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Today's News

  • Roane County fishing team wins tourney

    Roane County's Fishing Team finished up the year with a strong showing at the Next Generation Tournament on Watts Bar Lake.
    There were 57 boats from 14 High Schools around the East Tennessee area fighting for the top 25 slots in the championship which will be held on Cherokee Lake May 6-7 where only five teams will advance to the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: What Sean Spicer really meant to say, but didn’t

    As regular readers know, the old curmudgeon has a penchant for defending even unpopular folks when the thundering herd of shallow thinkers, or non-thinkers, make false or misleading statements about them, or misinterpret their statements. As we recall we have done this for Dr. Ben Carson, The Donald, and several others in the past.

  • Kingston takes second Rockwood Tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jackets finished second in the Rockwood Invitational Tournament played over the weekend at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex and losing to Union County 2-0 in the championship game.
    “We played as hard as we could,” said Kingston Coach Ruth Thompson. “We played great all weekend and hit the ball really really well.  They never quit and played hard every single inning.”

  • Kingston drops two games in Oak Ridge

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team dropped a pair of games in Oak Ridge Friday, losing 7-5 to Daniel Boone and 7-6 to William Blount.
    Daniel Boone 7, Kingston 5: The Yellow Jackets scored once in the top of the second, but Daniel Boone scored five for the 5-1 lead; however, Kingston retaliated with a four-run third inning to tie the game at 5-5. Daniel Boone scored solo runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to seal the victory.

  • Rockwood finishes second place in the Yellow Jacket Classic

    The Rockwood Tigers finished second in the Yellow Jacket Classic over the weekend at Lookout Valley.
    The Tigers lost 6-4 to Silverdale Academy in the championship Saturday evening, after beating both Cascade 6-5 and Lookout Valley 13-2 on Friday.
    Silverdale 6, Rockwood 4: Silverdale scored two runs each in the first and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead, but the Tigers tied the game at 4-4 with two-spots in both the sixth and seventh innings. Silverdale scored two in the top of the eighth for the victory.

  • Roane on ‘stable’ financial footing

    Roane County is in good hands financially, according to a report issued by Standard & Poor’s last week. 

  • New stakeholders group to address aquatic weed issues

    A group of Watts Bar Lake residents have established a stakeholders group to address the numerous aspects of the invasive aquatic weeds.

  • County softball teams playing in Rockwood

    Roane County's five softball teams - Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood - continue play in the Rockwood High School Invitational Saturday morning at Mike "Brillo" Miller Complex.

    Therer will be two games of pool play on Fields 2 and 3 at 10 a.m. and 11.20 a.m. On Field 2, it will be Rockwood vs. Oliver Springs, followed by Union County vs. Kingston.

    On Field 3, it will be Harriman vs. Clinton, followed by Midway vs. Upperman.

  • Bobcat soccer team loses to Campbell County
  • Harriman defeated Tellico Plains 3-2

    The Harriman Blue Devils hosted to the Tellico Plains Bears  Monday evening in game one of their of their Distict 3A home and home series.
    Harriman 3, Tellico Plains 2: Senior Hunter Atwell hurled a complete-game to pick up the 3-2 victory over the Bears.
    The Blue Devils gave up a leadoff single, but Harriman took care of business as Brandon Turpin caught an attempted bunt and threw back to first base to get the runner. Atwell recorded the last out on a groundout.