showed Prestige owed the city roughly $250,000 for excavation work the city did on the Pinnacle Pointe development on Hwy. 70.

  • Lady Raiders believe in aggressive game

    Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles talks fast about playing fast.

    As she explains her coaching philosophy, her voice picks up steam. By the time she’s finished explaining how she wants her team to score on fast breaks and play aggressive defense, her intensity is obvious.

    “I want our kids to play hard,” said Boles, who is in her first season as head coach. “Defensively, I like to make the opposing offense work. I like our defense to be so tenacious, the other team’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm.”

  • Robinson closing in on 5,000 yards



    Midway’s Ray Robinson has a simple philosophy and that’s to play as hard as possible.

  • Raiders a blend of experience, talent

    Roane State men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit says his team can play like UNLV (the run-’n’-gun, circa 1991) or execute like Princeton (precision half-court offense, circa 1954).

    “We’ve got a nice blend of experience and talent,” Nesbit said. “We’re very multidimensional, and we can score in a lot of different ways.”