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Today's News

  • Lady Devils stay unbeaten in district

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It’s been a good week Harriman Lady Devil softball as they defeated inner county rivals Midway and Rockwood to stay undefeated in the district.

    Harriman traveled to Midway on last Thursday and easily defeated the Lady Waves by a final score of 16-1.

  • Slump continues for Yellow Jackets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets had trouble at the plate for the second game in a row, losing to Alcoa, 4-0, Tuesday night at Legion Field at Fort Southwest Point.

    “We’re just not hitting it at all right now,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said.

    The Jackets had trouble from the beginning.

    Alcoa’s Ty Boyd doubled to begin the game for the Tornadoes. He was eventually brought home to make the score 1-0 in Alcoa’s favor.

  • Bobcats and Coalfield split

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Game one of a double header between Coalfield and Oliver Springs took extra innings with the tying and winning runs scored courtesy of two straight walks as the Cats defeated the Jackets by a final score of 6-5.

    After two and half scoreless innings, Ryan Jones singled followed by Bryson Alcorn who was hit by a pitch and both runners scored on a single by Joey York that was misplayed by the Coalfield outfielder and OS took a 2-0 lead.

  • OS can’t stop Jacket offense

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    District leading Coalfield brought their bats to Oliver Springs on Tuesday evening and hammered out multiple extra base hits to defeat the Lady Cats by a final score of 10-2.

    “Coalfield is a good team and you have to bring your A team to compete with them and we didn’t bring or play our A game and they made us pay for it”, says Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden.

  • Trio of signings at Kingston
  • Going With the Flo: We must recognize God’s hand in history and schools

    By Flo Charles

    One of the most important elements to the longevity of any nation is the educational system.

    The Founders believed schools and educational systems were a proper means to encourage that “religion, morality and knowledge” were necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind.

    Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the leading educator in America and called the Father of Education under the Constitution.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Mourn not circus’s demise, we still have a full time clown

    Gentle reader, we must this week beg your indulgence for any shortcomings in this production.

    This plea is occasioned by the old curmudgeon’s having fallen victim to another of the frailties that too often beset those of a certain age. In this case it is our teeth that have decided to give up the ghost and malfunction to a faretheewell.

    Adequate ingestion of nourishment is difficult, if not well-nigh impossible with two broken teeth, thus we have placed our self in the capable hands of Dr. Walmsley for the installation of a ‘’bridge.”

  • Hosta details galore at next Lunch & Learn

    Fred Anderson of the East Tennessee Hosta Society will lead a session on hostas during the next Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series.

    The series will begin at noon Saturday in the Roane County University of Tennessee Extension Office.

    The office is at 3074 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while they listen to the presentation.

    This free monthly event is presented by the Master Gardeners of Roane County.

  • Support for victims of sexual abuse

    Avalon Center’s support group for victims of sexual abuse will meet in monthly session at 1 p.m. April 17.

    Call 931-456-0747 for location and more information.

  • Not too cold for Dixie