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Today's News

  • GOING with the FLO: Unity, praying and listening to God’s Word essential

    We must listen to God’s Word, unite behind our president and pray!

    North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile that experts say would reach anywhere in the U.S. That intercontinental ICBM ballistic missile reached record altitudes 10 times higher than the space station, landing close to Japan. It traveled 2,800 miles into space before crashing into the Sea of Japan.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Will your tax cut be 43%? The corporations’ will!

    Gentle reader: As this is written, both houses of the Congress have passed their respective versions of the Republican Tax Bill, and they will each designate members to meet together in a joint committee (which may well have already happened by the time this column is published) to reconcile the two bills and produce a final version of the legislation, which will then be returned to the two houses for final action, which is probably a foregone outcome of adoption.

  • Senior bowlers bowling big numbers and big high scores

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    December 1

    1st High Game------Donna Wright, Joyce Fain---462

    2nd High Game----Paula Murphy, Ken Altes---469

    3rd High Game ----Paula Murphy, Ken Altes--440

    High Scores today ------Non reported

    High Series today---- Elke Hansard, Beverly Zeilman---1326

    High Series For November------- Connie Millhollon, Harold Zeilman--1293

    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington 161, Rick Alderfer—200

  • Blue Devils swept by Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Oakdale on Friday evening, but it was the Eagles who went “downtown” as they shot the lights out and sent the Devils home with their first district loss by a final score of 83-68.

    “We shot a good percentage from the 3-point line the last few games. We shoot an even better percentage when we take shots in rhythm” says Oakdale coach Travis Nelson.

  • Midway drops district opener

    By McKenzie Sherman

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A defensive battle between two teams, Midway and Sunbright boys’ basketball teams faced off Friday night in what started out as a back-to-back scoring challenge.

    Winning that challenge, the Sunbright Tigers topped the Midway Green Wave 77-61 as Sunbright head coach Thomas David was impressed with the way his players carried themselves during the competition.

  • ‘Mojo’ lifts Green Wave

    By McKenzie Sherman

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway girls head basketball coach Mike Hayes told his players before Friday night’s game to, “Do what we do.” Taking their coaches advice, the Lady Wave did their thing, defeating Sunbright 56-35.

  • Tigers outplay Bobcats for win

    The Rockwood Tigers opened the season and district play Friday with a 61-36 win against Oliver Springs at Oliver Springs.

    Although the Rockwood season start was stunted due to the extension of the football season, it was the Bobcats who looked like they were just starting.

    “It’s a big win,” Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa said.

    “It’s a district win and we only had four days of practice.

    “We have a good group of seniors, so it wasn’t that bad. They at least have an idea of what was going on.”

  • Third quarter seals O.S. win

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats returned to their winning ways Friday night with a 43-28 district opening win against Rockwood at Oliver Springs High School.

    “District wins are nice, especially in our district,” Oliver Springs Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    The Lady Bobcats didn’t have any issues with putting points on the board during the first half, but the Lady Tigers just wouldn’t go away.

  • Get a Jumpstart on writing with January session

    Concurrent writing workshops are scheduled for “January Jumpstart XVIII,” a Tennessee Mountain Writers event, on Jan. 12-14, 2018, at the Best Western Morristown Conference Center.

    Darnell Arnoult will lead fiction and Bill Brown returns to lead poetry.

    The session will open with an informal social hour on Friday evening. Workshop sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, with a break for lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

  • AAA: Gas prices dropping this month

    After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline.

    AAA reports gas prices in Tennessee have declined 21 consecutive days for a total discount of 5 cents.

    The current Tennessee gas price averaged is $2.283, 1 cent less than last week, 1 cent higher than a month ago, and 28 cents more than last year.

    The most expensive gas price averages in Tennessee, according to AAA, are in Jackson ($2.388), Nashville ($2.314), and Memphis ($2.311).