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Today's News

  • Midway boys, girls split Coalfield

    A tremendous second half comeback gave the Midway Lady Waves their 14th win out of district and 17th win overall. The Lady Waves swept the season series against Coalfield with a 63-61 win Tuesday night at Coalfield.

    The Lady Waves are now 17-8 on the season.

    The Green Waves weren’t as fortunate as the Yellow Jackets rolled to a 72-41 win. Midway fell to 4-13 with the loss.

  • Midway girls, Harriman boys lock up district titles

    It wasn’t just the District 4AA title on the line Tuesday night when Wartburg and Midway squared off, it was a chance for a first round bye in the AA Sectional tournament.

    After Wartburg put the lone loss on Midway’s regular season, the Lady Waves avenged the loss with a 58-32 victory.

    Two different players put up double figures for Midway on the night — Paige Bacon with 21 and Caitlyn Ross with 17.

    The Lady Dogs were led on the night by Malea Potter with 12.

  • Griffith, Lady Bobcats down Oakdale at home

    When people talk about Oliver Springs girls basketball, Emily Griffith is often the name that comes to most people’s minds.

    However, on Tuesday night, it was her sister Rachel taking the staring role as the Lady Bobcats defeated Oakdale, 60-38.

  • Oliver Springs misses final shot against Oakdale

    With five seconds left on the clock, down by 1 point, all the Oliver Springs Bobcats needed was a chance.

    They got it, as Lane Evans fired a last-second shot, but it fell short as Oakdale defeated Oliver Springs, 59-58.

    “You’ve got two solid team competing,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “They’re both playing hard and we knew it was going to come down to execution and I think they executed a little better than we did in the final minutes.”

  • Wartburg boys, girls sweep Rockwood Tigers

    For the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs, it literally took a “Kidd” to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    With the remaining seconds winding down on the clock, Wartburg’s Sydney Kidd knocked down a 3-pointer to defeat the Rockwood Lady Tigers, 41-40.

    Lexie Hill lead Rockwood with 4 points in the opening period, while Hannah Barnette guided Wartburg in the opening period with 6 points.

  • BOE seeking calendar opinions

    Roane County Board of Education is seeking input from the public on two calendars the board is considering for the 2015-16 school year.

    The public may log onto http://tinyurl.com/RoaneSchoolCalendar and follow directions to take a survey on the calendars.

    In addition to the traditional school calendar, board members are considering an alternate “balanced” calendar proposed earlier this month.

    The balanced calendar includes a two-week break in the fall and a two-week break in the spring.

  • Don’t buckle up? Rockwood police are looking for you

    Rockwood Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2015 Seatbelts Are for Everyone campaign.

    The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee.

    “The RPD will be watching for seatbelt violations and will be practicing a zero-tolerance approach as we help lower the number of traffic crash fatalities across the state and make our roadways safer for our citizens,” said Brad Collins, a patrolman with Rockwood Police Department.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Aruba!

    The Roane County News was chasing sun and fun when it went to Aruba with Wayne and Erna Tipps over the holidays.

    “The weather was wonderful,” the couple said. “We missed the annual ‘cold spell’ in Tennessee.”

    Planning a vacation?

    Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

  • Scholarships available for 2015-16 year

    East Tennessee Foundation has seven scholarships available to Roane County students for the 2015-16 school year.

    The Foundation’s scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement.

    Scholarships available to Roane County students are:

  • Money for STEM opportunities in schools

    Isotek Science Committee of Oak Ridge recently awarded Roane County Schools $1,250 in grant funds to support STEM activities in all elementary and middle schools.