Today's News

  • Blue Devils swept by Eagles

    By Melissa Coley


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Schools attorney faults child for death

    Did 12-year-old Jacob Patterson contribute to his own death when he was run over by a motorcycle on Nov. 4, 2016?

    Joseph M. Huffaker, an attorney representing the Roane County Board of Education, asserts so in an answer to a lawsuit filed by Jacob’s mother.

    “Roane County alleges that Jacob Patterson was comparatively at fault for causing the accident of Nov. 4, 2016,” the answer said.

  • Man accused of assault brawls with deputies

    A Harriman man is facing charges for a weekend incident that included an alleged assault and a tussle with sheriff’s deputies.

    According to the report, the deputies were dispatched to the area of 802 Hassler Mill Road around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday concerning an open 911 line, “with what appeared to be a female voice yelling for help and also stating that she did not want to die,” the report said.

    When the deputies pulled up, one said he could see Robert Bandy sitting on a couch with an open black knife in his right hand.

  • New tree helps continue I-40 holiday custom

    Members of Kingston First Baptist Church are working to sustain the legacy of a well-known Christmas symbol visible from Interstate 40.

    For years, church members Anne and Fred Walker decorated a lone evergreen tree just west of the Gallaher Road exit.

    Other residents and church members continued to decorate the tree every year after the Walkers were unable to keep up the tradition.

    Often they would find boxes or bags of decorations that had been left at the tree by others who wanted to be a part of the holiday effort.

  • Student slung into street sign at Rockwood school

    A student was assaulted at Rockwood Middle School last week, according to Rockwood police.

    The alleged assailant, who was also a minor, reportedly approached the alleged victim and started punching him and slung him into a street sign.

    “Victim stated that the strikes did not make contact with him due to him blocking them,” the report said. “Victim did state that he received injuries from being slung into the street sign.”

    The report described the alleged victim’s injuries as minor.