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Today's News

  • Harriman hopes hard work pays off

    By Jace Greene

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman High School Volleyball made a comeback to the school in 2014, and entering 2017 the Lady Devils and fourth year head coach Angela Monkhouse bring back a lot of experience and excitement to the program.

    “I’m excited about this season, not only because we only lost one senior, but we have gained a couple of freshman that can really help us,” said Monkhouse.

  • Blue Devils set to scorch the links

    With school starting that also means that fall sports are getting in the swing of things. One sport starts their matches before school even gets going and that’s boy’s and girl’s golf.

    The Harriman High School Blue Devils and Lady Devils have been working hard all summer for their matches.

    Harriman Athletic Director, Bobby Clark took over the golf team this season.

    “This is a good group to be around,” said Clark of the golf team. “ I enjoy being around all these kids because they are all really good kids.”

  • Bobcats’ goal is improvement

    Matt Headden is entering into his tenth season of coaching golf at Oliver Springs therefore he has seen his fair share of teams come through Oliver Springs.

    With most private schools entering in the own league it takes a burden off players and gives them more opportunity to succeed. “With a good portion of private schools choosing to play in D2, it has opened many opportunities for schools that have in the past felt overwhelmed by having to complete against the private schools,” stated Headden.

  • Jamboree spirit can’t be drenched

    Despite weather forecasts and rainy weather earlier in the day, the 2017 Roane County Football Jamboree kicked off Friday evening at Rockwood’s Civitan Field.

    With the season set to kickoff next week, the Jamboree is a showcase for the Roane fans to get an idea, a taste of things to come. All of five schools and their respective programs were on display.

  • OUT to LUNCH By Bethel Poston: Want food like Mom’s? Head over to Mama’s

    My wife, Carol, and I, sometimes travel through Harriman and Oliver Springs when going to Oak Ridge.
    Heading to Oak Ridge on Tri-County Boulevard, we’ve been noticing a Mama’s Diner sign on an empty building next door to Food City.

    When we discovered that Mama’s Diner had opened in June, we immediately scheduled it for an “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    I asked my former Oak Ridge High School classmate, Mimi Brock, to meet us at Mama’s for lunch. She lives in Oliver Springs and is a former school librarian there.

  • Textbooks come before sports

    I know what you who read this weekly column are thinking with this headline. “Brody, you’re a sportswriter. How can you say academics are more important than athletics?”

    In the wake of UCLA’s highly-touted quarterback Josh Rosen firing a deafening salvo at the dual lives of being a collegiate football player and trying to maintain life as a college student, Rosen brought many coherent, well-thought out, valid points to the forefront.

  • Midway offers air offense glimpse

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    With the season’s start only a week and half away and the Roane County football jamboree scheduled to start. The Midway Green Wave hosted the Wartburg Bulldogs and the Copper Basin Cougars Tuesday evening.

    Taking turns on the field, Midway, Wartburg, and Copper Basin alternated possessions and defense stands throughout the evening.

    On display for the fans and opposition alike was the Green Wave’s air attack, first showcased a week before in the scrimmage with Silverdale.

  • Jamboree signal for season start

    After what seemed like forever, it’s finally that time of year again. Football!

    With the high school football season set to start next Friday, the annual tradition of the Roane County Football Jamboree is scheduled for this evening at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Rockwood High School.

    The teams at the Jamboree will be all the Roane County squads, Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Rockwood, and Oliver Springs.

    Also on the schedule is Scott County and Oneida.

  • GOING with the FLO: It’s obvious something is wrong in Washington

    By FLO CHARLES

    We need to consider what our responsibilities are to our country. I am shocked at the lack of honor and respect toward our president. Especially since our Lord Jesus Christ said in His Word to honor those who are in authority over us. (Romans 13:1-2)

    The onslaught has gotten worse. Charles Krauthammer knows the knives are out for Trump and went on Fox News to issue this warning to members of the political establishment who want to remove Trump from office:

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: On apple dumplings and John Muir observance

    Gentle reader, you would think that having long since passed the octogenarian milestone, the old curmudgeon would discover few new experiences, and by and large this is so, but last week he discovered an entirely new gastronomic experience thanks to the culinary skills of Judy West.

    As a result of our annual paean to the apple stack cake, Miss Judy knew of our appetite for old-fashioned desserts, so one day she asked if I had eaten apple dumplings.