Today's News

  • Green Wave swamps Tellico Plains Bears for District 3A win

    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games from the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday. The Green Wave defeated the Bears 50-44 to notch their first district win of the season, while the Lady Waves beat the Lady Bears 41-37.
    Midway 50, Tellico Plains 44:  "I am proud of my guys. They are trying to improve every day," Midway Coach Justin O'Toole. "Tellico Plains is well-coached. We battled tonight and breaks went our way at the end."

  • Rockwood loses 51-47 at Concord Christian

    The Rockwood Tigers were beaten 51-47 at Concord Christian Tuesday evening in Knoxville.
    Matt Massengill tallied nine first-quarter points to help Concord Christian build a 14-8 advantage, Ryan McCain had eight points for Tigers.
    McCain scored eight more points in the second quarter, as the Tigers cut the deficit to 24-22 with a 14-10 run. Dylan Brandenburg buried two 3-point baskets for Concord Christian.

  • Harriman Middle spilts with Greenback

    For the first time since Dec. 20, the Harriman Middle School basketball teams returned to the court hosting Greenback Tuesday, after Monday's game at Rockwood was snowed out.
    The Lady Devils were beaten 28-15, while the Blue Devils picked up a 45-9 victory.
    Greenback 28, HMS 15: The Lady Devils played a good game, but were unable to get the necessary scoring.
    Harriman started slow as they were outscored 5-2 after one quarter. Sydney McCullum had the Lady Devil points.

  • Suttles nails two free throws to give Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats victory over Oneida

    By Michael Lindsay
    The Terry L. Hackler Gymnasium was the place to be Tuesday evening, as the Oliver Springs Bobcats split a pair of District 4A games with the Oneida Indians, with the Lady 'Cats taking game one a pair of free throws by Allysa Suttles, while the 'Cats were beaten in double overtime by the Indians.

  • Kingston splits District 4AA games at CAK

    To paraphrase the famous Charles Dickens line in the literary classic “A Tale of Two Cities," it was the best and worst of times for the Kingston High School Yellow Jackets against the Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors.
    The best of times were reserved for the Kingston Lady Jackets, who battled tooth and nail to earn a hard-fought 49-39 win over the Lady Warriors; however, the worst of times were reserved for the Kingston boys, who only scored 12 points in the second half in a dispiriting 65-39 loss.

  • Blue Devils defeat Cherokees for 16th victory

    After returning to school on a 2-hour delay Tuesday after a snow day Monday, the Harriman basketball teams hosted Greenback on a rainy evening for their second game of 2017.
    After losing to Midway in their first game of the second half of the season, the Lady Devils bounced back to pick up a 48-36 district victory over the Lady Cherokees, while the Blue Devils beat the Cherokees 86-42 to extend their winning streak to 16 games.
    Harriman 48, Greenback 36: Jada Johnson led the Lady Devils with 19 points.

  • Crappie University classes scheduled in the coming months

    By Hugh G. Willett
    Crappie fishermen can pick up some pointers at Crappie University Classes to be held at University of Tennessee and Chattanooga State Community College in the coming months.
    The crappie is considered America’s favorite panfish and is found in abundant numbers throughout most of the country, including the rivers and lakes of Roane County.

  • Roane County Knights to hold players and parents meeting Tuesday night

    The Roane County Lacrosse program is starting its fifth year. Parent and player meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Kingston Community Center. Boys in grades three through 12 are invited to to meet from 7-7:30 p.m. Girls in eight through 12 will meet from 7:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Rich at (865) 466-4065 or email at roanecountyknights@gmail.com.


    The Rockwood community continues to heal after the loss of one of its youth last week in a tragic single-car crash last Friday.

    Malachi Thomas’ stepgrandmother Dean Willis is among those struggling with the loss.

    “He was a wonderful child,” Willis said of the 14-year-old Rockwood Middle School eighth-grader.

    “He was our love. All of them we love, but I don’t know, there was something special about him too. We are going to miss him very much.”

  • Harriman man killed in I-40 crash

    A Harriman man was killed in a crash Friday morning near mile marker 357 on Interstate 40.

    Tennessee Highway Patrol reports identified the man as 46-year-old Randall Norton.

    The report said Norton was behind the wheel of an eastbound Kia Spectra that struck a Freightliner in the rear and came to an uncontrolled stop in the far right lane of travel.

    The report indicated the Freightliner was traveling at a slower rate of speed up a hill due to a heavy load, and it is believed Norton did not notice the slower speed of the truck.