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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats tipped off the District 4-A portion of their schedule Friday night with a sweep over visiting Sunbright.

    The Lady ‘Cats opened the season with a 66-36 victory over the Lady Tigers then Oliver Springs on the nightcap game, 78-51.

    Girls Game

  • Greenback tops Lady Devils with free throws

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Richard Pickell Gymnasium was anything but a home court advantage for the Harriman Blue Devils Thursday night as the visiting Greenback Cherokees left the Devils Den with a District 3-A sweep.

    In the girls game, Harriman outscored Greenback 34-26 from the field, but the Lady Cherokees held a 23-11 advantage at the charity stripe and that was the difference in Greenback picking up a 49-45 victory.

  • Answer for abuse? Get away and don't let it happen again

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Nancy Grimes is on the front lines in the fight against domestic violence.

    She’s the director of Iva’s Place, a help center for domestic violence victims in Lenoir City.

    Her message to anyone in an abusive relationship is simple.

    “Get out,” she said.

    Grimes warns your last breath could come as a result of your partner’s violent rage.

  • Rockwood mayor seeks pit bull ban

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    Roane Newspapers

    Twelve people die each year from dog-bite-related fatalities.

    With the recent fatal mauling of a Knox County woman by two pit bulls fresh on his mind, Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller has decided to take a stand.

    Miller wants to draft an ordinance to ban the breed from within the city, but he’s not sure if the state will allow a breed-specific ban.

  • Devils, Lady Jackets have good outings

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

  • Complaint against McFarland dismissed by state commission

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Life is all good right now for Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland.

    He said he was recently awarded full custody of both his children after a contentious divorce.

    A sexual harassment complaint against him has also been dismissed.

    “I don’t believe this complaint was filed because I’d done anything wrong,” McFarland said. “I think it was filed just to get the headlines.”

  • Santa's laundry on the line?
  • Roane State splits with Clinton College

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Roane State Raiders and Raiderettes returned home Wednesday evening with a pair of games against Clinton Junior College out of Rock Hill, SC.

    The Raiderettes took the floor first and picked up an easy 67-32 victory over Clinton, but things didn’t go as well as for the Raiders in the nightcap game as the Golden Bears left Roane County with a 64-62 victory.

    Women’s Game

  • Veterans Day
  • As promised, Patton sues commisioners

    BY DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Former constable Mark Patton is seeking $100,000 from the county and a return to his old job, according to a lawsuit filed in Roane County Chan-cery Court.

    The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 21, names all 15 county commissioners along with County Executive Mike Farmer and recently appointed constable Caleb Strayer as defendants.

    As of Tuesday morning, Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said he had yet to see the lawsuit, but vowed to fight it vigorously.